To Martin Gardner, seeing is not only believing — it truly is realizing. This basic rule has made him some of the most winning academics and popularizers of technology in the United States. With the easy directions during this booklet and some more often than not to be had family items, you or your baby can simply research even the main tricky clinical ideas by means of without delay experiencing how they work.
Gardner indicates you the way to re-create vintage experiments with simply accessible gadgets. utilizing only a flashlight, a pocket replicate, and a bowl of water, you could show the colour composition of white gentle simply as Newton did three hundred years in the past. With cardboard, coloured paper, and wax paper you could practice "Meyer's test" with complementary shades. you wish just a enjoying card, a spool, and a thumbtack to illustrate Bernoulli's precept of aerodynamics. A soda bottle jam-packed with water, a number of paper suits, and a toy balloon elucidate Pascal's legislations governing strain in beverages. And ingesting glasses, a few suits, and a section of rainy blotting paper re-create a recognized scan, first played in 1650 in Magdeburg, Germany, that dramatically finds the strength of standard atmospheric pressure.
In language basic adequate to be simply understood by way of an 11-year-old, but technically exact and informative sufficient to learn adults, and aided by way of Anthony Ravielli's transparent illustrations, Gardner offers a wonderful sensible path in simple technology and arithmetic. whereas your baby perplexes and delights his or her buddies with a chain of a hundred fun methods and experiments, she or he is studying the foundations of astronomy, chemistry, body structure, psychology, normal arithmetic, topology, likelihood, geometry, numbers, optics (light), gravity, static electrical energy, mechanics, air hydraulics, thermodynamics (heat), acoustics (sound), and inertia. this can be a excellent refresher direction for adults in addition to an excellent creation to technology for youngsters.
"The experiments … are all sincerely defined and surprisingly good illustrated." — Booklist.