Author: Stephanie Bearce
Product Code: 5765
ISBN: 9781618215765
Pages: 164
Availability: In stock.

Two thousand years ago, Chinese scientists were looking for a medicine that would make them live forever. Instead, they blew up their lab and discovered gunpowder. Alfred Nobel blew up his laboratory twice before he discovered the formula for dynamite. Learn about the Apollo 13 and Challenger explosions and the strange space explosions caused by top secret Starfish Prime. These stories may sound twisted, but they’re all true tales from science!

Ages 9–12


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by Chris
on 7/26/2017
Twisted True Tales from Science: Explosive Experiments
As the parent of a ten-year-old, we've thoroughly enjoyed Stephanie Bearce’s “Twisted True Tales from Science” series, which is jam-packed with interesting facts for both kids and adults.

From alchemists first developing explosives in 800 AD to the thermobaric explosive designed for the current War on Terror, Stephanie Bearce’s EXPLOSIVE EXPERIMENTS spans thousands of years of explosions. So many interesting stories, from the good (fireworks, building railroads, controlled explosions to fight oil well fires) to the bad (Hindenburg, Apollo 13, Chernobyl), all the way to outer space.

Each of the three sections of this book contains short, easily digestible chapters and hands-on activities in the “Science Lab.”

This is an excellent addition to any home or school library!
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