The Book of Ingeniously Daring Chemistry

24 Experiments for Young Scientists

By Sean Connolly

From Sean Connolly, the master of messy and dangerous (and therefore extra-fun) science, a collection of more than 20 hands-on experiments that are like an interactive journey through the periodic table of elements.

In this  introduction to chemistry for STEM-curious kids ages 9 and up, each chapter of The Book of Ingeniously Daring Chemistry focuses on a single element—its properties, how it was discovered, and even its potential danger level. Easy-to-follow experiments help readers put their newfound knowledge into action. All that’s needed is a sense of adventure and some items from around the house. 
 Make your own fossil with silicon. Use a pinhead and measure 166 feet of string for a mind-boggling insight into how a hydrogen atom is built. Discover oxygen and oxygenation by slicing an apple and seeing what happens an hour later. Harness the power of zinc with a potato clock. And enjoy a special hands-off feature about the “Dirty Dozen”—those nasty elements, from arsenic to plutonium, that can wreak havoc wherever they appear (there are no experiments using these chemicals). Matter really matters, and now you’ll really understand why.

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"This is a compelling and substantive lesson in chemistry for young students."—Parents' Choice

"This substantial chemistry primer explores complex concepts in an approachable, graphics-laden format… Connolly writes with light humor that serves to spark readers’ natural curiosity. This is a lively, hands-on introduction to chemistry." —Publishers Weekly

 
Product Details
Age range
9 - 14
Grade range
4 - 7
Series
Irresponsible Science
Categories
Number of pages
256
Publication date
October 30, 2018
ISBN
9780761180104