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Written by Kris Hirschmann
Illustrated by Santy GutierrezWrite A Review
In the name of science, this book allows children to create gloopy, magic slime; turn milk sour; and investigate their own farts. Well, you can’t say you weren’t warned: seldom has a title so accurately reflected the contents of a book. Sticky and stinky as the 32 experiments are however, they teach proper science, and each one is accompanied by a page of clear explanation of the different processes involved. There’s a page recommending further reading and a useful glossary, and the unorthodox approach could well inspire lots more science learning. Grown-ups can be reassured that amongst other things, the ‘rules of the lab’ emphasise the importance of cleaning up afterwards.
With this book you'll discover that science isn't dry and boring - it's oozing with curiosity, dripping with fun and exploding with imagination!
Filled with cool, crazy and downright gross science experiments to try at home, kids can find out first-hand how to make two kinds of gloopy slime, take the shell off a raw egg without breaking it, what happens when you microwave soap, and much more. Experiments are alternated with single-page factual entries about crazy and gross science in the real world. Astonishing photos and delightfully gross illustrations accompany the humorous text throughout.
|Publication date:||20th September 2018|
|Publisher:||QED Publishing, part of the Quarto Group|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Fascinating Facts, Science|
|Collections:||85 Great Non-Fiction Books, Home Schooling - Useful Links, Resources & Books,|
After working for a decade as a magazine and book editor, Kris Hirschmann embarked on a 20-year freelance career writing books for children and young adults. She is constantly inspired by her own children, who let her see the world through a child’s eyes every day. She lives just outside Orlando, Florida, USA.More About Kris Hirschmann
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