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We LOVE chatting about books, authors, illustrators. Here you'll find some of the best books we're currently reading and what we've been sharing at our storytimes.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Why is Milk White? : & 200 Other Curious Chemistry Questions by Alexa Coelho and Simon Quellen Field



Owen the Owl
Here is a wonderful book for enquiring minds of all ages! Why is Milk White? : & 200 Other Curious Chemistry Questions by Alexa Coelho and Simon Quellen Field gives straightforward and thorough answers to a variety of everyday chemistry questions, some simple, some complex. Here are some sample questions from the book:

What makes leaves change colors?

How do solar panels work?

How do we make different colored fireworks?

Do you know the answers? If not, you might want to read this book! You don’t have to be a scientist to understand and enjoy this engaging tome. The book is clearly written and you’ll find a glossary of chemistry terms in the back. The book buddies and I love to read the questions aloud to each other and make our best guesses before we read the answer!

Want to see chemistry in action? Why is Milk White? includes a dozen experiments you can do at home, all perfect for a rainy spring day. Make your own Silly Putty, watch your raisins dance in a glass of soda, or hollow out a penny! Chemistry has never been so fun!