By Arabella B Buckley
Creation to the wonders of the actual international: sunbeams and the paintings they do, the aerial ocean within which we are living, a drop of water on its travels, the 2 nice sculptors-water and ice, the voices of nature and the way we listen them, the lifetime of a primrose, the historical past of a section of coal, bees within the hive, and bees and plant life. appropriate for a long time 10 and up.
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Look at the vivid flashes of lightning in a storm, and listen to the pealing thunder: and then tell me, by what machinery is all this wonderful work done? Man does none of it, neither could he stop it if he were to try; for it is all the work of those invisible forces or fairies whose acquaintance I wish you to make. Day and night, summer and winter, storm or calm, these fairies are at work, and we may hear them and know them, and make friends of them if we will. There is only one gift we must have before we can learn to know them—we must have imagination.
Yet if you wanted to have a light as strong as that of our sun, it would not be enough to make such a lime-ball as big as the sun is. No, you must make it as big as 146 suns, or more than 146,000,000 times as big as our earth, in order to get the right amount of light. Then you would have a tolerably good artificial sun; for we know that the body of the sun gives out an intense white light, just as the lime-ball does, and that , like it, it has an atmosphere of glowing gases round it. But perhaps we get the best idea of the mighty heat and light of the sun by remembering how few of the rays which dart out on all sides from this fiery ball can reach our tiny globe, and yet how powerful they are.
ARABELLA B. BUCKLEY Contents Preface Chapter I. How to Enter It; Use It; and Enjoy It Chapter II. Sunbeams, and the Work They Do Chapter III. The Aerial Ocean in Which We Live Chapter IV. A Drop of Water on its Travels Chapter V. The Two Great Sculptors—Water and Ice Chapter VI. The Voices of Nature, and How We Hear Them Chapter VII. The Life of a Primrose Chapter VIII. The History of a Piece of Coal Chapter IX. Bees in the Hive Chapter X. Bees and Flowers CHAPTER I Lecture I How To Enter It; How To Use It; and How To Enjoy It I HAVE promised to introduce you to-day to the fairy-land of science—a somewhat bold promise, seeing that most of you probably look upon science as a bundle of dry facts, while fairy-land is all that is beautiful, and full of poetry and imagination.
The Fairy-Land of Science by Arabella B Buckley