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Publisher Comments:

How do you make a clock out of an ice cube? Send messages using bubbles? Make money using a tube that waltzes? This collection of curious and offbeat science experiments provides the answers to these and thirty-six other fascinating questions.

Accomplished physicist and science writer Neil A. Downie covers a range of phenomena, from the rocking and rolling that drives a waltzing tube; to the fluid mechanics of a coffee-cup rev counter and biceps made from balloons; to the simple chemistry of red-hot batteries and wet solar cells. For each experiment, he provides historical anecdotes about the relevant phenomena, a list of equipment, detailed instructions, and a full explanation?requiring only high-school mathematics?of the science behind the procedure. For those intrigued by a particular experiment, he includes follow-up suggestions, which describe ways to tinker with the initial "recipe."

This collection of lively experiments, with complete explanations and simple mathematics, will appeal to high-school science teachers, inveterate tinkerers, amateur scientists, or anyone looking for a project for the next science fair.

Review:

"This is a book that science teachers will love. With simple experiments that illustrate physical principles and then use basic mathematics to explain why they work, it will liven up classes for a wide age range." Mark Kidger, astronomer at La Palma Observatory and La Laguna University

Book News Annotation:

Selected from projects in Downie's Saturday activity center for kids, these 39 science experiments illustrate principles related to time-keeping, aerodynamics, sound, transportation engineering, centrifugal force, electronics, measurement, communications, and electro-chemistry. For each experiment, the book provides a list of equipment, instructions, an explanation of the science behind the procedure, variations on the experiment, and historical anecdotes about the phenomenon. The explanations assume only highschool-level mathematics.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-328) and index.

About the Author

Neil A. Downie is a lead scientist with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., and the author of Vacuum Bazookas, Electric Rainbow Jelly, and 27 Other Saturday Science Projects.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801874109
Author:
Neil A. Downie
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Author:
Downie, N. A.
Author:
Downie, Neil A.
Location:
Baltimore
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Experiments & Projects
Subject:
Experiments
Subject:
Science -- Experiments.
Copyright:
Series Volume:
375
Publication Date:
September 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.38x7.50x.90 in. 1.59 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Johns Hopkins University Press - English 9780801874109 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is a book that science teachers will love. With simple experiments that illustrate physical principles and then use basic mathematics to explain why they work, it will liven up classes for a wide age range."
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-328) and index.
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