Junk Drawer Chemistry

Junk Drawer Chemistry

50 Awesome Experiments That Don't Cost A Thing

Book - 2016
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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 three pennies and two galvanized washers into a simple battery. Crush a soda can using atmospheric pressure. Convert an LED flashlight into a simple electrolyte tester. Split liquid water into two unique gasses, or use cornstarch to create a gooey, mysterious, non-Newtonian fluid. And model radioactive decay using M & M's, or a chain reaction with a set of dominoes. Who needs a laboratory when you have a kitchen counter? Science teacher Bobby Mercer provides readers with 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.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781613731796
Branch Call Number: 540.78 Me
Description: xi, 206 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Audience: Grades 4 to 6
Ages 9+


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