"The tone is relaxed but never cute, with a browsable design that blends the how-to with explanations of the forces at play. For each experiment, tightly packed double-page spreads include step-by-step instructions, digital image, colored screens and diagrams, lists of equipment needed, discussions of connections to 'science around us,' and, wherever necessary, danger symbols with warnings to have an adult present...Even with all that, many readers will want to go further, and this will spark their curiosity to find out more."
Science Rocks! is a cross between a science manual offering youngsters a variety of awe-inspiring ideas for projects that could enliven their school work, and a book of suggestions of fun things to do to fill a few spare minutes, an hour, or a day. By making use of everyday objects commonly found around the home, it is instantly accesible to all.
Included are some tougher experiments to encourage family participation and group efforts, such as making outrageously large bubbles with dry ice and liquid soap. Meanwhile, the Brainwaves section features tricks and puzzles than can be carried out alone or used to test family and friends-perfect for rainy days or long car trips.