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9780806977713

Science Fair Projects: Chemistry

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  • ISBN13:

    9780806977713

  • ISBN10:

    080697771X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-12-12
  • Publisher: Sterling
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Summary

How fizzy is soda pop after it's warmed up? What happens to a rubber band that's left outside? Which types of clothing keep you warmest, and why? Find out the answers and take top prize at the school science fair with these 47 hands-on and appealing "blue ribbon" chemistry experiments. Test chemical trickery in processed foods; the concept of pH; viscosity; carbonization; fermentation; evaporation; dilution; and lots more. A WINNING combination of learning and fun. Bob Bonnet lives in Clearmont, NJ, and Dan Keen lives in Cape May Court House, NJ. 96 pages, 120 b/w illus., 8 1/4 x 11. NEW IN PAPERBACK

Table of Contents

Introduction 5(2)
Project
Under Pressure How handling affects substances
7(1)
Lemony Lineup Real lemon or fake food flavoring?
8(2)
Nothing to Sniff At Smell and the secret of ``wafting''
10(1)
It's Litmus! Making pH (acid/base) testing strips
11(3)
Acute Cuke The chemical change called pickling
14(1)
Bad Cow? A non-taste test for sour milk
15(1)
Less Is More For greater concentration, evaporate!
16(1)
Cooking pHacts The effect of cooking on pH
17(1)
Getting Ahead Reaction between a base and an acid
18(1)
We Salute Solution Understanding basic chemical terms
19(1)
Go, Old Mold! Food additives keep bread good longer
20(2)
Captured Carbon The chemical reaction of burning
22(2)
Tick Tock Tack Testing the oxidation time of metals
24(1)
A Patch of White Green plants and photosynthesis
25(1)
Pop Goes the Soda Reducing carbonation in soft drinks
26(2)
How Electrifying! Examining the conduction of substances
28(2)
We Deplore Pollution Water dilutes, but pollution remains
30(2)
No Syrup The concept of viscosity
32(2)
Egg Head Measuring endothermic reactions in eggs
34(2)
One Candle Power Understanding exothermic reaction
36(2)
Fade Not Natural dyes and sunlight
38(2)
Sticky Goo! Emulsion, the ``chem-magical'' cleaner
40(2)
Worth the Wait Unripe fruit to sugary treat
42(2)
Sweeter Sweet Natural sugar or chemical substitute
44(2)
Chemical Tears Overcoming an onion's natural gas
46(1)
Saucy Cleaner A natural tarnish remover
47(1)
The Yeast Beast Fermentation proves yeast is alive!
48(2)
Better Bubbles Safe and natural monster-bubble solutions
50(2)
Onion Switch Changing the taste of onions by cooking
52(1)
Eaters' Digest Dissolving foods with acids
53(1)
Left Behind It's in your water
54(2)
Repeat, Threepeat Exact data allows repeatable results
56(2)
Paint by Sugars Combining dyes
58(2)
Colorful Disguise Smell and taste: team players
60(2)
You've Changed! Identifying chemical and physical changes
62(2)
Scent in a Cube Releasing fragrance with heat
64(2)
Staying on Top Reduce a soap's density...and it floats!
66(2)
Basic Building Blocks Getting to know the Periodic Table
68(2)
Stressed Out The effects of weathering on elasticity
70(2)
Heavy Gas, Man Releasing trapped gas to extinguish flame
72(2)
Have a Taste, Bud Sugar sweetness a matter of chemistry
74(2)
Settle Up Oil and water don't mix...usually
76(2)
Building Blocks Growing natural crystal structures
78(2)
Cool Clothes Testing for fabrics that ``breathe''
80(2)
Out of the Middle Separating liquids by density
82(2)
Not Just Desserts Testing taste with combined flavors
84(2)
Tricking the Brain When a food's color is changed
86(2)
Glossary 88(5)
Index 93

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