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Smart Science Tricks
     

Smart Science Tricks

by Martin Gardner, Bob Steimle (Illustrator)
 

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More fun than magic, these hundreds of tricks, puzzles, illusions, and experiments all rely on the amazing powers of science and nature. Cause an ordinary egg to float halfway down in a glass of water. Turn one half of a flower blue and the other red. Lift an ice cube out of a glass with a piece of string. Make a paper bug that moves with the help of a lemon. Push

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More fun than magic, these hundreds of tricks, puzzles, illusions, and experiments all rely on the amazing powers of science and nature. Cause an ordinary egg to float halfway down in a glass of water. Turn one half of a flower blue and the other red. Lift an ice cube out of a glass with a piece of string. Make a paper bug that moves with the help of a lemon. Push pins into a balloon without bursting it. With readily available supplies, most of which you’ll already have on hand, you can explore the wonders of water, air, friction, light and mirrors, mathematics, sound, gravity, magnetism, perception, and more. Every trick includes a scientific explanation of why it works.

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Kirkus Reviews
Ninety-five super science tricks and brief experiments to delight science teachers and young readers gleaned from the author's "Trick of the Month" feature in Physics Teacher magazine. Gardner, who has authored nearly 70 science titles, has another winner. Each trick explains what you need, what to do and why it works with a helpful line drawing. All projects can be done in a minute or two and involve items readily available at home: water, eggs, balloons, playing cards, pencils and such. Topics include tricks with water, motion, air, light, mirrors, optical illusions, mathematics, sound, electricity, magnetism and gravity. Great science-starters for teachers and outstanding for children and teens interested in either magic or science. It will send them scrambling to learn more about important science topics. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-14)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402722202
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
10/01/2005
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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