The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science

Sean Connolly
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Bring the mayhem of mad science home with 64 amazing experiments that don’t require any special training, perfect for young scientists.

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Only use this knowledge for good, like encasing your little brother in a giant soap bubble.

Learn how to launch a rocket from a film canister. Test out what happens when you drop Mentos into a bottle of diet soda (for the purposes of science, of course).

All 64 hands-on experiments in this book can be done with the stuff found in the kitchen or in the garden shed. Turn that boring object at home into the catalyst for family fun.

ATTENTION: Your kids may need your help with a few experiments. And sometimes it can get a messy, but that’s all part of the fun.

Ages 9 & Up

Author: Sean Connolly
Size: 5.8 x 0.9 x 9.4 inches
Pages: 205
Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Core Concerns

  • Cola Geyser
  • Backyard Vesuvius
  • The Sandwich-Bag Bomb
  • Flameproof Balloon
  • Beacon from Atlantis
  • Can You Hold, Please?

Chapter 2: Harnessing the Elements

  • Homemade Lightning
  • Heavy Weather?
  • Static Electricity Slime
  • Giant Air Cannon
  • Burning Ice

Chapter 3: Food for Thought

  • Bacon Smokescreen
  • Potato Gun
  • Frankenstein's Hand
  • Egg Bungee Jump
  • Turning Milk to Stone
  • Iron Breakfast Cereal
  • The Electric Spoon
  • "Kick-Start" Ice Cream
  • Reinforced Rice
  • Eggs in the Nude
  • Marshmallows on Steroids?
  • Vanishing Milk
  • Straw Through a Potato?
  • Give Peas a Chance
  • Egg in a Bottle
  • Sandwich in a Jar
  • Super Salt!
  • Carrot First Aid

Chapter 4: How Moving! 

  • Antigravity Water
  • Film Canister Rocket
  • Tennis Ball Moon Bounce
  • Dancing Mothballs
  • The CD Hovercraft
  • Two-Stage Rocket

Chapter 5: A Lot of Hot Air

  • The Hovering Ball
  • Viking Funeral
  • The Bold Little Ball
  • The Unpoppable Balloon
  • The Clinking Cola
  • Tea Bag Hot-Air Balloon
  • The Last Straw!
  • Balloon Power

Chapter 6: 100% Natural

  • Pond-Life Pals
  • The Rubber Chicken Bone
  • The Solid Liquid (Or Is It a Liquid Solid?)
  • Self-Seal Sandwich Bag
  • Roses are Red?
  • The Runaway Plant
  • Sunny Exposure
  • Do-It-Yourself Blubber

Chapter 7: Mad Science

  • My Cup Overfloweth?
  • The Bottomless Pit
  • Matchbox Microphone
  • The Non-Leak Leak
  • The Shocking Truth
  • The Balloon Banshee
  • The Bubble Child
  • Overcoming Gravity
  • The Magic Napkin
  • Cash or Charge?
  • The Non-Drip Document
  • Introduction to Alchemy
  • A Good Head for Lights

Back of Book

  • Last Words
  • At a Glance
  • Totally Irresponsible Notes
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