School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 3-5-A wide-mouthed, skinny narrator, V.C., and her android sidekick, Igor, are back to explain magnetism and static electricity and to conduct simple experiments that illustrate magnetic force and some of the basics of electricity. Polarity is examined, followed by experiments involving iron additives to food. Basic static electricity experiments follow. The science behind wet-cell batteries is explained. In general, the book moves from simple experiments to the more complicated, ending with building an electromagnet. However, the lack of an index and table of contents limits its usefulness, and the cartoon illustrations are unappealing. Sally Nankivell-Aston's Science Experiments with Magnets (Watts, 2000) covers the same material in a more attractive text that is indexed and includes a glossary.-Kathryn Kosiorek, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn, OH Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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