SONIC Drive-In Presents Steve Spangler Science Wacky Pack Books
We are excited to announce our third partnership with SONIC Drive-In restaurants, SONIC Sliders 2. Starting in November, the books are available at a SONIC Drive-In near you. This time around, our Science Editor collaborated with SONIC to produce four, all-new Science Sliders as part of the SONIC Wacky Packs. Each book shares a different science theme: Animals, Earth Science, Transportation and Anatomy. Each slider book contains an experiment that is easy to conduct at home and may even use supplies that are found in your bag like ketchup, salt, napkins, fries… even the bag itself. The four book series is called Science Sliders because each page has a section that slides out to reveal another cool science secret.
“SONIC is delighted to partner with Steve Spangler Science as part of our Accent on Education program,” said Tamara Stanley, director of segment marketing for SONIC® Drive-In®. “At SONIC, we blend fun with education by including interactive educational toys in our Wacky Pack kids’ meal. The Science Sliders books are a great example of how we help our youngest guests understand how fun learning can be.”
We at Steve Spangler Science are excited about SONIC’S desire to make their kid’s meals both fun and educational. Teachers work hard to make science fun and meaningful in their classrooms. Any time we can make science fun outside the classroom, our chances are greater for getting kids hooked.
**A factual error was printed in the Human Body Science Slider that humans have blue blood. This statement is incorrect. The de-oxygenated blood is maroon or rust colored and not blue. We apologize for this error.
Cool! I loves sonic and Steve Spangler he does awesome experiments. I am growing a Tickle Me Plant I found at his website. I have never seen anything like it. The leaves come together when you Tickle It. Then It opens again if you leave it alone for a few minutes. I can’t wait to go to sonic to get my wacky pack book!
Your info concerning the rotation of the Earth in your Sonic Sliders about the solar system confused my seven-year-old: You say, “Earth spins on an axis from north to south.” I’ve taught him that the direction of the rotation of the earth around its axis is from west to east. On one website it is described thusly: “It can be said that the Earth turns from left to right, meaning that, if you look at the Earth so that you can see America, Africa and Europe, then the world rotates so that America (on the left) moves towards Europe and Africa (on the right).”
In our description of the Earth’s rotation, we are actually describing the cardinal directions of the axis. The Earth’s axis, although not perfectly, is based north and south. The Earth’s rotation is, therefore, west to east. We could have had phrased the axis-rotation relationship more clearly and we apologize for the confusion.
Hello, Is there any way for us to purchase the whole series of sliders books? Our daughters love books like this!!
Thank you, Sheila
Hi Shelia – we are so happy to hear your daughters loved the books. Unfortunately, that promotion was awhile back and we do not have any for sale. You may want to try contacting Sonic directly or search eBay. Sometimes, people will sell old Wacky Pack items.