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Published by John Wiley in New York .
Written in English


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  • Science -- Study and teaching (Elementary),
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About the Edition

Presents over twenty experiments exploring energy transformations and how they affect the everyday world. The experiments are miniature versions of some the exhibits at the Exploratorium, San Francisco"s famed museum of science, art, and human perception.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Other titlesCool hot rod & other electrifying experiments on energy & matter, Cool hot rod
StatementPaul Doherty, Don Rathjen, and the Exploratorium Teacher Institute.
SeriesThe Exploratorium science snackbook series
ContributionsRathjen, Don., Exploratorium Teacher Institute (San Francisco, Calif.)
LC ClassificationsQ182.3 .D64 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 100 p. :
Number of Pages100
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1279092M
ISBN 100471115185
LC Control Number95010877

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