Crunchy Green Mom - Suzanne

Crunchy Green Mom - Suzanne

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)
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