Reviews for Atoms and Molecules


Library Media Connection Reviews 2011 January/February
In this series, the text consists of relatively simple sentences, but the vocabulary and ideas are quite advanced. Some of the full color graphics, detailed photographs, and drawings show microscopic details. Because of the detailed graphics and descriptive text, difficult ideas can be understood by the reader. Besides captions explaining the graphics, there are inset boxes with bulleted "Fast Facts" and "Did You Know" boxes. These books are especially useful for research papers and projects. They are also very useful for students who are curious about a special topic and want to know about it in depth. Bibliography. Glossary. Websites. Index. Recommended. Janet Luch, Educational Reviewer and Adjunct Instructor, SUNY New Paltz, Touro College, University of Phoenix Online, DeVry University ¬ 2011 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

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School Library Journal Reviews 2010 November

Gr 5-8--These titles provide fascinating looks at worlds that normally require expensive technology and in-depth scientific knowledge to view. Earth's Secrets mainly covers knowledge gained about the planet from satellites. Exploring the Past discusses technological advances that are broadening what we know about history. Atoms and Molecules is about the smallest building blocks, and the remaining three titles discuss the cells that make up plants and animals. Throughout the titles, the narratives are clear, well written, broken down into manageable pieces, and peppered with eye-opening facts. The numerous photographs are so phenomenal that they will inspire kids to read the text about hurricanes, germs, and atomic structure so that they can wrap their minds around what they see.

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