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The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science: 64 Daring Experiments for Young Scientists Hardcover – September 24, 2008
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Saw him yesterday, and the first thing he and his father (also not a reader) wanted to tell me about was this book! I had even forgotten I'd sent it, and they didn't want to talk about all the other cool toys and gadgets I've sent since then, they wanted to talk about this. Apparently, they've been working their way through the book and have enjoyed it more than they thought they'd ever enjoy "just a book".
I did manage to sneak a look through it and it does a very good job of making science feel like fun and not a learning experience. They've certainly learned a lot without realizing it. A common problem with books like these is that the dramatic experiments tend to be too dangerous for a book like this and the experiments that get selected don't seem to do much. They've done a fantastic job of picking experiments with a high payoff. Either you feel like you accomplished something, you ended up with something very cool at the end of it, or it does something exciting. All this and none of the ingredients are terribly difficult to find even in a small town. I can remember books like this from my youth that had impossible experiments because you couldn't get the chemicals you needed.
Overall, it's just a complete win and in a very tough category to boot!
Whatever the case, there are some good nuggets in the book and I do think a budding scientist may enjoy several of these experiments.
As for the book itself, I think it was nicely written, fun and silly drawings to keep kids interested and amused, short and sweet directions, easy to find materials, real science theories... and I pictured it being a real hit. Can't figure it out : /
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trying to get grandson interested in reading more. This piqued his interest....problem solved, he's reading!Published 4 months ago by carol burleson
I purchased this for my nephew who is a science lover. he has already done an experiment using some products he found in the kitchen. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Healthy Guy
Not similar to 'Totally Catastrophic Science'. It's all about food. I wasted my money on this book.Published 6 months ago by HS Chem Teacher
My son, his cousins, his friends and his mom & I have all had a blast doing various experiments from this book, over the last few weeks. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Michael Veinbergs
Fun book! Presentation is great. Plenty of ideas to keep us busy!Published 7 months ago by Nikki McDonald
This is one book you can judge by its cover; it is campy and filled with easy home experiments for elementary and middle school aged kids or grown ups, like myself, that enjoy the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by JMH