Rick Brant's Science Projects

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"Originally published in 1960. A non-fiction companion volume to the collectible Rick Brant Science-Adventure Series. Fans of the series include a number of Nobel-prize-winning scientists. This reprint includes easy-to-read chapters about codes and ciphers, slingshots and archery, microscopes and radios, tricks and games, and scientific experiments and how to plan a science project."

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Overview

"Originally published in 1960. A non-fiction companion volume to the collectible Rick Brant Science-Adventure Series. Fans of the series include a number of Nobel-prize-winning scientists. This reprint includes easy-to-read chapters about codes and ciphers, slingshots and archery, microscopes and radios, tricks and games, and scientific experiments and how to plan a science project."

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Children's Literature - Gwynne Spencer
Back in the 60s, Rick Brant and his pal Scotty had all sorts of real-world adventures in which science and science experiments played an enormous part. This was one of my favorite series, right up there with Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, but it was well written and full of great information as well as adventure. The books went out of print back when I wore out my poodle skirt, but are in the process of being reprinted by American Web Books, so there is still hope. This volume features details that boys will love on archery, skin-diving, codes, tricks and games and other projects that (according to the jacket flap), "Any boy with a paper route or some other source of small income could [afford] to do." Not like Mr. Wizard, who whips out an electron microscope from under HIS kitchen sink. Every project (which is actually more like the Dangerous Book for Boys than a science project guide) has illustrations that emphasize the fun of fundamental science. The spirit is one of "messing around with science" not for cut-throat science fair competition but for the joy of tinkering. The final chapter which is all about science fair, will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up with its innocent descriptions of how boys can enter a science fair. Contrast this with Marissa Moss' Amelia's Science Fair Disaster and you will see that we have come a long long way in only five decades. It transported me back to the hushed mahogany tables and marble floor of the Jenkintown Public Library in my (much) younger days when girls could aspire to being nurses and teachers and boys could aspire to being doctors, professors and scientists. Reviewer: Gwynne Spencer
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557090089
  • Publisher: Applewood Books
  • Publication date: 12/2/2005
  • Series: Rick Brant Series
  • Pages: 284
  • Sales rank: 1,425,424
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.65 (d)

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