The Usborne Big Book of Experiments

The Usborne Big Book of Experiments

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Children can investigate the world around them and discover science in action. Specially chosen activities include making electricity, bending light and weather watching. Helpful descriptions, clearly written text and explanations show how and why the experiments work. Striking artwork and photographs illustrate all projects with clarity.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 226 x 302 x 8mm | 399.16g
  • Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations, glossary, index
  • 0746022883
  • 9780746022887
  • 97,868

Table of contents

Part 1 The world around you: testing the water; changing states; bubbling up; expanding and contracting; growing crystals; investigating acids and alkalis; chemistry in the kitchen; chemicals in your body; splitting inks; fizzy fun. Part 2 Testing your body: tasting tests; sound experiments; how your eyes work; eye tricks; work your muscles; more body tests; touch tests. Part 3 Electricity and magnets: magnet tests; more magnet tests; static electricity; making connections; making sparks; electricity and magnets. Part 4 The natural world: weather watching; plants' waterways; growing seeds; more things to grow; animal watching; trapping the Sun's energy. Part 5 Light and dark: bouncing light; splitting and mixing light; playing with light; daylight and dark; make a periscope. Part 6 Pushing and pulling: falling to Earth; balancing tests; floating tests; tricks with air; using pressure; flight tests; turning and spinning; starting and stopping; tips and techniques.
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Review quote

'One of the best experiment books on the shelf' - The Times; 'A detailed book showing you how to investigate the world around us and discover science in action. The experiments cover a wide range of subject matter and have detailed instructions, helpful descriptions and explanation and full-colour illustrations' - Family Interest
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4 37% (26)
3 23% (16)
2 4% (3)
1 1% (1)
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