The Book of Terrifyingly Awesome Technology 27 Experiments for Young Scientists

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2019-09-17
Publisher(s): Workman Publishing Company
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Here comes the future! The world’s coolest technology comes to life with fun, hands-on experiments for kids.
•             Test solar power with milk jugs and balloons
•             Understand genome technology with food coloring
•             Launch your own “microsatellites” into orbit

These 27 terrific experiments use basic stuff from around the house and will help you understand the fascinating and potentially scary world of driverless cars, artificial intelligence, robots and androids, 3-D printing, test-tube meat, smart clothing, and more. Through cool illustrations, photos, and Sean Connolly’s clear and always-lively writing, you’ll learn what each breakthrough means, how it can improve our lives, and what its downside might be. An elevator leading into outer space? A robot that learns to think for itself? What could possibly go wrong?

Attention, parents: It’s time to put the “T” in STEM! You’ve probably heard that acronym, which stands for the core subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. And though technology can get pretty scary in our imaginations, these experiments give your kids a hands-on understanding of the principles behind the innovations—so no, they won’t be performing laser surgery on their siblings or reprogramming the GPS in your car. (But they’ll still have fun!)


Author Biography

Sean Connolly is the author of the Totally Irresponsible Science series and dozens of other books for both children and adults. A father of three, he is in an ideal position to explain the nuts and bolts of these experiments. He lives in England.


Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Chapter 1
Speed breeding
Experiment: Gardener’s Green Thumb—or Is It Yellow, or Violet?
Chapter 2
Solar Energy Beam
Experiment: Solar Party Time?
Chapter 3
Robots and Androids
Experiment: Can You Beat That!
Chapter 4
Experiment: We Have Liftoff!
Chapter 5
Reusable Rockets
Experiment: Instant Replay!
Chapter 6
Audio Spotlights
Experiment: Riding the Waves
Bonus Experiment: Keys to Success
Chapter 7
Sound Disruptors
Experiment: Birthday Blast
Chapter 8
Artificial Intelligence
Experiment: Thanks for the Memory
Chapter 9
The World Wide Web
Experiment: Just Browsing
Chapter 10
Driverless Cars
Experiment: Going for a Spin
Chapter 11
Virtual Reality
Experiment: Optical Illusion?
Chapter 12
The Cloud
Experiment: Play Your Cards Right
Chapter 13
The “Internet of Things”
Experiment: How Are “Things”?
Chapter 14
Genome Technology
Experiment: Virus to the Rescue
Chapter 15
Experiment: On the Right Track
Chapter 16
Clothing as Air Conditioner
Experiment: Hey—Chill Out!
Chapter 17
3D Printing
Experiment: Hey—Cut It Out!
Chapter 18
Smart Glasses
Experiment: Clear as a Bell?
Chapter 19
Experiment: Homemade Holograms
Chapter 20
Laser Surgery
Experiment: Preparing for Surgery
Chapter 21
Experiment: Flight Testing
Chapter 22
Test Tube Meat
Experiment: What’s that Growing in My Kidney
Chapter 23
Harvesting Water from the Air
Experiment: Water Catchers
Chapter 24
Electric Cars
Experiment: Taking the Battery Out for a Spin
Chapter 25
Powered Exoskeletons
Experiment: Thanks for the Lift
Chapter 26
Space Elevator
Experiment: Going Up?

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