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Awesome experiments in light & sound
Dispezio, Michael A.
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New York : Sterling Pub., [1999]

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160 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Presents over seventy experiments designed to demonstrate the properties of light and sound and explain the science behind them, covering such topics as wavelengths, color spectrums, vibration, and air particles.
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Includes index.
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QC360 .D58 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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It's time to see the light and produce some good vibrations--with these totally awesome, kid-friendly experiments. Make cereal dance to the music and watch light bounce off a mirror and hit a bull's-eye. Hear your heart pumping through a funnel and tubing. Create a big boom in your room. Display the visible spectrum of light in a glorious rainbow tray. 47 experiments in all! Master teacher and author Michael diSpezio--who has written dozens of textbooks, puzzle books, and articles--knows how entertain kids...and teach them at the same time. 160 pages, 90 b/w illus., 6 x 9.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-A collection of 73 experiments presented with enthusiasm and humor. Those on light include spectra, reflection, and refraction. The principles of sound are explored through experiments with vibration, pitch, and resonance. Many of the experiments, such as those involving a grass whistle or creating a rainbow with a mirror in a tray of water, will be familiar. However, the author expands on these initial concepts and explains the scientific principles behind them. Clear, serviceable black-and-white cartoons appear throughout. Further exploration is invited through a series of questions labeled "Check It Out." Safety and caution are emphasized in the introductory matter. Although other titles explore light, this collection is more inclusive.-Kathryn Kosiorek, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.