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Trick Your Friends with the Floating Bottle Trick or Genie in a Bottle

The Floating Bottle Trick or Genie in a Bottle is a guaranteed fun way to trick your friends using only items you can find around the house. The science magician displays a bottle and a short length of rope. She explains that according to…

Disappearing Glass - How Use the Index of Refraction to Create an Optical Miracle

Have you ever wanted to be a magician? Or do you want to impress your friends? All you need is a few Pyrex beakers, water, Wesson vegetable oil and Pyrex stir rods. The Wesson oil has the same index of refraction as a special kind of glass that…

Hooked on Learning - Jack Spangler’s Magic Trick

Jack is 8 years old and likes to perform (he must get that from his Mom). Three years ago, the owners of Frog Street Press invited Jack to accompany me to their amazing summer conference for teachers called SPLASH. I helped Jack perform his…