Have you ever wondered what makes up everything in the world around you? Or what exactly is the difference between solids, liquids, and gases? Have you wanted to know what causes two substances to react or change?
Chemistry: Investigate the Matter that Makes Up Your Worldintroduces readers 12 through 15 to the fascinating world of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Learn how these molecules combine to form ordinary objects such as the chair you’re sitting on, the water in your glass, even you! Through hands-on, investigative projects, readers delve into the world of chemical reactions and changing matter, learning how these principles are used in many areas of science, from biochemistry to nuclear science.
Combining hands-on science inquiry with chemistry, mathematics, and biology, projects include building models of molecules and bonds, identifying acids and bases, investigating the effect of temperature on reaction rate, and observing how a chemical reaction from vinegar, water, and bleach can accelerate the rusting of steel.Chemistryoffers entertaining illustrations and fascinating sidebars to illuminate the topic and engage readers further, plus integrates a digital learning component by providing links to primary sources, videos, and other relevant websites.
National Science Teachers Association: Chemistry
is a short but sweet book that packs a powerful punch of learning about matter on every page. . .Chemistry
is a very readable, motivating, and highly interactive resource designed to promote a love of learning about the world of matter for any middle school student. Booklist
: . . .Designed to help stimulate interest in science, this volume presents the material in a methodical but varied and interesting manner, beginning with the basic building blocks.
?Introduction: Chemistry Matters!
?Chapter 1: Atoms, Elements, andl√j