Potato Chip Science: 29 Incredible Experiments
DescriptionYou won't believe what you can learn from a potato chip!
There's a new branch of science in town--Potato Chip Science--a grab-bag of nourishing lessons in everything from physics to forensics, from navigation to neuroscience.
Packaged up in actual potato chip bag is an experimental world cooked up for kids who like science, and snacks, and snacking on science. Filled with whole brain goodness, this kit features 29 different snacktivities based entirely on the planet's most miraculous munchies. We bet you can't try just one!
You won't believe what's in the bag!
- 96-page book
- Spud-powered sound chip
- Potato propulsion pipe
- Spud-powered clock
- Optical stickers
- Biodegradable packaging chips
- Wire connectors
- Googly eyes
- Eco-friendly starch knife
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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.
"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