Why do newspapers turn yellow? How does bleach make colors disappear? Why can’t you mix oil and water? Find out the answers to these and other mysteries of chemistry in this fascinating collection of ideas, projects, and activities that teach the basics of chemistry theory and practice. Turn steel wool into a glutinous green blob. Separate an egg from its shell without breaking the shell. Make copper pennies turn green. Have fun whilst you learn simple chemistry from a solution of colored water, and the behavior of gases with the assistance of a soda bottle. Through these and other activities, You can explore the structure of matter, the workings of acids, gases, and solutions …and a lot more. You can find many of the materials you want around the house or classroom. Each and every activity has been pretested and can also be performed safely and cheaply in the study room, at a science fair, or at home. Also to be had 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.
Janice VanCleave’s Chemistry for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments that Really Work