Chemistry: Investigate The Matter That Makes Up Your World by Carla MooneyChemistry: Investigate The Matter That Makes Up Your World by Carla Mooney

Chemistry: Investigate The Matter That Makes Up Your World

byCarla MooneyIllustratorSamuel Carbaugh

Paperback | May 10, 2016

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Have you ever wondered what makes up everything in the world around you? Or what exactly is the difference between solids, liquids, and gases? Have you wanted to know what causes two substances to react or change? Chemistry: Investigate the Matter that Makes Up Your World introduces readers 12 through 15 to the fascinating world of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Learn how these molecules combine to form ordinary objects such as the chair you're sitting on, the water in your glass, even you! Through hands-on, investigative projects, readers delve into the world of chemical reactions and changing matter, learning how these principles are used in many areas of science, from biochemistry to nuclear science.Combining hands-on science inquiry with chemistry, mathematics, and biology, projects include building models of molecules and bonds, identifying acids and bases, investigating the effect of temperature on reaction rate, and observing how a chemical reaction from vinegar, water, and bleach can accelerate the rusting of steel. Chemistry offers entertaining illustrations and fascinating sidebars to illuminate the topic and engage readers further, plus integrates a digital learning component by providing links to primary sources, videos, and other relevant websites.
Carla Mooney is the author of several books for young readers including Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation, The Industrial Revolution: Investigate How Science and Technology Changed the World, Explore Rivers and Ponds! With 25 Projects, Rocketry: Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets ...
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Title:Chemistry: Investigate The Matter That Makes Up Your WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.27 inPublished:May 10, 2016Publisher:Nomad PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1619303655

ISBN - 13:9781619303652

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Table of Contents


. Timeline

. Introduction: Chemistry Matters!

Converting Units

. Chapter 1: Atoms, Elements, and the Periodic Table

Three-Dimensional Atom

Using the Periodic Table

. Chapter 2: States of Matter: Gases, Liquids, and Solids

Measuring Mass

Using Density to Identify Unknown Metals,

Identify Metal Ions With a Flame Test

. Chapter 3: Changing States of Matter

Boiling Point of Water

Explore Evaporation and Condensation

. Chapter 4: Compounds, Mixtures, and Solutions

Element, Compound, or Mixture?

Separating Mixtures with Chromatography

. Chapter 5: Chemical Reactions

Foaming Chemical Reactions

Calculating Molar Mass

. Chapter 6: Acids and Bases

Acid or Base?

. Chapter 7: The Nucleus and Radioactivity

Creating a Fission Model

. Chapter 8: Other Branches of Chemistry

Build a Homemade Battery

Glossary

Metric Conversions

Resources

Essential Questions

Index

Editorial Reviews

National Science Teachers Association: Chemistry is a short but sweet book that packs a powerful punch of learning about matter on every page. . . Chemistry is a very readable, motivating, and highly interactive resource designed to promote a love of learning about the world of matter for any middle school student." Booklist : ". . .Designed to help stimulate interest in science, this volume presents the material in a methodical but varied and interesting manner, beginning with the basic building blocks." SWON Libraries Consortium :". . . The text is colorful, engaging and concise while appealing to multiple types of learners through visuals, text and additional activities. . . .Recommended for purchase in public and school libraries for grades 6-9. This text would also be a stellar classroom resource for many teachers." Children's Literature Atomic theory, the Periodic Table, states of matter, acid and base chemistry, and nuclear chemistry are just a few of the topics explored in this concise overview of general chemistry. Well-written, scientifically accurate descriptions provide a useful impression of each topic, without overwhelming the reader with too much scientific jargon. School Library Journal : ". . . Those with a science bent will find the information easily accessible and concise, while those with little interest will be drawn to the colorful graphic illustrations and highlighted sidebars. The experiments provided will inspire and encourage further discovery of the world of science." School Library Connection :". . . This is a unique reference resource for upper elementary through high school students that want to learn more about the subject. Recommended.""