THE OPTICS BOOK by Shar Levine


Fun Experiments with Light, Vision and Color
Age Range: 8 - 12
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A clever and informative book for budding scientists interested in the field of optics, the science that studies light, vision, and optical instruments. This manual of “fun” experiments begins with a note to parents and teachers, then moves on to safety tips, then a list of materials needed for the experiments that explore the properties of light and color: light rays and reflection, the speed of light and refraction, polarization, and more. More valuable than the activities are the diagrams and explanations, including follow-up sections called “What Happened.” Levine and Johnstone also aptly present an analysis of various optical instruments, including the radiometer, periscopes, telescopes, microscopes, cameras, etc. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-8069-9947-0
Page count: 80pp
Publisher: Sterling
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 15th, 1999