The study of the composition, structure, properties and change of matter.
Great advances in human history have often rested on and prompted progress in chemistry. The exploitation of fire, the development of pigments, and the discovery that metals could be smelted and worked laid the foundations of civilization. The search for better tools and weapons drove metallurgy, and th ...Show more
The Elements has become an international sensation, with over one million copies in-print worldwide. The highly-anticipated paperback edition of The Elements is finally available. An eye-opening, original collection of gorgeous, never-before-seen photographic representations of the 118 ...Show more
This fact-filled book is the perfect guide to all 118 elements in the periodic table, the ingredients that make up our world. Packed with stunning new photography, Eyewitness Periodic Tablebegins with a concise history of chemistry, scientific pioneers, and the creation of the first periodic table, then ...Show more
Ages 9 to 12 years. What is matter made of? Young readers will be amazed to learn about the tiny particles that make up everything from this book to their very own bodies.
"Which materials stretch? Is it easier to change soft or hard materials? What happens when we try to bend brittle objects? Read 'Changing Shape' to learn about the different ways we can change a material by stretching, squeezing, bending, and twisting it. Find out why it is easier to change the shape of ...Show more
Encourage reluctant and struggling readers to read and learn important physical science content with Sci-Hi. With a magazine look and feel that appeals to teens, each title takes on a key area of content found in U.S. national science content curriculum standards and delivers that information using colo ...Show more
This highly popular and long-running series has been revamped for a new generation of readers, with a clean, crisp redesign and colourful covers. The series explores questions that young readers ask about the world around them in an unrivalled child-friendly style. The conversational format is perfect f ...Show more
"What happens when we cool a liquid? What is temperature? What causes condensation? Read 'Cooling' to learn about the different ways we can cool materials and how materials can change as they cool. Find out about the freezing points of different materials, how we can reduce the temperature of materials, ...Show more
Category: Science | Reading Level: Children's - Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Did you ever wonder why some insects can walk on water? Or how the Ancient Egyptians made mummies? Are you curious about why a guitar sounds different from a flute? Gather some everyday materials from around your home and find out the answers with these 50 kid-approved science activities from CSIRO. The ...Show more
It is hard to imagine that diamonds and coal are both made from the same element - carbon. Take a closer look at this amazing substance,and the many ways it is used. Discover how it makes our lives possible, and how our use of it could threaten Earth.