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Gearticks February Challenge: Creative Chemistry!

Take a deeper dive into this month’s STEMtastic Challenge and Chemistry by checking out these books related to the topic.  Click on the title to bring you to our online catalog!  Find out more about Gearticks and their monthly STEMtastic challenges HERE.

Chemistry Activities & Experiments

Chemistry: getting a big reaction, created by Basher; written by Dan Green

Mason jar science: 40 slimy, squishy, super-cool experiments by Jonathan Adolph

Bill Nye’s great big world of science  by Bill Nye and Gregory Mone

Chemistry you can chomp by Jessie Alkire

Step-by-step science experiments in chemistry by Janice VanCleave

Experimenting with chemistry by John Farndon

Just add water: science projects you can sink, squirt, splash, sail  from the editors of The New Book of Popular Science

Electricity and magnetism science fair projects: using batteries, balloons, and other hair-raising stuff by Robert Gardner

How do molecules stay together: a book about chemistry written by Madeline J. Hayes ; illustrated by Srimalie Bassani

Electricity and magnetism science fair projects, revised and expanded using the scientific method by Robert Gardner

Chemistry projects with a laboratory you can build by Robert Gardner

Crystal & gem by Dr. R.F. Symes

Maker lab: 28 super cool projects: build, invent, create, discover by Jack Challoner

Kitchen science written by Shar Levine & Leslie Johnstone ; illustrated by Dave Garbot ; photography by Michael Hnatov


The Elements

Elements by Adrian Dingle

Exploring the elements: a complete guide to the periodic table by Isabel Thomas

Lift-the-flap periodic table written by Alice James ; illustrated by Shaw Nielsen ;

Iodine by Leon Gray

Gold by Sarah Angliss

Arsenic by Chris Cooper

Copper by Richard Beatty

Chemical world: science in our daily lives by Rowena Rae


Lives of Chemists and more!

Who was Marie Curie? by Megan Stine

Perkin’s perfect purple: how a boy created color with chemistry by Tami Lewis Brown and Debbie Loren Dunn

Mario and the hole in the sky: how a chemist saved our planet by Elizabeth Rusch

The diamond and the boy: the rock cycle of graphite & the life of H. Tracy Hall by Hannah Holt

A really short history of nearly everything by Bill Bryson

Marie Curie for kids: her life and scientific discoveries, with 21 activities and experiments by Amy M. O’Quinn

Tell me why. Volume 1, Science  PLAYAWAY VIDEO | [2011], c2010