700 SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR EVERYONECOMPILED BY UNESCO
Would you like to create a cloud in a bottle? Prove that the earth spins? Run a telephone nextdoor? Keep a thriving ant colony? Weigh the atmosphere? Make your own soap? Identifyfossils?These are only a few of the more than 700 simple, safe, and exciting experiments that will helpyou to discover and understand many fascinating, scientific facts about the wonderful world inwhich we live. Some of these projects will take you no more than a single morning; others willkeep you and your friends busy for months, at home or at school.Compiled by a team of American, British, and French science instructors under the auspices of UNESCO in Paris, this latest edition features new sections on Optical Projection, Electricity, andChemistry, in addition to enlarged chapters on Astronomy, Magnetism, Geology, Physiology, andmany more! (continued on back flap) The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and CulturalOrganizationEach chapter offers approximately 50 related experiments, with brief, easy- to-follow instruc-tions and clear “how- to” diagrams. This edition also tells you exactly what materials you willneed for each experiment and where to get them. The materials are inexpensive and easy to find.Many are probably in your home or garage, and the others you can get at your neighborhoodmarket, drugstore, or hardware store.If you are curious about how things work, why they grow, how they live, and what they aremade of—in other words, if you have the same everyday curiosity that motivated such scientific pioneers as Archimedes, Galileo, Newton, and Darwin— 700 SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR EVERYONEis the book for you. For these experiments will not only answer practically everyquestion you might have on the natural and life sciences, they will teach you the scientific ap- proach to problems you may want to solve on your own and show you the methods for solvingthem. Above all, you will learn that the study of science can be exciting, useful—and lots of fun!
IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARENTS, TEACHERS, BOYS AND GIRLS
This book was originally prepared for use as an instruction manual by teachers, where a certainlevel of experience, precaution, and discretion are presumed.A number of experiments in this book, although totally safe if properly prepared and wiselyhandled, could prove dangerous to the inexperienced or careless experimenter. Any experimentinvolving fire or explosive reactions should be approached with the greatest of caution and protection.Be careful where you find or purchase materials so that you don’t end up using defective, andtherefore dangerous, materials.Good scientists are methodical and excruciatingly careful. Please be one. In the interest of safetyseveral experiments published in the original edition of this book have been deleted.