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Vacuum bazookas, electric rainbow jelly, and 27 other Saturday science projects

Author: N A Downie
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Presents thirty science projects that can be completed each on a single rainy afternoon.

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: N A Downie
ISBN: 0691009856 9780691009858 0691009864 9780691009865
OCLC Number: 47141002
Description: xvi, 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Kinetic curiosities: Hovering rings --
Dynabrolly --
Gravity reversal --
Maypole drill --
Rotarope --
Strong string things: String nutcracker --
Twisted sinews --
Strong nothing: Vacuum muscles --
Vacuum bazooka --
Sounds peculiar: String radio --
Mole radio --
Bat Doppler --
Transmissions with omissions: Toothless gearwheels --
Flying pulleys --
Clocks without cuckoos or quartz: Crank and the pendulum --
Symphony of siphons --
Bernoulli's clock --
Curious conveyances: Dougall or vibrocraft --
Follow that sunbeam --
Duohelicon --
Fishy boat --
Rotarudder --
Cable yacht --
Antediluvian electronics: Beard amplifier --
Tornado transistor --
Electric water: Meltdown alarm --
Electric rainbow jelly --
Infernal inventions: Binary match --
Ultimate Bunsen burner.
Responsibility: Neil A. Downie ; illustrations by Jim Wilkinson.
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Describes twenty-nine practical experiments, detailing how they are done and the math and physics behind them. The experiments in this book cover a wide field of physics and the borders of chemistry,  Read more...


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"This is great interactive stuff, amusingly written by a British scientist who honed his skills conducting a Saturday activity center for kids... As well as the fun there is science too, equations Read more...

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