Chemistry for every kid: 101 easy experiments that really work

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Wiley, Apr 3, 1989 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 232 pages
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Discover the Basic Secrets of Chemistr

Chemistry is a wondrous type of scientific magic. From its origins in medieval alchemy to the remarkable advances of today's biochemists—chemistry has the rare ability to captivate our imaginations

Chemistry for Every Kid introduces the young scientist to this intriguing field. In its pages you'll discover clear liquids that change into green globs, an egg that separates from its shell, and 99 other basic experiments with dramatic results

With each experiment, you'll learn more about chemistry concepts, terminology, and laboratory methods—and get lots of ideas for school and science fair projects

Each experiment is explained in terms of . . .

  • Purpose: Stating the basic goals of the experiment
  • Materials: A complete list of all the necessary supplies
  • Procedure: Step-by-step instructions on how to perform the experiment
  • Results: An explanation stating exactly what is to happen
  • Why?: An easily understandable scientific explanation of why each particular result is achieved
p>No elaborate or expensive equipment is needed—almost all the required material can be readily found around the house

Experimentation is the basis for all scientific inquiry so Chemistry for Every Kid is more than an exciting collection of challenging experiments—it's also a training manual for the basic methods and practices common to all scientific research. Experiments demonstrate simple chemistry with the use of colored water, the behavior of gases with a pop bottle, the difference between acids and bases, and much more. All of these safe and workable experiments have been completely pretested

Chemistry for Every Kid is an exciting book that teaches basic chemistry—while you have fun

When learning science means doing science, learning becomes an adventure

Acclaim for Janice VanCleave's books: Janice Pratt VanCleave's science books not only teach children the basics of science, but also entertain along the way. [The Science for Every Kid series is] even great for kids who never liked science.—Parent Guide on the Science for Every Kid serie

An entertaining, educational, and nonthreatening aid to understanding earth science.—School Library Journal on Earth Science for Every Ki

Excellent in value...Many early-grade school parents should consider it for their children, as should teachers as a resource for classroom activities.—Science Books & Films on Chemistry for Every Kid <p>A worthwhile purchase.—Kirkus Reviews on Biology for Every Ki

Also available in this series from Janice VanCleave:

  • ASTRONOMY FOR EVERY KID
  • BIOLOGY FOR EVERY KID
  • DINOSAURS FOR EVERY KID
  • EARTH SCIENCE FOR EVERY KID
  • GEOGRAPHY FOR EVERY KID
  • GEOMETRY FOR EVERY KID
  • THE HUMAN BODY FOR EVERY KID
  • MATH FOR EVERY KID
  • PHYSICS FOR EVERY KID

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Contents

Kerplunk
2
Whats Inside
4
Super Chain
6
Paper Hop
8
Do Not Touch
10
Unseen Movement 1
12
An Empty Sack?
14
A Rising Ball
16
Magic Writing
110
Drinkable Iron
112
Curds and Whey
114
Limestone Deposits
116
A Different Form
118
Phase Changes
121
Colder Water
122
Growing Ice
124

Not at the Same Time
18
No Room
20
Dry Paper
22
How Much?
24
Where Did It Go?
26
Sinker
28
Magic Solution
30
Forces
33
No Heat
34
Rising Water
36
Floating Sticks
38
Tug of War
40
Gravity Won
42
AntiGravity
44
Over the Rim
46
Mind of Its Own
48
Moving Drop
50
Attractive Streams
52
Powder Dunk
54
Magic Paper
56
Spheres of Oil
58
Soap Bubbles
60
Gases
63
Escaping Bubbles
64
Foamy Soda
66
Pop Cork
68
Limewater
70
Chemical Breath
72
A Hungry Plant
74
Erupting Volcano
76
How Long?
78
Browning Apple
80
Disappearing Color
82
Fading Color
84
Aging Paper
86
Rust Prevention
88
Changes
91
Green Pennies
92
Naked Egg
94
Breakdown
96
Sinking Gel
98
Magnesium Milk
100
The Green Blob
102
Starch I D
104
Testing for Starch
106
Chemical Reactions in Your Mouth
108
Frozen Orange Cubes
126
AntiFreezing
128
Chilling Effect
130
Crystal Ink
132
Fluffy and White
134
Frosty Can
136
Needles
138
Lace
140
Cubes
142
Plaster Block
144
Solutions
147
Streamers of Color
148
Tasty Solution
150
Speedy Soup
152
Rainbow Effect
154
Falling Snow
156
Floating Spheres
158
Strengths?
160
Spinning
162
Layering
164
Tyndall Effect
166
Immiscible
168
Dilution
170
Spicy Perfume
172
Heat
175
Smoke Rings
176
Puff Signals
178
Clicking Coin
180
Chemical Heating
182
Heat Changes
184
Radiation
186
Acid or Base
189
Cabbage Indicator
190
Cabbage Paper
192
AcidBase Testing
194
AorB
196
StrongStronger
198
Drinkable Acid
200
Baking with Acid?
202
Turmeric Paper
204
Now Its Red
206
Wet Only
208
Basic Cleaners
210
Wood Ash
212
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About the author (1989)

JANICE VANCLEAVE is a former school science teacher and a captivating presenter at museums, schools, and bookstores nationwide. She is the author of more than twenty other science books for children.

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