Why does the …? What is …? How does …?
Don’t worry if you don’t know the answers, you soon will!
Every child can be a scientist with the help of Mr Shaha and his recipes for wonder!
Turn a rainy day at home or a walk in the park into a chance to experiment. All you need are a few simple items from your kitchen cupboards — and the power of curiosity!
Learn about sound by making wine glasses sing, investigate chemical reactions with vitamin-powered rockets, and explore Newton’s Third Law by making balloon-driven cars.
Written by a science teacher and dad, Mr Shaha’s Recipes for Wonder gives clear, step-by-step instructions for over 15 experiments. Whether you’re a science star or just starting out, it will help you inspire young people to learn.
Get the whole family joining in around the table, as you transform your kitchen into a laboratory!
‘[T]he perfect diversion for curious minds.’
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‘Some of us were lucky enough to have that one great teacher who opened their eyes to the fun and beauty of science (thank you, Mr Moss!). But Alom Shaha, and this book, can play that role even for the children who don't have that stroke of good fortune. It's fun, clear, and colourful. When my own brats are old enough, I look forward to making a crisp-tin catapult with them.’
‘Full of fun, easy ideas for young scientists to do at home.’
Gaia Vince, author of Adventures in the Anthropocene
‘I love this book. The experiments are fantastic (and so are the pictures), but they’ll also make you think. You’ll want to ask questions, and to try to find out the answers. Which is pretty much all that real scientists do too.’
Philip Ball, former editor of Nature
‘Full of wonder and delight - this is the perfect recipe for families looking for fun ways to find out more about the universe. Bound to inspire any budding young scientists.’
Christopher Edge, author of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright
‘A charming, accessible way to introduce children to the wonders of scientific research. Every experiment is simple, yet there's no skimming over the hard facts. I wish I'd had a book like this when I was growing up. I'll certainly be working my way through it with my son.’
Angela Saini, mother and author of Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong
‘Brilliant kitchen table science experiments.’
Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant
‘Shaha's book provides a wide range of easy but intriguing science experiments and demonstrations to entertain and engage any child, rendered in charming images and using items found in any typical home. Plus it also provides a valid excuse to buy Pringles. What's not to like?’
Dean Burnett, dad of two and author of The Idiot Brain
'This is not a book just for children, it's a book for all grown-ups who want to enthuse and inspire young people. Every child and every parent can be a scientist with the help of Mr Shaha's Recipes for Wonder.'
‘Useful, inspiring and beautifully written.’
'If you've got young kids and you'd like to introduce them to science but don't know where to start, the excellent [Alom Shaha] has just written the perfect book for you.'
Helen Czerski, author of Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
‘Packed with perfect holiday activities.’
Professor Alice Roberts