In September of 2006 the Exploratorium Published the Exploratopia, a 384 page collection of science explorations for children 8 years old and older.

I was the science advisor to Pat Murphy who created the book. This book was the work of dozens of people at the Exploratorium. It creates new activities and harvests older ones.

It features superb illustrations by Jason Gorsky and excellent photographs by Amy Snyder.

I am proud that some of the activities I created made it into the book!

For example, the slow motion ball bounce: make a water balloon and drop it on a smooth surface, watch it deform and bounce.

Then ponder the idea that balls bounce because the ground pushes them upwards!

To find out more look here Exploratopia

Scientific Explorations with Paul Doherty

© 2007

8 September 2007