How to Make a Universe with 92 Ingredients

  • Type: Books
  • By: Adrian Dingle
  • Age Category: Children
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Eric S.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781771470087
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A fun introduction to chemistry for kids

The main premise of this book is that everything in our physical world consists of a complex combination of 92 elements that occur naturally on Earth.  These combinations are held together by the power of attraction. After a brief overview of the properties of various groupings of elements on the periodic table, the rest of the book reads like a “virtual cookbook” of fascinating facts and oddities about how elements are arranged to form things that make up our material world, both living and inanimate objects.

The way in which the information is organized, along with its engaging illustrations will draw readers into the text and make it a page-turner.  It also contains numerous hands-on experiments that kids can do at home.   It’s an enjoyable read for both aspiring young scientists and nerdy adults alike.