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Chemistry: Books

Water 4

Matter: See It, Touch It, Taste It, Smell It

ISBN-10: 1404803440
Ages: 4-8

See why matter matters. Take a look at solids, liquids and gases and how they change the way we live and how they affect our world. Great for primary aged children to explain the science of matter.

Atom 4

What Are Atoms?

ISBN-10: 0516246658
Ages: 4-8

One of a series of Rookie Read-About Science books for early learners. A very primary look at atoms. Another book by Trumbauer titled What is Matter? could make a great companion book to the classroom library.

Chem 8

Scientific Explorer's Mind Blowing Science Kit

Ages: 6-8

This kit for exploring chemistry at home comes with all the necessary tools and instructions. Make a color-changing volcano, fizzing potions, invisible ink, jiggly crystals and much more.

Compounds 4

Explore Atoms and Molecules!

ISBN: 1619304953
Ages: 7-10

The author uses an inquiry-based approach to exploring the building blocks of matter, asking questions and encouraging young readers to investigate elements, mixtures, compounds, states of matter, and chemical reactions. 25 experiments are included, with scannable QR codes and keyword terms that provide access to online information and resources for each experiment. Related books in this series are Explore Solids and Liquids! and Explore Chemical Reactions!


Mistakes That Worked

ISBN: 0399552022
Ages: 8 and up

This book investigates the many inventions of our lives that came to be by accident. Many have their roots in chemistry; some do not. But you will enjoy the chance to find out the secrets of how these things that we take for granted became part of our lives. Penicillin, popsicles, and Coca-Cola are just a few of the unplanned inventions that were often not realized until years later.


Chemistry for Curious Kids

ISBN: 1398802670
Ages: 8-11

Young readers are invited to discover the wonders of chemistry through clear text and vibrant full-color illustrations and diagrams. The chemical reactions that power everything from spacecraft to fireworks to human digestion to our own sun are explained in an engaging way to show that chemistry truly is everywhere.

Glass of Milk

Why is Milk White? & 200 Other Curious Chemistry Questions

ISBN: 1613744528
Ages: 9 and up

Learn the details about chemicals in your world. How do bandages stick to your skin? What does lotion do to your skin? Why do your eyes get bothered by swimming pool water? How is shampoo made in different colors? Why does soap get sudsy? Find the answers to these questions and more, along with 12 experiments to do at home. This volume is the product of a teenager who asked questions of her chemist neighbor and then created a book that will interest kids and adults alike.

Chemistry Book

Chemistry (DK Eyewitness Books)

ISBN-10: 075661385X
Ages: 9-12

Take a look at chemistry from the first fire to the chemicals we use in today's technology. Eyewitness books are favorites of kids everywhere for their amazing details, fascinating facts and wonderful images. A visual joy to share with kids and adults alike.


Fizz, Bubble & Flash! Element Explorations & Atom Adventures for Hands-On Science Fun!

ISBN-10: 188559383X
Ages: 9-12

A book for beginning chemists with easy to understand text and wonderful cartoon-like drawings to entertain and educate. The science of chemistry is explored in hands-on activities and science fair projects, with a focus on historical discoveries. Helpful for both students and teachers who want to brush up on their chemistry skills.

Chem 5

The Basher Science: The Complete Periodic Table

ISBN: 0753471973
Ages: 10-14

In this unique introduction to the periodic table, each of the 118 elements is given a face, voice and personality. Readers will find this a fun and engaging way to learn about the elements that make up the matter all around us. Also from Basher Science is Chemistry: Getting a Big Reaction that uses the same entertaining format to explain concepts such as states of matter, melting and boiling points, elements and compounds.

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