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I don’t know about you but I happen to LOVE doing science experiments. There are so many things to learn and see and do! Things can go wrong and then you need to figure out why. Everything could go perfectly, but the interpretation can be different depending on the person. Now… add a twist… do science experiments as pranks! Get your friends, annoy (perhaps) your family, and give visitors (or the odd stranger) an unexpected surprise! Prank Lab is just the thing to delight your budding middle school scientists!
This morning on Instagram seeing a lady helping her children vary a science experiment with simple changes. Fun watching critical thinking skills develop! Prank Lab: 25 Hilarious Experiments does the same thing.
Prank Lab, a walk through
Pranklab: 25 Hilarious Scientific Practical Jokes for Kids gives us 25 science experiments for youth 8-12 years old. Don’t let that age range stop younger or older youth though. As a family working together, everyone can have fun together learning. Perhaps one child will choose to be the “victim” or maybe not… you could just do them without having any victim at all. 🙂
224 pages, published by SourceBooks Explore, and put together by Wade David Fairclough, Chris Ferrie and Bryne Laginestra. Four Sections contain a varying number of experiments, 25 in all. These sections are entitled Making a Mess, Clean Classics, Wanna Bet? and Messing with a Mind. These sections are coloured coded for ease of access.
I received an ARC version from Raincoast Books.
Basic Set Up
You’ll find the experiments are set up in the same basic way. List of ingredients. You’ll find experiments that create exploding ketchup! Or that gross out your friends. Creating non-transitive dice, lunar calendars, and learn abou the conductivity of liquids. A wide variety of experiments to suit any mood.
Along with warnings about what to be careful about. Since pranking people is part of the game, it’s important to pay attention to any safety considerations. Allergies you don’t want to mess with and cutting yourself or others… doesn’t look good eh? Not when the goal is having some fun!
The instructions are given in pictorial and written form. It’s it great when two ways of learning are incorporated? I find pictures help me pay attention don’t you?
After the experiment is completed, explanations are provided. This of course, is the most important thing right? Have the fun, do the job, and then learn a bit so you can think about it all. Seeing how else you can apply what you learned. Fantastic eh?
I am loving this final section of each experiment, a section that help you think more deeply. Thinking is encouraged, by questions such as is using plastic problematic? Can illusions be a harmful? Can natural selection teach your family to not eat a favourite snack? I love when experiment books do what they should… help the learner think more deeply about their experiments.
Should Prank Labs be on your shelf?
If you are looking for a way to make science a bit more fun, Prank Lab will do it! With fun, scientific ways to tease each other, or to perform April Fool’s jokes, science couldn’t be more fun (or amazing).
Without using technical terms, learning is encouraged with suggesting to document everything you see and do. Having fun doing science an important objective! You will love this book with the clear illustrations and good teaching. Bringing out the scientist in our youth with good questions and fun science.
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