700 Science Experiments for Everyone


Hardcover: 256 pagina's

Publisher: DoubleDay; 3de druk: 1964 (1958;  ISBN: 0385052758

  1. Some suggestions about the teaching of general science
  2. How to make some general pieces of equipment
  3. Plant Study
  4. Animal Study
  5. Rocks, soils, minerals and fossils
  6. Astronomy
  7. Air and air pressure
  8. Weather
  9. Water
  10. Machines
  11. Forces and inertia
  12. Sound
  13. Heat
  14. Magnetism
  15. Electricity
  16. Light
  17. The human body
  18. Some useful notes for teachers
  19. Some new tendencies in science teaching
  20. Books from a science master's library
  21. Periodicals for science teaching an sience club libraries
  22. Rocks and minerals
  23. Tables

At the end of World War II, the newly formed United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), noting the shortage of textbooks and teaching materials throughout much of the world, commissioned a book that would allow teachers to devise laboratory experiments with the most common of materials--candles, balls of paper, saucers, odd strands of twine. UNESCO's report grew into this fine and highly useful collection of experiments in the biological, geological, and atmospheric sciences. The experiments illustrate relatively simple facts--how static electricity can be concentrated, how liquids change to gases, how water is purified by passing through charcoal--with only minimal interpretation. It is therefore best used as a companion to a school primer or science encyclopedia. Now revised and updated, 700 Science Experiments for Everyone retains its emphasis on readily available materials, making this an especially useful resource for home-schoolers and for anyone with an urge to learn firsthand how the physical world works. --Gregory McNamee