Friday, January 28, 2011

The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science...Review & Giveaway

One of my four year olds wants to be a scientist.  He actually asked Santa to bring him a "potions kit" for Christmas which, of course, Santa left under the tree.  There is nothing quite like seeing your little four year old in a white lab coat mixing potions in beakers.  When my friends at Workman Publishing told me about their new book, The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science:  50 Experiments For Daring Young Scientists by Sean Connolly I jumped at the chance to check it out.  I knew "A" would be ecstatic to get his hands on this one.


It’s never been more important to engage a child's scientific curiosity, and Sean Connolly knows just how to do it—with lively, hands-on, seemingly "dangerous" experiments that pop, ooze, crash, and teach! Now, the author of The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science, takes it one step further: He leads kids through the history of science, and then creates amazing yet simple experiments that demonstrate key scientific principles.


By letting kids stand on the shoulders of Aristotle, Newton, Einstein, the Wright brothers, Marie Curie, Darwin, Watson and Crick, and more, The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science is an uncommonly engaging guide to science, and the great stories of the men and women behind the science.



Let's just say "A" was not a bit disappointed by this book.  While he is far younger than the suggested ages of grades 5-8 he was absolutely mesmerized by the fun experiments included in the book.  He was also interested in the stories included as well.  As a parent, I really felt like the "whys" were the best part of the book.  Sure, doing the experiments is great fun but teaching the children the science behind them is even better if you ask me.  For instance, most of us have probably heard of the creating sparks in the dark with your teeth and wint-o-green lifesavers candy trick but did you know this is a result of an energy collision that creates lightning in your mouth?  Me neither but now I do...and so does my son which is why I am a super fan of this book.

This treasure of a book is filled with experiments for you to do with your child as well as interesting stories about how things work and the talented men and women who discovered the theories.  Let's here is for a celebration of scientists past, present and future!  Pick up a copy today for your budding scientist today and get ready for some fun for the whole family...




I am thrilled to tell you that Workman Publishing is spreading the science love and giving TWO Reviewed By Mom readers copies of The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science.  Thank you Workman Publishing for the great giveaway and for fostering the minds of young scientists!  Here is how to enter...

Mandatory Entry:  What was your take on science as a kid?  Why do you think that was?  I was not such a fan and I think it was because I was never presented with it in a fun way such as with experiments.  I think I have been having as much fun as my four year olds doing this hands on stuff!  Leave a comment below telling me your take.  You must complete this entry for all others to count.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I was provided with the above mentioned book for purpose of review.  The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.

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