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Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes is Steve Spangler’s book of cool science experiments that he warns never to try at home… try them at a friend’s home.

Join us at the Barnes and Noble in Littleton for a Steve Spangler Book Signing

Meet Colorado’s Science Guy – our own Steve Spangler. He will be at the Barnes and Noble at 8136 W Bowles Ave. in Littleton, Colorado on Thursday, December 6th between 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. to sign his books, Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes and Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste. Books will be available for purchase at the store.

Unlike our past book signings, Steve will not have a show or hands-on experiments. He will have some fun activities at the book signing table.

Here’s a map to Barnes and Noble in Littleton.

We hope to see you there!

Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes Tour Visits Oklahoma City

Recently, I was at the Oklahoma Science Museum for a book signing and to present a science workshop to Oklahoma teachers. When I was in town, I also stopped by local news station KFOR to share some of my favorite science demonstrations. No matter how many times I tried to put anchorwoman Linda Cavanaugh at ease, she was still hesitant to conduct 50,000 volts of electricity or help me with a wildfire demonstration.

Naked Eggs & Flying Potatoes Now Available for Kindle, Nook

After receiving several requests to make Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes available as an ebook on Kindle and Nook, we are happy to announce that it is now available on both platforms.

Keep in mind that this is not the enhanced book that you can get through the iTunes store. An ebook is a simple conversion of the written word and pictures to a generic electronic reader like Kindle or Nook. You will still get all of the experiments, step by step instructions and explanations from the printed book.

The enhanced book includes over 200 photos and 37 videos to see the WOW factor behind each experiment. It is only available for iPad, iPhone and iTouch.

About the Book

This is not your ordinary book of science experiments. Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes is a geek-chic look at Steve Spangler’s latest collection of tricks and try-it-at-home activities that reveal the secrets of science in unexpected ways. What makes this book different from other science experiment books is the amazing photography. Over 200 color photographs and 37 videos accompany the step-by-step instructions and simple explanations to uncover the how-to and why for each activity. Make potatoes fly, cornstarch turn into quicksand, and 2-liter bottles of soda explode on command.

To get your copy of Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes for Kindle visit Amazon >

To get your copy of Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes for Nook visit Barnes and Noble >

Children's Book Council – Naked Eggs Book Hits the Hot Off the Press List

Just a quick shout out and thank to the Children’s Book Council for selecting our new book, Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes, for their Hot Off the Press picks in September.

Children's Book Council - Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes

For book store inquiries about carrying Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes: Unforgettable Experiments That Make Science Fun, contact contact Greenleaf Book Group or call 800-932-5420

ForeWord Reviews Magazine Features Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes Book This Month

Contributed by Susan Wells

We wanted to give a shout out thanks to Penny Hastings from ForeWord Reviews Magazine for her review of Steve’s latest book, Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes – Unforgettable Experiments That Make Science Fun.

ForeWord Reviews Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes September 2010

Floating ping-pong balls and flying toilet paper are just two of the 123 scientific experiments found in this enterprising book written for children of all ages! Author Steve Spangler is a modem-day “Mr. Wizard,” a teacher of science who believes “It’s not about the science…it’s about the experience.”

Using everyday and inexpensive household stuff, like potatoes and plastic bottles, a bar of soap, nails, magnets, cornstarch, and liquid, future scientists can do experiments like “floating water,” a “screaming balloon,” a “bubbling lava bottle,” and “giant smoke rings.” Each experiment is done safely—there’s a full page of safety instructions to learn before readers get started having the satisfaction of creating amazing concoctions like “quicksand goo” and “color changing milk.”

Each experiment has four sections titled: “Let’s try it,” in which step-by-step instructions are given; “Take it further,” tips on making the experiment different or more complex; “What’s going on here?” and “Real world application,” which explain the scientific reasons the experiment succeeds and how to apply these scientific principles to real life. There is also a complete list of items needed. In “Taco Sauce Penny Cleaner,” for instance, the list of materials needed includes dirty pennies, taco sauce, small plates, and masking tape—simple items, indeed, but items that readers will want to have on hand.

Two hundred color photographs illustrate experiments in progress throughout the book. With great humor, the author titles one chapter, “Don’t Try This at Home.. .Try It at a Friend’s Home!” Some experiments warn about having a few paper towels at hand; others warn that parental supervision is advised.

Spangler, a teacher and television personality, has appeared on Ellen (host Ellen Degeneres calls Spangler “the science guy”) and the History Channel, as well as other programs. He believes that science is fun. This book of science tricks and try-it-at-home activities will encourage children and adults alike to have fun, too, and learn about science in a whole new way. (September) Penny Hastings