If you loved Steve Spangler’s Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes, then get ready for Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste. This second volume of 25 new and extraordinary experiments will bring out the mad scientist in everyone. With beautiful photographs, materials lists and step by step instructions this book will uncover the how-to and why for each experiment.
This book also includes a special teachers-only section that reveals some of Steve Spangler’s secrets for making science come alive in the classroom. Don’t worry, this book isn’t just for cool science teachers, it’s for parents and homeschoolers, science fair participants and science enthusiasts of all ages.
The producers of the NBC show, Minute to Win It, have called our offices with questions about some of our science tricks that they’ve seen on our weekly appearances on Denver NBC affiliate, 9News. Some of our science experiments like Egg Drop and Tornado Tubes have made it on the show. Here are a few more table tricks and stunts for the producers to use in upcoming episodes -
Mike and Chelsea Ashcraft run a weekly afterschool program, Children’s Choice Child Care, for kindergarteners through second graders in Cedar Grove, New Mexico. They bring science into the lives of young children in a science enrichment program. Children aren’t their only students, the Ashcrafts also hold workshops and seminars for teachers.
Each week, the Ashcrafts teach a science lesson complete with themed snacks, music and literacy to complement that day’s experiment. After the class, they borrow the assistance of their 10-year-old daughter to blog about what happened.
A recent class on polymers offered zoo crackers and gummy alligators for snack, Alligator Hedgehog by Pete Seeger for music and Zack’s Alligator by Shirley Mozelle for a literature connection. The science portion involved growing Giant Alligators (made from polymers), gardening with super-absorbing polymers and several other experiments.
The students are also encouraged to participate in discussions, ask questions, follow directions and express ideas.
The Ashcrafts go beyond making science fun and make learning fun. For more on their program and activities, visit their Ashcraft Afterschool blog or watch the video above.
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