It's Not Magic, It's Science!: 50 Science Tricks that Mystify, Dazzle & Astound

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Every child who performs these 50 fabulous feats will feel like a magician—but the magic here is really science at play. Every trick in the book has a sound, easy-to-understand scientific explanation that will stimulate kids’ understanding of basic concepts. Even as they’re having fun, children will wow the crowd by poking a skewer through a balloon without making it pop, or balancing a penny on a coat hanger. Nothing’s cooler than watching a real egg get sucked into a glass bottle, picking up ice without even ...
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Overview

Every child who performs these 50 fabulous feats will feel like a magician—but the magic here is really science at play. Every trick in the book has a sound, easy-to-understand scientific explanation that will stimulate kids’ understanding of basic concepts. Even as they’re having fun, children will wow the crowd by poking a skewer through a balloon without making it pop, or balancing a penny on a coat hanger. Nothing’s cooler than watching a real egg get sucked into a glass bottle, picking up ice without even touching it, or whipping up fizzy and colorful solutions that any mad scientist would prize. Wild optical illusions will boggle the mind and astound the eye.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781579908836
  • Publisher: Lark Books NC
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents


Lab Coat Magicians     8
Using This Book     10
The Tricks
The Balancing Bottles     14
The Great Phone Book Strength Test     16
Magnetic Water     17
Egg with Legs     18
In-egg-splicable     19
Eggs of Steel     20
Won't Do It, Can't Make Me     21
Air Cannon     22
Light-headed     24
Is the Hand Quicker than the Eye?     26
Boiling Ice     27
Pinky Power     28
Chair Lift     29
Balloon Kebabs     30
Balloon First-Aid     31
Bed of Nails     32
Napping on Nails, Walking on Fire     34
Simply Marble-ous     35
Sharp as a Knife     36
The Big Bounce     37
Soda Squirt     38
Can Crusher     40
The Science of Flying and Floating     41
Up, Down, and All Around     42
The Cackling Cup     44
One Tough Toothpick     45
Hot or Cold     46
Swimsuit, Sunblock, Ice Axe     47
Ice Fishing     48
Fireproof!     49
The Precarious Penny     50
What Moves You?     52
Balancing Act     53
One-Buck Bunny Hop     54
Magic Hand     55
More is Less     56
Tightrope Walking Water     57
No-Sip Straws     53
Waterproof Paper     59
Eye Fooling     60
Umm, There's a Hole in Your Hand     61
Something Fishy     62
Materialize This!     63
The Spinning Disk     64
Quivering Hand     66
Magic Cloth     67
How Houdini Did It     68
Disappearing Water     69
Electrified Fruit     70
Tough Tissue     71
Firestarter Fingers     72
Money Grabber     73
Perfectly Peculiar Paper Rings     74
Hopping Dice     76
Take a Bow!     77
Glossary     78
Metric Conversions     80
Template     80
Index     80
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