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Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments

Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments Author Robert Bruce Thompson
ISBN-10 9781449331429
Release 2012-02-17
Pages 432
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For students, DIY hobbyists, and science buffs, who can no longer get real chemistry sets, this one-of-a-kind guide explains how to set up and use a home chemistry lab, with step-by-step instructions for conducting experiments in basic chemistry -- not just to make pretty colors and stinky smells, but to learn how to do real lab work: Purify alcohol by distillation Produce hydrogen and oxygen gas by electrolysis Smelt metallic copper from copper ore you make yourself Analyze the makeup of seawater, bone, and other common substances Synthesize oil of wintergreen from aspirin and rayon fiber from paper Perform forensics tests for fingerprints, blood, drugs, and poisons and much more From the 1930s through the 1970s, chemistry sets were among the most popular Christmas gifts, selling in the millions. But two decades ago, real chemistry sets began to disappear as manufacturers and retailers became concerned about liability. ,em>The Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments steps up to the plate with lessons on how to equip your home chemistry lab, master laboratory skills, and work safely in your lab. The bulk of this book consists of 17 hands-on chapters that include multiple laboratory sessions on the following topics: Separating Mixtures Solubility and Solutions Colligative Properties of Solutions Introduction to Chemical Reactions & Stoichiometry Reduction-Oxidation (Redox) Reactions Acid-Base Chemistry Chemical Kinetics Chemical Equilibrium and Le Chatelier's Principle Gas Chemistry Thermochemistry and Calorimetry Electrochemistry Photochemistry Colloids and Suspensions Qualitative Analysis Quantitative Analysis Synthesis of Useful Compounds Forensic Chemistry With plenty of full-color illustrations and photos, Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments offers introductory level sessions suitable for a middle school or first-year high school chemistry laboratory course, and more advanced sessions suitable for students who intend to take the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry exam. A student who completes all of the laboratories in this book will have done the equivalent of two full years of high school chemistry lab work or a first-year college general chemistry laboratory course. This hands-on introduction to real chemistry -- using real equipment, real chemicals, and real quantitative experiments -- is ideal for the many thousands of young people and adults who want to experience the magic of chemistry.



Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments

Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments Author Robert Bruce Thompson
ISBN-10 9781449334475
Release 2012-08-07
Pages 448
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Have you ever wondered whether the forensic science you’ve seen on TV is anything like the real thing? There’s no better way to find out than to roll up your sleeves and do it yourself. This full-color book offers advice for setting up an inexpensive home lab, and includes more than 50 hands-on lab sessions that deal with forensic science experiments in biology, chemistry, and physics. You’ll learn the practical skills and fundamental knowledge needed to pursue forensics as a lifelong hobby—or even a career. The forensic science procedures in this book are not merely educational, they’re the real deal. Each chapter includes one or more lab sessions devoted to a particular topic. You’ll find a complete list of equipment and chemicals you need for each session. Analyze soil, hair, and fibers Match glass and plastic specimens Develop latent fingerprints and reveal blood traces Conduct drug and toxicology tests Analyze gunshot and explosives residues Detect forgeries and fakes Analyze impressions, such as tool marks and footprints Match pollen and diatom samples Extract, isolate, and visualize DNA samples Through their company, The Home Scientist, LLC (thehomescientist.com/forensics), the authors also offer inexpensive custom kits that provide specialized equipment and supplies you’ll need to complete the experiments. Add a microscope and some common household items and you’re good to go.



Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments

Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments Author Robert Thompson
ISBN-10 9781449396596
Release 2012-04-19
Pages 359
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Perfect for middle- and high-school students and DIY enthusiasts, this full-color guide teaches you the basics of biology lab work and shows you how to set up a safe lab at home. Features more than 30 educational (and fun) experiments.



Chemistry Experiments for Children

Chemistry Experiments for Children Author Virginia L. Mullin
ISBN-10 0486220311
Release 1961
Pages 96
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Gives directions for many simple chemistry experiments, including descriptions of necessary equipment, principles, techniques, and safety precautions.



Chemical Magic

Chemical Magic Author Leonard A. Ford
ISBN-10 9780486136738
Release 2012-09-19
Pages 144
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Classic guide provides intriguing entertainment while elucidating sound scientific principles, with more than 100 unusual stunts: cold fire, dust explosions, a nylon rope trick, a disappearing beaker, much more.



Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders

Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders Author Robert Thompson
ISBN-10 9780596526856
Release 2007
Pages 519
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Offers basic information about astronomy, including its terminology, the best equipment to purchase for stargazing, and images of over one hundred objects to view in the night sky such as star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.



The Annotated Build It Yourself Science Laboratory

The Annotated Build It Yourself Science Laboratory Author Windell Oskay
ISBN-10 9781457186851
Release 2015-04-30
Pages 334
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Raymond E. Barrett's Build-It-Yourself Science Laboratory is a classic book that took on an audacious task: to show young readers in the 1960s how to build a complete working science lab for chemistry, biology, and physics--and how to perform experiments with those tools. The experiments in this book are fearless and bold by today's standards--any number of the experiments might never be mentioned in a modern book for young readers! Yet, many from previous generations fondly remember how we as a society used to embrace scientific learning. This new version of Barrett's book has been updated for today's world with annotations and updates from Windell Oskay of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories, including extensive notes about modern safety practices, suggestions on where to find the parts you need, and tips for building upon Barrett's ideas with modern technology. With this book, you'll be ready to take on your own scientific explorations at school, work, or home.



Inquiry based Experiments in Chemistry

Inquiry based Experiments in Chemistry Author Valerie Ludwig Lechtanski
ISBN-10 0841235708
Release 2000
Pages 252
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Intended to veer undergraduate students away from the "cookbook" step-by-step approach seen in high school, this manual provides suggestive experiments and asks students to design their own procedures. 35 experimental ideas are shown with purpose, background, materials, and questions for further thought.



150 More Captivating Chemistry Experiments Using Household Substances

150 More Captivating Chemistry Experiments Using Household Substances Author Brian Rohrig
ISBN-10 0971848017
Release 2002
Pages 216
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Includes exciting experiments on density, air pressure, gas laws, phase changes, properties of liquids, properties of solids, solutions, chemical reactions, acids and bases, polymers, energy, electricity and magnetism, light, and "edible chemistry". The experiments do not require expensive lab equipment and use ordinary household materials which can easily be obtained from a grocery or hardware store.



Classic Chemistry Experiments

Classic Chemistry Experiments Author Kevin Hutchings
ISBN-10 9780854049196
Release 2000
Pages 259
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This book is designed as a teaching aid to help communicate the excitement and wonder of chemistry to students.



The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes Author Conevery Bolton Valencius
ISBN-10 9780226053929
Release 2013-09-25
Pages 480
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From December 1811 to February 1812, massive earthquakes shook the middle Mississippi Valley, collapsing homes, snapping large trees midtrunk, and briefly but dramatically reversing the flow of the continent’s mightiest river. For decades, people puzzled over the causes of the quakes, but by the time the nation began to recover from the Civil War, the New Madrid earthquakes had been essentially forgotten. In The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes, Conevery Bolton Valencius remembers this major environmental disaster, demonstrating how events that have been long forgotten, even denied and ridiculed as tall tales, were in fact enormously important at the time of their occurrence, and continue to affect us today. Valencius weaves together scientific and historical evidence to demonstrate the vast role the New Madrid earthquakes played in the United States in the early nineteenth century, shaping the settlement patterns of early western Cherokees and other Indians, heightening the credibility of Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa for their Indian League in the War of 1812, giving force to frontier religious revival, and spreading scientific inquiry. Moving into the present, Valencius explores the intertwined reasons—environmental, scientific, social, and economic—why something as consequential as major earthquakes can be lost from public knowledge, offering a cautionary tale in a world struggling to respond to global climate change amid widespread willful denial. Engagingly written and ambitiously researched—both in the scientific literature and the writings of the time—The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes will be an important resource in environmental history, geology, and seismology, as well as history of science and medicine and early American and Native American history.



Kitchen Science Lab for Kids

Kitchen Science Lab for Kids Author Liz Lee Heinecke
ISBN-10 9781592539253
Release 2014-08-01
Pages 144
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DIVHands-On Family: Kitchen Science Lab for Kids offers 52 fun science activities for families to do together. The experiments can be used as individual projects, for parties, or as educational activities groups./div



Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste

Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste Author Steve Spangler
ISBN-10 9781608321896
Release 2011-10-01
Pages 154
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Presents easy yet spectacular scientific experiments using everyday materials, including instructions for creating bouncinc smoke bubbles, soda-powered skateboards, and floating bowling balls.



Caveman Chemistry

Caveman Chemistry Author Kevin M. Dunn
ISBN-10 1581125666
Release 2003
Pages 409
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Half a million years ago our ancestors learned to make fire from scratch. They crafted intricate tools from stone and brewed mind-altering elixirs from honey. Their descendants transformed clay into pottery, wool into clothing, and ashes into cleansers. In ceramic crucibles they won metal from rock, the metals lead to colored glazes and glass. Buildings of brick and mortar enshrined books of parchment and paper. Kings and queens demanded ever more colorful clothing and accessories in order to out-class clod-hoppers and call-girls. Kingdoms rose and fell by the power of saltpeter, sulfur, and charcoal. And the demands of everyday folk for glass and paper and soap stimulated the first round of chemical industrialization. From sulfuric acid to sodium carbonate. From aniline dyes to analgesic drugs. From blasting powder to fertilizers and plastics. In a phrase, From Caveman to Chemist. Your guides on this journey are the four alchemical elements; Fire, Earth, Air and Water. These archetypical characters deliver first-hand accounts of the births of their respective technologies. The spirit of Fire, for example, was born in the first creature to cultivate the flame. This spirit passed from one person to another, from one generation to another, from one millennium to another, arriving at last in the pages of this book. The spirit of Earth taught folks to make tools of stone, the spirit of Air imparted knowledge of units and the spirit of Water began with the invention of spirits. Having traveled the world from age to age, who can say where they will find their next home? Perhaps they will find one in you.



Mystery of the Periodic Table

Mystery of the Periodic Table Author Benjamin D Wiker
ISBN-10 9781883937713
Release 2003-04-18
Pages 161
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Leads the reader on a delightful and absorbing journey through the ages, on the trail of the elements of the Periodic Table as we know them today. He introduces the young reader to people like Von Helmont, Boyle, Stahl, Priestly, Cavendish, Lavoisier, and many others, all incredibly diverse in personality and approach, who have laid the groundwork for a search that is still unfolding to this day. The first part of Wiker's witty and solidly instructive presentation is most suitable to middle school age, while the later chapters are designed for ages 12-13 and up, with a final chapter somewhat more advanced. Illustrated by Jeanne Bendick and Ted Schluenderfritz.



Theodore Gray s Completely Mad Science

Theodore Gray s Completely Mad Science Author Theodore Gray
ISBN-10 9780316395090
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 432
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The ultimate Theodore Gray collection, Theodore Gray's Completely Mad Science collects every one of Gray's dramatic, visually spectacular, and enlightening scientific experiments into one complete volume. Bestselling author Theodore Gray has spent more than a decade dreaming up, executing, photographing, and writing about extreme scientific experiments, which he then published between 2009 and 2014 in his monthly Popular Science column "Gray Matter." Previously published in book form by Black Dog in two separate volumes (Mad Science and Mad Science 2), these experiments, plus an additional 5, are available now in one complete book.Completely Mad Science is 432 pages of dazzling chemical demonstrations, illustrated in spectacular full-color photographs. Experiments include: Casting a model fish out of mercury (demonstrating how this element behaves very differently depending upon temperature); the famous Flaming Bacon Lance that can cut through steel (demonstrating the amount of energy contained in fatty foods like bacon); creating nylon thread out of pure liquid by combining molecules of hexamethylenediamine and sebacoyl chloride; making homemade ice cream using a fire extinguisher and a pillow case; powering your iPhone using 150 pennies and an apple, and many, many more. Theodore Gray is the author of The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe; Molecules: The Elements and the Architecture of Everything; Theo Gray's Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do at Home, But Probably Shouldn't; and Mad Science 2: Experiments You Can Do at Home, but Still Probably Shouldn't. He lives in Urbana, Illinois.



Microscale Chemistry

Microscale Chemistry Author John Skinner
ISBN-10 1870343492
Release 1997
Pages 192
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This book contains microscale experiments designed for use in schools and colleges.