TheDadLab: 50 Awesome Science Projects for Parents and Kids

TheDadLab: 50 Awesome Science Projects for Parents and Kids

by Sergei Urban

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The ultimate collection of DIY activities to do with your kids to teach STEM basics and beyond, from a wildly popular online dad.

With more than 3 million fans, TheDadLab has become an online sensation, with weekly videos of fun and easy science experiments that parents can do with their kids. These simple projects use materials found around the house, making it easier than ever for busy moms and dads to not only spend more quality time with their children but also get them interested in science and technology.

In this mind-blowing book, Sergei Urban takes the challenge off-screen with fifty step-by-step projects, including some that he has never shared online before. Each activity will go beyond the videos, featuring detailed explanations to simplify scientific concepts for parents and help answer the hows and whys of their curious children. Learn how to:

  •  explore new fun ways to paint;
  •  make slime with only two ingredients;
  •  defy gravity with a ping-pong ball;
  •  produce your own electricity, and more!

With TheDadLab, parents everywhere will have an easy solution to the dreaded "I'm bored" complaint right at their fingertips!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525542704
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/14/2019
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 168,071
File size: 30 MB
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About the Author

Sergei Urban is a stay-at-home father who started TheDadLab as a way to share fun activities others can do from home while educating their children and spending more quality time with them. All of his ideas are inspired by his sons and what he has lying around his house. Originally from Latvia, Sergei now lives in London with his wife and two sons. He has a master's in economics and runs TheDadLab full-time.

Table of Contents

About TheDadLab 1

Introduction 3


Egg Tower Challenge 7

Invisible Fire Extinguisher 10

Walking on Eggs 13

Homemade Butter 16

Ketchup Diver 19

Color-Change Cabbage 22


Homemade Magnet 27

Balloon Balance 30

How Sound Travels 34

Electric Drawing 37

Face That Follows 40

Balloon Light Switch 43

Why Do We Need Two Eyes? 46

Exploring Density in a Glass 49


Homemade Harmonica 55

Paper Rocket Blastoff! 58

Bag Liftoff 60

Grass Hedgehog 64

How to Catch a Bubble 67

Painting with Nature 70

Getting Inside a Bubble 73

Swing Painting 76

Ping-Pong Launcher 80

Banding Together 83

Guess That Smell! 86

Foam Blower 89

Tricky Fishing Game 92


Straw Sprinkler 97

Kitchen Craters 100

Painting with Bubbles 103

Oobleck Slime 106

Magic Cup 109

Fossil Dinosaur Eggs 112

Watery Wonder 115


Magic Strips 121

Ping-Pong Trap 124

Color from Nowhere 127

Leak-Proof Bag 130

Shadow Tracing 133

The Power of Magnets 136

The Unsinkable Ship 139

The Bouncing Marble 142

Gravity-Defying Bottle 145


Floating Pictures 151

Magic Color Jars 154

Painting on Ice 158

Hidden Colors 161

Your Own Printing Press! 164

Candy Kaleidoscope 167

Colored Shadows 169

Afterword 173

Acknowledgments 175

Index 177

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