Elements and Compounds

Elements and Compounds

by Kirsten Weir

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Children's Literature - Colleen Kessler
Part of the "Why Chemistry Matters" series, this book takes a complex subject and breaks it down into manageable chunks of text and photographs. The topics covered include information about the periodic table, hydrogen, metals, and how the elements go together to form compounds—all integral to the chemistry curricula taught in the middle school science classroom. There are interesting facts presented throughout the book to keep kids reading. Did you know that Dmitri Mendeleyev left blank spaces on the periodic table when he created it in 1869? He predicted that eventually new elements would be discovered that fit in the specific spaces he left blank. Scientists have since discovered elements that fit exactly where Mendeleyev predicted they would! This book also includes some fun experiments that at-home scientists can try. On top of the great information found in this book, it features a user-friendly glossary, index, and web-finder. Kids can look up difficult words, find specific information quickly, and locate web sources where they can learn more about chemistry. Reviewer: Colleen Kessler

Product Details

Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
Why Chemistry Matters Series
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.30(d)
IG840L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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