From the bestselling author of Oh, Yuck! and Oh, Yikes!, with over 1.25 million copies in print, here is an A-Z compendium of hands-on grossness. Featuring 114 interactive experiments and ick-tivities, Oh, Ick! delves into the science behind everything disgusting. Stage an Ooze Olympics to demonstrate viscosity and the nature of slime. Observe how fungi grow by making a Mold Zoo. Embark on an Insect Safari to get to know the creepy crawlies around your home. And learn what causes that embarrassing acne on your face by baking a Pimple Cake to pop—and eat. Eww!
About the Author
Joy Masoff has spent her career teaching children to view the world with wonder—and a great deal of irreverence. In addition to Oh, Yuck! and Oh, Yikes!, she has written dozens of books for Scholastic, National Geographic Kids, and Five Ponds Press. Jessica Garrett has taught 5th and 6th grade math and science, ran after-school Science Clubs for Girls, and spent 7 years at MIT creating cutting-edge K-12 STEM curriculum, teacher professional-development workshops, and student programs. She is now a voice over artist, education consultant, and textbook author. She lives with her husband, Ben Ligon, and their son in Massachusetts. Ben Ligon is a middle school science teacher and author of science textbooks. He has also taught math, has a background in environmental economics, and worked for 5 years on air pollution policies. He lives with his wife, Jessica Garrett, and their son in Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
CONTENTS Introduction . . . 1Arachnids . . . 4 Tasty Tarantulas• Weave a Giant Web Awesome Acids and Their Buddies, Bases . . . 11 Something’s Gonna Blow!• Rockin’ Rockets• Do We Have Liftoff?• Phinders KeepersBacteria . . . 20 Bacteria Hotels• Check-In Time at the Bacteria Hotel• Bacteria BrewBlood . . . 26 Cup O’ Blood• Vampire’s DelightBoogers . . . 31 Sweet Snot Sandwich• My Nose Has the RunsBurps . . . .35 Stinky Burp Factory• How to Burp Like a Truck Driver• A Belching Bottle BandCrimes . . . . 40 Build Some DNA• DNA Detective• The Great DNA Robbery• The Case of the Missing Flamingo• The Case of the Deadly Dust Dirt . . . 50 Bubble Bonanza• Super-Bubble• Bubble Blast• Dirty DrinkingEarwax and Ear Hair . . . 59 Earwax Slumber Party• Wax Blasters• Lend Me an Elephant Ear!• Earwax LollipopsEyeballs . . . 67 How to Cross Your Eyes• Play with Your Friend’s Eyes• Keep an Eye on Your Eyeballs• Jumping Thumbs• Seeing Upside Down• Holey Hands!Farts . . . 77 Farting Slime Bag• How to Make Fart Noises• Slo-Mo Stink Races• Keep a Fart Journal• Frigid FartsFossils . . . . 84 Hot Dig-itty• Fast Fossil FactoryFungi . . . 91 Foamy Fungi• Mold ZooGarbage . . . . 97 Tons O’ Trash• Garbage Groundwater• Antigravity Rust?• From Rotten to Rockin’Guts . . . 107 Digestion Inside Out• The Coil ChallengeHair Horrors . . . 116 Stretchy Strands• Hairball!• Hair Weight Lifting!Halitosis . . . 123 Rotten to the Roots• G-G-G-G-G-G-Gargle!• Do You Have Halitosis?Icky Ice Cream . . . . . 129 The Reason? Freezin’!• Shake Your Booty• Something So Cool It’s Hot!Insects . . . 136 Insect Safari• Exoskeleton Egg Drop Challenge!• Picky BugsLava . . . 144 An Earth Parfait• Lava-liciousMummies . . . 152 Meet Toastankhamun• Meet Saltankhamun• Meet Foodankhamun!• Play Mummy Mayhem• Make Boggy BonesNoxious Noises . . . 160 Copycat Bottles• The Rice Disco• Cut Out That Kazooing!• Sick SoundsOdious Odors . . . 167 The Nose Knows• The Stink-O-Scale• Deodorant TournamentOffal and Other Awful Eats. . . . 174 Just Kidney-ing• You’re in My Heart (Literally)• Dry-Roast a Cricket• Chocolate Chirp CookiesPoop . . . 182 Who Pooped That Pile?• Turd TastiesQuakes & Sinkholes. . . . 190 Toppling Toothpick Towers• Sinking Cities• Sinkhole RouletteScabs and Stitches . . . 197 Spaghetti Scab Dinner• A Scab You Can Pick!• Franken-OrangeSlime . . . . 204 The Ooze Olympics• Liquid? Solid? Slimy Snot• See-Through Slime SlugSpit . . . 211 Spit Strength Olympics• Spit Sweeteners• How Dry I Am!Toilets . . . 216 The Case of the Clogged Toilets• I Feel Flush!Urine . . . . 222 Over the Rainbow• You’re the Pee Doc!Vile Viruses . . . 229 Follow the Flu• My Pet Virus• Build a Plague Launcher, Middle Ages–StyleVomit . . . 239 Riding the Tilt-a-Hurl• April Fool’s SurpriseWorms . . . 243 The Earthworm Doc• Worm CondosYucky Yolks . . . 248 Let’s Egg-Splore• Elderly Eggs• Squishy Eggs!• Eggs from Mars!Zaps . . . 256 Static Electricity High Jump• Let There Be Lightning!• Squishy CircuitsZits . . . 266 A Pimple You Can Pop• I’ll Have a Bite of Blackhead, Please!Photo Credits . . . 273Experiment Credits . . . 274Index . . . 275