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Matter (Physical Science Series) (LIBRARY EDITION)
     

Matter (Physical Science Series) (LIBRARY EDITION)

by Sharon Yates (Editor)
 
A burning candle, a birthday cake, and lava exploding from a volcano are all marvels of matter; but then again, so are you. In Matter, Discovery Channel takes you on a tour of the different states of matter and describes what happens when matter changes from state to state.

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A burning candle, a birthday cake, and lava exploding from a volcano are all marvels of matter; but then again, so are you. In Matter, Discovery Channel takes you on a tour of the different states of matter and describes what happens when matter changes from state to state.

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Children's Literature
In 1620, "Flemish chemist Johann Baptista van Helmont measures the 'air' produced by burning wood�namely carbon dioxide....Van Helmont calls the shapeless substance chaos. He spells it 'gas,' because that is what chaos sounds like in his language. The name sticks." If you did not know that, you have lots to learn in this 32 page compendium of facts, anecdotes, insights, and ideas about matter in all its four states (gas, liquid, solid, and plasma). There is an interview with the element Oxygen, a mystery story in which chemistry identifies the stolen stained glass windows from Elixir Castle, and a partial reprise of Michael Faraday's The Chemical History of a Candle. Organized into a dozen independent essays, engagingly illustrated, and written to a higher standard than the average science book for kids, this one will inform and amuse just about anyone who reads it. Part of the "Discovery Channel Physical Science" series. 2003, Gareth Stevens Publishing,
— Michael Chabin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836833614
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Series:
Discovery Channel School Science Series
Edition description:
Library Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 10.26(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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