Every single thing and person consists of elements, and this informative series will help young readers understand just how important the elements are and what role they play in the science of chemistry. Enhanced by easy-to-follow diagrams and full-color illustrations, the text explains how elements behave, their individual characteristics and their importance in everyday life. In addition to informative "fact boxes, " each volume also contains "Did You Know" features which explore topics such as why carbon makes soft drinks fizz. A wonderfully balanced combination of color photographs, paintings and drawings enhance the text and assist in learning about each element.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
actinide elements Aerosol sprays aerosols alpha-alumina amount of oxygen animals Antoine Lavoisier atmosphere atomic number bleach blue bond burns bright carbon dioxide carbon monoxide carboxyhemoglobin CFCs chemical reaction chlorine chlorine atoms chlorofluorocarbons color combines Combustion compounds condenses contains corundum dioxide and water dioxygen driver's breath Earth eight electrons eight protons energy equation flame foam gases glucose Group heat hemoglobin hydrogen atoms Hydrogen chloride hydrogen peroxide ignition temperature inside our bodies lanthanide Liquid oxygen lungs magnesium chloride Magnesium oxide Metal oxides molecules of hydrogen molecules of water nitrogen oxide nonmetals nucleus number of electrons number of protons occur naturally outer shell Oxidation and reduction oxidation reaction oxidizing agent oxygen cycle OXYGEN REACTS oxygen supply ozone layer percent periodic table phlogiston photosynthesis Priestley quickly reactive release Respiration rocket fuels starved of oxygen steel substance called sulfur sunlight tiny particle transition metals triatomic oxygen ultraviolet water vapor