Mirrors: Finding Out about the Properties of Light

Mirrors: Finding Out about the Properties of Light

by Bernie Zubrowski, Roy Doty
     
 

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Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
In this "Boston Children's Museum Activity Book," Mr. Zubrowski cleverly combines optical theory with hands-on experiments to explain the principles of plane, transparent, and curved mirrors. Clear writing, upbeat illustrations, explicit directions, and diagrams of the student-tested experiments are the hallmark of this series on subjects that include Tops, and Making Waves.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-8-- Zubrowski has proven himself a master at exploring the science of common objects, and this book on reflecting surfaces is no exception. In clear language, he turns most of the demonstrations into a game with engaging titles such as ``Mirror Monsters'' and ``Creating Magical Illusions.'' Only common materials are employed, and safety concerns are more than adequately noted. A clear explanation of the physics follows each demonstration that, other than geometry angles, is math-free. Overall, the projects are original, clever, and clearly ``kid-tested.'' Doty's cartoon ink drawings add to the fun. --Alan Newman, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688105921
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/1992
Series:
A Boston Children's Museum Activity Book Ser.
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.73(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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