Classic guide provides intriguing entertainment while elucidating sound scientific principles, with more than 100 unusual stunts: cold fire, dust explosions, a nylon rope trick, a disappearing beaker, much more.
"This book contains sixty activities, many of which can be used by teachers of all grades. Teachers and parents with little or no background in science or chemistry can understand and conduct these activities. Students can do them, too, if supervision is provided. The catchy title of each activity and the 'magic show' approach are meant to capture attention, arouse curiosity, and dispel chemophobia" -- Preface, v.
Get kids interested in science while making toys and doing magic tricks with the unique experiments in this book. Make a "genie" in a bottle, a flame that jumps, a toy electric motor, and more. Readers will learn chemistry and physics while having fun. Many experiments include high-interest ideas to get young people involved in science fairs. Students can ace their next science project or test using magic and toys.
The demonstrations capture interest, teach, inform, fascinate, amaze, and perhaps, most importantly, involve students in chemistry. Nowhere else will you find books that answer, "How come it happens? . . . Is it safe? . . . What do I do with all the stuff when the demo is over?" Shakhashiri and his collaborators offer 282 chemical demonstrations arranged in 11 chapters. Each demonstration includes seven sections: a brief summary, a materials list, a step-by-step account of procedures to be used, an explanation of the hazards involved, information on how to store or dispose of the chemicals used, a discussion of the phenomena displayed and principles illustrated by the demonstration, and a list of references.