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Children's Nonfiction Experiments & Projects


Practical science pranks you and your victim can learn from

by (author) Chris Ferrie, Byrne LaGinestra & Wade David Fairclough

Initial publish date
Apr 2021
Experiments & Projects
Recommended Age
8 to 12
Recommended Grade
3 to 7
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2021
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Fun and educational science experiments to teach and excite kids about physics, biology, chemistry, and more—from the #1 science author for kids!

What's even better than a practical joke? A super awesome science experiment that's fun! Your friends and family might be surprised at first ... until they realize they're learning about science too!

Each activity includes:

  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Colorful illustrations and diagrams
  • Additional notes and cool facts to explain the science!

Written by a quantum physicist and two science teachers, Pranklab shows kids how they can use everyday household items to learn the laws of physics, biology, and chemistry through entertaining (and perfectly safe) activities. With epic experiments like Fountain Dew, Hunger Explosion, Cheater's Dice, and Mind Control Elevator, kids will feel like they are playing and might not even notice they are learning about water pressure, chemical reactions, statistics, the power of groupthink, and so much more!

These awesome science experiments for kids will teach budding scientists that it's cool to be curious! There are a lot of science books for kids, but this is the book you need!

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Chris Ferrie is an award-winning physicist and Senior Lecturer for Quantum Software and Information at the University of Technology Sydney. He has a Masters in applied mathematics, BMath in mathematical physics and a PhD in applied mathematics. He lives in Australia with his wife and children.
Byrne LaGinestra is a science communicator known for his unique approach to education. He has a diverse body of work from textbooks, children's books and adult non-fiction to public presentations and podcasts. Based in Australia, his work has received widespread recognition both nationally and internationally. He has helped teachers, students, and enthusiasts alike learn to love science.
Wade David Fairclough is an Australian author and educator. His work has been nominated for multiple awards, such as the Australian Podcast of the Year - Science and Technology and has also charted on iTunes Comedy Podcast in Australia, Europe, and North America. He is the coauthor of Pranklab: 25 Hilarious Scientific Practical Jokes for Kids and 42 Reasons to Hate the Universe (And One Reason Not To).

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