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Explosions + Kids = Science!

I just finished doing 3 experiments from the book, How to fossilize your hamster. All of the experiments we did are from the book. We made a bomb with baking soda and vinegar, by the way, use a small ziplock bag, the large ones are too big. We did the Diet Coke and Mentos experiments. We also made slime from corn starch and water.

These were very easy to do and very fun as well. The book is worth the read even if you don’t do any of the experiments in the book. The author, Mick O’Hare from the New Scientist magazine, does an excellent job of laying out the experiment and the science behind what you are seeing. The book is sprinkled with just the right amount of humor to keep you chuckling to yourself.

 

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  1. Heather says:

    Oh, I’ve been eyeing that book for awhile now and trying to justify getting it so I can try some of the experiments with my four year old. Time to just admit it’s for me and get on with it. 😉 You (and the 1500 Belgian schoolkids that the Telegraph mentioned today) have a real winner there!

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