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Chemistry Investigate the Matter That Makes Up Your World by Carla Mooney

Chemistry Investigate the Matter That Makes Up Your World

Written by Carla Mooney
Illustrated by Samuel Carbaugh
Part of the Inquire and Investigate Series

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Chemistry Investigate the Matter That Makes Up Your World by Carla Mooney

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.


Praise for Chemistry: Investigate the Matter that Makes Up Your World 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. 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. 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--atoms and elements--before layering on additional topics over the remaining pages... 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. Brandon S. Chance, M.S., CCHO Associate Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Office of Risk Management, Southern Methodist University ... a fantastic book and a great starting point to introduce young, budding scientists to the world of chemistry. The topics are explained very well and the experiments are easy for parents and their children to do together. Praise for other books by Carla Mooney: The Brain: Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head Amazon #1 Hot New Release in Teen & Young Adult Biology Books Eric Chudler, Executive Director, Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering Clear writing and colorful graphics make The Brain: Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head a terrific resource for young learners interested in learning about those three pounds of tissue in our heads. Margaret A.B. Sheridan, Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School This excellent book not only contains clear and accurate information about neuroscience, but also provides fun activities for children to engage with as they explore the brain! ... I just wish books like this existed when I was growing up! Nick Spitzer, Director, Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind ... An excellent introduction.The text is engaging and lucid, the illustrations are fun, and cool activities are introduced to give students hands-on experience and tests of brain function. Chapters discuss the developing brain, memory and learning, the healthy brain, and much more. Highly recommended! Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA Booklist

About the Author

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 and Ballistics, and The Brain: Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head . Her work has appeared in many magazines including Highlights, Faces, and Learning Through History. Carla lives in Pittsburgh, PA. Samuel Carbaugh is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator. He has illustrated several books for Nomad Press, including Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation and Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future. Most recently he wrote and illustrated Comics: Investigate the History and Technology of American Cartooning. He works with many colleges and companies to create informational comics and illustrations. Sam lives in Grand Rapids, MI.

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128 pages
Interest Age: From 12


Carla Mooney
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Publication date

26th May 2016



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