This exciting, fully illustrated activity book brings youngsters into the stimulating world of scientific research. More than 30 safe and entertaining experiments explain the scientific principles behind electricity and magnetism, light and color, water and air, sound and music, plants and animals, a... read more
Customers who bought this book also bought:
Our Editors also recommend:
Sports Science for Young People by George Barr Does a curve ball really curve? Why does a golf ball have dimples? Find answers to these and hundreds of other questions in this entertaining discussion of the scientific principles underlying sports.
A World in a Drop of Water: Exploring with a Microscope by Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein Fascinating introduction to the world of single-celled organisms recounts the feeding, reproductive, and defensive strategies employed by an array of curious creatures: amoeba, paramecium, suctorian, hydra, others. Easy-to-understand language, 37 illustrations.
Science Experiments and Amusements for Children by Charles Vivian Seventy-three easy experiments — requiring only materials found at home or easily available, such as candles, coins, steel wool, etc. — illustrate basic phenomena like vacuum, simple chemical reactions, and more. All safe. Modern, well-planned.
Martin Gardner's Science Magic: Tricks and Puzzles by Martin Gardner Fun and fascinating, 89 simple magic tricks will teach both children and adults the scientific principles behind electricity, magnetism, sound, gravity, water, and more. Only basic everyday items are needed. Includes 89 black-and-white illustrations.
Planet Earth Projects by Oksana Kemarskaya Kids can experience the satisfaction of recycling as well as the thrill of creativity with dozens of activities — starting an ant colony, building a birdbath, growing sunflowers, making puppets, more.
Hobby Fun Book: For Grade School Boys and Girls by Margaret O. Hyde, Frances W. Keene There's fun on every page of this book of easy at-home activities. Kids can make their own amusements with pets, papercrafts, painting, modeling, and simple experiments involving chemistry and electricity.
Mental Magic: Surefire Tricks to Amaze Your Friends by Martin Gardner, Jeff Sinclair Professor Picanumba has dozens of surefire tricks up his sleeve — and he's willing to show junior mathemagicians how to predict the answers to 88 word and number challenges. Includes solutions and illustrations.
The Code of Life by Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein Clear, concise presentation of how DNA works, how a human cell develops, what happens when "the code" goes wrong, the field of genetic engineering, and related topics. 24 black-and-white plates.
Nature's Champions: The Biggest, the Fastest, the Best by Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein Astonishing information about 29 species of animal and plant life, including the world's fastest runner, the best jumper, the oldest living thing, and other natural wonders. For ages 10 and up. 50 illustrations.
Life in a Bucket of Soil by Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein Grade-schoolers learn how ants, snails, slugs, beetles, earthworms, spiders, and other subterranean creatures live, breed, interact, move about, defend themselves, and more.
Martin Gardner's Table Magic by Martin Gardner Step-by-step instructions and nearly 200 simple diagrams show beginners how to make cards vanish and reappear, get coins to pass through solid objects, make articles mysteriously travel from one location to another, and more.
Science Magic Tricks by Nathan Shalit Easy-to-follow instructions, clear illustrations for 50 safe, science-related tricks: making squares and lines disappear, creating a magical doorway out of paper, cutting glass with scissors, and much more.
Cup and Saucer Chemistry by Nathan Shalit Thirty-eight safe experiments for youngsters seven and up. All they need to perform these fun and fascinating exercises are common household items: aspirin, paper towels, vinegar, and more.
Easy-to-Make Old-Fashioned Toys by Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr. Clear instructions and illustrations show youngsters and adults how to create 38 delightful novelties: jumping jack, kaleidoscope, boomerang, pinwheel, parachute, bubble blowers, and much more.
47 Easy-to-Do Classic Science Experiments by Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr., Asterie Baker Provenzo Simple but enjoyable experiments, performed with common household items, teach youngsters principles of light, elasticity, perspective, gravity, air pressure, optics, more. Instructions and illustrations.
Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles by Martin Gardner A mixture of old and new riddles covering a variety of mathematical topics: money, speed, plane and solid geometry, probability, topology, tricky puzzles, and more. 65 black-and-white illustrations.
Easy Carpentry Projects for Children by Jerome E. Leavitt Teaches boys and girls age 7 and up basic carpentry skills through easy-to-make projects: bird feeder, sailboat, tie rack, flower box, and 11 more. Over 100 black-and-white illustrations.
Entertaining Science Experiments with Everyday Objects by Martin Gardner A prominent popular science writer presents simple instructions for 100 illustrated experiments. Memorable, easily understood experiments illuminate principles related to astronomy, chemistry, physiology, psychology, mathematics, topology, probability, acoustics, other areas.
Safe and Simple Electrical Experiments by Rudolf F. Graf 101 entertaining projects and experiments are a fast and reliable way of learning basic principles of electricity. Detailed instructions and illustrations.
Biology Experiments for Children by Ethel Hanauer Cells, using a microscope, plant life, animals; 77 experiments involve growing protozoa, bacteria, building a terrarium, growing seeds in a sponge, studying spider web formation, similar material. Over 100 illustrations
Chemistry Experiments for Children by Virginia L. Mullin Exciting experiments introduce important principles of modern science. More than 40 illustrated projects include growing a crystal garden, manufacturing oxygen, creating a miniature volcano, making soap and toothpaste, and more.
Physics Experiments for Children by Muriel Mandell Over 100 projects demonstrate composition of objects, how substances are affected by various forms of energy — heat, light, sound, electricity, etc. Over 100 illustrations.
Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science by Martin Gardner Fair, witty appraisal of cranks, quacks, and quackeries of science and pseudoscience: hollow earth, Velikovsky, orgone energy, Dianetics, flying saucers, Bridey Murphy, food and medical fads, and much more.
Mathematics, Magic and Mystery by Martin Gardner Famed puzzle expert explains math behind a multitude of mystifying tricks: card tricks, stage "mind reading," coin and match tricks, counting out games, geometric dissections, etc. More than 400 tricks. 135 illustrations.
This exciting, fully illustrated activity book brings youngsters into the stimulating world of scientific research. More than 30 safe and entertaining experiments explain the scientific principles behind electricity and magnetism, light and color, water and air, sound and music, plants and animals, and much more. Requires only inexpensive, easily available materials.
Reprint of Research Adventures For Young Scientists, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1964.
This book was printed in the United States of America.
Dover books are made to last a lifetime. Our US book-manufacturing partners produce the highest quality books in the world and they create jobs for our fellow citizens. Manufacturing in the United States also ensures that our books are printed in an environmentally friendly fashion, on paper sourced from responsibly managed forests.