Potato Chip Science

29 Incredible Experiments

By Allen Kurzweil; A. Kurzweil
(Workman Publishing, Paperback, 9780761148258, 96pp.)

Publication Date: September 2010

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Snack on science Make a science of snacks "Potato Chip Science" is the book and kit that's an irresistible introduction to science for 8- to 12-year-olds. Here are 29 incredible experiments plus one edible project that use potato chips, potatoes, potato chip bags, tubes, and lids. Included in the bag are a 96-page two-color book and a dozen items that kids can use for the following snacktivities:
Bag Blaster - Bird Feeder - Chipmobile - Chip Analyzer - Chip-ShipChallenge - Chip-Tube Gobbler - Color Wheel - Compass - Composter - ConfettiCan-non - CSI Detective Kit - Dancing Chips - Electric Wave - Flipper - Hydrofoil - Kissing Tubes - Kite - Mini Extermi-tater - Potato Bender - Potato Chip Crunchies - Potato Battery - Saucer Tosser - Shrunken (Potato) Head - Signal Mirror - Sound Spinner - Spud Crud - Spuddy Buddy - Walkie-Talkie - Windmill
Product Features:
- 96-page book providing step-by-step instructions
- Bag that can be turned into a kite, compass, or hydofoil
- Digital sound chip that plays Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star . . . powered by a potato (spud not included)
- 6-inch propulsion pipe that launches spud pellets 50 feet
- Biodegradable starch base (makes a great Chipmobile chassis )
- 6 optical stickers
- 6 chip lids (the wheels of the Chipmobile )
- Spud-powered digital clock (once again, potato notincluded)
- 4 zinc and copper electrodes
- Googly eyes (Yeah )
- Wire connectors
- Eco-friendly starch knife (to carve the Spuddy Buddy and Shrunken Potato Head)
- Packing chips (used as ammunition for the Confetti Can-non )
"Manufactured in the United States of America." "
Potato Chip Science" received the Gold Medal from The National Parenting Publication Awards, and a Gold "Brain Child" Medal from Tillywig.

About the Author
Allen Kurzweil is a prize-winning novelist, children's writer, inventor, and journalist. His work has appeared in a wide range of publications, including the New Yorker, the New York Times, Smithsonian, and Vanity Fair. He is a graduate of Yale University and the recipient of Fulbright, Guggenheim, and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

A. Kurzweil is the author of "Leon and the Champion Chip"-the second in a series of young-reader novels-in which he first explored the idea of a science curriculum based on the potato chip. Mr. Kurzweil has also written two award-winning novels for adults, "A Case of Curiosities" and "The Grand Complication". Currently a fellow at the John Nicholas Brown Center for the Study of American Civilization at Brown University, he lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with his wife and son, Max, his potato chip science collaborator and beta-tester.
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