SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) Making science fun for kids is important. Author Sean Connolly joined Emily Clark to show how he is doing just that, as he makes the first stop on his tour in Salt Lake City.
Connolly is the author of the award-winning series of experiment-based science books for kids. His new book ‘The Massively Epic Engineering Disasters: 33 Thrilling Experiments Based on History’s Greatest Blunders’ went on salt in September and is the “E” installment of his wildly successful series of STEM books. It is a hands-on (and historical) approach to science for kids. Connolly helps children learn through doing. He says schools and students love it.
Arranged chronologically from ancient times to the 21st century, the book takes readers on an illustrated tour through the physics and technology of crumbling buildings, sinking ships, wobbly bridges, mud-stuck tanks, and much more.
Covering a wide range of snafus, mishaps, and outright disasters throughout history, some infamous, like the Titanic sinking and Chilean miners getting trapped underground, and others lesser known, like the Fidenae Stadium collapse in ancient Rome, these hands-on experiments put readers’ newfound knowledge into action.
Each demonstration uses familiar household ingredients and helps to drive home the scientific principles behind the epic disasters covered inside.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sean Connolly is the author of ‘The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science,’ ‘The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science,’ ‘The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math,’ and dozens of other books for both children and adults. A father of three, he is in an ideal position to explain the nuts and bolts of these experiments. Visit Sean on Facebook @seanconnolly007.