Light and Sound

Light and Sound

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"KFYK - Kingfisher Young Knowledge" is a highly visual, accessible and inspirational learning experience. Lively, engaging text explains the basics of a favourite subject, zooming in on intriguing aspects illustrated with stunning full-colour photographs. Project spreads featuring activities to do at home or when out and about, encourage hands-on involvement and understanding. "KFYK Light and Sound" introduces readers to the sources of light and explains how we hear sounds. Look closer at prisms, colours and reflections. Find out how sounds can be louder or fainter depending on where the sound source is, and how shadows are formed. Learn why people need light to see and how we can detect more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 198 x 258 x 12mm | 421.85g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • full-colour photographs
  • 0753413779
  • 9780753413777
  • 1,498,905

About Mike Goldsmith

Dr Mike Goldsmith studied the philosophy of time and space at Keele University, England, where he also obtained his PhD in astrophysics. He has investigated stars, sound and speech, and is now Head of Acoustics at the UK's National Physical Laboratory. An author of over 20 non-fiction books for children, he was shortlisted for the Aventis Prize for Science, Junior Section, in 2002 and 2004. Mike lives in Middlesex, more

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"'Highly visual and inspirational for young readers' Teaching & Learning"show more

Table of contents

1 Half-title; 2 Imprint; 3 Title; 4 Contents; 6 World of light; 8 Eyes and seeing; 10 Colour; 12 Making light; 14 Light from the sun; 16 Darkness and light; 18 Shadows; 20 Bouncing light; 22 Bending light; 24 Electric light; 26 World of sound; 28 What is sound?; 30 Ears and hearing; 32 Making sound; 34 How sound travels; 36 Quiet or loud?; 38 High or low?; 40 Electric sound; 42 Projects: shadow puppets; 44 Projects: glass xylophone; 46 Projects: yoghurt pot telephone; 48 more

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