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Title:
Experiments with magic
Author:
Tocci, Salvatore.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
47 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Have you ever done a magic trick? -- What can you do with water? -- Experiment 1, Flowing upward -- Experiment 2, Pouring out -- Experiment 3, Staying in -- What can you do with air? -- Experiment 4, Dropping in -- Experiment 5, Firing away -- Experiment 6, Floating in air -- What can you do with light? -- Experiment 7, Spinning around -- Experiment 8, Looking upside down -- Fun with magic -- Experiment 9, Turning colors.
Reading Level:
860 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.3 0.5 82504.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.2 3 Quiz: 34558 Guided reading level: N.
ISBN:
9780516227887
Format :
Book

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Ideal for today's young investigative reader, each A True Book includes lively sidebars, a glossary and index, plus a comprehensive "To Find Out More" section listing books, organizations, and Internet sites. A staple of library collections since the 1950s, the new A True Book series is the definitive nonfiction series for elementary school readers.


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

Have You Ever Done a Magic Trick?p. 5
What Can You Do With Water?p. 9
Experiment 1 Flowing Upward
Experiment 2 Pouring Out
Experiment 3 Staying In
What Can You Do With Air?p. 22
Experiment 4 Dropping In
Experiment 5 Firing Away
Experiment 6 Floating in Air
What Can You Do With Light?p. 32
Experiment 7 Spinning Around
Experiment 8 Looking Upside Down
Fun With Magicp. 39
Experiment 9 Turning Colors
To Find Out Morep. 44
Important Wordsp. 46
Indexp. 47
Meet the Authorp. 48