Metals

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Metals are a huge group of materials. This book tells you everything you need to know about them. There are loads of photos and facts. This will help you to get to grips with the topic and find answers quickly. Includes exiting photos, bite-sized chunks of information, and tips for further research that will help with your homework.
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Overview

Metals are a huge group of materials. This book tells you everything you need to know about them. There are loads of photos and facts. This will help you to get to grips with the topic and find answers quickly. Includes exiting photos, bite-sized chunks of information, and tips for further research that will help with your homework.
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Editorial Reviews

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The gold, silver and bronze medals of the Olympics are all made of metal as was the burning torch that traveled underwater in the 2000 games "thanks to the metal magnesium." "Glass is given different colors by adding metal." Factoids like these make the reader want to discover more. The young chemist will delight in the simple descriptions and numerous photographs about alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, and transition metals. Most metals are found in ores. The mining of ores of gold, copper, iron, lead, mercury and zinc is discussed as well as the process of removing metals from their ores by smelting, roasting or electrolysis. A spread about alloys tells the reader what elements best combine with metals to make their properties stronger or more valuable. Even the latest discovery is mentioned, the shape memory alloy. In the conclusion the author highlights recycling. The photographic presentation adds value and space to each page, making the amount of information presented in the text very manageable. Annotated websites and search strategies are included. It is helpful that new chemical vocabulary is in a bold font in the text and defined at the bottom of each page, as well as in the glossary at the end of the book. Part of the "Material Matters" series. 2004, Raintree, Ages 10 up.
—Sue Stefurak
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410916792
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Series: Material Matters Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 11 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Baldwin is a freelance writer in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has written for a variety of local and national publications. Baldwin developed Teaching the Story from materials that she taught in several different classrooms. She is active in the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and presents at educational conferences and workshops nationwide. You can contact Carol Baldwin through Maupin House Publishing for in-service training and conference speaking.
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