Explore Solids And Liquids!: With 25 Great Projects by Kathleen M. ReillyExplore Solids And Liquids!: With 25 Great Projects by Kathleen M. Reilly

Explore Solids And Liquids!: With 25 Great Projects

byKathleen M. ReillyIllustratorBryan Stone

Paperback | August 12, 2014

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For a kid, watching a solid turn into a liquid or a liquid into a gas is nothing short of magic. In Explore Solids and Liquids! With 25 Great Projects kids experience the wonder of different states of matter. They'll learn what matter is made of, how it can change, and how these interactions really work in our universe. With plenty of activities and projects, young readers gain a solid understanding of the matter they touch, see, feel, and experience every single day.As young readers discover the basic concepts and vocabulary of chemistry, they will experiment with household objects to discover how solids, liquids, and gases occupy space. Kids will dissolve solids into liquids and bring them back again, use salt and pepper to demonstrate water's surface tension, and fly helium-filled balloons to see what happens to molecules at different temperatures. Illustrated with cartoon illustrations and filled with fun facts, Explore Solids and Liquids! makes science entertaining and exciting. Explore Solids and Liquids! meets common core state standards in language arts for reading informational text and literary nonfiction and is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.
Kathleen Reilly has written several books for Nomad Press, including Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself ; The Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works ; Explore Weather and Climate! with 25 Projects ; and Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth's Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects. ...
Title:Explore Solids And Liquids!: With 25 Great ProjectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.2 inPublished:August 12, 2014Publisher:Nomad PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1619302373

ISBN - 13:9781619302372


Table of Contents

. Introduction: Matter Really Matters

. Chapter 1: Solids

. Chapter 2: Liquids

. Chapter 3: Gases

. Chapter 4: The Changing States of Matter

. Chapter 5: More Matter!

. Chapter 6: Mixtures and Compounds

. Glossary

. Resources

. Index

Editorial Reviews

Science Books & Films ++: Highly Recommended Children are often mesmerized by experiments that change the form of matter. With experience, they gain an understanding of the relationships among solids, liquids, and gases. The book provides background knowledge of gases, solids and liquids and then presents 25 simple experiments that can be complete with substances found in most kitchens. Clear directions for each experiment take the young scientist through a series of easy to follow steps. Many experiments conclude with an explanationof what happened and why. Experiments range from simple ones like Ice Fishing" to making ice cream called a "Frosty Treat." In each experiment or explanation, states of matter are changed by melting, cooling or freezing, vaporization, condensation, sublimation or deposition. The author creates engaging experiments that most children can do and incorporates a science notebook and worksheet to record observations. This provides a good structure for applying the scientific method. The artwork is simple, the pages are easy to read, and an impish character looking like a mad scientist is found throughout the book. Generally the vocabulary and concepts are within the range of elementary students. The author did an outstanding job of making the concepts of molecules and atoms understandable for an elementary student, and these concepts are critical to the discussion of density. Difficult content was developed in a logical sequence and there is a good flow of ideas and experiments within thebook. This book is an excellent resource for an elementary science classroom studying forms of matter. o Booklist :". . . The accessible text takes a friendly tone, providing ample background information and easily recognizable everyday examples. Cartoon illustrations, inset boxes with facts, and occasional jokes help keep readers engaged. Experimenters are asked to make predictions, try multiple variations, and record observations. . . This should provide inspiration and insights into scientific exploration for students, teachers, and budding mad scientists." o Library Media Connections :This introduction to basic chemistry investigates solids, liquids, and gases and how these forms of matter change and transform. With a frog-like creature with Albert Einsteins face as the guide, each chapter provides background material leading the reader to a series of well-constructed hands-on activities. . . This is an attractive presentation, easy to navigate, that encourages young readers to learn through text and experimentation."Recommended"