Spectacular Science: Exciting Experiments to Try at Home

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Want to know how to create fireworks from a bag of chips? Turn rice into quicksand? Generate a cloud in a soda bottle? How about build a toaster-powered hot air balloon, or work out the speed of light using margarine and a microwave? In this book, you'll find these and over 40 more incredible experiments to try at home. Easy and fun to do, whether you're 8 or 80, they will amuse, astound, and educate in equal measure— see the amazing results then find out why it works! So whether it's racing jam jars, making a ...

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Overview

Want to know how to create fireworks from a bag of chips? Turn rice into quicksand? Generate a cloud in a soda bottle? How about build a toaster-powered hot air balloon, or work out the speed of light using margarine and a microwave? In this book, you'll find these and over 40 more incredible experiments to try at home. Easy and fun to do, whether you're 8 or 80, they will amuse, astound, and educate in equal measure— see the amazing results then find out why it works! So whether it's racing jam jars, making a bowl invisible or instantly freezing soda before your eyes—with the Naked Scientists— help, you'll never have a dull rainy day again!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847737038
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers, Limited UK
  • Publication date: 4/6/2010
  • Pages: 143
  • Sales rank: 953,391
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

The Naked Scientists, a group of physicians and researchers from Cambridge University, England, are devoted to promoting theunderstanding and enjoyment of science, through their website, touring roadshows and award-winning BBC international radio show. They have won six national and international awards for popularizing science in the last three years, including the prestigious Royal Society's Kohn Medal, 2008 and have the honour of being one of the most downloaded science shows in the world. Dr Chris Smith is a doctor and a clinical lecturer in virology at Cambridge University. He started and presents the Naked Scientists' radio show and podcasts. Dave Ansell spent several years as a post-graduate physics student at Cambridge University, but spent most of his time planning, organizing, and building things for kids' science events with the society Cambridge Hands-On Science. He now works full time promoting the public understanding of science.

The Naked Scientists, a group of physicians and researchers from Cambridge University, England, are devoted to promoting theunderstanding and enjoyment of science, through their website, touring roadshows and award-winning BBC international radio show. They have won six national and international awards for popularizing science in the last three years, including the prestigious Royal Society's Kohn Medal, 2008 and have the honour of being one of the most downloaded science shows in the world. Dr Chris Smith is a doctor and a clinical lecturer in virology at Cambridge University. He started and presents the Naked Scientists' radio show and podcasts. Dave Ansell spent several years as a post-graduate physics student at Cambridge University, but spent most of his time planning, organizing, and building things for kids' science events with the society Cambridge Hands-On Science. He now works full time promoting the public understanding of science.

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Table of Contents

Make your own submarine 6

Create a cloud in a bottle 9

Levitating ping pong balls 12

Rice quicksand 15

Homemade litmus test 17

Iron out your cereal 20

Hurricane in a bottle 22

Is that egg hard-boiled? 25

Measure the speed of light with margarine 28

Freeze a soda instantly 31

Chip bag fireworks 35

Homemade fiber optics 38

Soda volcano 41

Toaster-powered hot-air balloon 44

Use your loaf - how to make bread taste sweet 47

Why is the Sky blue? 50

Extract DNA from a kiwifruit 53

How to fool your senses 57

Electric slime 60

The chemistry of coppers 62

Make Your own water strider 64

Make your own magnifying glass 67

Homemade lava lamp 70

Strange glows from sugar 72

The mysterious sound of an oven shelf 74

Just chill out… your glow-stick 77

Tangtastic: make your own fizzy candy 80

Plant hydraulics, and why slugs and salt don't mix 82

Hang an ice cube from a thread 85

Liquid behaving badly 88

Invisibility cloak 91

Turn milk into cheese 93

Is that really orange? 96

Homemade mini fire extinguisher 99

How to make a force field 102

Invisible, ink 104

Seeing the invisible 106

The world's cheapest camera 108

Images from a magnifying glass 111

Confuse your balance 114

DIY Butter 117

Boiling yogurt containers 120

Flying tubes 123

Make your own Gulf Stream 126

Music from a wine glass 128

The science of super waves 131

The science of pool 134

The science of bells and coffee cups 136

Jelly jars and flywheels 138

Waterproof hanky 141

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