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Science is Magic Learn how to perform magic tricks and illusions using simple science experiments in this children's activity book for kids aged 7 9 Join science presenter Steve Mould #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 make a glass beaker disappear in oil and wow your friends with levitating tinselEach magic trick is explained using step by step photography with the science behind each one described clearly and simply Plus interspersed throughout the book you'll find out how legendary magicians and illusionists such as Harry Houdini used science when performing their most famous tricksKids will love impressing their friends and families with simple magic tricks that teach them valuable science lessons at the same time Packed with optical illusions and fun facts Science is Magic is a must for any wannabe scientist or magician

10 thoughts on “Science is Magic

  1. Sophie Crane Sophie Crane says:

    There are many of scientific education books of this type available for kids – and it’s nice to see one that pitches the levels just about right making it attractive and fascinating without delving too deeply into the physicsThere are over 40 examples given About half of these are “magic” little non messy experiments using common household items with mostly excellent visual results that will produce a “wow” of appreciation from young minds The rest give an easily assimilated account of apparently inexplicable but natural occurrences such as the mysterious “Solar Wind” producing the aurora borealis and how magicians and showmen like Houdini performed their tricksThis book also exposes some of the old superstitions and nonsense that have puzzled an unsuspecting public for generations The basic explanations of Newtonian physics optics surface tension osmosis the effects of pressure differences etc are well within the range of most enuiring young minds However it would be nicer and helpful to go through the book with an adult to clear up any misconceptionsOverall this is a very informative and educational book for kids

  2. Janet Janet says:

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸 Discover the astounding science behind illusions and magic tricks in this book for kids ages 7 9Join comedian and author Steve Mould to find out the scientific 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 this book is a must have for any aspiring scientist or magician And the two aren't as different as you might thinkKids will love impressing their friends and families with simple magic tricks that teach them valuable science lessons at the same time 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 tricksScience is Magic is the perfect addition to any classroom or library STEAM or STEM bookshelvesI am NOT a science person despite my love for Interstellar and The Martian and library science is hard to explain to kids as it isn't a laboratory kind of thing it's of an organization thing That said I learned stuff from this book that I wish I had learned by reading this when I was a kid The science behind the magic is a phenomenon and it teaches other skills and understanding to kids who are in the STEMSTREAM programs This book is a MUST for every library from primary school up to high school so that people like me who are short sciencemath credits can maybe learn something that they need to know in a fun wayand ones that don't blow up the lab or your mom's kitchenAs always I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis outside of their incessant use by Millennials on Instagram and Twitter so let's give it 🔬 🔬 🔬 🔬 🔬  NOTE I cannot link this review to LinkedIn there is something wrong with the linkingprogramming and it will not happen

  3. Shane Harcombe Shane Harcombe says:

    A fun and engaging book that will both have kids eager to try out tricks on their parents friends also explains the science behind it Reminded me of the 10 Bets you will win series of videos by Richard Wiseman and uirkology

  4. Smart Bookaholics Inc Bookstore Smart Bookaholics Inc Bookstore says:

    Guys this book should be in schools and libraries for sure Kids are going to love this and the fun experiments Thank you netgalley for the free arc in exchange for an honest review

  5. Alicia Bayer Alicia Bayer says:

    This is an informative and entertaining book for kids that will teach them science and give them some fun magic tricks It even goes into the explanations behind strange and supernatural seeming natural phenomena like the Northern Lights There are lots of simple science and magic tricks and I tried one on my two youngest kids making their fingers supposedly become magnetic and pull towards each other Mould also debunks things like crystals and water dowsing but I'm not sure that I agree with him that anything that we can't explain can't be real My husband told me about dowsing years ago and I set out to prove him wrong because I was sure it was hogwash Our little handmade dowsing rod found water below us even though I didn't know in advance where it was I couldn't explain it I was the one holding the dowsing rod and I didn't believe in it but it did seem to work Mould points out that they used dowsing to find the best place to drill wells and just says that science has never found an explanation for why it would work so he says it can't be true Science still can't explain why anesthesia works either but I'll still choose that when I have surgery In any case this is a brightly illustrated fun book for kids of all ages are sure to enjoyMy rating system1 hated it2 it was okay3 liked it4 really liked it5 love it plan to purchase andor would buy it again if it was lostI read a temporary digital ARC of the book for the purpose of review

  6. Seema Rao Seema Rao says:

    Hilarious Surprising Cleartl;dr As if David Copperfield the magician and Bill Nye wrote a children's how to book We all have those brilliant little kooks in our lives the ones with big laughs and insatiable curiosity This book is for them Each spread shows the hows and whys of sort of funny science experiments like disappearing glass or non drip punctured bags I have read many of these science how to books and most go over the same old things This book does have some of those like the red cabbage dye But most projects are different and the approach to all is really clear and amusing I am excited to purchase the book for the big nerds in my family Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC in exchange of an honest review

  7. Amanda Amanda says:

    Full of amazing magic meets science OR science meets magicnow I'm not actually sure which one comes first? What really matters is this gives amazing clear and fun ways to do tricks and discover things Great photo illustrationsps So THAT'S how David Copperfield made the Statue of Liberty disappear

  8. Great Books Great Books says:

    Explore the magic of science and the science of magic Learn the secrets and scientific principals behind amazing magic tricks and optical illusions and discover how famous magicians and illusionists use science for their most popular tricks Reviewer 14

  9. MaryLibrarianOH MaryLibrarianOH says:

    A fun mix of science and magic for kids to experiment Warnings for when adult assistance is reuired

  10. Breanne Gibson Breanne Gibson says:

    Thank you DK and NetGalley for the review copy of Science is Magic This collection of magic tricks that really examples of scientific concepts is a lot of fun These are the types of projects we would do at our local makerspace that don't feel like learning There are a wide variety of concepts covered in this book and I like that the sidebar explains the science behind each trick It reminds me a bit of the TV show Outrageous Acts of Science The excellent anecdotal information added in throughout the book is a fun way to increase interest as well

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