The Cat in the Box Explained

The Cat in the Box Explained


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Jerry Branson's Schrödinger is the second book in Early Learners Publishing's series Mom, I Wanna Be a Scientist. It is the parents guide to Samuel Branson's The Cat in the Box story of a father reading science stories to his two children struggling with homework. The father leads the children through experiments with sand, water, and light to see if light is made of pieces or waves. This explanation book prepares parents to read and answer questions their children may ask. They will be introduced to modern physics at the same time.

This book is a companion to the children's book The Cat in the Box, ISBN 0692316205, written by my son, Samuel Branson. His book is a light-hearted rhyming story book version of Schrödinger's Cat aimed at giving young children some experience in quantum physics to help them understand it when they are older. Recognizing that children ask questions and that not all parents have specific expertise in modern physics, I thought it would be a good idea to offer parents a set of explanations. It is important to understand that this is not meant to be a physics text book. There are many fine physics books available, and this isn't one of them. The purpose of The Cat in the Box is to give children some experience in quantum effects and an opportunity to ask questions about it. The purpose of The Cat in the Box Explained is to provide background for parents to answer to these questions and stimulate further interest and questions. We hope that as the curious child matures, she will steal her parent's copy and read the explanations herself.

Many adult scientific enthusiasts have also told me they thoroughly enjoyed the book, learning modern physics in a fun way. Engineers have especially liked this book.

This series aims to give children a strong scientific intuition so that when they grow up, they can become better scientists than we've seen before. For more information on this series, please see

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ISBN-13: 9780692325964
Publisher: Early Learners Publishing
Publication date: 01/18/2016
Series: Mom, I Wanna Be A Scientist , #2
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.43(d)

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