Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste: More Unforgettable Experiments that Make Science Fun

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Greenleaf Book Group, Oct 1, 2011 - Science - 154 pages
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Parents and children who enjoyed the entertaining science in "Naked Eggs & Flying Potatoes" will love this spectacular second volume of thrilling home experiments. Features: Easy experiments for the whole family. From the creator of the viral Internet sensation the Mentos Soda Geyser comes a second collection of astounding scientific experiments and demonstrations that will educate and entertain investigators of all ages. From Floating Bowling Balls to the Tea Bag Rocket, these experiments will turn readers on to life's small wonders; Primarily uses household items. The author transforms the ordinary into amazing as he makes everyday items ooze, bubble, fizz, bounce, and smoke. These easy and inexpensive experiments reveal the secrets of science in unexpected ways; Abundant four-color illustrations. Over two hundred photographs accompany the step-by-step instructions, along with simple explanations that uncover the how-to and why for each activity; Created by an established science celebrity. The author has earned his credentials as a science author, teacher, professional speaker, toy designer, and an Emmy Award-winning television personality. His first volume of experiments -- "Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes" -- enjoyed retail success and was featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He has established a powerful commercial online presence and has spawned more than 1,000 YouTube videos.

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User Review  - SDPogue - LibraryThing

When I requested this book from Netgalley, I hadn't realize I had picked up this book before. I saw Steve Spangler on tv and had to pick up his book for my son. We got it from the library and it was a ... Read full review


User Review  - mkathleen - Target

I gave this book to my 14 year old nephew for Christmas and he seemed to love it! I was getting videos of him doing his experiments only days later! Read full review


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The QuickPour Soda Bottle Race
Mysterious Water Suspension
SqueezeBottle Straw Rockets
Kitchen chAoS
Balancing Nails
Fireproof Balloon
Skewer Through Balloon
Floating Bowling Balls
Demonstrations Guaranteed to Get Ooohs and Ahhhs
Fire Tornado
Vanishing Peanuts
Exploding Toothpaste
KidFriendly Exploding Toothpaste
Who cAme up With thiS Stuff?

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Steve Spangler is the director of the National Hands-On Science Institute and the founder and CEO of Be Amazing Toys. Over the last 10 years, Steve has made more than 240 network television appearances and his eye-catching science demonstrations and kid-focused activities have earned him an Emmy as the science host for NBC. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

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