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How does it work?
Glover, David, 1953 September 4-
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley, 2001.
Physical Description:
125 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
General Note:
"5 years and up"--Cover.

Includes index.
Format :


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Newstead Library Q164 .G57 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Angola Public Library Q164 .G57 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
East Aurora Library Q164 .G57 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Elma Library Q164 .G57 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Audubon Library Q164 .G57 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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How do switches make fairgrounds fun? What makes a kite fly? Can sunlight bounce? How are echoes made? Discover the answers to these questions and more in these fantastic experiments that cover everything from making a burglar alarm to finding out how to split sunlight.

Author Notes

David Glover is an experienced teacher who is committed to making science accessible, fun, and relevant for children. He is also an author of children's science books, as well as a respected education consultant.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

A trio of titles kicks off David Glover's Experiments in Science series, which features one experiment per spread, with crisp photographs and plenty of white space. In How Does It Work?, for instance, school-age scientists experiment with "Electricity," "Forces and Movement," "Light and Color" and "Sound and Music." A "Parents' Notes" section at the beginning of each chapter helps adults approach the scientific principles and a quiz at the end tests children's knowledge. The other two titles are How Do Things Grow? and What Is It Made Of? ( Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Hello!p. 12
Parents' notes
Electricityp. 16
Forces and Movementp. 42
Light and Colorp. 68
Sound and Musicp. 94
It's electricp. 18
Electric funp. 20
Simple circuitp. 22
Bright eyesp. 24
Switch it onp. 26
Sound the alarmp. 28
Electric gamesp. 30
Code tapperp. 32
Electric fanp. 34
Electric testerp. 36
It's quiz time!p. 38
Forces and Movement
On the movep. 44
Starting forcep. 46
Pushing thingsp. 48
Pulling thingsp. 50
Fast or slow?p. 52
Change directionp. 54
Push and pullp. 56
Frictionp. 58
Wind forcep. 60
Water forcep. 62
It's quiz time!p. 64
Light and Color
Sunlightp. 70
In the darkp. 72
Lamps and lightsp. 74
Light and shadep. 76
Bright and dimp. 78
Bouncing lightp. 80
Rainbow colorsp. 82
Mixing colorsp. 84
Colored lightp. 86
Bright colorsp. 88
It's quiz time!p. 90
Sound and Music
Hearing soundsp. 96
Making soundsp. 98
Tracking soundsp. 100
Faraway soundsp. 102
Striking soundsp. 104
Loud and softp. 106
High and lowp. 108
Bouncing soundp. 110
Sound travelsp. 112
Block out soundsp. 114
It's quiz time!p. 116
Glossaryp. 118
Indexp. 124

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