Children's literature connecting to Alberta Education science curriculum. Overview from Alberta Education: Students learn about the properties and
interactions of some safe to handle household
liquids and solids. They test a variety of materials
to see what happens when things are mixed
together: what dissolves, what reacts and what
Acids and Bases (Why Chemistry Matters): Did you know that cola is an acid? And your saliva is a base? Acids and bases are chemical opposites that exist all around us. This title helps to learn about common acids and bases from lemon juice to ammonia.
What is matter? -- All about elements -- Properties -- Ions -- Compounds -- Mixtures -- Same or different? -- Alloys -- Colloids -- Solutions -- Getting the solution -- More solutions -- Separating solutions.
Physical and chemical changes -- How to start a chemical reaction -- Exothermic and endothermic reactions -- Understanding equations -- Decomposition, precipitation, and combustion -- Displacement reactions -- Reversible reactions -- Electrolysis -- Analyzing chemical reactions -- Biological reactions -- How to speed up a reaction.
What is a chemical reaction? -- Chemical bonds -- Types of reactions -- Energy in chemical reactions -- Heat and chemical reactions -- Entropy and free energy -- Rates of reactions -- Catalysts -- Electrochemistry -- Nuclear reactions
Introduction -- Part What's the world made of? -- Part How does it all work? -- Part Let's make things happen! -- Part How is chemistry useful? -- Part Our chemical universe -- Part More about chemistry.
What do you think of when you hear the word chemistry? Most people think of a scientist in a white lab coat, conducting experiments. You might not realize that chemistry is everywhere. Chemical processes control how much rain and snow fall to the earth, as well as how long it takes for garbage to break down in landfills.
When you mix chocolate and milk together you're making a mixture. Oatmeal cookies are mixtures, too. But chocolate milk and cookies are different kinds of mixtures. How many different types of cookies can you think of? You already know more about chemistry than you thought!