Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes: Unforgettable Experiments That Make Science Fun ... by Steve Spangler
From the creator of the mentos soda geyser--the viral video sensation--comes a collection of outrageously entertaining science experiments and cool tricks guaranteed to get ooohs and ahhhs!
Author, celebrity teacher and science guy Steve Spangler teaches you how to transform the ordinary into the amazing as you make everyday items ooze, bubble, fizz, and pop! Make people wonder . . . How did you do that?
From flying toilet paper to trash can smoke rings, erupting soda to exploding sandwich bags, the experiments in Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes will spark your imagination and totally impress your friends. Learn how to astound kids and kids-at-heart with easy and inexpensive experiments like:
• Bubbling Lava Bottle
• The Incredible Can Crusher
• Nails for Breakfast
• The Folding Egg
• Quicksand Goo
• Screaming Balloon
• Burning Money
This is not your ordinary book of science experiments. Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes is a geek-chic look at Spangler's latest collection of tricks and try-it-at-home activities that reveal the secrets of science in unexpected ways. Photographs accompany the step-by-step instructions, and simple explanations uncover the how-to and why for each activity.
Make potatoes fly, bowling balls float, and soda explode on command. But don't try these experiments at home . . . try them at a friend's home!
The photography is exceptional and draws our attention to particular experiments that jump out at us and thus becomes "alive" in how we will produce the results.
STEVE'S FAMOUS MENTOS GEYSER EXPERIMENT:
(condensed from Steve's book)
A roll of mentos
2-liter bottle of soda
Steve Spangler's Geyser Tube toy (optional...but highly recommended!)
1. Probably best done outside
2. Open bottle of soda
3. Position the bottle on the ground so that it will not tip over
4. The goal is to drop seven Mentos into the bottle of soda
5. Drop the Mentos into the soda via the Geyser Tube
7. "Do it again!"
Here is what our experiment looked like: