"Plastic milk? Carbon dragons? Readers will explore these and other whacky experiments in this awesome book on the science of materials. Accessible language breaks down complex concepts, and hands-on activities allow readers to experience science firsthand. Using supplies from around the house, they'll stack liquids, slice ice, and build a tower on a base of eggshells. Readers will love learning about the real-life applications of scientific principles. They'll launch vinegar rockets using the same science behind car engines. Step-by-step instructions with accompanying photographs and helpful tips make activities safe and easy to follow."