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The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists: The Coolest Experiments and Projects for Science Fairs and Family Fun Paperback – 1 Nov 2011

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  • Paperback: 231 pages
  • Publisher: Gotham Books (1 Nov. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592406882
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592406883
  • Product Dimensions: 17.9 x 1.5 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 212,655 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as a civil engineer. He's also the editor of GeekDad, the parenting blog for Wired magazine's online presence, where along with a group of other dedicated, geeky parents he posts projects, book and movie reviews, weekly podcasts, and more about being a parent and being a geek.

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The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists Denmead puts his cool spin on science experiments and projects to foster a love of science in kids. This book will help scientists-in-the-making discover how our world works with creative project ideas. Full of instructional illustrations, "The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists" puts the fun back in science. Full description

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MR T M Sexton/AK Sexton on 13 Oct. 2013
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As I teach science I often buy these books for new teaching and science club ideas. Most of them have the same experiments in but this has lots that I've not come across before and they all look quite achievable. Occasionally the author gets carried away with writing in a zany style so you have to wade through a bit of waffle to get to the experiment but this is a minor quibble and many people might like this approach.
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Great for Dads and Kids to get involved with each other doing real stuff, Mum can help out too.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By simon watkins on 28 Feb. 2013
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This book is great, very interesting and simple to follow, I would recommend this book to any aspiring Mad scientist.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
A book by a better Dad than I 5 Sept. 2012
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This is generally a pretty good book. Lots of cool and fun ideas.

However, a fair number of these projects require far more patience and time than my kids would put up with. Or me.

If you have bright kids with good listening skills and lots of patience, this is the book for you.

If you have kids that tend to get bored when things are not moving fast enough to keep them interested, like I do, you might want to stick to old fashioned sports.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Muahahaha - Mad Scientist Bible 22 Jan. 2013
By D. Cameron Calkins - Published on Amazon.com
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I went to school for the hard sciences, so when I saw this, I had to have it.

I'm used to cold boring instructions from college text books and lab exercise manuals, which we were somehow able to decipher to do our course work, but this book is an easy and fun read. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, and the degree of complexity of the projects is clearly labeled.

You don't have to be a science geek to do these projects.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
all geek to me 21 July 2013
By dadlee - Published on Amazon.com
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problem: computer-progammer pro seeks fun times with five-year-old daughter. oops -- kids don't run on "0" and "1" series! you catch that spark in a different way. dads will invent and five-year-olds will reinterpret happier with ken denmead's delightful ideas book that goes many steps beyond finding out how many buckets of water + how much mud = the amount of mud that makes mom self-propel.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Great gift 22 Jun. 2012
By Happymama2 - Published on Amazon.com
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I purchased this for my hubby to do cool stuff with our kids. He will wait a bit till they get older. But he loves it and is super excited to do some of the stuff himself as well. Great gift for a dad!
Great book 30 April 2014
By KT - Published on Amazon.com
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I got this for the mad scientist in my house and they love it, who knows what will be bubbling and moving in this house. Lol. It keeps it very interesting and the boys love doing the stuff in it. I like to help and I like spending the time with them to create some of the stuff. Good book, I recommend it.
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