Ages 8 to 12
Pure genius, and the kind of idea that comes along once in a decade. Potato Chip Science is the book and kit that’s an irresistible introduction to the pleasure of science for 8- to 12-year-olds. Here are 29 incredible experiments--plus one edible project--that use potato chips, potatoes, potato chip bags, tubes, and lids. Like Pop Bottle Science and Bones Book and Skeleton, it’s a book--with-stuff that is alive with possibilities, merging creative fun, and completely safe activities, with lessons drawn from ecology, biology, forensics, acoustics, aeronautics, optics, and more. All packaged inside a potato chip bag!
Build a balloon-powered chipmobile. Hook up a spud-powered sound system or a working digital clock. Ready and fire the pocket-size potato propulsion pipe. Make a chip can gobble like a turkey. Create a potato mummy head. Find your way with a chip lid compass. Create a detective kit. Set off the bag blaster—and when the weather’s right, go fly a potato chip bag kite. The 96-page book is filled with experiments, interesting modifications, and scientific principles.
Included in the bag are a dozen items used in the book--propulsion pipe, digital clock, sound chip, electrodes, wire, biodegradable packing chips and base, googly eyes, compostable starch knife, optical stickers, and chip lids. Snack on science--make a science of snacks. What could be better? Warning: This book is high in saturated facts!