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Experiments with colors
Tocci, Salvatore.
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Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [2003]

Physical Description:
47 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
What do you see? -- How do we see colors? -- Experiment 1, Mixing the colors -- Experiment 2, Separating the colors -- Experiment 3, Turning blue -- Why are objects colored? -- Experiment 4, Seeing colors in a different light -- Experiment 5, Separating the colors in black -- Experiment 6, Turning black and white into color -- How can you color things? -- Experiment 7, Coloring fabrics -- Experiment 8, Printing colors -- Fun with colors -- Experiment 9, Naming the colors.
Reading Level:
710 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.5 0.5 82501.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.9 3 Quiz: 34728 Guided reading level: N.
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QC495.5 .T59 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
QC495.5 .T59 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
QC495.5 .T59 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Author Notes

Salvatore Tocci is an American science teacher and author. He taught chemistry and biology at East Hampton High School on Long Island, New York, and organized many science fairs while there. After teaching, he continued to judge local, regional, and national contests, and has also given workshops for science teachers at meetings throughout the country.

He has published numerous children's and young adult books in a number of series including: Holt Chemistry, True Books: Science Experiments, True Books: Elements, Great Minds of Science, Out of this World, and Scientific American Winning Science Fair Projects.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Demonstrations of basic concepts in appealing packages. The first title carefully explains the way reflected light creates color and the way the human eye can be fooled by optical illusions. Experiments in Magic illustrate density, the properties of water molecules, and air pressure. A number of activities include the use of a heat source such as a candle. However, safety warnings appear at the beginning of each volume and individual experiments note when adult assistance is required. In Sports, an experiment with sneakers and leather-soled shoes provides a demonstration of friction and has practical application, as does finding the "sweet spot" on a baseball bat. Boxed sections list the items needed for each activity. Numerous clear photographs, simple computer-generated drawings, bold colorful backgrounds, and large-print texts will make these titles particularly attractive to beginning readers.-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.

Table of Contents

What Do You See?p. 5
How Do You See Colors?p. 10
Experiment 1 Mixing the Colors
Experiment 2 Separating the Colors
Experiment 3 Turning Blue
Why Are Objects Colored?p. 22
Experiment 4 Seeing Colors in a Different Light
Experiment 5 Separating the Colors in Black
Experiment 6 Turning Black and White Into Color
How Can You Color Things?p. 32
Experiment 7 Coloring Fabrics
Experiment 8 Printing Colors
Fun With Colorsp. 40
Experiment 9 Naming the Colors
To Find Out Morep. 44
Important Wordsp. 46
Indexp. 47
Meet the Authorp. 48