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Title:
Cool chemistry : great experiments with simple stuff
Author:
Moje, Steven W.
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Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub. Co., [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
Fifty-five experiments with readily available materials explore basic concepts of chemistry and physics, including the properties of matter, acids and bases, and food chemistry.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780806963495
Format :
Book

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Build your own lab using ordinary items you can find right in your home. This hands-on beginner's chemistry book for kids ages 8-12 offers 71 fun, easy, and safe experiments. Make a coin bottle-burper. Blow a balloon into a bottle. Race a soap-propelled boat. Explode your own Vinegar Volcano. Send your friends secret messages with invisible inks, and amaze them with the mysterious multiplying pennies experiment. Black-and-white diagrams throughout show how. 96 pages, 100 b/w illus., 5 3/8 x 8 1/4. NEW IN PAPERBACK


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Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-This text presents six categories of chemical experiments including "Physical Properties," "Liquids," and "Acids and Bases." Each one begins with a list of required materials (generally available in the home), followed by an explanation of "What to do" and "How it works," and some additional suggestions for activities. While the experiments are not difficult, the explanations can be a bit technical and rely on readers' understanding of the definitions provided in the first few pages. Simple black-and-white drawings complement the text. The book is similar in content to Janice VanCleave's Chemistry for Every Kid (Wiley, 1989); however, VanCleave's work has more experiments and a more appealing layout. Detailed experiments appropriate for science fairs can be found in Robert Gardner's Science Projects about Chemistry (Enslow, 1994). Libraries needing additional titles on experiments should consider Moje's, but with this note of caution: safety guidelines (working with ammonia, rubbing alcohol, etc.) are considered in the preface and in an introductory chapter but not repeated under the individual experiments.-Maren Ostergard, Bellevue Regional Library, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.