Matter and Materials

Matter and Materials

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This title contains 40 tried and tested experiments, some classic with up-to-the-minute variations, and some entirely new. Scientific principles are shown in action as well as in photographs of their everyday applications. The experiments are all safe to do, use household materials, are manageable but absorbing, and offer rewarding results. Readers are told how long each experiment lasts, what materials are needed, and what the results mean. Eye-catching illustrations and engaging text make this a perfect book for the budding scientist!show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 215 x 275mm | 225g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753402734
  • 9780753402733
  • 2,142,751

Table of contents

Introduction and safety tips; basic properties; what makes matter?; matter, heat and electricity; solids, liquids and gases; changes of state; mixing materials; separating mixtures; chemical changes; reactions; materials gallery - wood and paper; fibres; rocks and soils; metals; crystals; new materials; material life cycles.show more

About Peter Mellett

Peter Mellett is a science graduate who taught secondary pupils for many years. He has written and contributed to a wide-range of books including The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia, Making a Blockbuster Movie and The Oxford Dictionary of Science. Maggie Hewson has taught primary and secondary pupils for 23 years. She is now the science co-ordinator at Walthamstow Hall Junior School in Kent, England. The school is the distinguished recipient of the nationwide award for Science School of the Year.show more