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Magical Experiments: Scientific Amusements to Entertain and Instruct

Magical Experiments: Scientific Amusements to Entertain and Instruct
 

Collection of old-time magazine articles presents simple hands-on experiments that exemplify such scientific principles as centrifugal force, magnetism, and atmospheric pressure, employing corks, bottles, eggs, soap, other common household items.

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ISBN 9780486840703
Published 12 June 2019 by Dover Publications Inc.
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Good, Arthur
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9780486840703
ISBN-10
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Dover Publications Inc.
Imprint Dover Publications
Publication Date 12 June 2019
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Good, Arthur
Category Conjuring & Magic
Science: General Issues
Hobbies, Quizzes & Games
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Dewey Code 793.8
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Description of this Electronic Book

A rare book that feels equally of its time and timeless, this collection of vintage magazine articles presents simple hands-on experiments that seem as much like parlor tricks as they do scientific discoveries. The illusions introduce a range of principles, including centrifugal force, magnetism, and atmospheric pressure. Employing such common household items as corks, bottles, eggs, and soap, the feats are delightfully easy to conduct. More than 150 experiments, each accompanied by a charming period engraving, promise to amuse and astonish viewers. Stunts include making an egg waltz and a banana peel itself, balancing a plate on the point of a needle and a cup of coffee on a knife blade, changing water into wine and back again, and scores of other exploits. Created by French engineer and science educator Arthur Good, these experiments are regarded as the foundations of the modern approach to science education.

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Author's Bio

Under the pen name Tom Tit, French engineer and science educator Arthur Good (1853-1928) wrote a weekly magazine column, La Science Amusante (Amusing Science). The articles, collected in book form, have appeared worldwide in many different languages and in more than 130 editions. Good's hands-on experiments for children are regarded as the foundations of the modern approach to science education.

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