Two thousand years ago, Chinese scientists were looking for a medicine that would make them live forever. Instead, they blew up their lab and discovered gunpowder. Alfred Nobel blew up his laboratory twice before he discovered the formula for dynamite. Learn about the Apollo 13 and Challenger explosions and the strange space explosions caused by top secret Starfish Prime. These stories may sound twisted, but they're all true tales from science!
Table of Contents
Early Explosives Fire Powder For the Love of Saltpeter King Edward’s Experiment Sobrero’s Secret Birth of Dynamite Alfred’s Revenge Arsenic, Anyone? Devil’s Porridge Call Kinley Science Lab: Grow Your Own Crystals Science Lab: Exploding Baggies Big Bangs Hindenburg Disaster The Exploding School Tickling the Dragon’s Tail The Atomic Bomb Apollo 13 Explosion Starfish Prime Chernobyl Blows Tsar Bomba Exploding Elements Shuttle Explosion Science Lab: O-Ring Experiment Science Lab: Water Bottle Rocket Science Lab: Fireworks in a Jar Science Lab: Bathtub Bombs New Developments iMUSH Biggest Explosion in the Universe Exploding Particles and Black Holes Queen of Explosions Fifth-Grade Scientist Science Lab: Soap Eruption Science Lab: Geyser Eruption Science Lab: Foamplosion Bibliography About the Author
Stephanie Bearce is a writer, teacher, and science nerd. She likes teaching kids how to blow up toothpaste and dissect worms. She also loves collecting rocks and keeps a huge collection of fossilized bones in her basement. When she is not exploding experiments in her kitchen or researching strange science facts in the library, Stephanie likes to explore catacombs and museums with her husband, Darrell.