INVITATIONS TO SCIENCE INQUIRY by Tik Liem, 1981. A big fat book
of hundreds and hundreds of classroom science demonstrations in chem,
physics, etc. Detailed author's introduction on philosophy of Enthusiasm
and attitude in science teaching. ISBN:0-536-05768-0, Science Inquiry
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PROCEDURES IN EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS, by J. Strong The classic book
for the advanced amateur. Get one at any cost! Avail. from LINDSAY PUBLICATIONS
THE ART OF SCIENCE:The Art of Science : A Practical Guide to
Experiments, Observations, and Handling Data, J. Carr
MAGNETIC MEASUREMENTS, with info on building all sorts of
magnetometers and instrumentation. From Magnetic Research, $20.00
BUILDING SCIENTIFIC APPARATUS: A Practical Guide to Design and
Construction by Moore, Davis, and Greer Mechanical design, working
with glass, vacuum techniques, designing and building electronic
equipment. Adds to Strong's "Procedures.." above. Avail. from LINDSAY PUBLICATIONS
BUILDING YOUR OWN HOME SCIENCE LAB An old classic, great for
STRING AND STICKY TAPE EXPERIMENTS
by Ronald Edge, AAPT, 1981.
From Publications Dept., 5112 Berwyn Rd. College Park, MD 20740. Large
collection of physics demos and experiments with no exotic materials or
(Sixth Edition), Paul Hewitt, Scott, Foresman,
1987. The best physics textbook I know. Entirely non-math, heavily
illustrated with photos and the author's cartoons. I push this one on
friends who are interested in physics but don't know where to start.
SEEING THE LIGHT by David Falk, Dieter Brill, and David Stork,
Wiley, 1986. An amazing compendium of all of optical science. Heavy on
the conceptual/qualitative side, with occasional stories and bits of
twisted humor. If you want to teach yourself optics from scratch, this
book you must have.
THE FLYING CIRCUS OF PHYSICS WITH ANSWERS by Jearl Walker, John
THINKING PHYSICS by Lewis Carroll Epstein, Insight Press, 1986
Illustrated multiple-choice conceptual physics problems related to the
real world - with solutions. This is one of those "secret books"
recommended by the student grapevine...
TURNING THE WORLD INSIDE-OUT by Robert Ehrlich, Princeton
University Press, 1990
PHYSICS BOOKLIST from
Kids Books, Dewey Decimal 507
SAS Index of Sci Am Amateur Science column (excellent!)
NEWS FLASH: Dr. Shawn Carlson, founder and head of the Society for Amateur Scientists, is taking over SciAm's AMATEUR SCIENTIST column beginning in October. And the SAS Website is being completely overhauled in preparation!
ELECTROSTATIC MOTORS, by Dr. Oleg Jefimenko Order from: Electret Scientific Co. PO Box 4132 Star City, W. VA 26505 ELECTROSTATICS, by A.D. Moore By the grand old man of electrostatics. Great book, has the Di-Rod generator construction project. Find it in libraries. Article: ELECTROSTATIC MOTORS YOU CAN BUILD (by Dr. Jefimenko) Popular Science magazine, April 1971, May 1971 ELECTROSTATICS HANDBOOK, by Charles Green Howard W. Sams Co., 1973, #21023 ISBN: 0-672-21023-1 Numerous projects, including Kelvin Thunderstorm, VandeGraaff, e-motors. NATURE'S ELECTRICITY, by Charles K. Adams 1987, Tab Books Inc. ISBN: 0-8306-2769-3(pbk.) STATIC ELECTRICITY, by J. H. Pepper 1889, J. B. Lippincott Reprinted by Lindsay Publications DESCHANEL'S STATIC ELECTRICTY, by A. Privat Deschanel 1884 D. Appleton Co. Reprinted by Lindsay Publications Some electrostatics books available from International Tesla Society, PO Box 5636, Colorado Springs, CO 80931, 719-475-0918: - THE DESIGN & CONST. OF VANDEGRAAFF ELECTROSTATIC GENERATORS by K. Scott - FUNDAMENTALS OF APPLIED ELECTROSTATICS by J. M. Crowley - HOMEMADE LIGHTNING by R.A. Ford (has Wimshurst plans) - SECRETS OF BUILDING ELECTROSTATIC LIGHTNING BOLT GENERATORS by W. Noon (Wimshurst machine) - THE INFLUENCE MACHINE, HOW TO MAKE IT, HOW TO USE IT, by J. Wimshurst several others...
Tab Books They carry several books on kid's science Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214 experiments. LINDSAY PUBLICATIONS Inc. Incredible catalog of books on obscure P.O. Box 538 science and mechanic techniques, "obsolete" Bradley, IL 60915-0538 technology, Tesla, Stong's books, casting, fireworks, embalming, soda pop, etc. Get off your butt and get on their mailing list!