The science behind, "But, why?"
Don't get caught off guard by your kids' science questions! You and your family can learn all about the ins and outs of chemistry, biology, physics, the human body, and our planet with Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments. From Rock Candy Crystals to Magnetic Fields, each of these fun science projects features easy-to-understand instructions that can be carried out by even the youngest of lab partners, as well as awesome, full-color photographs that guide you through each step. Complete with 30 interactive experiments and explanations for how and why they work, this book will inspire your family to explore the science behind:
- Chemistry, with Soap Clouds
- Biology, with Hole-y Walls
- Physics, with Straw Balloon Rocket Blasters
- Planet Earth, with Acid Rain
- The Human Body, with Marshmallow Pulse Keepers
About the Author
Mike Adamick is a stay-at-home dad who writes for the Adventures in Learning science blog at PBS.org, the San Francisco Chronicle, KQED Radio, Disney’s parenting website, Babble, and the Daddy Issues column on Jezebel. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney’s, Details, NPR, and other media outlets. He is the author of Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects, Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments, and Dad’s Book of Awesome Recipes.
"Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments has those amazing (but messy) projects...that he will love to do with the kids." --Parents Magazine
"Explosive(ly) ... Awesome." --The Denver Post
"Mike Adamick's book...explains how to do the projects and then has a section called 'Why it Works' to explain the science behind the thing you just blew up. It's especially good for the early elementary school set, but it could inspire variations for those old kiddos." --Austin-American Statesman
"A truly great book with 30 experiments that will be fun for the whole family, and that will help you teach your kids science concepts. We are enjoying Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments and definitely recommend it." --Stuff Parents Need
"If you're a fan of science experiments and want to do some with your kids, there are a lot of experiments in this book. Most of them are easy to do with really good instructions and pictures.... This is a very giftable book." --Time to Play Magazine
"This book has 30 interactive experiments for Dad to try in the house (or outside if they get too messy). It covers all of the sciences, from chemistry to human anatomy. Curious yet?"
— Real Simple