Summer Awesomeness

by Idaho Dad on May 12, 2014

Summer is almost here!

It’s getting tougher for my kids to focus on Algebra tests and history essays when they can sense the freedom of summer lurking just around the corner.

I think most kids feel that way. They look forward to three months of turning their brains off and avoiding anything that even remotely feels like learning.

So, imagine your child’s surprise when you whip out Mike Adamick’s new book, Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments, and they quickly find out that learning during the summer can actually be fun and exciting.

Adamick has filled his book with 30 of the best, most inventive, science experiments you can imagine. These are the kinds of things that make for popular YouTube videos.

You’ve got exploding volcanoes, glowing bottles, banana balloons, boiling ice, and, of course, the ever popular Mentos and Coke rockets.

Each experiment uses items and ingredients that are found around the house or easily purchased at a grocery store.

What’s cool about Adamick’s book is that he clearly explains the science behind each experiment in a “Why it works” page that kids can read for themselves.

Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments is guaranteed to spark your child’s creative spirit. And maybe they’ll want to spend their summer doing something other than avoiding learning new things.

The book is for kids of all ages, but it’s never too early to start instilling a love of science. Even preschoolers will get a kick out it. There’s nothing in this book that they can’t handle, with mom and dad’s help, of course.

If you’d like to do some awesome science experiments with your kids this summer, leave a comment on this post. I have one copy of Mike Adamick’s book to give away! I’ll pick a winner next week.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Gary Miller May 12, 2014 at 11:14 am

Wow! My son really needs to keep his brain engaged, this would be great!


2 Jen May 12, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Me! Pick me! I love teaching science!


3 SLC Dad May 12, 2014 at 10:27 pm

My kids love science experiments. We want to try some of these!


4 GrantK May 13, 2014 at 9:22 am

Awesome projects sound awesome. Put me in for the contest.


5 Mike D May 13, 2014 at 10:22 am



6 Brian May 14, 2014 at 6:40 am

Loooooooooooooove science experiments! Particularly ones that end in “Bang!”


7 Sarah J May 14, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Would love to gave this for my daughter this summer!


8 MomOf4 May 19, 2014 at 8:52 am

This is what I’ve been looking for to keep my kids busy.


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