Joy Of Chemistry

Author: Cathy Cobb
Editor: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1615920196
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A Choice Outstanding Academic Title (2005)This is a wonderful and entertaining book. The title reflects the authors' desire that their work be considered a primer for the curious adult...I cannot think of any chemistry book I have read that has been more successful than this one in meeting such an ambitious goal...extremely well-written. The tone and pacing are reader-friendly...This would be a great book club selection...would also be a great book for the chemistry teacher at the high school level or introductory college level...I give the book my strongest recommendation.-Journal of Chemical EducationThink of this as a chemistry education condensed into a single book: a lightning tour of the field for the uninitiated.-Publishers WeeklyThe discussions presented are well written and accurate...It would be a useful supplemental text for an introductory high school or college chemistry course...the lab demonstrations alone would be an excellent resource for the junior high or high school science teacher.-Science Books & FilmsIf chemistry was never your cup of tea, you'll become a convert with The Joy of Chemistry ... With a simple set of grocery store chemicals and a good pair of safety goggles, adults can rediscover the basics of chemistry while having fun. Even though it's not written for students, this book's common sense safety advice and the sense of wonder that pervades every pages will inspire general science teachers to adapt many of these explorations for the classroom.-Science ScopeFor many, chemistry is perceived as a burdensome affair, weighed down with mathematics and restricted to well-guarded research facilities. While these facets of chemistry are certainly of paramount importance, laboratories and calculators do not necessarily convey the inherent beauty of chemistry or the excitement of chemistry at work.This book challenges the perception of chemistry as too difficult to bother with and too clinical to be any fun. Cathy Cobb and Monty L. Fetterolf, both professional chemists and experienced educators, introduce readers to the magic, elegance, and, yes, joy of chemistry. From the fascination of fall foliage and fireworks, to the functioning of smoke detectors and computers, to the fundamentals of digestion (as when good pizza goes bad!), the authors illustrate the concepts of chemistry in terms of everyday experience, using familiar materials.The authors begin with a bang-a colorful bottle rocket assembled from common objects you find in the garage-and then present the principles of chemistry using household chemicals and friendly, nontechnical language. They guide the reader through the basics of atomic structure, the nature of molecular bonds, and the vibrant universe of chemical reactions. Using analogy and example to illuminate essential concepts such as thermodynamics, photochemistry, electrochemistry, and chemical equilibrium, they explain the whys and wherefores of chemical reactions. Hands-on demonstrations, selected for their ease of execution and relevance, illustrate basic principles, and lively commentaries emphasize the fun and fascination of learning about chemistry.This delightful and richly informative book amply proves that chemistry can appeal to our intuition, logic, and-if we're willing to get down and dirty-our sense of enjoyment too.Cathy Cobb is the highly acclaimed author of Magick, Mayhem, and Mavericks: The Spirited History of Physical Chemistry and, with H. Goldwhite, Creations of Fire: Chemistry's Lively History from Alchemy to the Atomic Age. She is currently an instructor of calculus and physics at Aiken Preparatory School and an adjunct professor of chemistry at the University of South Carolina at Aiken.Monty L. Fetterolf is professor of chemistry at the University of South Carolina at Aiken.

The Joy Of Chemistry

Author: Cathy Cobb
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ISBN: 9781448713974
Size: 13,42 MB
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This book challenges the perception of chemistry as too difficult to bother with and too clinical to be any for. Cathy Cobb and Monty L Fetterolf, both professional chemists and experienced educators, introduce readers to the magic, elegance, and, yes, joy of chemistry. From the fascination of fall foliage and fireworks, to the functioning of smoke detectors and computers, to the fundamentals of digestion (as when good pizza goes bad!), the authors illustrate the concepts of chemistry in terms of everyday experience, using familiar materials. The authors begin with a bangs colourful bottle rocket assembled from common objects you find in the garage - and then present the principles of chemistry using household chemicals and friendly, non-technical language. They guide the reader through the basics of atomic structure, the nature of molecular bonds, and the vibrant universe of chemical reactions. Using analogy and example to illuminate essential concepts such as thermodynamics, photochemistry, electrochemistry, and chemical equilibrium, they explain the whys and wherefores of chemical reactions. Hands-on demonstrations, selected for their ease of execution and relevance, illustrate basic principles, and lively commentaries emphasise the fun and fascination of learning about chemistry. This delightful and richly informative book amply proves that chemistry can appeal to our intuition, logic, and - if we are willing to get down and dirty - our sense of enjoyment too --- Product Description.

Supplemental Material For The Joy Of Chemistry

Author: Daniel J. Berger
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781492989974
Size: 16,17 MB
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This book is the course packet for NSC 105, "The Chemistry of Everything," at Bluffton University. The price has been set to the lowest possible level, consistent with the need for color illustrations. The book is a supplement and companion to the course text, The Chemistry of Everything by Cathy Cobb and Monty L. Fetterolf.

Uncovering Student Ideas In Science 25 New Formative Assessment Probes

Author: Page Keeley
Editor: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1935155458
Size: 14,64 MB
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Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 4, offers 25 more formative assessment probes to help reveal students' preconceptions of fundamental concepts in science.

Metals

Author: Julie McDowell
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438102364
Size: 16,21 MB
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Most of the elements found in the periodic table are classified as metals. Common characteristics that help us identify metals include conductivity, reactivity, and their ability to be pounded into sheets and stretched into wires. This book takes a look at metals, helping students understand their uses: from industry to the arts.

Uncovering Student Ideas In Science 25 More Formative Assessment Probes

Author: Page Keeley
Editor: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1933531738
Size: 16,19 MB
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The popular features from Volume 1 are all here. The field-tested probes are short, easy to administer, and ready to reproduce. Teacher materials explain science content and suggest grade-appropriate ways to present information. But Volume 2 covers more life science and Earth and space science probes. Volume 2 also suggests ways to embed the probes throughout your instruction, not just when starting a unit or topic.

Science And Technology Resources A Guide For Information Professionals And Researchers

Author: James E. Bobick
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1591587948
Size: 14,37 MB
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An indispensable resource for anyone wanting to create, maintain, improve, understand, or use the diverse information resources within a sci-tech library. • Over 80 screenshots of electronic information resource tools designed for the engineer and scientist; page reproductions from print sources and illustrations from scholarly journal articles and monographs are also included • Each chapter concludes with a comprehensive list of additional resources for further research • Approximately 30 discipline-specific subject bibliographies in the appendix section act as indispensable guides for developing library collections, as well as for compiling introductory textbooks appropriate for library science students • Included pathfinders provide expert guides for targeted online research • Corresponding instructor exercises are available at the publisher's website

Chlorine

Author: Linda Saucerman
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781404219625
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Explains the characteristics of chlorine, where it is found, how it is used by humans, and its relationship to other elements found in the periodic table.