From the bestselling author of Oh, Yuck! and Oh, Yikes!, with over 1.25 million copies in print, here is an A-Z compendium of hands-on grossness.
Featuring 114 interactive experiments and ick-tivities, Oh, Ick! delves into the science behind everything disgusting.
Stage an Ooze Olympics to demonstrate viscosity and the nature of slime. Observe how fungi grow by making a Mold Zoo. Embark on an Insect Safari to get to know the creepy crawlies around your home. And learn what causes that embarrassing acne on your face by baking a Pimple Cake to pop—and eat. Eww!
This follow-up to Masoff's Oh, Yuck! (2000) delivers a surplus of opportunities to make messes. Alphabetically organized chapters cover everything from arachnids to zits (other squicky topics include eyeballs, garbage, halitosis, and worms), all explored thoroughly through experiments, photos, cartoon illustrations, and an entertaining narrative. Earwax-themed experiments include testing what substances do the best job of breaking down the "golden ear globs" and making "earwax lollipops" from maple syrup; intrepid readers can try dissecting beef kidney and lamb heart. The gross-out quotient has a natural draw, but there's substantial scientific knowledge to be absorbed throughout. Ages 8 up.