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  • Inspecting Elements & the Periodic Table (23)
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    Inspecting Elements & the Periodic Table (23)

    This title provides an overview of elements and the periodic table. Text includes a simple overview of elements and examines compounds, categories of elements, periods, groups, atomic numbers, properties, isotopes, and allotropes. Information is explained using real-world examples and supported with graphics and photos. This book concludes with two simple, kid-friendly experiments. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
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  • Aluminum (19)
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    Aluminum (19)

    Aluminum is one of the most abundant metals in the Earth's crust. It is used for everything from soda cans to cars, planes, rockets, and in construction. In the 1800s, scientists learned how to extract aluminum from rocks so it could be put to practical use. This book tells the fascinating story of aluminum's history, explains the properties of the element and its components, and provides students with resources to learn more about aluminum and how it is mined, recycled, and used in our society.
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  • Carbon (19)
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    Carbon (19)

    Carbon is amazing. In the form of a diamond, carbon is one of the hardest materials we know. In the form of pencil lead, it's easily broken with our fingers. Carbon is the most common element on Earth. Think of it as a building block of life; it's found in all living creatures, and it's so old, people have known of its existence since prehistoric times. Yet scientists today continue to discover new forms of carbon. This book will help students better understand the basics of chemistry as they learn what carbon is and how important it is in our world.
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  • Hydrogen (19)
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    Hydrogen (19)

    Hydrogen is the most widespread element and one of the building blocks of life. First appearing when the Big Bang created the universe, hydrogen is now part of human technologies that could change the future. People have used liquid hydrogen to send astronauts into space and hydrogen gas to drive families to the store. In this informative book, we'll explore the first element in the periodic table, looking at its properties and finding its hiding places. From our bodies to the Sun, hydrogen is everywhere.
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  • Oxygen (19)
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    Oxygen (19)

    Oxygen is essential to life on Earth, but what is this tasteless, colorless, element? From how oxygen was discovered to how it supports life, this book answers all your questions about element we all depend on. Readers will learn about atoms, molecules, and how oxygen fits in the Periodic Table. Discussions of photosynthesis, combustion, and oxygen compounds explore the role of oxygen in our world. Interesting and accessible explanations of chemistry terms are accompanied by lively illustrations and images.
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  • Sodium (19)
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    Sodium (19)

    From the table to the lab to our bodies, this interesting and informative book introduces young readers to the element sodium. Easy-to-understand explanations, colorful illustrations, and examples children can relate to make this a fun way to learn about one of Earth's most abundant elements. Historical information gives the subject context, while discussions of the common uses of sodium, such as in soap making and food preservation, keep it relevant.
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  • Air (15)
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    Air (15)

    As important as air is, it is often taken for granted. Students will enjoy learning all about the science of air, including the atmosphere, heat conduction, airless environments, and more, with this whimsically illustrated presentation of important science concepts.
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  • Copper (19)
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    Copper (19)

    Copper was one of the first metals humans learned to work with, and now it's an important component of electronic technology. This informative text explores the ins and outs of this versatile element. As well as wires, people use copper to make jewelry, cookware, and statues. The Statue of Liberty sports her iconic green color thanks to copper. The metal is even needed by the human body. Readers take a look and discover what their ancestors already knew thousands of years ago: copper is amazing.
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  • Mercury (19)
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    Mercury (19)

    Liquid, shiny, dangerous Mercury has the distinction of being the only metal that is liquid at room temperature. Because of this trait, mercury is used in thermometers, scientific instruments, florescent lights, and many other devices. In this book, students will learn about mercury's unique properties as an element. They will also learn how mercury is mined and extracted, and how this element, though useful, is also very dangerous, to both the environment and animals. This book contains relevant resources students can use to continue their exploration of mercury and other elements.
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  • Phosphorus (19)
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    Phosphorus (19)

    This chemical element helps matches light, ensures that your body digests food correctly, and even keeps your teeth clean. As one of the first chemical elements to be discovered, phosphorus has an invisible effect on people's lives. Readers will explore the microworld of the atom and discover the chemical world of phosphorus. Included are a helpful glossary of important terms, learning tools, and suggestions to further the learning experience.
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  • Periodic Table, The (19)
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    Periodic Table, The (19)

    The periodic table is the way scientists have organized the known elements, but up-and-coming scientists can learn much from the periodic table as well. Your readers will learn how to read the periodic table, including what an element's atomic number means and what the rows and columns signify. They'll gather facts about common and interesting elements and even discover how they can predict how elements might chemically react from their position in the table. Fact boxes and images add additional information to the accessible text.
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  • Phosphorus (19)
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    Phosphorus (19)

    What do soda, the human body, and televisions have in common? They all contain a common element: phosphorus. What other incredible things is this element used for? Readers will find out in this engaging book through accessible text, infographics, illustrations, and photographs. They'll learn about how phosphorus was discovered, the role it plays in the human body, and the fascinating ways humans use it. A charming design makes reading fun, while a handy quiz lets readers test their knowledge. This volume provides a thorough introduction to this important element.
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  • Sulfur (19)
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    Sulfur (19)

    Life can be messy, complicated, and even stinky! Just look at sulfur, one of the elements necessary for life as we know it. This essential element is found in all living things. It's an important ingredient of life, and it reeks like rotten eggs. What is this pungent element used for? Readers of this informative introduction to sulfur will find out. They'll learn how sulfur was discovered and the roles it plays in living things and in various industries. A charming design, illustrations, and photographs bring the lesson into detailed focus. Accessible text and a handy quiz help readers engage with the information.
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  • Timeline of Presidential Elections, A (16)
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    Timeline of Presidential Elections, A (16)

    Presidential politics has always been a minefield of competition, excitement, and even scandal. Read about the evolution of presidential politics from the election of George Washington, the nation's first president, to the election of Barack Obama, the nation's first black president. Learn which elements have stood the test of time, such as the Electoral College, and other elements, such as voting rights and processes, that have evolved with the changing times.
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  • Breaking Down Chemistry (23)
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    Breaking Down Chemistry (23)

    This title provides an overview of the field of chemistry. Text includes a short history of early chemistry and examines elements, molecules, and chemical reactions. The periodic table of the elements is introduced. Information is explained using real-world examples and supported with graphics and photos. This book concludes with two simple, kid-friendly experiments. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
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  • Rev Up Your Writing in Informational Texts (16)
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    Rev Up Your Writing in Informational Texts (16)

    Presents an overview of informational texts, including the form's purpose, elements, traits, and how it expresses ideas.
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  • Rev Up Your Writing in Nonfiction Narratives (16)
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    Rev Up Your Writing in Nonfiction Narratives (16)

    Presents an overview of nonfiction narratives, including the form's purpose, elements, traits, and how it expresses ideas.
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  • Basics of Metals and Metalloids, The (14)
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    Basics of Metals and Metalloids, The (14)

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    . . This is an in-depth, information-rich, curriculum-centered examination of and introduction to the 90 elements that are classified as metals and metalloids. A lively discussion of their properties, atomic structure, and behavior when interacting with other elements makes up the core of the text, with repeated reference to the Periodic Table. Included in the discussion are alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, Group 3 metals, tin and lead, transition metals, and metalloids (having properties of both metals and nonmetals), and the rich history behind their discovery, classification, and practical uses. This text strongly supports Common Core Standards for the reading of scientific and technical texts and accounts, and furnishes ample opportunities to summarize, cite evidence, and analyze connections between ideas, individuals, and events.
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  • Rev Up Your Writing in Blogs (16)
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    Rev Up Your Writing in Blogs (16)

    Presents an overview of blogs, including the form's purpose, elements, traits, and how it expresses ideas.
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  • Rev Up Your Writing in Fictional Stories (16)
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    Rev Up Your Writing in Fictional Stories (16)

    Presents an overview of fictional stories, including the form's purpose, elements, traits, and how it expresses ideas.
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  • Rev Up Your Writing in Opinion Pieces (16)
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    Rev Up Your Writing in Opinion Pieces (16)

    Presents an overview of opinion pieces, including the form's purpose, elements, traits, and how it expresses ideas.
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  • Rev Up Your Writing in Procedural Texts (16)
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    Rev Up Your Writing in Procedural Texts (16)

    Presents an overview of procedural texts, including the form's purpose, elements, traits, and how it expresses ideas.
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  • Rev Up Your Writing in Letters and E-mails (16)
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    Rev Up Your Writing in Letters and E-mails (16)

    Presents an overview of letters and e-mails, including the form's purpose, elements, traits, and how it expresses ideas.
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  • Acrostic Poems (15)
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    Acrostic Poems (15)

    Presents an overview of acrostic poems, including the form's history, elements, and traits and how poets use acrostic poems to express ideas.

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