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Science Books for Children--States of Matter

Barkan, Joanne. What is Density?
Explains what density is, using examples from a birthday party--such as a room filling with people, a floating balloon, and the bubbles in a cup of soda--to illustrate the concept.
Rd Lvl: 1.9 Int Lvl: K-3
EMC Nonfiction: 531.14.B254w 2006

Branley, Franklyn Mansfield. Air is All Around You.
Describes the various properties of air and shows how to prove that air takes up space and that there is air dissolved in water.
Rd Lvl: 2.4 Int Lvl: K-3
EMC Nonfiction: 551.5.B821a 1986

Cole, Joanna. The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks.
When Ms. Frizzle, the strangest teacher in school, takes her class on a field trip to the waterworks, everyone ends up experiencing the water purification system from the inside.
Rd Lvl: 3.9 Int Lvl: K-3
EMC Picture Books: Co

Curry, Don L. What is Mass?
Introduces young children to the physics concept of mass.
Rd Lvl: 1.4 Int Lvl: K-3
EMC Nonfiction: 531.C976w 2004

Friedhoffer, Robert. Matter and Energy.
Experiments, magic tricks, and other activities explore the scientific principles of matter and energy.
EMC Nonfiction: 530.4.F862m 1992

Gardner, Robert. Melting, Freezing, and Boiling Science Projects with Matter.
How to change a liquid into a solid or gas, what happens to gas when it's heated or cooled, and other exciting experiments.
Rd Lvl: 4.3 Int Lvl: 3-6
EMC Nonfiction: 507.8.G228m

Glover, David. Solids and Liquids.
Examines the composition and strength of materials, both solid and liquid, and features experiments, including chemical reactions.
EMC Nonfiction: 530.4.G565s 1993

Hirsch, E. D. What Your First Grader Needs to Know.
Includes a chapter on the states of matter.
EMC Teaching Ideas: LB1571.1

Kerrod, Robin. Matter and Materials.
Discusses the nature and states of matter and examines both natural and synthetic materials such as forest products, rocks, minerals, and metals.
EMC Nonfiction: 530.K41m 1996

Ontario Science Center. Solids, Liquids and Gases.
EMC Nonfiction: 530.4.S686 1998

Oxlade, Chris. States of Matter.
States of matter looks at important topics in chemistry, such as solids, liquids and gases, changes of state, the water cycle, and mixing solids, liquids and gases. There are seven informative experiments that can be carried out at home, and useful diagrams, including the periodic table.
Rd Lvl: 7.5 Int Lvl: 5-8
EMC Nonfiction: 530.4.O98s 2007

Ross, Michael Elsohn. What’s the Matter in Mr. Whisker’s Room.
Features Mr. Whiskers and his class performing seven activities which involve playing with and learning about matter in its liquid, solid, and gaseous forms, and includes a list of materials so readers can duplicate their experiments.Features Mr. Whiskers and his class performing seven activities which involve playing with and learning about matter in its liquid, solid, and gaseous forms, and includes a list of materials so readers can duplicate their experiments.
Rd Lvl: 3.8 Int Lvl: K-3
EMC Nonfiction: 507.8.R825w 2007

Sarquis, Mickey. Exploring Matter with TOYS.Activities and strategies for those working with K-4.
Main Collection: QC173.36.S276 1997

Sarquis, Mickey.Investigating Solids, Liquids, and Gases with TOYS.Activities for middle and high school students.
Main Collection: QC173.3.I59 1997

Seuss, Dr. Bartholomew and the Oobleck.The King, tired of rain, snow, sun, and fog, commands his magicians to make something else come down from the sky, but when oobleck falls, in sticky greenish droplets, Bartholomew Cubbins shames the King and saves the kingdom.
Rd Lvl: 3.7 Int Lvl: K-3
EMC Picture Books: Se

Simon, Charnan. Solids, Liquids,  Gases.
An introduction to the properties of matter, discussing solids, liquids, and gases.
EMC Nonfiction: 530.4.S594s 2001

Stille, Darlene. Physical Change: Reshaping Matter
While offering clear, step-by-step explanations of scientific principles, the titles in this series also discuss the social significance and history of each subject using the most up-to-date research on the Physical, Earth, or Life Science addressed.
Rd Lvl: 6.7 Int Lvl: 5-8
EMC Nonfiction: 530.S857p 2006

Stille, Darlene. Solids, Liquids and Gases.
Describes solids, liquids, and gases, covers how matters change states, and looks at the uses of solids, liquids, and gages.
Rd Lvl: 3.0 Int Lvl: 3-6
EMC Nonfiction: 530.4 S857s 2005

Walker, Sally M. Matter.
Introduces the properties of matter, discussing solids, liquids, and gases.
Rd Lvl: 3.9 Int Lvl: K-3
EMC Nonfiction: 530 W184m 2006

Wells, Robert E. Did a Dinosaur Drink this Water?
In this work about the water cycle, readers discover that the molecules in their glass of water may have once been part of a dinosaur watering hole.
Rd Lvl: 5.5 Int Lvl: 3-6
EMC Nonfiction: 551.48 W455d 2006

Wick, Walter. A Drop of Water.Describes the origins, characteristics, and uses of water.
Rd Lvl: 5.5 Int Lvl: 3-6
EMC Nonfiction: 546.22.W636d 1997

Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner. What is the World Made of? : All about Solids, Liquids, and Gases.In simple text, presents the three states of matter, solid, liquid, and gas, and describes their attributes.
Rd Lvl: 3.5 Int Lvl: K-3
EMC Nonfiction: 530.4.Z85w 1998

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