Synopses & Reviews
What do cars, stars, skyscrapers, and ice cream all have in common? They're all made from the same 92 ingredients...and so are we. And so is everything in the entire universe! How to Make a Universe with 92 Ingredients
presents a unique and imaginative way for young readers to connect chemistry and science with their daily lives. By using dozens of familiar objects (trees, cell phones, the Sun), author Adrian Dingle has built a platform from which to teach kids the unfamiliar and#8212; that trees, cell phones, and the Sun are all made of a handful of chemical elements found on the periodic table. Full of easy experiments and "Did You Know?" information that's perfect for sharing with friends, How to Make a Universe with 92 Ingredients
takes on the impossible and triumphs and#8212; it makes chemistry FUN!
"This book is about elements. There aren't many of them, but they make up everything you see. They make up the world. In fact, they make up the whole universe. Oh . . . and they make up YOU, too!"
and#151; from the book
Winner, American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award, Writing for Children category (2014)
"The author's evident enthusiasm provides plenty of revs..."
Kirkus, July 17, 2013
"...this is a title sure to find an audience, one that will gain a newfound respect for the elements."
School Library Journal, September 1, 2013
"An entertaining look at the chemical composition and properties of such items as coins, fireworks, skyscrapers, airplanes, comets, and poison."
School Library Journal
About the Author
is a high school chemistry teacher and the creator of the award-winning website adriandingleschemistrypages.com, which has been recommended by the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse, the BBC, the NSTA, and Cornell Theory Centre. He is also the author of The Periodic Table: Elements with Style!
Born in England, Dingle lives and teaches in Atlanta, Georgia.