Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments: All Lab, No Lecture by Robert Bruce Thompson, part of O’Reilly Media‘s DIY Science series.
Thompson is also the author, along with his wife Barbara Fritchman Thompson, of the Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders: From Novice to Master Observer, first in the DIY Science series. Both now added to the Farm School list of books to buy.
Mark Frauenfelder’s review, with an extensive excerpt from the preface, at Boing Boing is well worth reading if you’re considering buying the book. And if you’re not considering it yet, Mark’s post just might push you off the fence. By the way, we’re very much enjoying our new copy of Mark’s experiment book for younger children, Mad Professor, which I found at BookCloseouts when I saw that our usual online booksellers had a several week delay listed (usually a sign that the book is out of stock). There are still a few copies left at BCO.
And if you’re going to be at Make’s Maker Faire this weekend, here’s something to note: Robert Thompson will be there too, “doing demos of lab experiments from the book on Saturday (1pm – 1:45pm) and Sunday (3pm – 3:45pm) at the MAKE Demo stage in the Maker Shed.
Updated to add: Geekdad has a post too, “Bright Colors and Stinky Smells” by Dave Hinerman