Imagine being struck by lightning. ZAP! You could be killed on the spot. So why do we have something as powerful and dangerous as electricity running through our homes? Because our modern lives now depend on it, thats why! Learn all about the most disgusting and dreadful aspects of electricity. From whizzing electrons and static shocks to frying flies and freaky frog legs, this book is full of yucky, painful and fascinating facts. You can even test your nerve with some easy (and painless!) experiments.
Acids release hydrogen ions. Bases release hydroxide ions or accept hydrogen ions. This book provides examples of these everyday acids and bases that are used daily, or in chemical laboratories. Reading Essentials in Science.
Atomic (nuclear) energy and technology can be used to produce electricity, power ships, preserve foods, and diagnose and treat diseases. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book explains the structure and behavior of the atom and how it to combines with other atoms to form molecules and compounds. Reading Essentials in Science.
All living things are made of cells. These microscopic building blocks of life grow, react to changes in the environment, change nutrients into energy, and reproduce. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book looks at the characteristics of chemical energy and discusses the various sources that produce chemical energy. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book examines chemical reactions and provides information on different kinds of reactions, what causes them, and the elements and compounds that react with one another to achieve stability within the reaction. Reading Essentials in Science.