Science Magic in the Bathroom: Amazing Tricks with Ordinary Stuff

Science Magic in the Bathroom: Amazing Tricks with Ordinary Stuff

by Richard Robinson
     
 

With a wave of the washcloth, turn bath time into your very own magic show...

  • Make mysterious numbers appear on your bathroom mirror!
  • Pour water over friends' heads without getting them wet!
  • Force shampoo bottles to respond to your every command!
  • Discover if it's time for a bath with just a dash of pepper and a dip of your

Overview

With a wave of the washcloth, turn bath time into your very own magic show...

  • Make mysterious numbers appear on your bathroom mirror!
  • Pour water over friends' heads without getting them wet!
  • Force shampoo bottles to respond to your every command!
  • Discover if it's time for a bath with just a dash of pepper and a dip of your finger!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
When magic and science meet in the "Science Magic" series, information meets entertainment. In a concise introduction, the author/illustrator makes the case for the use of misdirection in nature and by magicians. The text weaves the reasons for the magic trick before, during and after magic trick instructions with a distinct style and elementary school humor. It is a palatable telling of stories. For instance, in the chapter about Weird Water, six magic tricks are presented within a flow of science facts, supportive black and white drawings, and explanations. The reader learns why water is wet and how water molecules stick together and, a bit of magic, how to get a needle to float on water. No magic tricks described in the book need ever be performed to appreciate the value of this science book in disguise. A story, "The Most Famous Bath of All," completes the book. It reports how Archimedes used the properties of water displacement two thousand years ago to solve the problem of the king's gold crown. No magic, but good science instruction. 2001, Aladdin Paperbacks, $4.99. Ages 7 to 10. Reviewer:Jacki Vawter

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689843334
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
07/01/2001
Edition description:
1 ALADDIN
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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