Friday, June 18, 2010

Potato Chip Science: 29 Incredible Experiments

Potato Chip Science:

29 Incredible Experiments:Pure genius, and the kind of idea that comes along once in a decade. Potato Chip Science is the book and kit that’s an irresistible introduction to the pleasure of science for 8- to 12-year-olds. Here are 29 incredible experiments—plus one edible project—that use potato chips, potatoes, potato chip bags, tubes, and lids. Like Pop Bottle Science and Bones Book and Skeleton, it’s a book-with-stuff that is alive with possibilities, merging creative fun, and completely safe activities, with lessons drawn from ecology, biology, forensics, acoustics, aeronautics, optics, and more. All packaged inside a potato chip bag!

Build a balloon-powered chipmobile. Hook up a spud-powered sound system or a working digital clock. Ready and fire the pocket-size potato propulsion pipe. Make a chip can gobble like a turkey. Create a potato mummy head. Find your way with a chip lid compass. Create a detective kit. Set off the bag blaster—and when the weather’s right, go fly a potato chip bag kite. The 96-page book is filled with experiments, interesting modifications, and scientific principles.

Included in the bag are a dozen items used in the book—propulsion pipe, digital clock, sound chip, electrodes, wire, biodegradable packing chips and base, googly eyes, compostable starch knife, optical stickers, and chip lids. Snack on science—make a science of snacks. What could be better? Warning: This book is high in saturated facts!
$12 at Amazon. Via.