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Adventures with Atoms & Molecules Book 1 Chemistry Experiments

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Item #: 011656
ISBN: 9780766012240
Grades: PreK-Adult
Author: Robert C. Mebane; Thomas R. Rybolt

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Publisher:Enslow Publishers
Pub. Date: September 1998
Binding: Trade Paper
Pages: 82
Dimensions: 6 x 9 x .29 in.; .42 lbs.
Edition: illustrated
Language: English
Series Title: Adventures with Science
Age Range: 9 to 14
Grade Range: 4 to 9
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When I first purchased Adventures with Atoms and Molecules I wondered how thorough a program it was as the experiments seemed very simple Now after going through the first and second volumes I�m impressed with it The books are easy to follow and give clear explanations to chemical terms I used them along with The Usborne Illustrated Dictionary of Science and The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia as a unit study with my 3rd and 7th graders and they both found chemistry interesting through these experiments Each volume has thirty experiments and each experiment begins with a question which my kids enjoyed hypothesizing on Next a list of needed materials follows These are everyday items that households include such as baking soda cooking oil ice plastic bags and coins The steps of each experiment are laid out very clearly; they can easily be followed by a child with little or no direct involvement from his parent There is no teacher prep involved and I was relieved that each experiment worked as indicated After each experiment there is a discussion giving an explanation for what was observed as well as questions to indicate what to watch for in the result and why and how it worked This is where new terms which are underlined are introduced Variations are given on most experiments allowing the child to explore the subject further if he wishes Each experiment also has a sketch of the result The author suggests going through the books in order If you are using it as the basis of a course this is recommended as the experiments build on each other For example polymers are first met in the introduction and then revisited three times in the first volume and again in the second This book can also be used to supplement another science program as each experiment can stand alone There is an index in each book making it easy to find an experiment on a certain topic Subjects covered in the first book are the make-up of an atom diffusion weight and attraction of molecules air polar and non-polar molecules enzymes chemical reactions mixtures chromatography evaporation condensation polymers and monomers density salt water bases and alkalis acids ions and air pressure The second builds on these and adds insulators conductors crystallization single and double bonds oxidation and reduction proteins osmosis and endothermic and exothermic reactions As a curriculum guide on its own it glides past some of the basics such as the three stages of matter the periodic table and famous chemists We added a bit of library study and memorized the elements� symbols and main characteristics to round it out As an experiment guide though it can't be beat for its price and style It gives a very hands-on introduction to chemistry and makes the subject attractive and fascinating and doable
June 30, 2009
Overwhelmed! That�s how I felt when I contemplated the thought of introducing chemistry to my third grader After looking into a number of resources I finally settled on �Adventures With Atoms and Molecules Book 1 � a slim paperback containing 30 basic chemistry experiments for children It�s turned out to be a wonderful resourceThis is a budget-friendly no frills kind of book with simple black and white illustrations (clearly rendered on a 1980s era computer) But don�t let the simple presentation fool you: the authors Robert C Mebane and Thomas R Rybolt do a terrific job of presenting basic chemistry concepts My third grader has been totally enthusiastic about these experimentsand so have I! Each numbered experiment is titled with the question that you and your young scientist are setting out to try to answer �Are Gas Molecules Father Apart Than Liquid Molecules?� is just one example Following the question you�ll find a list of all the materials you�ll need to do the experiment Almost all of these are household materials; on rare occasions you may need to buy some items but none will break the bank You should be prepared before diving into this book to make sure you have vinegar baking soda balloons measuring cups and a few other often-repeated items on handFollowing the materials list you�ll find sections labeled procedure observation and discussion Procedure provides the step-by-step instructions needed to do the experiment observations provides questions to help a child think through what they�ve just seen and done and discussion provides a slightly longer scientific explanation complete with important terms underlined The terms are defined within the text itself; there�s no glossary in the back Teachers should also be aware that the experiment question is never answered explicitly within the text though it�s usually a pretty straightforward task for the child to reach the answer through a well-guided discussionAn �Other Things to Try� section suggests other possibilities for children to explore further I�ve especially liked the way that section encourages ongoing curiosityMuch of the value of �Adventures With Atoms and Molecules� comes through its clear presentation of the scientific method I do think it would be helpful if the authors made a more obvious point of saying that It would also be helpful if they provided an overarching list for the teacher of the concepts presented As you and your student move along you will find that there is an order to the concepts that makes a lot of sense and that several important concepts are covered in various experiments including atoms and molecules states of matter and changing states electrons heat/work conversion and more A simple one or two page section for the teacher with an overview of what concepts are presented and when would be invaluable Without it teachers will need to work a bit harder to pull those concepts out beforehand The experiments will prove even more enriching if you do that and then supplement with further age-appropriate reading to enforce the concepts We�ve also enjoyed taking brief respites from these experiments to do some art and food themed experiments (from �Super Science Concoctions�) that tie into the things learned hereHooray! We�re doing chemistry in the kitchen! I almost can�t believe how excited we�ve grown about science this year and much of it is thanks to this great little book
October 29, 2010
I found the Adventures With Atoms & Molecules very easy to use and they were refreshing compared to standard science textbooks We used this in conjuction with a good science encyclopedia and we kept a notebook with terms we learned and drawings along the way My boys love using these books finding each experiment entertaining and amazing The supplies for each experiment are common and easily obtainable I have used it as a stand alone curriculum as well as a supplement to an otherwise boring science book
February 13, 2007
Great book for my 3rd grader
We are enjoying this book. Each chapter is short, about 2 pages with very do-able science experiments that go along with each chapter. I don't think I've had to buy anything special for any of the experiments yet...most items I already had in my kitchen/home. (I have skipped maybe 2 experiments). Great introduction to chemistry.
April 26, 2016
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Suggestion from "The Well-Trained Mind" to teach my young children basic chemistry.
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They were recommended in the book, "The Well Trained Mind" and I thought I would check them out.
Altanita P on Jan 5, 2016
Suggestion from "The Well-Trained Mind" to teach my young children basic chemistry.
Drina E on Nov 29, 2016
They were recommended in the book, "The Well Trained Mind" and I thought I would check them out.
Altanita P on Jan 5, 2016
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    When I first purchased Adventures with Atoms and Molecules I wondered how thorough a program it was as the experiments seemed very simple Now after going through the first and second volumes I�m impressed with it The books are easy to follow and give clear explanations to chemical terms I used them along with The Usborne Illustrated Dictionary of Science and The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia as a unit study with my 3rd and 7th graders and they both found chemistry interesting through these experiments Each volume has thirty experiments and each experiment begins with a question which my kids enjoyed hypothesizing on Next a list of needed materials follows These are everyday items that households include such as baking soda cooking oil ice plastic bags and coins The steps of each experiment are laid out very clearly; they can easily be followed by a child with little or no direct involvement from his parent There is no teacher prep involved and I was relieved that each experiment worked as indicated After each experiment there is a discussion giving an explanation for what was observed as well as questions to indicate what to watch for in the result and why and how it worked This is where new terms which are underlined are introduced Variations are given on most experiments allowing the child to explore the subject further if he wishes Each experiment also has a sketch of the result The author suggests going through the books in order If you are using it as the basis of a course this is recommended as the experiments build on each other For example polymers are first met in the introduction and then revisited three times in the first volume and again in the second This book can also be used to supplement another science program as each experiment can stand alone There is an index in each book making it easy to find an experiment on a certain topic Subjects covered in the first book are the make-up of an atom diffusion weight and attraction of molecules air polar and non-polar molecules enzymes chemical reactions mixtures chromatography evaporation condensation polymers and monomers density salt water bases and alkalis acids ions and air pressure The second builds on these and adds insulators conductors crystallization single and double bonds oxidation and reduction proteins osmosis and endothermic and exothermic reactions As a curriculum guide on its own it glides past some of the basics such as the three stages of matter the periodic table and famous chemists We added a bit of library study and memorized the elements� symbols and main characteristics to round it out As an experiment guide though it can't be beat for its price and style It gives a very hands-on introduction to chemistry and makes the subject attractive and fascinating and doable
    June 30, 2009
    Overwhelmed! That�s how I felt when I contemplated the thought of introducing chemistry to my third grader After looking into a number of resources I finally settled on �Adventures With Atoms and Molecules Book 1 � a slim paperback containing 30 basic chemistry experiments for children It�s turned out to be a wonderful resourceThis is a budget-friendly no frills kind of book with simple black and white illustrations (clearly rendered on a 1980s era computer) But don�t let the simple presentation fool you: the authors Robert C Mebane and Thomas R Rybolt do a terrific job of presenting basic chemistry concepts My third grader has been totally enthusiastic about these experimentsand so have I! Each numbered experiment is titled with the question that you and your young scientist are setting out to try to answer �Are Gas Molecules Father Apart Than Liquid Molecules?� is just one example Following the question you�ll find a list of all the materials you�ll need to do the experiment Almost all of these are household materials; on rare occasions you may need to buy some items but none will break the bank You should be prepared before diving into this book to make sure you have vinegar baking soda balloons measuring cups and a few other often-repeated items on handFollowing the materials list you�ll find sections labeled procedure observation and discussion Procedure provides the step-by-step instructions needed to do the experiment observations provides questions to help a child think through what they�ve just seen and done and discussion provides a slightly longer scientific explanation complete with important terms underlined The terms are defined within the text itself; there�s no glossary in the back Teachers should also be aware that the experiment question is never answered explicitly within the text though it�s usually a pretty straightforward task for the child to reach the answer through a well-guided discussionAn �Other Things to Try� section suggests other possibilities for children to explore further I�ve especially liked the way that section encourages ongoing curiosityMuch of the value of �Adventures With Atoms and Molecules� comes through its clear presentation of the scientific method I do think it would be helpful if the authors made a more obvious point of saying that It would also be helpful if they provided an overarching list for the teacher of the concepts presented As you and your student move along you will find that there is an order to the concepts that makes a lot of sense and that several important concepts are covered in various experiments including atoms and molecules states of matter and changing states electrons heat/work conversion and more A simple one or two page section for the teacher with an overview of what concepts are presented and when would be invaluable Without it teachers will need to work a bit harder to pull those concepts out beforehand The experiments will prove even more enriching if you do that and then supplement with further age-appropriate reading to enforce the concepts We�ve also enjoyed taking brief respites from these experiments to do some art and food themed experiments (from �Super Science Concoctions�) that tie into the things learned hereHooray! We�re doing chemistry in the kitchen! I almost can�t believe how excited we�ve grown about science this year and much of it is thanks to this great little book
    October 29, 2010
    I found the Adventures With Atoms & Molecules very easy to use and they were refreshing compared to standard science textbooks We used this in conjuction with a good science encyclopedia and we kept a notebook with terms we learned and drawings along the way My boys love using these books finding each experiment entertaining and amazing The supplies for each experiment are common and easily obtainable I have used it as a stand alone curriculum as well as a supplement to an otherwise boring science book
    February 13, 2007
    Great book for my 3rd grader
    We are enjoying this book. Each chapter is short, about 2 pages with very do-able science experiments that go along with each chapter. I don't think I've had to buy anything special for any of the experiments yet...most items I already had in my kitchen/home. (I have skipped maybe 2 experiments). Great introduction to chemistry.
    April 26, 2016
    Purchased
    1 year ago
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    They were recommended in the book, "The Well Trained Mind" and I thought I would check them out.
    Altanita P on Jan 5, 2016
    Suggestion from "The Well-Trained Mind" to teach my young children basic chemistry.
    Drina E on Nov 29, 2016
    They were recommended in the book, "The Well Trained Mind" and I thought I would check them out.
    Altanita P on Jan 5, 2016
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