4/18/2014

Beat Cabin Fever - Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments by Mike Adamick

Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments SRV: $13.22(Amazon)

Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments: From Boiling Ice and Exploding Soap to Erupting Volcanoes and Launching Rockets, 30 Inventive Experiments to Excite the Whole Family! by Mike Adamick

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media (April 18, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440570779
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440570773
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 8 x 0.5 inches

"From circus stilts to cupcakes, these creations are of the 'anybody can do it' variety—less Martha, more Everyman (or woman). A great Father's Day gift for handy dads who want to cultivate crafty kids, too." — Parade Magazine


We were excited when we received the "Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments" by Mike Adamick. What a wonderful way to get your kids in the Mad Scientist mood! You and your family can have tons of fun learning simple science projects by using inexpensive items that can be found around the home or from your local department stores. 



Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments SRV: $18.99


My daughter and I scurried through the house to collect items for the project called Balancing Act. We compiled our list of supplies: a pencil, a ruler, duck tape and ten pennies. As you can see from our photo, we followed the easy-to-understand section entitled,  "Here's What You Do" in order to achieve these scientific results. We had to tweak our ruler in order to get the pennies to balance by adding a piece of duck tape over the area with a hole in the ruler. We had several rulers that were broken or chipped. If that is your situation, I suggest a new ruler since they are inexpensive to reproduce. 



#2 Chemistry - Penny Shiners pp. 31 - 35


We picked Penny Shiners! from Chapter 2 because we were already using pennies the previous day. Our project list consisted of vinegar, salt, a glass, paper towels and dirty pennies! My daughter enjoyed participating in this experiment and learning historic tidbits about the Statue of Liberty. She thought it was cool to see the pennies magically become like new again and then turn splotchy green when air dried.


Explore everything from chemistry, biology, physics, planet earth and the human body. A sampling from the thirty science projects that you may enjoy are as follows: Rock Candy Crystals, Banana Balloon, Mentos and Coke Rocket, Fingerprints Monsters and many more. Some of the projects require parental supervision, please keep this in mind.

You do not have to be a homeschooling family like we are in order to enjoy the experiments from "Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments" by Mike Adamick. Have fun turning your home into a mini science lab that the whole family may enjoy!



The projects in Mike Adamick's new craft collection, Dad's Book of Awesome Projects, aren't designed for experts--just families who want some good, possibly quite messy fun." — Huffington Post Parents



 From Mike, “I’m excited to share all the fun kitchen sink science experiments I’ve done with my daughter over the years. Rockets. Eruptions. Neat experiments with air pressure and gravity. Fun ways to blend science into snack time. We’re big believers in tinkering and failing and trying again or just making stuff up and having fun. We’re also big believers in the idea that you don’t need to go out and buy a mess of supplies — you probably already have everything you need in your kitchen or medicine cabinet to explore the wonders of science right now. Think MacGyver meets Mr. Wizard. Now that’s how I like to spend my afternoons.”
 


About the Author
Mike Adamick (San Francisco, CA) is the author of Dad's Book of Awesome Projects (Adams Media, 2013) and 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.com, and the Daddy Issues column on Jezebel.com. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, McSweeney's, Details magazine, The New York Observer, NPR, and other media outlets.


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Janet
http://lovingheartdesigns.blogspot.com/
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs received a complimentary copy of "Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments" by Mike Adamick through F+W Media. Some of the content was provided by F+W Media.
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