The Book of Terrifyingly Awesome Technology: 27 Experiments for Young Scientists

Sean Connolly (Author) Kristyna Baczynski (Illustrator)


Here comes the future The world's coolest technology comes to life with fun, hands-on experiments for kids.

- Test solar power with milk jugs and balloons
- Understand genome technology with food coloring
- Launch your own "microsatellites" into orbit

These 27 terrific experiments use basic stuff from around the house and will help you understand the fascinating and potentially scary world of driverless cars, artificial intelligence, robots and androids, 3-D printing, test-tube meat, smart clothing, and more. Through cool illustrations, photos, and Sean Connolly's clear and always-lively writing, you'll learn what each breakthrough means, how it can improve our lives, and what its downside might be. An elevator leading into outer space? A robot that learns to think for itself? What could possibly go wrong?

Attention, parents: It's time to put the "T" in STEM You've probably heard that acronym, which stands for the core subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. And though technology can get pretty scary in our imaginations, these experiments give your kids a hands-on understanding of the principles behind the innovations--so no, they won't be performing laser surgery on their siblings or reprogramming the GPS in your car. (But they'll still have fun )

Product Details

$15.95  $14.67
Workman Publishing
Publish Date
September 17, 2019
5.6 X 0.9 X 9.2 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Sean Connolly is the author of the Totally Irresponsible Science series and dozens of other books for both children and adults. A father of three, he is in an ideal position to explain the nuts and bolts of these experiments. He lives in England.
Kristyna Baczynski is an illustrator and cartoonist. Freelancing from her studio in Leeds she creates comics, zines, posters, apparel, stationery and more for a wide range of clients that has included Anorak, The Royal Shakespeare Company and Etsy. In 2017 she illustrated her first two children's books. As well as self-publishing her own comics and zines (Hand me Down, A Measure Of Space, Vessel, Vantage), Kristyna has worked with publishers such as Fantagraphics, Fanfare, Blank Slate and Image. Her comics have been nominated for two British Comic Book Awards and an Eisner Award.


"The text nicely contextualizes the technologies, both explaining the science and connecting it to the real world (especially in technology's potential for solving looming global problems) ... Kids will have fun while building a solid foundation in how technologies work."
--Kirkus Reviews
"Try 27 STEM-based experiments in this handy guide. The Book of Terrifyingly Awesome Technology teaches you how to build an electric car, create a reusable rocket, make your own solar battery and much more. Plus, you'll learn about space elevators, virtual reality and other tricky topics."
--Boys' Life