Friday, January 6, 2012

Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste - Steve Spangler Rocks!

Steve Spangler is like the Tim Taylor of Science. He’s always looking for ways to do it bigger, better and to keep the interest of our littlest scientists, our kids. Not all science projects are created equal. Do you remember learning about cornstarch and its reaction to water? Too much and you lose it … too little and you can’t work it (Dave figured this out this weekend while making a white onion sauce). But… did you ever get to play with it? To make it move and dance like a scientific marionette? Well… I can tell you that this is one fun way to learn how and why something reacts this way.

Now, Steve Spangler has a new book called Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste with 25 new and extraordinary home experiments. What do you need? Each task tells you what fun things you can, step by step instructions, the hows and whys of each project and the photos are amazing.
You’ll have a blast with these experiments…
·         Floating Bowling Balls
·         Pop Bottle Music
·         Bouncing Smoke Bubbles
·         Walking on Eggshells
·         Balancing Nails
·         Fireproof Balloon
·         Skateboard Rocket Car

My kids and I are choosing our experiments now, I’ve found out where to get dry ice in my area and that has opened a whole new group of possibilities! Hopefully next year when my daughter is six she’ll ask for a Science party for her birthday…. A Mom can dream right?

If you want to find the book it is The book is softcover, 160 pages, over 200 color photographs. Published by Greenleaf Book Group, Austin, Texas and can be purchased at Steve Spangler Science 

(I was given a copy of this book for review, it didn’t TELL me my opinion… my opinion is my own)


desiree said...

I love it. My kiddos love doing experiments...thanks for sharing the ideas!

Gina @ Special Happens said...

Steve Spangler shows way too many things that are way too much fun...this one is next! Thanks for sharing!

Susan Wells said...

Suzanne - Thank you so much for reviewing Steve's new book for us. We all really enjoyed your review and hope you and your kids enjoy all of the experiments.

Barb said...

I am a HUGE Steve Spangler fan. He just knocks it out of the park everytime. I have this book too and LOVE it!