Why Is Milk White?

Why Is Milk White?

& 200 Other Curious Chemistry Questions

eBook - 2013
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When it comes to chemistry, most kids have more questions than answers. Why do you get cavities when you eat too much sugar? How does sun block protect your skin from getting a sunburn? What makes soda so fizzy? And why do you need antifreeze in your car? Teenager Alexa Coelho quizzed her neighbor, chemist Simon Field, with hundreds of perplexing questions, and now she has the answers. Field covers a wide variety of concepts from simple to complex, but always with straightforward, easy-to-understand explanations.<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal> And for those readers who want to see chemistry in action, Why Is Milk White? also includes a dozen unique experiments to try at home. Lift latent fingerprints from a crime scene using super glue (for a glass or smooth surface) or iodine (for paper). Hollow out the zinc interior of a penny using muriatic acid, leaving only a thin copper shell. Conduct a paper chromatography experiment to separate food coloring into its component dyes. Or use easy-to-find chemicals to create plastic slime, Silly Putty, or a bouncing ball. This book is the perfect resource for budding scientists everywhere.
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2013.
ISBN: 9781613744550
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Field, Simon (Simon Quellen)


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Feb 27, 2013

This is an amazing book for anyone who is curious about everyday things. Perfect as a gift for parents who have a 5yr and older child. Wonderful and understandable explainations such as " How does superglue work?", Why does hyrogen peroxide bubble when you put it on a cut?" and "How does hairspray work?" and many, many more.

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