The optics book : fun experiments with light, vision & color

by Levine, Shar, 1953-

Format: Print Book 1998
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Oversize j q 507.8 LEV
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Oversize
 
Call Number  j q 507.8 LEV
 
 
Summary
What could be more important than light? It makes plants grow; gives us food; lets us see bright, beautiful colors; and provides warmth. But to grasp the nature of light--and vision--we must understand optics. These delightful hands-on experiments vividly demonstrate the workings of absorption, reflection, refraction, and more. Toast marshmallows by the sun's intense heat. Create a "ray box," and view the entire spectrum through a water prism, and a rainbow in soap bubbles. Or try filters to really see the world through rose-colored glasses! Along with a materials list, the book includes safety instructions, explanations of the scientific principles underlying each experiment, a note on color blindness, and a glossary. The authors both live in Vancouver, British Columbia. 80 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10. NEW IN PAPERBACK
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4^-7. This large-format book leads readers through a series of science activities that explore light. Topics covered in the six chapters include light rays, reflection, refraction, color, polarization, vision, and optical instruments. Illustrated in full color with cartoonlike drawings and diagrams as well as photographs of equipment and results, the pages have a more inviting look than most books of science projects. The description of each suggested activity includes a brief introduction, a list of materials, step-by-step directions, and a commentary on "what happened." Yes, much of the material here is available in other books, but the attractive format will make it an appealing choice for students. --Carolyn Phelan"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Optics -- Juvenile literature.
Optics -- Experiments -- Juvenile literature.
Color -- Experiments -- Juvenile literature.
Optical instruments -- Juvenile literature.
Optics -- Experiments.
Color -- Experiments.
Experiments.
Optical instruments.
Publisher New York :Sterling Pub. Co.,1998
Contributors Johnstone, Leslie.
Coons, Jason.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 80 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 0806999470
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