You might think chemistry only happens in a laboratory with people wearing white coatsbut actually, chemistry is all around us!
We observe chemical reactions every day. Did you eat toast this morning? That toast was a result of a chemical reaction. Did your family have a fire in your fireplace last night? Burning wood is a chemical reaction! There’s even chemistry happening inside your own body as you break down the food you eat into usable nutrients. In Chemical Reactions! With 25 Science Projects for Kids, readers ages 7 to 10 learn about the atoms and molecules that make up everything in our world and what happens when different atoms and molecules come in contact with each other.
• Learn about the unique properties of water, without which life wouldn’t happen. • Explore the three different states of matter: solid, liquid, gas. And then add plasma to the list!• Discover how chemistry makes your own body work the way it’s supposed to.• Safe science experiments that show how chemical reactions occur guide kids’ understandings of the chemistry they encounter every day. Activities include exploring candy chromatography, making ice cream, and creating a hydrophobic tower.
About the Explore Your World series and Nomad Press
Nomad Press books in the Explore Your World series integrate content with participation, encouraging readers to engage in student-directed learning. Combining content with inquiry-based projects stimulates learning and makes it active and alive. Nomad’s unique approach simultaneously grounds kids in factual knowledge while allowing them the space to be curious, creative, and critical thinkers.
All books are leveled for Guided Reading level and Lexile and align with Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
All titles are available in paperback, hardcover, and ebook formats.
About the Author
Tom Casteel is an illustrator and cartoonist who graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2011. He has illustrated more than two dozen books for Nomad Press. Tom lives in South Bend, Indiana with his wife, son, two smelly dogs and one old cat.
Table of ContentsTimelineIntroduction: Chemistry is All Around UsChapter One: Matter, Matter, EverywhereModel a water moleculeChapter Two: Be A DetectivePurify Salt WaterExamine Candy ChromatographyMaking Crystal DecorationsHave a Crystal ConcertMake Ice CreamChapter Three: AbracadabraProtect Your Teeth Chapter Four: Colorful CompoundsMeasure the pHMake Invisible InkCreate a Hydrophobic TowerDo Some Ink ArtMilk and Food Coloring ExperimentSeparate Two Kinds of ChlorophyllSun Fading ArtChapter Five: It’s A GasMake an Alka-Seltzer RocketBlast Off with a Baking Soda and Vinegar Chemistry RocketMake Lava ToffeeCreate a Yeasty BalloonMento Blast-Off Make Elephant ToothpasteChapter Six: Make Something Brand NewFind the IronClean Up the Statue of LibertyMake Bouncing BallsBake Meringue Cookies