February 3, 2016

Introducing the elements

The Periodic Table: Elements With Style!
by Adrian Dingle
pictures by Basher

This little book with its animé-like cartoons is a good primer on the elements for middle grade and high school students. Not every element is covered, but the ones chosen are supposedly the most representative of each group. Included with each element's symbol, atomic number, atomic weight, density, and melting point, are cheeky first-person descriptions of their more interesting properties. For instance, Radium says I am ... a completely captivating character. I shine in any social situation. Bright and luminescent (I was used in glow-in-the-dark paint), I am a real stunner. 

An easy-to-use reference guide that's good for reading casually or cover-to-cover.

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