Recently, I was at the Oklahoma Science Museum for a book signing and to present a science workshop to Oklahoma teachers. When I was in town, I also stopped by local news station KFOR to share some of my favorite science demonstrations. No matter how many times I tried to put anchorwoman Linda Cavanaugh at ease, she was still hesitant to conduct 50,000 volts of electricity or help me with a wildfire demonstration.
After receiving several requests to make Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes available as an ebook on Kindle and Nook, we are happy to announce that it is now available on both platforms.
Keep in mind that this is not the enhanced book that you can get through the iTunes store. An ebook is a simple conversion of the written word and pictures to a generic electronic reader like Kindle or Nook. You will still get all of the experiments, step by step instructions and explanations from the printed book.
The enhanced book includes over 200 photos and 37 videos to see the WOW factor behind each experiment. It is only available for iPad, iPhone and iTouch.
About the Book
This is not your ordinary book of science experiments. Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes is a geek-chic look at Steve Spangler’s latest collection of tricks and try-it-at-home activities that reveal the secrets of science in unexpected ways. What makes this book different from other science experiment books is the amazing photography. Over 200 color photographs and 37 videos accompany the step-by-step instructions and simple explanations to uncover
Floating ping-pong balls and flying toilet paper are just two of the 123 scientific experiments found in this enterprising book written for children of all ages! Author Steve Spangler is a modem-day “Mr. Wizard,” a teacher of science who believes “It’s not about the science…it’s about the experience.”
Using everyday and inexpensive household stuff, like potatoes and plastic bottles, a bar of soap, nails, magnets, cornstarch, and liquid, future scientists can do experiments like “floating water,” a “screaming balloon,” a “bubbling lava bottle,” and “giant smoke rings.” Each experiment is done safely—there’s a full page of safety instructions to learn before readers get started having the satisfaction of creating amazing concoctions like “quicksand goo” and “color changing milk.”
Each experiment has four sections titled: “Let’s try it,” in which step-by-step instructions