Atoms, Molecules, and States of Matter

Atoms, Molecules, and States of Matter

by Graham (EDT) Bateman
     
 

Everything in the Universe is made from matter, which exists in liquid, solid, or gaseous forms. In this book, part of a new series that introduces the essentials of chemistry, the detailed structure and properties of atoms (the building blocks of matter) are described, including how they bond to produce various types of molecules. Numerous explanatory diagrams,

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Everything in the Universe is made from matter, which exists in liquid, solid, or gaseous forms. In this book, part of a new series that introduces the essentials of chemistry, the detailed structure and properties of atoms (the building blocks of matter) are described, including how they bond to produce various types of molecules. Numerous explanatory diagrams, detailed features, and key "Science Words" enhance understanding of the basic science principles, and "Try This" panels outline experiments that can be undertaken as a first step to practical investigations.

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Children's Literature - Julia Beiker
At the top of a mountain, a person can look up at the sky or down below into the valleys what they both have in common would be that everything is made up of atoms or matter. Matter consists in properties of liquids, solids, or gases. This book takes a strong look at how atoms and molecules make up our world. On page seven, a simple diagram of the earth's insides explains what compounds comprise the individual layers while on the bottom of page fifteen an illustration demonstrates the discovery of atomic structure. The use of real life photos help to explain the chemical reaction in basic ice to the more deadly mushroom cloud of an atomic bomb, and the try this section gives the young scientist directions to use their scientific knowledge and household items to learn about why a bubble floats or sinks combine to make this book more appealing to a larger audience. The complex terminology gets explained in random colorful boxes found throughout the book so the reader does not have to stop and look in the back. The small and compact print may deter some readers into glancing more than reading the book so utilize the bold faced titles to find more relevant subject matter. This is one the "Facts at Your Fingertips: Introducing Chemistry" series. Reviewer: Julia Beiker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936333103
Publisher:
Brown Bear Books/Joe Hollander
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Series:
Facts at Your Fingertips: Introducing Chemistry Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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