Smart Science Tricks by Martin Gardner

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More fun than magic, these hundreds of tricks, puzzles, illusions, and experiments all rely on the amazing powers of science and nature. Cause an ordinary egg to float halfway down in a glass of water. Turn one half of a flower blue and the other red. Lift an ice cube out of a glass with a piece of string. Make a paper bug that moves with the help of a lemon. Push pins into a balloon without bursting it. With readily available supplies, most of which you’ll already have on hand, you can explore the wonders of water, air, friction, light and mirrors, mathematics, sound, gravity, magnetism, perception, and more. Every trick includes a scientific explanation of why it works.

About Martin Gardner

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Martin Gardner is the author of more than seventy books on a vast range of topics including "Did Adam & Eve Have Navels?", "Calculus Made Easy", & "The Annotated Alice". He lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
Published April 1, 2004 by Sterling. 144 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Ninety-five super science tricks and brief experiments to delight science teachers and young readers gleaned from the author's "Trick of the Month" feature in Physics Teacher magazine.

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