Monday, July 18, 2016

Oh, Ick! 114 Science Experiments Guaranteed to Gross You Out by Joy Masoff

Title: Oh, Ick! 114 Science Experiments Guaranteed to Gross You Out
Author: Joy Masoff

From the bestselling author of Oh, Yuck! and Oh, Yikes!, with over 1.25 million copies in print, here is an A-Z compendium of hands-on grossness.

Featuring 117 interactive experiments and ick-tivities, Oh, Ick!delves into the science behind everything disgusting.

Stage an Ooze Olympics to demonstrate viscosity and the nature of slime. Observe how fungi grow by making a Mold Zoo. Embark on an Insect Safari to get to know the creepy crawlies around your home. And learn what causes that embarrassing acne on your face by baking a Pimple Cake to pop—and eat. Eww!

If you have a kid that loves science, loves to try things out and has a stomach for ickyness  then you might want to check out this book.  They will love this book.  I just warn to be ready to hear about the details of some things that might make you turn a bit green! I was reading through it while my son was playing soccer, and I bet if people were watching my face they were laughing because I was grimacing! Two topics got to me the most.  One was ear wax.  I'm not sure why that topic, but it just got to me! The other was toilets.  Reading about how toilets are different around the world and throughout history was interesting to put it mildly!  

I'd like to see some of the experiments in action.  There is one where you replicate the function of your intestines that looked interesting.  I also liked the activity where you made a tarantula out of food.  Not sure my husband would like this one though!

Final thought:  For kids who like the ick factor I can see them devouring this book.  It's got lots of facts, so it's great nonfiction that will teach them something as well.  

1 comment:

  1. Oh, this sounds like fun. Thanks for telling me about it.