Gr 5-8--These slim volumes miss the mark for the intended audience. There is not enough information here for reports and yet they are too dry to welcome general-interest reading. The theme of the series, that accidents in science can lead to great discoveries, is not carried through with enough real-world examples. Each title explains chemistry as it relates to the topic, discusses the scientific method, and concludes with experiments. A few of thes are incorrectly numbered, and one even suggests that fifth graders ask an adult to help use a measuring cup even when working with a safe substance.[Page 116]. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.