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Great experiments with light
Fiarotta, Phyllis.
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Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub. Co., [1999]

Physical Description:
80 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Provides step-by-step instructions for experiments that explore the qualities of light, including refraction, reflection, absorption, and the travel of light.
General Note:
Includes index.
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Elma Library QC360 .F5 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Kenmore Library QC360 .F5 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Julia Boyer Reinstein Library QC360 .F5 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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See the light--with experiments that show how it casts shadows, bends, refracts, and lots more. With an outdoor lamp, shine a light on scary Halloween cutouts. Put wax paper over a flashlight to see how it affects the beam's strength. It's a magical trick of the light that makes paper butterflies seem to float. Plus: make a sun print, shadow puppets, silhouettes, a mirrored kaleidoscope, a periscope, and more! The authors lives in West Orange, NJ. 80 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 8 1/2.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-An attractive but imprecise title. Oversimplification and inaccurate ordering of information, as well as some awkward analogies make the volume confusing if not misleading. An introductory double-page spread states that "Grass, trees, and flowers grew in the warm sun. In the oceans, simple life forms began to grow." This is an inaccurate representation of the plant forms in existence during the epochs when simple life forms were developing. Some experiments barely qualify as observations, e.g., standing in the shadow of a large tree and extending one's arms beyond the tree's shadow to create an animated tree. Trevor Day's Light (RSVP, 1998) is a more accurate offering.-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.

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