Candy Experiments

Author: Loralee Leavitt

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449418376

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Candy is more than a sugary snack. With candy, you can become a scientific detective. You can test candy for secret ingredients, peel the skin off candy corn, or float an “m” from M&M’s. You can spread candy dyes into rainbows, or pour rainbow layers of colored water. You'll learn how to turn candy into crystals, sink marshmallows, float taffy, or send soda spouting skyward. You can even make your own lightning. Candy Experiments teaches kids a new use for their candy. As children try eye-popping experiments, such as growing enormous gummy worms and turning cotton candy into slime, they’ll also be learning science. Best of all, they’ll willingly pour their candy down the drain. Candy Experiments contains 70 science experiments, 29 of which have never been previously published. Chapter themes include secret ingredients, blow it up, sink and float, squash it, and other fun experiments about color, density, and heat. The book is written for children between the ages of 7 and 10, though older and younger ages will enjoy it as well. Each experiment includes basic explanations of the relevant science, such as how cotton candy sucks up water because of capillary action, how Pixy Stix cool water because of an endothermic reaction, and how gummy worms grow enormous because of the water-entangling properties.
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Candy Experiments 2

Author: Loralee Leavitt

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449465919

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Following the success of the first Candy Experiments, this all-new collection presents more ways to destroy store-bought candy and learn some science in the process. Candy Experiments 2 delivers fun science facts from the perspective of a real mom in the kitchen doing crazy things with brand-name store-bought candy. Marshmallows, cotton candy, Pixy Stix, Jawbreakers, Pop Rocks, gummi candy, chocolate, and even soda provide good excuses to get destructive in the kitchen. Do Peeps dissolve when you drop them into very hot water? Can you make gummi candy disappear in water? What happens to cotton candy when you dip it in oil? Candy Experiments 2 is full of new ideas for learning science through candy. Each experiment includes basic explanations of the relevant science. The book is written for children between the ages of 7 and 10, though older and younger ages will enjoy it as well.
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Big Rock Candy Mountains

Author: Drew Temperante

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1632905051

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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This traditional song from the Great Depression describes good times. Revised for children.
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Science Experiments That Explode and Implode

Fun Projects for Curious Kids

Author: Jodi Wheeler-Toppen

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429662506

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4680

"Provides step-by-step instructions for science projects using household materials and explains the science behind the experiments"--
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Chemistry Experiments

Author: Louis V. Loeschnig,Dave Garbot

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402721595

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 8823

Provides instructions for chemistry experiments using common household items, including working with air and water, salt and sugar, crystals, foods and other commercial products, and carbon dioxide.
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Experiments in General Chemistry

Author: 國立臺灣大學化學系

Publisher: 國立臺灣大學出版中心

ISBN: 9789860176599

Category: Chemistry

Page: 212

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Die Weisheit der Vielen

Warum Gruppen klüger sind als Einzelne und wie wir das kollektive Wissen für unser wirtschaftliches, soziales und politisches Handeln nutzen können.

Author: James Surowiecki

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864705142

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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Publikumsjoker sticht Expertenmeinung. Mit unverstelltem Blick untersucht der amerikanische Autor das Phänomen der Gruppe und ihrer klugen Entscheidungen, wenn die richtigen Voraussetzungen gegeben sind. Eine aufschlussreiche, unterhaltsame Lektüre und zugleich ein kraftvoller Kontrapunkt zur gegenwärtigen Diskussion um Eliten und einzelne Meinungsführer. "Die Weisheit der Vielen" ist faszinierend, es ist eines jener Bücher, die die Welt auf den Kopf stellen.
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Candy Bites

The Science of Sweets

Author: Richard W. Hartel,AnnaKate Hartel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461493838

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 269

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This delicious new book reveals the fascinating science behind some of our favorite candies. If you’ve ever wondered how candy corn is made or whether Baby Ruth bars really float, as in the movie Caddy shack, then this engaging collection of food for thought is guaranteed to satisfy your hunger for knowledge. As well as delving into candy facts and myths such as the so-called ‘sugar high’ and the long history of making sweetmeats, the authors explore the chemistry of a candy store full of famous treats, from Tootsie Rolls to Pixy Styx and from Jawbreakers to Jordan Almonds. They reveal what makes bubble gum bubbly and why a Charleston Chew is so chewy. Written in an engaging, accessible and humorous style that makes you laugh as you learn, Candy Bites doesn’t shy away from the hard facts or the hard questions, about candy. It tackles the chemistry of hydrocolloids in gummy bears alongside the relationship between candy and obesity and between candy and dental cavities. The chapters open a window on the commercial and industrial chemistry of candy manufacture, making this book a regular Pez dispenser of little-known, yet captivating factoids.
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Revisiting Wertheimer's Seminars

Author: Abraham S. Luchins,Edith Hirsch Luchins

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838712276

Category: Social psychology

Page: 1040

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These two volumes reconstruct the interdisciplinary seminars conducted by Max Wertheimer at the New School for Social Research during the years 1936 to 1942.
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Experiments in Economics

Playing fair with money

Author: Ananish Chaudhuri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134023901

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Are humans fair by nature? Why do we often willingly trust strangers or cooperate with them even if those actions leave us vulnerable to exploitation? Does this natural inclination towards fairness or trust have implications in the market-place? Traditional economic theory would perhaps think not, perceiving human interaction as self-interested at heart. There is increasing evidence however that social norms and norm-driven behaviour such as a preference for fairness, generosity or trust have serious implications for economics. This book provides an easily accessible overview of economic experiments, specifically those that explore the role of fairness, generosity, trust and reciprocity in economic transactions. Ananish Chaudhuri approaches a variety of economic issues and problems including: Pricing by firms Writing labour contracts between parties Marking voluntary contributions to charity, Addressing issues of environmental pollution, Providing micro-credit to small entrepreneurs, Resolving problems of coordination failure in organizations. The book discusses how norm-driven behaviour can often lead to significantly different outcomes than those predicted by economic theories and these findings should in turn cause us to re-think how we approach economic analysis and policy. Assuming no prior knowledge of economics and containing a variety of examples, this reader friendly volume will be perfect reading for people from a wide range of backgrounds including students and policy-makers. The book should appeal to economics undergraduates studying experimental economics, microeconomics or game theory as well as students in social psychology, organizational behaviour, management and other business related disciplines.
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The Social Experiments of Dorie Dilts

The School for Cool

Author: P.G. Kain

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416935207

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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While attending a summer academy, Dorie decides to conduct her own social experiment and gives "cool" lessons to her overbearing lab leader, a geek named Igor, in order to set him up with her beautiful roommate, an actress named Tiffany.
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Behavioral Finance and Wealth Management

How to Build Optimal Portfolios That Account for Investor Biases

Author: Michael M. Pompian

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118046319

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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"Pompian is handing you the magic book, the one that reveals your behavioral flaws and shows you how to avoid them. The tricks to success are here. Read and do not stop until you are one of very few magicians." —Arnold S. Wood, President and Chief Executive Officer, Martingale Asset Management Fear and greed drive markets, as well as good and bad investment decision-making. In Behavioral Finance and Wealth Management, financial expert Michael Pompian shows you, whether you're an investor or a financial advisor, how to make better investment decisions by employing behavioral finance research. Pompian takes a practical approach to the science of behavioral finance and puts it to use in the real world. He reveals 20 of the most prominent individual investor biases and helps you properly modify your asset allocation decisions based on the latest research on behavioral anomalies of individual investors.
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Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments

From Boiling Ice and Exploding Soap to Erupting Volcanoes and Launching Rockets, 30 Inventive Experiments to Excite the Whole Family!

Author: Mike Adamick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440570787

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

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The science behind, "But, why?" Don't get caught off guard by your kids' science questions! You and your family can learn all about the ins and outs of chemistry, biology, physics, the human body, and our planet with Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments. From Rock Candy Crystals to Magnetic Fields, each of these fun science projects features easy-to-understand instructions that can be carried out by even the youngest of lab partners, as well as awesome, full-color photographs that guide you through each step. Complete with 30 interactive experiments and explanations for how and why they work, this book will inspire your family to explore the science behind: Chemistry, with Soap Clouds Biology, with Hole-y Walls Physics, with Straw Balloon Rocket Blasters Planet Earth, with Acid Rain The Human Body, with Marshmallow Pulse Keepers Best of all, every single one of these projects can be tossed together with items around the house or with inexpensive supplies from the grocery store. Whether your kid wants to create his or her own Mount Vesuvius or discover why leaves change colors in the fall, Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments will bring out the mad scientists in your family--in no time!
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Counterfactual Thought Experiments in World Politics

Logical, Methodological, and Psychological Perspectives

Author: Philip E. Tetlock,Aaron Belkin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691027913

Category: History

Page: 344

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Political scientists often ask themselves what might have been if history had unfolded differently: if Stalin had been ousted as General Party Secretary or if the United States had not dropped the bomb on Japan. Although scholars sometimes scoff at applying hypothetical reasoning to world politics, the contributors to this volume--including James Fearon, Richard Lebow, Margaret Levi, Bruce Russett, and Barry Weingast--find such counterfactual conjectures not only useful, but necessary for drawing causal inferences from historical data. Given the importance of counterfactuals, it is perhaps surprising that we lack standards for evaluating them. To fill this gap, Philip Tetlock and Aaron Belkin propose a set of criteria for distinguishing plausible from implausible counterfactual conjectures across a wide range of applications. The contributors to this volume make use of these and other criteria to evaluate counterfactuals that emerge in diverse methodological contexts including comparative case studies, game theory, and statistical analysis. Taken together, these essays go a long way toward establishing a more nuanced and rigorous framework for assessing counterfactual arguments about world politics in particular and about the social sciences more broadly.
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