Do try these at home! "Wholly Irresponsible Experiments" brings back the fun of being twelve.
Scores of experiments take in a dazzling array of explosions, geysers, rockets and some outright oddities.
The sparkling text includes ingredients, methods, outcomes, scientific explanations - and warnings - for each experiment.
Charming illustrations recall the age of inspired amateurs.
Amaze your friends with: a fire started with ice; a smoke bomb worthy of Harry Potter; a 5-metre-high cola fountain, perfect for turning enemies into a sticky mess; and a dramatic rocket - from a very ordinary film canister.And if you need any excuses, the exploding sandwich bag is, after all, demonstrating a neat chemical reaction.
That bit of King Edward potato launched from a tube and ricocheting around the kitchen - simple: Boyle's Law!
Irresponsible - maybe. Cracking fun - definitely!
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages, b&w illustrations
- Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/04/2008
- Category: Popular science
- ISBN: 9781840468762
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Review by TheoClarke
A collection of dramatic experiments that are noisy, smelly, or just plain silly. Intended for adults to entertain children or the child within, the instructions are clear and droll. A thoroughly rewarding book.