You have to admit, the title of this book is pretty intriguing. Any book with Science, Daring, and Potentially Catastrophic in the title is my kind of book. Crack it open and you will find 50 awesome experiments that demonstrate the principles behind 34 of the greatest scientific breakthroughs in human history. Explore the wheel and amaze friends with an demonstration that seems to defy gravity. Build a simple telescope just like Galileo's and find the four moons he discovered orbiting Jupiter. Recreat the Large Hadron Collider with marshmallows. Using stuff from around the house, the curious can now boldly go where the bravest scientists in history have gone before.
The related experiments for each chapter are rated using the following catastrophic scale:
- LOW: No risk of catastrophe.
- GUARDED: Slight risk of mess, paper cuts, stained clothes.
- ELEVATED: Involves use of heavy or sharp objects. Adult supervision recommended.
- HIGH: Involves use of fire, hot liquids, or hazardous substances. Adult supervision required.
Start your little scientist off right with some fun, messy, and potentially catastrophic experiments.
Where can I get one?