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Repeat Famous Experiments of History

You don't have to be a famous scientist to discover why sounds get higher as they approach us .. or to divide a beam of white light into many colored rays.  All you need is simple equipment, available at home or school, to conduct experiments that illustrate the basic principles of machines, water, motion, light, air electricity, sound, radioactivity and bacteriology.  Nine scientific investigations originated by some of history's greatest scientists -- Archimedes, Galileo, Newton, Von Guericke, Faraday, Doppler, Curie, Fleming, and an anonyous Egyptian pyramid builder -- are included.  Each experiment is preceded by a brief sketch of its creator and his/her major accomplishments.