The study of the composition, structure, properties and change of matter.
Great advances in human history have often rested on and prompted progress in chemistry. The exploitation of fire, the development of pigments, and the discovery that metals could be smelted and worked laid the foundations of civilization. The search for better tools and weapons drove metallurgy, and th ...Show more
Ages 9 to 12 years. What is matter made of? Young readers will be amazed to learn about the tiny particles that make up everything from this book to their very own bodies.
"Which materials stretch? Is it easier to change soft or hard materials? What happens when we try to bend brittle objects? Read 'Changing Shape' to learn about the different ways we can change a material by stretching, squeezing, bending, and twisting it. Find out why it is easier to change the shape of ...Show more
Encourage reluctant and struggling readers to read and learn important physical science content with Sci-Hi. With a magazine look and feel that appeals to teens, each title takes on a key area of content found in U.S. national science content curriculum standards and delivers that information using colo ...Show more
This highly popular and long-running series has been revamped for a new generation of readers, with a clean, crisp redesign and colourful covers. The series explores questions that young readers ask about the world around them in an unrivalled child-friendly style. The conversational format is perfect f ...Show more
"What happens when we cool a liquid? What is temperature? What causes condensation? Read 'Cooling' to learn about the different ways we can cool materials and how materials can change as they cool. Find out about the freezing points of different materials, how we can reduce the temperature of materials, ...Show more
This companion to the category best-selling book The Elements is a beautiful card deck featuring all 118 elements in the periodic table. One element per card appears as a full-size image on the front and fascinating information about the element on the back. This is the most detailed and beautiful set o ...Show more
Category: Science | Reading Level: Children's - Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Did you ever wonder why some insects can walk on water? Or how the Ancient Egyptians made mummies? Are you curious about why a guitar sounds different from a flute? Gather some everyday materials from around your home and find out the answers with these 50 kid-approved science activities from CSIRO. The ...Show more
It is hard to imagine that diamonds and coal are both made from the same element - carbon. Take a closer look at this amazing substance,and the many ways it is used. Discover how it makes our lives possible, and how our use of it could threaten Earth.
NEW EDITION includes a 12-page removable fold-out Timeline History of the Periodic Table that's been updated through 2017, as well as an updated chart of the elements which includes the four latest additions to the Periodic Table (Tennessine, Nihonium, Moscovium, and Oganesson).