For Steve’s Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes book signing, we shot off Mentos and Diet Coke Geysers in the parking lot and had a liquid Nitrogen parade at the Tattered Cover Book Store in Highlands Ranch. We have more experiments and surprises for the Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste book signing this week. Who knows what we will do.
The Tattered Cover is used to authors coming in, reading an excerpt from their book and signing a few books. With Steve Spangler book signings, they must check the smoke detectors, warn the fire department and declare a “wet” and “dry” zone (no soda geysers or other science eruptions near the book shelves).
Come to the Tattered Cover in Highlands Ranch this Wednesday, December 7th at 6 p.m. and see what Steve Spangler and crew will do this time. This will be a kid-friendly book signing like no other. We will have special hands-on activities that are sure to keep the kids engaged and you smiling.
If you thought Steve Spangler’s book Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes pushed the limits of your inner mad scientist, Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste, the second volume of 25 new, extraordinary home experiments is guaranteed to knock your socks off! Seriously… your socks are going to fly across the room. The materials are easy to find and the directions are simple to follow, but the end result is guaranteed to produce lots of ooohs & ahhhs.
This book has over 200 beautiful color photographs that accompany step-by-step instructions for science experiments to do at home and in the classroom. It also has a special teachers-only section full of science demonstrations for the classroom.
Steve has performed some of the experiments in the book with Ellen DeGeneres on her television show. She is proud to be a part of this science experiment book.
Here is a sample of the experiments included in the book…
For [a] week while [my son and I] waited for the book to arrive he hounded me. When is the book going to come, I want to “do” something. He’s been interested in experiments, astrology, and making things go for over a year now. Finally after what seemed like an eternity to him the book arrived.
The first thing he had me do was read the introduction to each activity in the entire book. We sat on the couch and read, and read and read. We talked about which experiments we would try, which ones we need to work our way up to, and started a shopping list. The one that intrigued him the most was “standing on eggs.” There are a few tricks to do this right. I’m not going to spoil the experiment by telling you how, but no, they are not hard boiled.
Later that week it was his turn for show and tell at school. Guess what he did? He stood proudly on eggs as his entire class, including his teacher watched in amazement. I’m excited to see all that comes of this book with our children.
Lori from Lori’s Lolz – November 30, 2011
[It] was a huge hit in our home! It’s chock-full of experiments that make learning a journey full of discovery. The colorful pictures that go along with each experiment give a great step-by-step visual. Making science fun is just as important to me as making science easy to understand and this book does just that. I love how the experiments all have a “What’s Going On Here?” section which expounds on your understanding of what just happened.
I just love everything about this book. From the very first chapter, Air-Mazing, which looks A-Mazing to the very last chapter, The Super-Secret Teachers-Only Section and everything in-between, this is a must have experiment book that will surely make science come alive for you!
Check out Lori’s review (complete with pictures and video) at her blog,Lori’s Lolz.
Sharon – November 30, 2011
If I thought Steve Spangler hit a home run with “Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes,” then I must say this work is a Grand Slam! It is a marvelous companion volume to his other book, but it is also a wonderful edition on its own. The text is easy to understand, and children can follow the directions with minimal supervision. It gives them a great sense of accomplishment to be able to say they did it themselves. The pictures are vivid and entertaining, and the actual experiments are lots of fun in addition to being invaluable teaching moments. I have this paperbound tome, and I am eagerly anticipating the iTunes version as well. I would highly recommend this book to teachers, parents, those interested in easy science demonstrations, and the fine folks who are still children at heart – it’s fun for everyone!
Ultimate Science Book Sara from Reading All Year Long – November 30, 2011 I saw Steve Spangler on tv and had to pick up his book for my son. We got it from the library and it was a hit. Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste is the ultimate science book for kids who like science messy. So far, our favorite – the skewer through the balloon. Definitely one for the birthday party.
…the title is so intriguing. Fire bubbles? Exploding toothpaste? Those sound perfect for guys. I had to check it out. Man, am I glad I did. This book is chock full of awesome. Low budget, low quality? No way. This is a great book. Fire Bubbles is a compendium and how-to guide for a ton of great science experiments. Most of them seem like a very high reward-to-work/cost ratio. Steve Spangler even references the old, “Don’t try this at home” spiel. He knows, just as you and I know, that saying that just makes us want to do it more. His instructions, “Let’s try it!” And it’s not a suggestion. It’s an order.
Read the rest of Adam’s review on the blog Guy’s Read.
Jenny – November 30, 2011
Great pictures and easy, step-by-step instructions make this set of science experiments a great resource for any science teacher. I’ve taught science for over 10 years and saw some experiments listed here that I’d never seen before. Also some instructions on showmanship that should not be ignored. Buy it, you won’t be sorry!
Cheryl – December 14, 2011
If my dad wrote a book, this would be it ! He was always regaling us with tales of getting up to mischief in the kitchen when he was a kid (which, these days, would be called taking a proactive interest in scientific discovery !), making volcanoes out of baking soda and vinegar and goodness what else that he could find in his mum’s cupboards. Read the rest of Cheryl’s review on her blog, Madhouse Family Reviews
We’re excited to announce the official release of our enhanced ebook for Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes: Unforgettable Experiments That Make Science Fun. The print version of the book (Greenleaf Book Group) is available in book stores throughout the country, and the enhanced ebook version is available through the iTunes Store. While there’s nothing new about ebooks per se, the notion of an enhanced ebook is very new. In fact, it’s so new that our scientifically enhanced version of Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes is officially the 75th enhanced ebook title ever published. In just a few months, the previous statement will seem so insignificant because there will be hundreds, if not thousands, of titles that flood the market.
Visit the iTunes Store through your iBooks application and search for “Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes”.
What’s the difference between an ebook and an enhanced ebook?
We think of an ebook as a simple conversion of the written word to a generic electronic reader (Kindle or a Nook, for example). The enhanced version incorporates both images and video. This new enhanced ebook is available through the iTunes Store and is compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Unlike a standard ebook, the enhanced version includes over 200 photos and 37 videos that help the reader to see the WOW FACTOR behind each of the cool science activities.
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.
About the Author
Author, celebrity teacher, and science guy Steve Spangler teaches you how to transform the ordinary into the amazing as you make everyday items ooze, bubble, fizz, and pop! Make people wonder… How did you do that? From Flying toilet paper to trash can smoke rings, erupting soda to exploding sandwich bags, the experiments in Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes will spark your imagination and totally impress your friends. Learn how to astound kids and kids-at-heart with easy and inexpensive experiments like these: Bubbling Lava Bottle, The Incredible Can Crusher, Nails for Breakfast, The Folding Egg, Quicksand Goo, Screaming Balloon, and Burning Money.
Steve Spangler, creator of scientific educational power-house SteveSpanglerScience.com, has earned his credentials as a science author, teacher, professional speaker, toy designer, and Emmy award-winning television personality. Whether he’s whipping up a cool new science experiment for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, producing a new YouTube video, or designing a hands-on science lesson for kids, Steve is always seeking new ways to create unforgettable learning experiences. It’s no wonder that thousands of people follow him on Twitter, join the conversation on Facebook, and spend countless hours watching hundreds of his YouTube videos.
Denise Plante and Murphy Huston from the KOSI Morning Show in Denver, Colorado invited me to visit their show to talk about our upcoming book signing for Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes. Finding science demonstrations that play well on the radio can be tough, but we hit a home run with this one. I purposely didn’t tell Denise what was going to happen until I uncovered the big container of broken glass. Take a look at what happened…
Last night we gave away several copies of my new book, Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoeson Facebook and Twitter. We had a lot of fun chatting with some amazing teachers, parents and science enthusiasts and asking Steve Spangler Science trivia questions. In all, we gave away over 20 copies of the book. Now here’s your chance to own the book before it becomes available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Greenleaf Book Group gave us 200 advance copies to sell before the September 13th release date. I’ll even sign the books during this special pre-sale time. If you want a book before everyone else gets it, grab one today.
The new book contains easy experiments for the whole family – for science night, homeschooling science activities and science fair experiment ideas.
Here’s what people are already saying about Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes –
“Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes totally brings life to science in a fun and very engaging way. The pictures that accompany each experiment help to provide a great step-by-step visual which entices the reader to want to want to jump right in and start experimenting. As a parent, I appreciated and valued so much about this book. I highly recommend this book.” - Lori C. on her blog Lori’s LOLz. Click the link to read the entire review.
“What is most striking about this amazing book is the number and quality of photographs that are included. Sometimes the most difficult thing about performing an experiment or demonstration is not knowing what it looks like as you do it. This book solves that problem!” – Ellen P in Virginia.
“Steve loved the photography WOW and the experiments are well written. I loved the take it further section. It really makes you think out of the box. You did miss one warning though. There should be one “Do NOT read this book while eating. May cause choking do to laughter.” We will recommend this book to everyone we know. It is a must have book for kids and adults who haven’t grown up yet (or those in their second childhood). – Steve & Carissa W. in California