Physical Change: Reshaping Matter (Exploring Science Series)

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Describes the physical change of matter including melting and freezing, diffusion, suspensions, and boiling and condensing.
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Overview

Describes the physical change of matter including melting and freezing, diffusion, suspensions, and boiling and condensing.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-Each of these slim titles provides a straightforward and clear discussion of its topic. In all of the volumes, the print is quite small, but the explanations are thorough. The first book examines how light behaves, the law of reflection, mirrors, refraction, and absorption. The second one discusses physical change and molecules; the changing states of matter; mixing and separating solids, liquids, and gases; and physical change in nature. In the last title, readers learn about water, sound, light, radio, and earthquake waves. In all, the author makes use of "Did You Know?" boxes to highlight additional facts. Full-color photographs, illustrations, or diagrams appear on almost every page, accompanied by captions that complement the text. The open layout and brevity of these titles will appeal to students.-Maren Ostergard, Bellevue Regional Library, WA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756512576
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2005
  • Series: Ocean Life Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 940L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

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Darlene R. Stille is a science writer and author of more than 80 books for young people. When she was in high school, she fell in love with science. While attending the University of Illinois, she discovered that she also loved writing. She was fortunate enough to find a career as an editor and writer that allowed her to combine both of her interests. Darlene lives and writes in Michigan.

CPB Biography
Darlene R. Stille is a science writer and author of more than 80 books for young people. When she was in high school, she fell in love with science. While attending the University of Illinois, she discovered that she also loved writing. She was fortunate enough to find a career as an editor and writer that allowed her to combine both of her interests. Darlene Stille now lives and writes in Michigan.
Darlene R. Stille is the award-winning author of more than 80 books for young people, including collections of biographies. She grew up in Chicago and attended the University of Illinois, where she discovered her love of writing. She now lives and writes in Michigan.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 What is Physical Change? 4
Chapter 2 Physical Change and Molecules 9
Chapter 3 Changing States of Matter 16
Chapter 4 Mixing and Separating 27
Chapter 5 Physical Change in Nature 37
Glossary 45
Did You Know? 46
Further Resources 47
Index 48
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