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Elements
     

Elements

by Lynn Van Gorp, Gorp
 

Everything in the universe is made of matter. Matter is made of tiny objects called atoms. There are many types of atoms. When atoms of the same type combine, the result is an element. Some elements, like silver and oxygen, are found in nature. Others are man-made. When combined, elements can form new substances. For more information on elements, read Antoine

Overview

Everything in the universe is made of matter. Matter is made of tiny objects called atoms. There are many types of atoms. When atoms of the same type combine, the result is an element. Some elements, like silver and oxygen, are found in nature. Others are man-made. When combined, elements can form new substances. For more information on elements, read Antoine Lavoisier: Founder of Modern Chemistry, another book in the Mission: Science series.

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Gr 4-6

Cregan discusses the structure of the atom, key scientists, cathode rays and electrons, radioactivity, and atom smashers. Lee describes the difference between plant and animal cells, and their contents; diffusion; and cell storage, movement, and reproduction. Van Gorp provides an overview of matter and the elements and how the latter combine to form compounds; ionic and covalent bonds; the periodic table of the elements; reactions; and mixtures and solutions. The books have open layouts and large, easy-to-read type. Boxed areas highlight key topics and individuals, and "Did You Know?" bubbles offer additional facts. Large eye-catching and colorful photographs and illustrations appear on every page. Each of the books includes a simple activity. For example, Cells provides instructions for using two magnifying glasses and a newspaper to create a light microscope, and Elements provides instructions for combining compounds to create a bouncy ball.-Maren Ostergard, King County Library System, Issaquah, WA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756539511
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Series:
Mission: Science Series
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 7.00(d)
Lexile:
IG800L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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