Alka-Seltzer Rocket

Alka-Seltzer Rocket

Make your own Alka-Seltzer rocket! Caution: Never point the film canister at someone once you have closed the lid. Keep your own face away from the lid. Wear goggles to protect your eyes. Also, Alka-Seltzer contains aspirin. Don't eat it and keep it away from small children and pets. Do this activity outside!
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Make Your Own Mentos Explosion

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Most older roller coasters are pulled up that first hill. However, some newer coasters have pneumatic launch systems. That means a shot of compressed air launches the coaster up the hill. We’re going to build a simple version of that with a straw that you blow through.

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Paint the Oregon Trail

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In the nineteenth century, many artists used the American West as a canvas for artistic expression—George Catlin, Frederick Remington, and Charles Marion Russell are some of the most well known. Art of the American West presented the artist's perspective of specific events and or locations. Whether the subject was a cowboy, Native American, or a landscape, the paintings often conveyed deep emotion.



Roald Hoffmann, 1981 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry
“Chemistry experiments in the kitchen! From mysterious oobleck to soda rockets, this book is the greatest fun. I can't wait to try some of these experiments. The grandchildren? They will have to wait.”

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
“I really enjoyed Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself. I found the explanations of chemistry concepts easy to understand, the experiment instructions easy to follow, and the supplies easy to find . . . Ms. Brown did an excellent job of explaining the concepts but not oversimplifying the vocabulary or the concepts . . . It provides a lot of real-life information that answers the questions 'Why do I need to learn this?' and 'When has learning this subject ever been helpful to anyone?' . . . I highly recommend this book.”

Children's Literature Review
“This tidy kid-friendly book is crammed with activities and information on chemistry . . . Lots of science information is mixed with the how-to of the projects and there is hardly a blank space on a page anywhere in the book . . . A very nicely done and reasonably priced collection.”

Stephen S. Bates, PhD, Research Scientist, Toxic Phytoplankton, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
“I wish I had grown up with this book! I know it would have peaked the curiosity of my own, now-grown boys.”

Peter Agre, M.D., 2003 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry
“When young people actually put their hands on scientific projects, they realize how much fun science really is.”

Mike Young, Fifth Grade Teacher, Pittsburgh, PA winner of the National Science Foundation's Teacher of the Year award
"Learning about the world of chemistry is fun and exciting for the whole family in Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself. If you know someone interested in chemistry, this is a book they will love."

Anne Hall, Associate Research Scientist, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, and former science teacher
"These intriguing projects give children practice in doing something to change the world (adding different ingredients, heating or cooling, mixing—we scientists call this 'doing an experiment'), seeing what happens ('observing carefully'), and playing around ('testing variables'). And even better, it's safe—no toxic chemicals or special equipment needed beyond what's found in a kitchen and grocery store."

Detailed Book Description

In Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself, kids ages 9 and up will experiment with kitchen materials to discover chemistry. Readers will learn about atoms, molecules, solids, liquids, gases, polymers, the periodic table, the important history of science, and much more. Along the way, they'll make goop, cause chemical reactions, and create delicious treats, and all of it will illustrate important chemistry concepts. Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects is a fun and exciting way for young readers to learn all about chemistry and become scientists right in the kitchen.

Available In:
Hardcover, $21.95
Paperback, $15.95
Includes: Table of Contents | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 8 x 10 size | black and white interior | 128 pages
Subject: Science


How to Use This Book

Chapter 1
Atoms & Molecules: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Chapter 2
Mix It Up With Mixtures

Chapter 3
Reactions: Presto-Chang-o!

Chapter 4
Acids & Bases

Chapter 5
Solids: They’re Really Not That Hard

Chapter 6
Liquids: Go With the Flow!

Chapter 7
Gases: It’s Something in the Air

Chapter 8
A Change of State

Chapter 9

Chapter 10
Water, Water Everywhere