Science Web Reader: Chemistry

Science Web Reader: Chemistry

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By (author) Joan Solomon, By (author) Etc., By (author) Jan Murphy, By (author) Mary Ratcliffe, By (author) Nigel Heslop, By (author) Richard Robinson

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  • Publisher: Nelson Thornes Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 276mm x 4mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2000
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0174387385
  • ISBN 13: 9780174387381
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: colour photographs & illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,514,408

Product description

This book is designed to encourage students to enjoy reading about Science. It provides resources to support ideas and evidence in Science, and offers a wide variety of writing styles, including playlets, cartoons and stories. Containing differing levels of readability and scientific content, this book provides exercises to encourage thinking skills and writing ability. These exercises can be used for homework, class activities and individual study. It also has full colour artwork and photographs.

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Cycles - an introduction to the water and carbon cycles, Richard Robinson; strange glass in the desert - a scientific detective story about the origins of some special glass, Joan Solomon; a cure for scurvy - an historical account of the search for a cure, Joan Solomon; elements and medicines - the work of the Arabian chemists, Joan Solomon; what killed the Red Planet? - the evidence for life on Mars, Joan Solomon; Priestley's air - Priestley's experimental work on carbon dioxide, Joan Solomon; cars, cars and more cars - pollution, the energy crisis and transport decisions, Mary Ratcliffe; the Californian gold rush - a cartoon story about panning for gold, Joan Solomon; discovery of an element - Humphry Davy's discovery of potassium, Mary Ratcliffe; is the Earth getting hotter? - a debate on global warming - with a web link for research, Joan Solomon; chemicals can be good for you - a group of friends discuss the chemicals in some supermarket products, Mary Ratcliffe; chemicals for food - and bombs! - the work of Fritz Haber - fertilizers and chlorine gas, Jan Murphy; under pressure - aerosols and the particle theory of gases, Jan Murphy; chewing gum - is it good for your teeth? -the chemistry of chewing gum and its effect on tooth decay, Jan Murphy; geological changes - the theories to explain how and why the Earth changes, Nigel Heslop; Houston, we have a problem - the ill-fated voyage of Apollo 13 - the chemistry behind the emergency repairs, Nigel Heslop; cars of yesterday, today and tommorrow - technological developments in the motor industry, Jan Murphy; dyeing for a new look? - the chemistry of hair dyes, Jan Murphy; weird metal - the chemistry of mercury and the work of the ancient alchemists, Joan Solomon; the beginning of plastics - the invention of Bakelite, Joan Solomon; frogs' legs and batteries - a cartoon story of Galvani and Volta, Joan Solomon.