Take the imagination of bestselling author Gordon Korman, add the hands-on experience of the popular Mad Science group and eureka! A hilarious new science-fiction series! There's a tasty treat awaiting Prescott, Luis, Alberta, and all the kids in Mr. Flask's science class. Today's topic is the science of food! Meanwhile, Mr. Flask is conducting a little experiment of his own. He's bet his chatty parrot can outshine Professor von Offel's parrot, Atom, in a "talking" contest. Professor von Offel is in a tight spot now. Will Atom lose his head in the contest--before von Offel finds his bod through food science?