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WHY IS MILK WHITE? AND 200 OTHER CURIOUS CHEMISTRY QUESTIONS

Author: Alexa Coelho and Simon Quellen Field

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Publisher: Chicago Review Press, ©2013

Material: paperback

Summary: As the name of this book indicates, you’ll discover the answers to numerous questions that involve chemistry. The questions are grouped into sections that address color, plants, people and animals, health and safety, and several other categories. The authors also include a dozen at-home experiments the reader can try (with adult supervision). This is an illustrated nonfiction book to introduce kids to chemistry concepts in a fun way.

Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, interactive reading

Recommended Age: read together: 8 and Up; read yourself: 10 and Up

Interest Level: 8 and Up

Age of Child: Read and shared with a fifth grade class.

Young Reader Reaction: I loaned this book to a teacher who thought it was an excellent way of introducing some of the basic ideas of chemistry to his students . His class loved what he did with the book.

Adult Reader Reaction: I liked the straightforward approach and answers to each of the questions.

Pros: Parents and students will find this a useful tool to spark an interest in the study of science and chemistry. You’ll find some excellent questions here and you can challenge your child or class to come up with additional questions.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy! Parents, teachers and librarians will want to purchase the book. You're going to be asked many of these questions, so it will be valuable to have the answers handy ... and in a way the kids can understand them.

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Educational Themes: This is all about chemistry in everyday life. You’ll find some excellent questions. This is a great catalyst for challenging your child or class to come up with additional questions.

Notes: Bob Walch, Monterey, California, sent us this review. Bob's reviews appear in the Salinas Californian, Watsonville Register-Pajaronian, Aptos Times, Ride/Western Times and Coast Views Magazine. His online reviews can be found at MyShelf, Roundtable Reviews, Parent Click, Midwest Book Review, and I Love a Mystery.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - science, chemistry, experiements

Date(s) Reviewed: April 2013

Other Reviews: No Critics Reviews found at the time of this review. See reader feedback at barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com.




                 

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