This volume, intended for elementary and middle school-aged children, includes a series of chemistry and science experiments presented as magic tricks. Each experiment outlines instructions for the completion of the experiment, an explanation of the science behind each experiment, and notes on safety precautions.
Alfred Carlton Gilbert (1884-1961) was an American inventor, athlete, magician, toy-maker, and businessman. Gilbert is best known as the inventor of the Erector Set and manufactured American Flyer Train. In 1909, Gilbert founded the A. C. Gilbert Company, an American toy company, once one of the largest in the world. The company produced chemistry sets, microscope kits, and a line of inexpensive reflector telescopes.
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Gilbert, A. C. (Alfred Carlton). “Gilbert Chemical Magic; A Presentation of Original and Famous Tricks in Conjuring Accomplished by the Use of Chemicals.” New Haven, Connecticut: A.C. Gilbert Company, circa 1920. QD43 .G45 1920. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/upl4n7s.
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Gilbert Chemical Magic; A Presentation of Original and Famous Tricks in Conjuring Accomplished by the Use of Chemicals
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