Editorial Review

Kid Chemistry Lab-School Library Journal

Cover: Kid Chemistry Lab

The short chapters in these books are a mix of explanatory text, crisp photos of children and adults exploring aspects of chemistry, and supportive diagrams and tables. Readers will learn about atoms, elements, reactions and mixtures. Captions on the images offer additional information and glossary terms appear in bold within the text. Each book ends with a pair of experiments. A large-scale photo accompanies the explanation of the chemical process(es) that will be seen, while smaller thumbnails are part of the directions. There is also a review of the scientific process and a suggestion to alter a variable and observe the difference in the experiment’s results. ­Online resources from TED Ed, Kids Discover and other providers are available through ABDO Booklinks. VERDICT A solid purchase for libraries to support classroom instruction and update collections. “Kid Chemistry Lab” (ABDO) includes helpful video content from TED Ed (among others), as well as experiments to see the chemical processes in action.

—Kid Chemistry Lab-School Library Journal

Products Reviewed

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