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The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science | 2010 BioTechniques Holiday Gift Guide

Julie Manoharan

Take on your middle schooler and see if you can avoid disaster!

Bookmark and Share From Stone Age tools to the Large Hadron Collider, there’s always the potential for catastrophe when it comes to science. And what better way to get your middle schoolers psyched about scientific leaps than challenging them to avoid disaster? Each chapter of the book describes a scientific breakthrough and the consequent catastrophes associated with it. Experiments are rated from Low (no risk of catastrophe) to High (involves the use of fire, hot liquids, or hazardous substances, making adult supervision required). Kids will love the hands-on experiments and researcher parents will revel in preventing potential calamity.

Most dangerous scientific discoveries? Yes, please!

The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science: 50 experiments for daring young scientists by Sean Connolly
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The 2010 BioTechniques Holiday Gift Guide is designed to help you find just the right gift for your favorite postdoc, technician, or PI. See the complete list here.

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