Do try these at home! Each experiment lists ingredients, methods, outcomes - and warnings...It is illustrated to show you the results.
It includes scientific explanations (giving you a handy list of excuses!)."Wholly Irresponsible Experiments" offers a chance to remember the fun of being twelve.
Scores of experiments show you how to create a dazzling array of explosions, geysers, fireballs and impacts.
Amaze your friends with: an exploding jack o'lantern, the ultimate Halloween entertainment; a smoke bomb worthy of Harry Potter; a 15 metre high cola fountain, perfect for turning your enemies into a sticky mess; and, a dramatic fireball - from a very ordinary balloon. And if you feel a little guilty about all this mayhem, the book includes some handy scientific 'excuses'.
The child screeching across the room propelled by a fire extinguisher is, after all, demonstrating Newton's Third Law of Motion.
That bit of King Edward potato launched from a tube and ricocheting around the kitchen - simple: Boyle's Law!
Irresponsible - maybe. Cracking fun - definitely!