The Usborne Internet-Linked Science Encyclopedia

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780794503314
  • Publisher: EDC Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Series: Library of Science Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Internet links 6
Materials
Atomic structure 10
Molecules 14
Solids, liquids and gases 16
Changes of state 18
How liquids behave 20
How gases behave 22
The elements 24
Elements in the Earth 26
The periodic table 28
Metals 30
Groups of metals 32
Alloys 34
Iron and steel 36
Main metals and alloys 38
Corrosion 40
The discovery of metals 42
Recycling metals 44
Hydrogen 46
The halogens 48
Carbon 50
Sulfur 54
Phosphorus 55
Mixtures and Compounds
Mixtures 58
Separating mixtures 60
The air 62
Compounds 66
Bonding 68
Water 72
Chemical reactions 76
Oxidation and reduction 80
Electrolysis 82
Acids and bases 84
Salts 88
Crystals 90
Organic chemistry 92
Alkanes and alkenes 96
Crude oil 98
Polymers and plastics 100
Using plastics 102
Energy, Forces and Motion
Energy 106
Heat 110
Heat transfer 112
Radioactivity 114
Nuclear power 116
Forces 118
Dynamics 122
Friction 124
Motion 126
Gravity 130
Pressure 132
Simple machines 134
Work and power 137
Floating 138
Ships and boats 140
Flight 142
Aircraft design 144
Engines 146
Cars and motorcycles 150
Earth and Space
The universe 154
Galaxies 156
Stars 158
The Sun 162
The inner planets 164
The Earth and Moon 166
The outer planets 168
Space debris 172
Space exploration 174
The early Earth 178
Earth's structure 180
The atmosphere 184
Life on Earth 186
Seas and oceans 188
Rivers 190
Weather 192
Climate 194
World population 196
Earth's resources 198
Light, Sound and Electricity
Waves 202
Wave behavior 204
Sound 206
Musical instruments 208
Sound reproduction 210
Electromagnetic waves 212
Light and shadow 214
Color 216
Light behavior 218
Lenses and mirrors 220
Optical instruments 222
Cameras 224
TV and radio 226
Electricity 228
Magnetism 232
Electronics 236
Digital electronics 238
Computers 240
Telecoms 244
The Internet 246
Plants and Fungi
Plant cells 250
Stems and roots 252
Plant tissue 254
Inside older plants 256
Leaves 258
Leaf structure 260
Movement of fluids 262
Plant food 264
Plant sensitivity 268
Flowering plants 270
Seeds and fruit 274
New plants from old 278
Water plants 280
Flowerless plants 282
Fungi 284
Fighting for survival 286
Plant lifestyles 288
Plants and people 290
Natural cycles 292
Classifying plants 294
Animal World
Animal cells 298
Body structure 300
Body coverings 302
Moving in water 304
Flying and gliding 306
Moving on land 308
Feeding 310
Teeth and digestion 312
Breathing 314
Internal balance 316
Sending messages 318
Animal senses 320
Creating new life 324
Life cycles 328
Ecology 330
Food and energy 332
Balance in nature 334
Conservation 336
Evolution 338
Classification 340
Human Body
The skeleton 346
Muscles 348
The circulatory system 350
Teeth 352
Digestion 354
Food and diet 356
The respiratory system 358
Energy for life 360
Balancing act 362
The nervous system 364
The brain 366
Skin, nails and hair 368
Eyes 370
Ears 372
The nose and tongue 374
Reproduction 376
Growing and changing 378
Genetics 380
Gene technology 382
Fighting disease 386
Medicine 388
Science Facts and Lists
Research on the Web 394
Review questions 396
Units of measurement 404
Measuring nature 406
Geometrical shapes 408
Laws and symbols 409
Earth and space facts 410
Scientists and inventors 412
Key dates in science 416
A-Z of scientific terms 418
Index 436
Answers 447
Acknowledgements 448
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2014

    This book is a wonderful resource. I used it as a homeschool spi

    This book is a wonderful resource. I used it as a homeschool spine and outline for our middle school science curriculum. Using the web links and other library resources provided a well-rounded curriculum.

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    The Science Genius For Your Average Kid

    It is very effective for young children and the language is simple for any child to understand.

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