Crisp Packet Fireworks: Maverick Science to Try at Home
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- 25th August 2008
- 144 pages - 210 x 145 xmm
Want to know how to create fireworks from a crisp packet? Turn rice into quicksand? Generate a cloud in a lemonade bottle? How about build a toaster-powered hot air balloon, or work out the speed of light using margarine and a microwave?In this book, you'll find these and over 40 more incredible experiments to try at home. Easy and fun to do, whether you're 8 or 80, they will amuse, astound and educate in equal measure - see the amazing results then find out why it works!So whether it's racing jam jars, making Pyrex invisible or instantly freezing a fizzy drink before your eyes - with the "Naked Scientists'" help, you'll never have a dull rainy day again!A tempting self-purchase as well as the perfect gift.
Dr Chris Smith is a Fellow of Queen's College, Cambridge as well as a microbiologist working at Addenbrooks Hospital. He is devoted to promoting the understanding of science, at which he is hugely effective through both the Naked Scientists' website and their local radio broadcasts in the UK and Australia. He lives in Cambridge. Dave Ansell is the Naked Scientists' Kitchen Science specialist. He spent several years as a post-grad physics student at Cambridge University, but spent most of his time AWOL, during which he was busy planning, organizing and building things for kids' science events with the society Cambridge Hands-On Science. He now works full time promoting the public understanding of science.