Mixtures, Compounds and Solutions

Mixtures, Compounds and Solutions

by Carol Baldwin
     
 

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Metals join or mix together to make millions of new things. This book tells you how this happens. 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.  See more details below

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Metals join or mix together to make millions of new things. This book tells you how this happens. 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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Children's Literature
What is the difference between a compound and a mixture? Is water either? From the succinct synopsis of the derivation of the word "atom" to Dalton's contributions in the 1800's, even master chemists will appreciate this overview of chemistry. Simple, clear descriptions are given for covalent and ionic bonding, acid and base reactions, colloids and emulsions. Curious questions and factoids are sprinkled throughout and will hook the young scientist's imagination. Can a fish suffocate? Sodium is a silvery metal and chlorine a poisonous yellowy gas, but when they combine we sprinkle it on food. The photographic presentation adds value and space to each page making the amount of information presented in the text very manageable. Knowledge can be extended with the annotated websites at the end of the book. Further guidance is given with suggested search strategies and an explanation for the difference between a search engine and a search directory. It is helpful that new chemical vocabulary is shown in a bold font in the text and defined at the bottom of each page, as well in the glossary at the end of the book. Part of the "Material Matters" series. 2004, Raintree, Ages 10 up.
—Sue Stefurak
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-These fast-paced presentations of chemistry basics are likely to appeal to readers who thrill to pages filled with cool photos and various avenues of discovery to pursue. Throughout each title, quirky information is packaged in bubbles and boxes that are reminiscent of Internet pop-up windows. But for other readers, these features may be distracting, especially when tangential material leads away from the subject at hand. This is particularly true in Chemical Reactions, in which the density of the ideas presented coupled with the nature of the supplemental facts may lead to information overload. Students looking for research to support science-fair projects will like the logical organization, the "Word Bank" definitions at the bottom of the pages, and the quick explanations. For those seeking a slower-paced, more in-depth narrative, Chris Oxlade's titles in the "Chemicals in Action" series (Heinemann) may be a better fit.-Jenna Miller, Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, FL Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410916846
Publisher:
Raintree Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
Material Matters Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,165,062
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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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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