Kids' science book with aluminum cover
October 21, 2008 5:56 PM Subscribe
When I was a kid I had a wonderful science book that had an aluminum cover and lots of "experiments" inside. Does anyone know this book? Many thanks in advance.
posted by markcholden to society & culture (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
As I recall, it covered most of basic physical science -- everything from metallurgy (hence the aluminum cover) to the nature of light. Some specific subjects that I remember are the nature of waves, the quantum wave/particle duality, refraction, the electromagnetic spectrum, rainbows, and where aluminum comes from/how it's made. The book also had a section that talked about population growth, did a thought experiment with rabbits breeding on an island, and discussed the problem of world hunger via an "experiment" with packets of rice that were included in the book. Physically, it was spiral-bound and had an aluminum cover on the front (and maybe the back as well, but I don't remember for sure). That's about all I remember.