Stand on the shoulders of famous scientists with this uncommonly engaging guide to science and the great stories of the men and women behind the historical discoveries. Tame fire just like a Neanderthal with the Fahrenheit 451 experiment. Round up all your friends and track the spread of "disease" using body glitter with an experiment inspired by Edward Jenner, the vaccination pioneer who's credited with saving more lives than any other person in history. Build a simple telescope, just like Galileo's, and find the four moons he discovered orbiting Jupiter (an act that helped land him in prison). Even take a less potentially catastrophic approach to electricity than Ben Franklin did with the Lightning Mouth experiment. All these activities and more dare young scientists to discover.