Wednesday, February 17, 2010
7 Mad Science Experiments You Can Do At Home But Probably Shouldn't
Theo, a columnist for the magazine Popular Science, recently published a book titled Theo Gray’s Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do At Home – But Probably Shouldn’t. The book is full of experiments so outrageous (Ignite your own phosphorus sun in a globe filled with pure oxygen! Make your own shotgun ammo by pouring molten lead off the roof! Heat a hot tub with 500 pounds of quicklime!) that it sounds like a parent’s nightmare. It’s actually quite the opposite: there’s no a better way to spark the imagination of the young minds of proto-scientists than to bring science to life with Theo’s hands-on experiments. Yes, these are dangerous experiments but that’s why they’re so much fun!