How to Make a Universe with 92 Ingredients

By Adrian Dingle

From 10 to 14 | 96 pages

What do cars, stars, skyscrapers, and ice cream all have in common? They're all made from the same 92 ingredients...and so are we. And so is everything in the entire universe!

How to Make a Universe with 92 Ingredients presents a unique and imaginative way for young readers to connect chemistry and science with their daily lives. By using dozens of familiar objects (trees, cell phones, the Sun), author Adrian Dingle has created a way to teach kids the unfamiliar — that trees, cell phones, and the Sun are all made of a handful of chemical elements found on the periodic table.

Full of easy experiments and "Did You Know?" information that's perfect for sharing with friends, How to Make a Universe with 92 Ingredients takes on the impossible and triumphs — it makes chemistry FUN!
The author's evident enthusiasm provides plenty of revs... - Kirkus
...this is a title sure to find an audience, one that will gain a newfound respect for the elements. - School Library Journal
"An entertaining look at the chemical composition and properties of such items as coins, fireworks, skyscrapers, airplanes, comets, and poison." - School Library Journal
"A great text for children who are interested in science and who ask "why?" or "how come?" questions ... it connects the science content that we are to teach to everyday life, meeting STSE and STEM outcomes. Highly recommended."
- Canadian Review of Materials
"A wonderfully descriptive text on the everyday items we see and use but might not have considered the chemistry processes that are involved. It is a great text for children who are interested in science and who ask "why?" or "how come?" questions.
"A perfect introduction to chemistry for young people." - Ithaca Child Magazine
"...this one is a good choice for creating enthusiasm and a bit of understanding for the sometimes daunting field of chemistry itself." - Books for Kids Blog
American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award, Writing for Children category, 2014

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