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Author: Dingle, Adrian
Illustrator: Basher, Simon
Publisher: Kingfisher
Year Published: 2015
ISBN: 9780753471968
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 to 12

Complete Periodic Table, The: More Elements with Style!

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Do you confuse boron with barium, or chlorine with fluorine?  Do you know which ‘rare earth’ elements are in your cell phone batteries and in giant wind turbines?
This revised and expanded version  from the Basher Science book series, which matches anime character and informational text, is a great addition to every K-12 school library.  Told in first person narrative, each element introduces itself to readers, including its uniqueness and application, using a conversational tone.
Each page explains in point form the element’s symbol, atomic number, atomic weight, color, standard state in temperature and classification, date of discovery, density, melting point, and boiling point.  The unique role of hydrogen as a building block for all the other elements is explained prior to the introduction of the other elements. Elements are grouped types of metals, elements or gases, and colour-coded for easy access. A large fold-out poster of the elements is included with the book.  It would best be removed, laminated and placed with science department or teacher resources.  A table of contents, index and glossary are all useful tools for accessing information quickly.  More interactive activities and downloads related to the Basher Science books can be found at: 
Ideal for Grades 5 – 12 Science/Chemistry.

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