Embracing Your Inner Mad Scientist


| July 25, 2003

Had the Internet been widely available in 1983, I might never have become the introverted, socially awkward writer I am today, but rather, a much-maligned genius who utilizes everyday household items to create levitation balls and permanent rainbows. Thanks to SciToys.com, a web site containing eight chapters of 'science toys you can make with your kids,' it's not too late to embrace your inner mad scientist. Whether you're making the world's simplest steamboat, building a solar battery, forming metal that melts in hot water or assembling a solar-powered marshmallow roaster, SciToys.com has totally awesome experiments that appeal to the Dr. Frankenstein in all of us. A quick note of caution -- these activities require adult supervision. Especially the 'hi-tech squirt gun' made with a small, plastic hydrogen bomb. Even the most angelic scientist can stand a friendly parental reminder to use her powers for good and not for evil!
-- Erin Ferdinand

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