Science Magic in the Living Room: Amazing Tricks with Ordinary Stuff

Science Magic in the Living Room: Amazing Tricks with Ordinary Stuff

by Richard Robinson, Alan Rowe
     
 


Turn off the TV, get up from the couch, and dazzle the entire family with magic live from your own living room...

• Push a glass through a table!

• Cast a spell on your friends, leaving their arms at your command!

• Become a master of card tricks!

• Learn how to hypnotize a whole shelf of books! See more details below

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Turn off the TV, get up from the couch, and dazzle the entire family with magic live from your own living room...

• Push a glass through a table!

• Cast a spell on your friends, leaving their arms at your command!

• Become a master of card tricks!

• Learn how to hypnotize a whole shelf of books!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
As the author states in his introduction magic and science can produce wonderful effects and audiences like scientists want to understand how things work. The background information leading up to the actual trick contains plenty of good scientific information explaining topics such as gravity, inertia, centrifugal force and friction;and all are presented with panache. The tricks do not use any fancy materials¾most call for items found around the house. They do require a little practice and prep time to make sure that they will work, and there are appropriate cautions in the book. Cup in Orbit, for example, requires a plastic cup, plastic or tin plate, water, string and tape. It is all whirled in a circle around your head and when done correctly not a drop of water spills¾the real trick, in my opinion, is to slow it down and still not spill the water. It is a great demonstration of centrifugal force. Cartoon style illustrations show how to set up the trick. Kids who enjoy hands-on learning and those with a scientific bent will have plenty of fun with this book. 2001 (orig. 1999), Aladdin, $4.99. Ages 7 to 10. Reviewer:Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689843341
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Series:
Science Magic Series
Edition description:
1 ALADDIN
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.28(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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