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The Resource The ultimate book of Saturday science : the very best backyard science experiments you can do yourself, Neil A. Downie

The ultimate book of Saturday science : the very best backyard science experiments you can do yourself, Neil A. Downie

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The ultimate book of Saturday science : the very best backyard science experiments you can do yourself
Title
The ultimate book of Saturday science
Title remainder
the very best backyard science experiments you can do yourself
Statement of responsibility
Neil A. Downie
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Ultimate Book of Saturday Science is Neil Downie's biggest and most astounding compendium yet of science experiments you can do in your own kitchen or backyard using common household items. It may be the only book that encourages hands-on science learning through the use of high-velocity, air-driven carrots.Downie, the undisputed maestro of Saturday science, here reveals important principles in physics, engineering, and chemistry through such marvels as the Helevator--a contraption that's half helicopter, half elevator--and the Rocket Railroad, which pumps propellant up from its own track. The Riddle of the Sands demonstrates why some granular materials form steep cones when poured while others collapse in an avalanche. The Sunbeam Exploder creates a combustible delivery system out of sunlight, while the Red Hot Memory experiment shows you how to store data as heat. Want to learn to tell time using a knife and some butter? There's a whole section devoted to exotic clocks and oscillators that teaches you how.The Ultimate Book of Saturday Science features more than seventy fun and astonishing experiments that range in difficulty from simple to more challenging. All of them are original, and all are guaranteed to work. Downie provides instructions for each one and explains the underlying science, and also presents experimental variations that readers will want to try"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Downie, N. A.
Dewey number
500.2078
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q164
LC item number
.D689 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • SCIENCE / Experiments & Projects
  • SCIENCE / Physics
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / General
  • SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
  • Science
Label
The ultimate book of Saturday science : the very best backyard science experiments you can do yourself, Neil A. Downie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Simple but subtle : simple but not always easy to explain -- Surprisingly subtle : surprises galore in this maverick collection -- Simple secrets of the universe : fundamentals of the physical world uncovered in elegantly simple demonstrations -- Cloxotica : exotic clocks and oscillators : a cornucopia of unusual clocks -- Geekonomics : simpler than you might expect, and not just for geeks -- Mad, bad, and dangerous : projects that have hazards, although they can be minimized -- Great stuff : bigger projects that need space and larger parts
Control code
761850982
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 546 pages
Isbn
9780691149660
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2011050184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMSL: Jean Craighead George Children's Science Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)761850982
Label
The ultimate book of Saturday science : the very best backyard science experiments you can do yourself, Neil A. Downie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Simple but subtle : simple but not always easy to explain -- Surprisingly subtle : surprises galore in this maverick collection -- Simple secrets of the universe : fundamentals of the physical world uncovered in elegantly simple demonstrations -- Cloxotica : exotic clocks and oscillators : a cornucopia of unusual clocks -- Geekonomics : simpler than you might expect, and not just for geeks -- Mad, bad, and dangerous : projects that have hazards, although they can be minimized -- Great stuff : bigger projects that need space and larger parts
Control code
761850982
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 546 pages
Isbn
9780691149660
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2011050184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMSL: Jean Craighead George Children's Science Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)761850982

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