Dazzling Science Projects with Light and Color

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Does light ever bend? How does light help you see? Can you mix light of different colors? Can you make colored shadows? There is so much more to light and color than what meets the eye! Learn all about shadows, rainbows, white light, and more. All you need are some simple materials, most of which can be found around your home, school, or neighborhood. So grab your flashlights, mirrors, and garden hose and discover that physics is fantastic!
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Does light ever bend? How does light help you see? Can you mix light of different colors? Can you make colored shadows? There is so much more to light and color than what meets the eye! Learn all about shadows, rainbows, white light, and more. All you need are some simple materials, most of which can be found around your home, school, or neighborhood. So grab your flashlights, mirrors, and garden hose and discover that physics is fantastic!
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Children's Literature - Michael Chabin
Light is among the most profound, mysterious, and fascinating phenomena in human experience. It is the universal medium, and is the subject of intensive research. One of the best things about light is that a lot can be learned about it with some very simple demonstrations. This book contains a sequence of such exercises, and their findings range from the relatively obvious—that light travels in a straight path—to the less-than-obvious—that white light is actually a combination of green, cyan, and magenta. Not all the demonstrations are worth trying. For example, it's not necessary to stand in a dark closet to show that light does not emanate from the eyes (as the author claims was once thought). But some of the exercises are quite clever, like using a comb and a flashlight to create bands of light that bend as they pass through lenses. Illustrations are engaging, but in several places they are misleading or factually wrong. Refreshingly, this is not a collection of recipes for science fair projects. The "Ideas for Science Fairs" listed are only that, ideas around which a student might design a project. Part of the Enslow "Fantastic Physical Science Experiments" series.
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Gr 4-6-The first title is devoted to light and seeing, mixing colors, and more. Each of 10 chapters includes an experiment, followed by an explanation of why it works, and offers ideas for devising projects to present at a science fair. For example, an experiment designed to show how light bends uses a pencil in a glass of water. Readers are then directed to find other ways to demonstrate the principle involved. The first chapter of Machines explains force, friction, distance, and work. The book then introduces levers, inclined planes, pulleys, etc. Both titles have the same introductory paragraphs about what science-fair judges look for and lists of safety rules that address the need for adult supervision. Large colorful, cartoonlike drawings complement the texts. Most of the materials required should be readily found at home or at school. These books may not be entirely accessible to children without some background in the principles discussed, but they offer solid information.-Maren Ostergard, Bellevue Regional Library, WA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766025875
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Series: Fantastic Physical Science Experiments Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.82 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4
1 Light's Path 6
Light's Path: An Explanation 8
2 Light and Seeing 10
Light and Seeing: An Explanation 12
3 Transparent, Translucent, or Opague? 14
Transparent, Translucent, or Opague: An Explanation 16
4 Bending Light 18
Bending Light: An Explanation 20
5 Light, Lenses, and Eyes 22
Light, Lenses, and Eyes: An Explanation 24
6 Light Contains Many Colors 26
Light Contains Many Colors: An Explanation 28
7 Mixing Colored Lights 30
Mixing Colored Lights: An Explanation 32
8 Colored Shadows 34
Colored Shadows: An Explanation 36
9 Colors in Colored Light 38
Colors in Colored Light: An Explanation 40
10 Subtracting Color with Dyes 42
Subtracting Color with Dyes: An Explanation 44
Words to Know 46
Further Reading and Internet Addresses 47
Index 48
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