Synopses & Reviews
Have you ever wondered what makes up everything in the world around you? Or what exactly is the difference between solids, liquids, and gases? Have you wanted to know what causes two substances to react or change?
Chemistry: Investigate the Matter that Makes Up Your World introduces readers 12 through 15 to the fascinating world of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Learn how these molecules combine to form ordinary objects such as the chair youand#8217;re sitting on, the water in your glass, even you! Through hands-on, investigative projects, readers delve into the world of chemical reactions and changing matter, learning how these principles are used in many areas of science, from biochemistry to nuclear science.
Combining hands-on science inquiry with chemistry, mathematics, and biology, projects include building models of molecules and bonds, identifying acids and bases, investigating the effect of temperature on reaction rate, and observing how a chemical reaction from vinegar, water, and bleach can accelerate the rusting of steel. Chemistry offers entertaining illustrations and fascinating sidebars to illuminate the topic and engage readers further, plus integrates a digital learning component by providing links to primary sources, videos, and other relevant websites.
Praise for other books by Carla Mooney:
The Brain: Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head
Amazon #1 Hot New Release in Teen and Young Adult Biology Books
Eric Chudler, Executive Director, Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering
and#147;Clear writing and colorful graphics make The Brain: Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head a terrific resource for young learners interested in learning about those three pounds of tissue in our heads.and#8221;
Margaret A.B. Sheridan, Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
and#147;This excellent book not only contains clear and accurate information about neuroscience, but also provides fun activities for children to engage with as they explore the brain! . . . I just wish books like this existed when I was growing up!and#8221;
Nick Spitzer, Director, Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind
and#147;. . . An excellent introduction.The text is engaging and lucid, the illustrations are fun, and cool activities are introduced to give students hands-on experience and tests of brain function. Chapters discuss the developing brain, memory and learning, the healthy brain, and much more. Highly recommended!and#8221;
Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA
" explains genetics in eight chapters that build upon one another. . . A solid resource that shows life science and biology students the practicalities and marvels of genetics."
National Science Teachers Association
". . .The book is written to the reader and I would use this book for a supplement if required to use a textbook. If I was not required to use a textbook, I would use this book for secondary classes. This book would be good to use with students that struggle with reading and content."
Praise for Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation
Winner of a 2013 Society of School Librarians International Honor Book Award
"Like other titles in the Inquire and Investigate series, this book focuses on a high-interest topic in a cutting-edge field to reinforce young peopleand#8217;s understanding of the scientific method . . . an appealing and age-appropriate STEM resource."
Other books in the series:
Music: Investigate the Evolution of American Sound
School Library Journal
"This overview is a STEAM advocate's delight. . . . an admirable synopsis of the multicultural history of American music."
About the Author
is the author of several books for young readers including Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation
, The Industrial Revolution: Investigate How Science and Technology Changed the World
, Explore Rivers and Ponds! With 25 Projects
, Rocketry: Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics
, and The Brain: Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head
. Her work has appeared in many magazines including Highlights
, and Learning Through History
. Carla lives in Pittsburgh, PA.
Sam Carbaugh is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator. He has illustrated several books for Nomad Press, including Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation and Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future. Most recently he wrote and illustrated Comics: Investigate the History and Technology of American Cartooning. He works with many colleges and companies to create informational comics and illustrations. Sam lives in Grand Rapids, MI.