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Junk Drawer Chemistry - (Junk Drawer Science) by Bobby Mercer (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • There's no need for expensive, high-tech lab equipment to conduct chemistry experiments--you probably have all you need in your home junk drawer.
  • 9-12 Years
  • 8.9" x 5.8" Paperback
  • 224 Pages
  • Juvenile Nonfiction, Science & Nature
  • Series Name: Junk Drawer Science

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About the Book



"Here are more than 50 great hands-on experiments that can be performed for just pennies...or less. Each project has a materials list, detailed step-by-step instructions with illustrations, and a brief explanation of the scientific principle being demonstrated--atoms, compounds, solutions, mixtures, reactions, thermodynamics, acids and bases, and more."--Amazon.com.



Book Synopsis



There's no need for expensive, high-tech lab equipment to conduct chemistry experiments--you probably have all you need in your home junk drawer. Turn an old LED flashlight into an Energy Drink Tester using aluminum foil and electrical tape. Mix cornstarch and water to make Non-Newtonian Goo. Use a 9-volt battery and thumbtacks to break water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen. Create edible Sweet Crystals from a saturated sugar solution. Or construct your own Three-Penny Battery from galvanized washers, pennies, vinegar, and scrap cardboard.

Here are more than 50 great hands-on experiments that can be performed for just pennies . . . or less. Each project has a materials list, detailed step-by-step instructions with illustrations, and a brief explanation of the scientific principle being demonstrated--atoms, compounds, solutions, mixtures, reactions, thermodynamics, acids and bases, and more.



Review Quotes




"[Junk Drawer Chemistry is] very highly recommended for family, school, and community library instructional reference collections." --Midwest Book Review

"[Bobby Mercer] has made doing these experiments not only challenging but also great fun for your budding scientist." --Storywraps

"Students and educators will enjoy this resource as it makes learning science fun and appealing." --School Library Connection



About the Author



Bobby Mercer has been sharing the fun of science for more than two decades as a high school physics teacher. He is the author of Junk Drawer Physics, a 2015 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize finalist; The Flying Machine Book; and The Racecar Book.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 5.8 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)
Weight: .65 Pounds
Suggested Age: 9-12 Years
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Science & Nature
Series Title: Junk Drawer Science
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Theme: Chemistry
Format: Paperback
Author: Bobby Mercer
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2015
TCIN: 50125154
UPC: 9781613731796
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-0734
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.5 inches length x 5.8 inches width x 8.9 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.65 pounds
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