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The experiments in this volume transform the ordinary into the amazing as Spangler makes everyday items ooze, bubble, fizz, bounce, and smoke. Over 200 color photographs accompany the step-by-step instructions, and simple explanations reveal the how-to and why for each activity.
Want to learn how to mummify a hot dog? Break secret codes? Launch a rocket? Detect counterfeit money? Build a motor? From physics to forensics, from the hugest clouds to the tiniest ants, from Isaac Newton to elephant dung, Exploratopia overflows with things you can explore using the simplest everyday objects. Everywhere you look, everywhere you go, you can make discoveries, figure out how the world works, unearth secrets that everyone else overlooks. Exploratopia shows you how. It not only...
What could be more fun for kids than to have the kind of rip-roaring good time that harkens back to pre-video game, pre-computer days? Introducing 64 valuable science experiments that snap, crackle, pop, ooze, crash, boom, and stink! From Marshmallows on Steroids to Home-Made Lightning, the Sandwich Bag Bomb to Giant Air Cannon, The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science awakens kids' curiosity while demonstrating scientific principles like osmosis, air pressure, and Newton's Third Law of...