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Science is Magic: Amaze your Friends with Spectacular Science Experiments

Science is Magic: Amaze your Friends with Spectacular Science Experiments

Learn how to perform magic tricks and illusions using simple science experiments in this children's activity book for kids aged 7-9. Join Steve Mould, Amazon #1 bestselling author of How to be a Scientist to find out the secrets behind amazing magic tricks. Learn how to bend wate... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780241358269
Barcode 9780241358269
Published 19 March 2019 by Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Mould, Steve
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ISBN-13 9780241358269
ISBN-10 0241358264
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Imprint DK Children
Publication Date 19 March 2019
International Publication Date 7 March 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mould, Steve
Category Science
Technology & Applied Sciences
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 225mm
Height: 285mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 662g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
Library of Congress Science - Juvenile literature - Experiments, Magic tricks - Juvenile literature
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 507.8
Catalogue Code 961725

Description of this Book

Learn how to perform magic tricks and illusions using simple science experiments in this children's activity book for kids aged 7-9. Join Steve Mould, Amazon #1 bestselling author of How to be a Scientist to find out the secrets behind amazing magic tricks. Learn how to bend water with a balloon, how to create ghosts with mirrors, and how to turn water into juice! Packed with optical illusions, pranks, and fun facts - it's a must for any wannabe magician. Each trick is explained using step-by-step photography and the science behind each magic trick is explained clearly and simply. Interspersed throughout the book are profiles of famous magicians and illusionists such as Harry Houdini and David Blaine, and stories of how they used science when performing their most famous tricks. Kids will love impressing their friends and families with simple magic tricks that teach them valuable science lessons at the same time.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A unique insight into how 'magic' tricks work, and the scientific explanations and step by step guides are well written and clear. There's loads of content and activities to try; a firm favourite in the CS Reading Corner! * Creative Steps * Mould, who has penned a raft of well-loved titles, such as How to Be A Scientist and The Bacteria Book, has once again pulled off one of the best tricks of all - making science fun and easily accessible. * The Belfast Telegraph *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Steve Mould is a science presenter and comedian with a physics degree from the University of Oxford. He appears as the science expert on British television shows such as The One Show, Blue Peter, and The Alan Titchmarsh Show. He has a YouTube channel with more than 138,000 subscribers, and his videos regularly achieve hits in the hundreds of thousands. One of these videos (about self siphoning beads ) went viral worldwide, gaining more than 1.7 million hits and being mentioned in the New York Times and on the BBC. Scientists later discovered why it performed in the mysterious way it did and dubbed it The Mould Effect . In addition to this he presents a radio show on BBC Radio 4 and is part of a live comedy/science trio called Festival of the Spoken Nerd who performs at festivals and events.

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