Everyone kid wants to be a mad scientist, right? Maybe not, but I think it is safe to say that there are many parents who will not hesitate to encourage their kids if they want to be geeky. Or want to be a mad scientist when they grow up.
I remember the delight and excitement that was palpable in the air every time science fair period came around when I was a kid. While I was not the most innovative or creative person in class, it was always interesting to research projects that seemed cutting edge back in those days.
If you are now a parent, and you want to hone your child’s scientific skills, I have got the perfect book for you. We were fortunate enough to have been given a review copy of “The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists”, and boy, did I have fun going through it. While I am not a parent, I do have nephews and little cousins left and right; and I know that if I were their parents, I would not hesitate to grab a copy of this book.
What’s in there that gets me all excited? Memories of working on science projects aside – not to mention MacGyver moments – this book has tons of experiments that can be done by parents and children together. It’s not all about school stuff, too. The cool thing is that many of the projects detailed in “The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists” can be done just because you can!
From the get go, I was impressed. I don’t know about you, but wouldn’t a project to extract your own DNA excite you as well? The book has four major sections:
- Experiments for Moonbase Alpha
- Inside the Mad Scientist’s Kitchen
- Apocalypse Survival Science
- Fun With Fire and Electricity
From mind control to themodynamics to calories to a MacGyver radio to potato guns – there is no doubt that this book will keep you and your kids occupied for a while. And don’t worry if you think that you might not know everything. You’re guaranteed to look cool in front of your kids because the book provides practically everything you need to know to carry out the experiments. You might even be surprised and learn a new trick or two!
Learn more about “The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists” and where to get it from their web site.