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An approachable introduction to what chemistry is, how it works and why it is vital to everyday life. Topics include: the periodic table, atom structure and radiation, and the scientific method, all illustrated with humorous illustrations and diagrams. With simple experiments to aid learning and internet links to recommended websites to find out more.

Book information

Age
11+
Key Stage
KS3/4 S
BIC CBMC
D4N79
Paperback
ISBN: 9781409547075
Extent: 96 pages
Dimensions: 230 x 165mm
Author/Editor
Alex Frith and Dr. Lisa Jane Gillespie
Illustrator
Adam Larkum

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“What's chemistry all about?”
I read this book as well as 'What's Biology All About?' and 'What's Physics All About?' and found all three extremely good. They are packed full of useful information and lots of great facts. They were a joy to read and I would definitely recommend them!

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