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Wanna Bet: Science Challenges to Fool You
     

Wanna Bet: Science Challenges to Fool You

by Vicki Cobb
 

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PLAY SOME AMAZING TRICKS
WITH SCIENCE AS YOUR SECRET WEAPON!WANNA BET you can... Make your pupils bigger by squeezing your neck? Hop on your scale and make yourself lose ten pounds? Throw an egg across the room without breaking it? Find iron filings in your breakfast cereal?

You can do them all, and many more, when you learn the scientific secrets that make

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PLAY SOME AMAZING TRICKS
WITH SCIENCE AS YOUR SECRET WEAPON!WANNA BET you can... Make your pupils bigger by squeezing your neck? Hop on your scale and make yourself lose ten pounds? Throw an egg across the room without breaking it? Find iron filings in your breakfast cereal?

You can do them all, and many more, when you learn the scientific secrets that make things happen. With this collection of quick and surefire tricks, you'll be an instant star, amazing your family, your friends, and even yourself! WANNA BET?

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Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Add this to Bet You Can! Science Possibilities to Fool You, and Bet You Can't! Science Impossibilities to Fool You for an indispensable trio. I've yet to see elementary or college students (or their teachers) tire of "catching" friends and family with "tricks" gleaned from these one-per-page-or-two challenges.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780380717224
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/1994
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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A WINNING STREAK

Wanna bet you can't do any trick in this book without trying another? These tricks look like long shots, but they're not. We've set them up so that no matter how impossible they seem, you always come out on top. That's the best part of these tricks. There's no question about it, winning is fun.

Creating this book was fun, too. Kathy went over to Vicki's house to play. We played with TV clickers. We blew bubbles, sent each other secret messages, stabbed balloons, made nutty putty, tied bones in knots, ripped apart disposable diapers, munched Life Savers, and set nuts on fire. We laughed a lot. No doubt other grown-ups would think we were weird. Too bad for them. We know fun when we're having it. We figure you do, too.

What you might not know is that the winning formulas in this book are all fixed by scientific principles. The natural world was once a huge mystery that people tried to explain with myths and stories. Then people started studying nature by using careful observation and experimentation, methods that have come to be known as science. Little by little, scientists uncovered secrets of the natural world. Along the way there were surprises and unexpected discoveries that still fool people who are not in the know. There are also some fantastic unnatural foolers in our hightech modern world.

The payoff for knowing nature's ways and using scientific information is that you are a guaranteed winner. You could even become addicted to science. In fact, there's such a good chance that we feel compelled to issue the following warning: Caution! These tricks can be habit forming.

Let the power of knowledge go to yourhead. Turn your friends into believers. Astonish your parents. Teach your teacher a lesson. You'll always have the upper hand, but everyone will have a good time. We'll bet on that.

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