Entertaining Science Experiments


Entertaining Science Experiments

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Martin Gardner presents a splendid collection of activities for a rainy afternoon.
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Martin Gardner

Martin Gardner was responsible for introducing math to the world in a whole new way by turning something intimidating and unapproachable to many into fun and games or—even better—magic. It is said that by doing so, “he brought more mathematics to more millions than anyone else."

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Dimensions 8.5 x 5.25 Inches
Material Paperback

To Martin Gardner, seeing is not just believing — it is understanding. This fundamental rule made him one of the most influential teachers and popularizers of science in modern times. With the simple instructions in this book and a few commonly available household objects, you can learn about fundamental scientific principles by directly experiencing how they work.

Gardner shows you how to recreate classic experiments with easily obtainable objects. Using just a flashlight, a pocket mirror, and a bowl of water, you can demonstrate the color composition of white light just as Newton did 300 years ago. With cardboard, colored paper, and wax paper you can perform "Meyer's experiment" with complementary colors. And two drinking glasses, some matches, and a piece paper reveal the force of atmospheric pressure so dramatically it feels like witchcraft.

A splendid companion for a rainy afternoon and an inspiring gift for any curious mind. Age 11 and up.

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