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Have you ever wondered how to become a mad scientist?
Try out some of these wacky and fun science experiments including making your own slime, making a balloon blow up on its own, making a bouncy egg, and so much more! Each experiment gives step-by-step instructions and breaks down the science behind the madness. Back matter includes a glossary and activities to further learning.
Experiments included in the book:
• How do you make your own slime? A chemistry experiment that explores chemical reactions and viscosity.
• How do you make a balloon blow up on its own? A physics experiment about the power of carbon dioxide.
• How do you move pepper with soap? A health and physics experiment about how water molecules react.
• How do you make a bouncy egg? A chemistry experiment to learn the differences between acids and bases.
• How do you make ice cream in a bag? A chemistry and food science experiment that explores states of matter.
• How do you make colorful flowers? A biology and natural science experiment that explores capillary action.
About the How Do series: These fully illustrated nonfiction picture books are a great introduction to various STEM topics. Each title includes facts and figures, simple diagrams and hilarious illustrations and is written in a question-and-answer format to encourage readers to ask questions and guess the answers before exploring the science behind the correct answers.
Madeline Hayes is a self-described science nerd. She loves it! Especially biology and chemistry. She has a B.S. with Honors in chemical and biomolecular engineering, pre-medicine and a minor in chemistry from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, class of 2018. Madeline has expertise in engineering, chemistry, and mass cytometry and works using these skills to assist with research at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She isn’t sure where her work and learning will take her, but she knows science will be at the core of her career and she credits that love of science to the many awesome teachers she’s had through the years.
Srimalie Bassani lives and works in Mantova, Italy. Her mother has always encouraged her artistic expression, and she is the inspiration for her passion. Her work is full of surprises. She always tries to diversify her style based on every story she illustrates. It's almost impossible to remove her from her writing desk, where she keeps a stack of books and teacups of many colors.