Why do newspapers turn yellow?
How does bleach make colors disappear?
Why can’t you mix oil and water?
Find out the answers to these and other mysteries of chemistry in this fascinating collection of ideas, projects, and activities that teach the basics of chemistry theory and practice.
Turn steel wool into a glutinous green blob. Separate an egg from its shell without breaking the shell. Make copper pennies turn green. Have fun while you learn simple chemistry from a solution of colored water, and the behavior of gases with the help of soda bottle. Through these and other activities, you’ll explore the structure of matter, the workings of acids, gases, and solutions . . . and much more.
Each of the 101 experiments is broken down into its purpose, a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy to understand explanation. Every activity has been pretested and can be performed safely and inexpensively in the classroom or at home.
--from John Wiley and Sons
John Wiley and Sons, 1989, 234 pages, 6” x 9”, paperback
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