Here are the materials mentioned in the November 2 Quest lecture:
Benjamin Franklin: An Amerihttp://amzn.to/2iiK6Qican Life, Walter Isaacson
The Invention of Science, David Wootton
The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments. Robert Brent, illustrated by Harry Lazarus (c) 1960 (PDF download)
Fun Things To Do:
Distant Suns app, Augmented reality sky map for iPhone and iPad. Free, but contains in-app purchases.
Amateur Logic, Amateur Radio Podcast. Contains the Olde Towne Middle School and Amateur Radio near space experiment and video (Amateur Logic Episode 37)
15 Minute History, The University of Texas at Austin