Matter (Physical Science Series) (LIBRARY EDITION)

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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.

Explains how everything on Earth can be grouped into four states of matter and how matter can change from one state to another by applying heat or pressure. ...

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Overview

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.

Explains how everything on Earth can be grouped into four states of matter and how matter can change from one state to another by applying heat or pressure. Includes related activities.

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780836833614
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Series: Discovery Channel School Science Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: Library Edition
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 10.26 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Table of Contents

States of Matter 4
At-a-Glance
Shape Shifter 6
Q & A
All That Matter 8
Timeline
What a State I'm In! 10
Picture This
Matter of Fact 12
Almanac
The Story of "Good Air" 14
Eyewitness Account
Chill Out! 16
Scrapbook
Earthly Matters 18
Map
You, Matter 20
Virtual Voyage
The Legend of the Gold Crown and the Bathtub 22
Scientist's Notebook
Secrets of Matter 24
Amazing but True
The Case of the Stained-Glass Windows 26
Solve-It-Yourself Mystery
Plasma--Why It Matters 28
Heroes
Laughing Matters 30
Fun & Fantastic
Final Project: What's the Matter? 32
Your World, Your Turn
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