Fireworks

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Lerner Publications, Jan 1, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
Fireworks make any celebration a major event. Oohs and aahs accompany the spectacular light and sound show. But fireworks have a secret. Behind the fire and aerial displays is a lot of science. "Where's the Science Here?" answers the question for fireworks and reveals that they are more amazing than you ever imagined! Book jacket.
 

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If the title alone doesn’t capture readers’ attention, the colorful pictures on the front cover and throughout the book probably will. Cobb focuses on the history of fireworks, starting with ways to ... Read full review

Contents

Youll Get a Bang Out of This
7
Playing with Fire
9
Black Powder
14
Cannons and Mortars
21
Exploding Shells
25
Colors in the Sky
32
Timing the Explosions
36
Avoiding Nasty Surprises
40
The Names of Fireworks
45
Key Words
46
Index
47
About the AuthorAbout the Photographer
48
Back Cover
50
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Vicki Cobb is a pro at explaining the cohesive and adhesive properties of water. but she can never seem to remember that plants like water too! She finally had to decorate her home with artificial plants to keep from killing the live ones.

Ever since Science Experiments You Can Eat, Vicki Cobb has been delighting children, parents, and teachers with the fun of making science discoveries. Now, with the new Science Play series, she sets her sights on the youngest children. who are natural scientists and are always experimenting. Vicki Cobb and her husband divide their time between their homes in White Plains, New York. and Manchester, Vermont.

Rabbi Michael Gold serves as spiritual leader of Temple Beth Torah in Tamarac, Florida. Previously, he served congregations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Upper Nyack, New York. Rabbi Gold is the author of three previous books: And Hannah Wept, Does God Belong in the Bedroom? and God, Love, Sex and Family. He has lectured throughout the country and in Europe on sexual ethics, infertility and adoption, family relations and finding a mission in life. His weekly spiritual message goes to hundreds of readers throughout the world. Rabbi Gold can be reached through his web site at www.rabbigold.com.

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