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The Magic Letter – a STEM story book

the magic letter STEM science experimentIn The Magic Letter, a mystery letter from a friend results in a problem-solving exercise and provides a fun science experiment. Find out how to write a secret message in this fun STEM story book.

Author: Aaquib Jaleel, Illustrator: Shreya Sen

 

 

 

 

Text from The Magic Letter

Ijas lives in Haryana and Vikram lives in Andhra Pradesh. Even though they live so far away from each other, they are best friends.

Not long ago, Ijas and Vikram had been neighbours.
The two boys had loved playing cricket, solving riddles, and eating biryani. They had celebrated everything together, from birthdays to festivals.

Ijas had been sad when his best friend moved away, but Vikram’s letters always cheered him up.

He LOVED solving the puzzles that Vikram sent.

<End of sample text from The Magic Letter>

Experiment from The Magic Letter

How to create your own magic letter

Method:
A paintbrush
1. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a bowl.
2. Add a few drops of water. Stir well.
3. Dip the paintbrush into the lemon juice mix and write your message on the sheet of paper.
4. Allow the invisible ink to dry.
5. Share your secret message with a friend! The message will be revealed only when the paper is heated with a candle or a warm light bulb.
Have fun!

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