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"Dad's Book" is Awesome`,
This review is from: Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments: From Boiling Ice and Exploding Soap to Erupting Volcanoes and Launching Rockets, 30 Inventive Experiments to Excite the Whole Family! (Paperback)
I like to get my hands dirty with my kids, and as such, I'm always on the lookout for new things to do. The Internet offers a lot of options, but many of them are "crafting" or stuff you can color, cut, and paste, which isn't always what I'm looking for. This book is so much more than that, and each science experiment included comes with perspective. It's not just a "how to," but a "how, when, and why to."
The author, Mike Adamick, is funny and engaging. From taking corners a little too fast in your car, to blowing up a balloon with a banana to taking your pulse with a marshmallow, Adamick presents chemistry, physics and other sciencey properties in a highly accessible way. This book is really about opening your children's eyes to the science all around them, and finding teaching moments in every day life. You can stumble through these things on your own, or you can get a little help from a guy who's been there before, and wrote the book on it.