Potato Chip Science: 29 Incredible Experiments


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$22.95  $21.11
Workman Publishing
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7.75 X 3.88 X 12.75 inches | 0.71 pounds

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About the Author

Allen Kurzweil is a prize-winning novelist, children's writer, inventor, and journalist. His work has appeared in a wide range of publications, including the New Yorker, the New York Times, Smithsonian, and Vanity Fair. He is a graduate of Yale University and the recipient of Fulbright, Guggenheim, and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.


"A hit with booksellers." - Publishers Weekly

"Entertaining, pun-filled, intriguing, creative, and appealing." - Kirkus

"Perfect for kids. (I would have gone nuts for this as a child! And who am I kidding? I'm in my twenties and I still think it's pretty cool!)" - EW.com

"A fantastic book of science experiments for kids to do with their parents. It's terrifically designed, and filled with fun facts and puns and silliness. Super fun!" - Goodreads.com

"Betcha can't test just one." - Youngexplorers.com

"Holy potato chips! Batman. There's something about the crinkle of a bag of chips that is like a geek siren song." - ThinkGeek.com

"If you have a wee one with an interest in science... check out Kurzweil's latest project, the science kit in a potato chip bag." - Techcrunch.com

"Got a kid who loves science? What about potato chips? Check out Potato Chip Science -- a grab bag of lessons on everything from physics to forensics, from navigation to neuroscience." - Idaho Statesman

"Potato Chip Science makes experiments tasty for children. Most kids do not need much motivation to tear into a bag of chips. So why not come up with a way to take that natural tendency and use it to expand a child's mind more than his or her waistline?" - Tulsa World

"There's a science-deficit among America's young and one man's cure comes packed in a potato chip bag." - CBS-TV (Philadelphia)

"An irresistibly introduction to the tasty side of science." - Mindware.com

"School's in session, which means--deep breaths, parents--science fairs are just around the corner. Get kids motivated early and find some simple-to-implement, innovative ideas with Potato Chip Science" - Time Out, Chicago, IL

"Kids will get a recommended dose of fun with their lessons in physics, biology, chemistry and earth science that is, as the packaging says, 'High in saturated facts.'" - L.A. Parent

"A new wrinkle - or should it be crinkle? - on the kitchen-table science fair." - Buffalonews.com