We are super excited to announce that TMS will have an author visit for 4th, 6th, and 7th grade on Wednesday, November 14th from 8:30-9:30 compliments of Little Shop of Stories! Science wiz Sean Connolly will be doing 5 science experiments from his book THE BOOK OF INGENIOUSLY DARING CHEMISTRY.
Science wiz Sean Connolly, author of the award-winning series of experiment-based science books for kids, will be touring this November and will gladly do presentations for grades 4 -7. He’ll discuss and perform 5-7 experiments from his latest, THE BOOK OF INGENIOUSLY DARING CHEMISTRY: 24 EXPERIMENTS FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS, the newest installment in Connolly’s wildly successful series of STEM books is a hands-on (and historical) approach to science for kids. Sean helps children learn through doing – your schools and the students will love it! He’ll then take questions and sign books following the demonstrations.
Each fully illustrated chapter focuses on a single element—first describing its properties, how it was discovered, and even its potential danger level. Then easy-to-follow experiments help readers put their newfound knowledge into action by using everyday household ingredients such as light bulbs, eggs, and fridge magnets.
- Sodium: Make “hot ice” by crystallizing vinegar and baking soda into sodium acetate.
- Neon: See how this gas emits light by powering a light bulb with static electricity.
- Iron: Submerge steel wool in vinegar to see how this metal oxidizes.
- And phosphorus: Play cat detective by using ultraviolet light to locate bad cat smells!
Elements are the building blocks of our world—and The Book of Ingeniously Daring Chemistry is a building block to our understanding them.
All pre-orders are due by Oct.31 to be guaranteed a book.