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by Donna B. McKinney


by Donna B. McKinney

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Named for the Greek god of the sun, Helios, Helium is the second most abundant element in the universe. Scientists discovered helium while they were studying the sun. A colorless and odorless gas, helium is so light it floats in air. At first scientists couldn't decide if helium was useful for anything. Today, helium is extremely valuable and rare, used in devices ranging from medical equipment to laboratory instruments to welding to scuba gear, and more. This book will help students better understand the basics of chemistry as they learn what helium is and how important it is in our daily lives.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766099081
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 07/30/2018
Series: Exploring the Elements Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Chapter 1 Helium: First Found in Space 8

Chapter 2 Helium: One of the Noble Gases 14

Chapter 3 Helium's Reaction to Temperature Changes 21

Chapter 4 Looking for Helium Underground 29

Chapter 5 Helium and Humans 36

Glossary 44

Further Reading 45

Bibliography 46

Index 47

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