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Science is magic

Author: Steve Mould
Publisher: London : Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Learn how to perform magic tricks and illusions using simple science experiments in this children's activity book for kids aged 7-9. Join science presenter Steve Mould, #1 bestselling author of How to be a Scientist, to find out the secrets behind amazing magic tricks. Learn how to bend water with a balloon, make a glass beaker disappear in oil, and wow your friends with levitating tinsel! Each magic trick is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Mould
ISBN: 9780241358269 0241358264
OCLC Number: 1089924912
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 96 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: How the book works --
Möbius magic --
Disappearing glass --
The floating balloon --
Houdini's water escape --
Something fishy --
Magnetic fingers --
Bend the fan blades --
Jumping beverage can --
Money grabber --
Reading minds --
Cosmic auroras --
Invisible light beams --
The power of a magic crystal --
Colour-changing potion --
Disappearing dots --
Ghostly visions --
Rocky mystery --
Hovering tinsel --
Pepper-repelling finger --
Misdirection --
Spooky beverage can --
Inexhaustible bottle --
Switching colour --
Hidden pictures --
Curious curves --
No-leak bag --
Water dowsing --
Guess the coin --
Chopstick challenge --
Magic ice tower --
Floating ping-pong ball --
The chain fountain --
Puzzling boulders --
Balancing act --
Send a secret --
Disappearing Statue of Liberty --
Glow in the dark --
Flexible water --
Rubber ball cauldron --
Mathematical coin magic --
The floating paper clip --
Bed of nails.
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Learn how to perform magic tricks and illusions using simple science experiments in this children's activity book for kids aged 7-9. Join science presenter Steve Mould, #1 bestselling author of How to be a Scientist, to find out the secrets behind amazing magic tricks. Learn how to bend water with a balloon, make a glass beaker disappear in oil, and wow your friends with levitating tinsel! Each magic trick is explained using step-by-step photography, with the science behind each one described clearly and simply. Plus, interspersed throughout the book you'll find out how legendary magicians and illusionists, such as Harry Houdini, used science when performing their most famous tricks. Kids will love impressing their friends and families with simple magic tricks that teach them valuable science lessons at the same time. Packed with optical illusions and fun facts - Science is Magic is a must for any wannabe scientist or magician.

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Science is Magic has the perfect balance of try-at-home tricks and science explainers, looking at the weird and wonderful in nature and the science behind some of the best known illusions. * Woman's Read more...

 
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