Explore Solids and Liquids! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Solids and Liquids! With 25 Great Projects

For a kid, watching a solid turn into a liquid or a liquid into a gas is nothing short of magic. In Explore Solids and Liquids! With 25 Great Projects kids experience the wonder of different states of matter. They’ll learn what matter is made of, how it can change, and how these interactions really work in our universe. With plenty of activities and projects, young readers gain a solid understanding of the matter they touch, see, feel, and experience every single day.

As young readers discover the basic concepts and vocabulary of chemistry, they will experiment with household objects to discover how solids, liquids, and gases occupy space. Kids will dissolve solids into liquids and bring them back again, use salt and pepper to demonstrate water’s surface tension, and fly helium-filled balloons to see what happens to molecules at different temperatures. Illustrated with cartoon illustrations and filled with fun facts, Explore Solids and Liquids! makes science entertaining and exciting.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $14.95
  • Hardcover, $19.95
  • eBook, $9.95

Grade Level 3–4

Ages 7–10

GRL T

Subjects

  • Chemistry
  • Engineering & Technology
  • STEM - STEAM

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For a kid, watching a solid turn into a liquid or a liquid into a gas is nothing short of magic. In Explore Solids and Liquids! With 25 Great Projects kids experience the wonder of different states of matter. They’ll learn what matter is made of, how it can change, and how these interactions really work in our universe. With plenty of activities and projects, young readers gain a solid understanding of the matter they touch, see, feel, and experience every single day.

As young readers discover the basic concepts and vocabulary of chemistry, they will experiment with household objects to discover how solids, liquids, and gases occupy space. Kids will dissolve solids into liquids and bring them back again, use salt and pepper to demonstrate water’s surface tension, and fly helium-filled balloons to see what happens to molecules at different temperatures. Illustrated with cartoon illustrations and filled with fun facts, Explore Solids and Liquids! makes science entertaining and exciting.


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“. . . The accessible text takes a friendly tone, providing ample background information and easily recognizable everyday examples. Cartoon illustrations, inset boxes with facts, and occasional jokes help keep readers engaged. Experimenters are asked to make predictions, try multiple variations, and record observations. . . .This book should provide inspiration and insights into scientific exploration for students, teachers, and budding mad scientists.”

National Science Teachers Association Recommends (NSTA.org)
“Need something new to spice up your explorations? Twenty–five easy to do investigations, easy to find materials, and excellent explanations will help any teacher to make the study of matter more exciting for classes filled with eager students. . .This book is a must–have for any teacher’s personal library!”

Christine Burillo-Kirch, Ph.D
“Thoughtful, engaging explanations coupled with fun experiments and endearing illustrations that demystify difficult scientific concepts. A generation of future scientists will be inspired to go into the kitchen and get to the crux of the matter of ‘matter’!”

Jennifer Schulze, MSEd, Reading Specialist Instructor, Western Oregon University
“This versatile book can be used by a classroom teacher or homeschool parent, inquisitive or struggling student. It’s interesting, easy to read, and spot on where matter is concerned.”

Dr. Christopher Gorman, Professor of Chemistry, North Carolina State University
“Fun activities that illustrate how matter behaves in its different forms. Just the sort of thing to pique a budding, young scientist’s curiosity!”

Dr. Todd F. Hoover,
 Assistant Professor, Early Childhood & Adolescent Education,
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
“An engaging book both visually and in content, using classic activities and discrepant events, as well as new and exciting ones! A good book to help children go ‘hands-on’ to learn about solids and liquids.”

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Rocky Treats

With this project, you can see how molecules that are separated can come back together—and then you get to eat the results!

CAUTION: An adult needs to help with the boiling water.

Click here to download a print-friendly PDF

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Kathleen M. Reilly

Kathleen Reilly has written several books for Nomad Press, including Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself; The Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works; Explore Weather and Climate! with 25 Projects; and Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth’s Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects. She is an award-winning author of several other science books for kids and is a contributor to dozens of publications, including Better Homes & Gardens, Family Circle, Family Fun, National Geographic Kids, and Parents. Kate lives in Raleigh, NC.


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Bryan Stone

Bryan Stone is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator who lives in West Fairlee, Vermont with his wife and daughter. Bryan is an alum of The Center for Cartoon Studies. He has illustrated nearly 20 books for Nomad Press and done illustration work for clients such as Dartmouth College, Docomo USA, and many more. His comics work has appeared in numerous anthologies and newspapers.



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Grade Level: 3–4
Ages: 7–10
GRL: T
Subjects: Chemistry, Engineering & Technology, STEM - STEAM,
Specs: 8 x 10 , 4-color interior , 96 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Timeline, Glossary, Resources, Index,

Reviews

Booklist
“. . . The accessible text takes a friendly tone, providing ample background information and easily recognizable everyday examples. Cartoon illustrations, inset boxes with facts, and occasional jokes help keep readers engaged. Experimenters are asked to make predictions, try multiple variations, and record observations. . . .This book should provide inspiration and insights into scientific exploration for students, teachers, and budding mad scientists.”

National Science Teachers Association Recommends (NSTA.org)
“Need something new to spice up your explorations? Twenty–five easy to do investigations, easy to find materials, and excellent explanations will help any teacher to make the study of matter more exciting for classes filled with eager students. . .This book is a must–have for any teacher’s personal library!”

Christine Burillo-Kirch, Ph.D
“Thoughtful, engaging explanations coupled with fun experiments and endearing illustrations that demystify difficult scientific concepts. A generation of future scientists will be inspired to go into the kitchen and get to the crux of the matter of ‘matter’!”

Jennifer Schulze, MSEd, Reading Specialist Instructor, Western Oregon University
“This versatile book can be used by a classroom teacher or homeschool parent, inquisitive or struggling student. It’s interesting, easy to read, and spot on where matter is concerned.”

Dr. Christopher Gorman, Professor of Chemistry, North Carolina State University
“Fun activities that illustrate how matter behaves in its different forms. Just the sort of thing to pique a budding, young scientist’s curiosity!”

Dr. Todd F. Hoover,
 Assistant Professor, Early Childhood & Adolescent Education,
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
“An engaging book both visually and in content, using classic activities and discrepant events, as well as new and exciting ones! A good book to help children go ‘hands-on’ to learn about solids and liquids.”


Projects

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Rocky Treats

With this project, you can see how molecules that are separated can come back together—and then you get to eat the results!

CAUTION: An adult needs to help with the boiling water.


Click here to download a print-friendly PDF

Author-Illustrator

Kathleen M. Reilly

Kathleen Reilly has written several books for Nomad Press, including Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself; The Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works; Explore Weather and Climate! with 25 Projects; and Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth’s Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects. She is an award-winning author of several other science books for kids and is a contributor to dozens of publications, including Better Homes & Gardens, Family Circle, Family Fun, National Geographic Kids, and Parents. Kate lives in Raleigh, NC.

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For More Information
bryan-stone.com

Bryan Stone

Bryan Stone is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator who lives in West Fairlee, Vermont with his wife and daughter. Bryan is an alum of The Center for Cartoon Studies. He has illustrated nearly 20 books for Nomad Press and done illustration work for clients such as Dartmouth College, Docomo USA, and many more. His comics work has appeared in numerous anthologies and newspapers.