The Electric Pickle

The Electric Pickle
The Electric Pickle

The Electric Pickle

50 Experiments from the Periodic Table, from Aluminum to Zinc
By Joey Green


272 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $19.99 (US $19.99) (CA $26.99)

ISBN 9781613739594

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Oct 2017)


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Why does a pickle light up when you plug it into a wall socket? Can iron burn? Are Cheerios magnetic? Explore these strange questions and more in The Electric Pickle, an indispensible collection of 50 madcap experiments based on the periodic table. Each project demonstrates an element's unique properties using easy-to-follow instructions. Experiments include:Hexed Helium BalloonGreen Tornado FireBlack Light Jell-OGonzo Pickle BatteriesTotally Tricky ThermometerLudicrous Lead-Pencil LightbulbThe Electric Pickle is also sprinkled with mind-bending scientific facts and entertaining sidebars about historic experiments and less common, often dangerous, elements.


"The Electric Pickle is entirely original and quite honestly, fun."—Devoted Mommy of 3 blog

"Periodic table + puns galore = dozens of ways to wile away holiday break with hands-on fun. Definitely try this at home."—Discover magazine

"AMAZING" and, "I HIGHLY recommend this for anyone who needs to teach periodic table chemistry."—

"an incredibly fun and educational resource."—A Homeschool Mom blog

Author Biography

Joey Green is the author of more than 50 books, including Vacation on Location: Midwest, and the Last-Minute Secrets series. He has written for Rolling Stone, National Lampoon, Time, and more. He lives in Southern California.