Chemistry with Charisma: Volume 1
How can a whoopee cushion inspire students’ enthusiasm for learning chemistry? With this powerful book, you will learn to use whoopee cushions—and many other fun items—to capture (and keep) attention in your classroom! Meaningful, motivating, and fun!… Middle and high school students will love this selection of 24 lessons designed to build understanding of important chemistry concepts and expand investigative skills. With a combination of teacher demos and hands-on experiences, Chemistry with Charisma helps each learner connect with ideas and information in unique ways. 24 Lessons that Capture & Keep Attention in the Classroom "This is an ideal addition for an individual teacher's library and would be an asset to a preservice program to help teachers develop skills for fostering inquiry." Reviewed by Daniel Kujawinski, NSTA Recommends

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Chemistry with Charisma: Volume 2
Meaningful, motivating, and fun!. Middle and high school students will love these selections of lessons designed to build understanding of important chemistry concepts and expand investigative skills. With a combination of teacher demos and hands-on experiences, Chemistry with Charisma Volumes 1 and 2 help each learner connect with ideas and information in unique ways. "Either with Volume 1 or on its own, this would be an ideal addition to an individual teacher's library and would be an asset to a preservice program to help teachers develop skills for fostering inquiry."—Daniel Kujawinski, NSTA Recommends

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What’s That Smell
Students investigate the science behind body odors and hygiene choices.
  • Teaches science that your students really care about
  • Includes online files with editable activities, overheads, and handouts
  • For use in general science, chemistry, biology, health, and physiology classes
  • Teacher background and instruction notes
  • Student background readings and informative articles
  • Hands-on investigations
  • 125 pages
  • Grades 7–12
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"What's That Smell?: The Science Behind Adolescent Odors presents simple classroom science experiments involving odors which are especially appropriate for inquisitive students grades 7 to 12 and range from exploring such phenomena as our diverse body odors, to how fragrances cover up odors, to how search and rescue dogs track odors, and more. In full accordance and compliance with National Science Education Standards, the step-by-step instructions for conducting educational experiments are enhanced with practical tips, a wealth of background information, and more. What s That Smell? is a scholastically excellent and enthusiastically recommended supplement for crafting a science curriculum for a traditional classroom or a home schooling science education program." --Internet Bookwatch, Volume 13, Number 10
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Breathing Room
Indoor pollution just comes from furnaces, right? Wrong. Tiny creatures, mold, and odorless gases are just a few of the many indoor pollutants you need to know about! Learn about indoor environments and pollution with the Breathing Room! Indoor Pollution Activity Handbook.
"Breathing Room is an excellent and well-written book that addresses the issue of indoor air pollution. The book contains activities and readings related to locating air pollutants, the concept of parts per million, growing mold and the conditions it requires, radon gas, particulate and filters, and mystery illnesses. The book is easy to read and is well illustrated. This book should be a part of every biology teacher’s classroom." –NSTA Recommends
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Lather Up
A quick rinse under the faucet is almost as good as a wash with soap and water, right? Wrong. A quick rinse with water leaves lots of germs on your hands. Now fix some food for yourself and your friends and you’ve got a great recipe for passing disease around. Learn about keeping hands hygienic with the Lather Up! Hand Washing Activity Handbook.
"Lather Up is an excellent and well-written book that addresses the issue of hand washing and its contribution to health. The book contains activities and readings related to hand washing techniques, surveys, how microbes act, and an extensive section on super germs and antibiotic resistance. Activities on making and using soap are presented. The book is easy to read and is well illustrated. It should be a part of every biology teacher’s classroom." –NSTA Recommends
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More Than Skin Deep
Applying sunscreen is annoying, so why bother? Anyway, people with darker skin shades don’t need to worry about the sun, right? Wrong! People with all skin shades can be harmed by UV radiation, and sunscreen is one good way to protect yourself. Learn about keeping your skin healthy and safe with the More Than Skin Deep! Skin Health Activity Handbook.
"More than Skin Deep is an excellent and well-written book that addresses the issue of ultraviolet radiation. It relates the effects of the sun on skin to genetics and skin coloration. Activities lead to better understanding of the use of sunscreen, polarization of sunglasses, and skin lightening. There are also readings and simulations of how to determine skin cancer risk. The book is easy to read and is well illustrated. It should be a part of every biology teacher’s classroom." –NSTA Recommends
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Safe Not Sorry
Reading the small print on product labels isn’t that important, right? Wrong. Reading labels and following directions on household products can prevent serious accidents and even keep you alive. Learn about household chemical safety with the Safe Not Sorry! Chemical Safety Activity Handbook.
"The Strive to Thrive series is comprehensive enough that each section could be used over the course of several days to a week or in a few hours, depending on the students and the structure of the program." –Consumers Guide to Afterschool Science Resources
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Wet Your Whistle
Paying more for a famous name means the water must be healthier, or at least taste better, right? Wrong. All bottled water is required to be safe to drink. Some have more minerals. Others have bubbles. Which brands or types seem healthier or tastier is a matter of personal preference. Some people like their tap water best. Learn about water—from the bottle and tap—with the Wet Your Whistle! Drinking Water Activity Handbook.
"Wet Your Whistle is an excellent and well-written book that addresses the issue of drinking water. Activities are used to illustrate the differences between bottled and tap water, filtration and hardness, and purification of surface water. Readings address the sources of drinking water, its importance to the body, and threats to drinking water supplies. The book is easy to read and is well illustrated. It should be a part of every biology teacher’s classroom." –NSTA Recommends
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Camp and Club Science Sourcebook: Activities and Leader Planning Guide for Science Outside School
"Wow" the kids in your camp or club with hands-on science fun even if you’re new to leading science events! When it comes to things that glow, bubble, change color, or do just about anything interesting, its no secret… kids love doing hands-on science outside school. With this comprehensive book, camp and club leaders can easily offer the engaging science experiences that keep kids coming back for more. Camp and Club Science Sourcebook is ideal for the middle grades and easily adaptable to other ages. 39 activities explore health- and environment-related science topics that are interesting to kids and important in their daily lives: controlling disease with clean hands, healthy drinking water, indoor air quality, and keeping skin healthy.
  • Split water, trace with light, print with soap, and so much more … 39 reproducible activities
  • Downloadable files for easy printing
  • Now, you have everything in one package for a perfect event:
    1. Event planning > budgeting and scheduling • planning timeline and checklist • sample forms and letters
    2. Camper activity notebook > self-guided instructions and explanations for young investigators • reproducible pages • companion website with camper pages in editable format
    3. Leader activity guide > introductory instructions • procedure notes and tips • answers to camper questions
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  • Grades 5–9
  • Middle and high school grades
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"Rarely does a curriculum present itself with as many attributes as Terrific Science Press’s Camp and Club Science Source Book: Activity Set and Leader Planning Guide for Science Outside School Leader Guide. Though it is described as a guide for leaders contemplating initiating a health based informal science experience, it actually supplements the information about start-up with research practices and sample lessons that this reviewer found to be sufficient to prepare for even a formal life science unit." –Science Afterschool Consumers Guide
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Chain Gang - The Chemistry of Polymers
Explore the versatility of plastics and other polymers that we use daily.

Dirt Alert - The Chemistry of Cleaning
Examine the chemistry of home and industrial cleaning products.

Science Fare - Chemistry at the Table
Helps students determine foods’ fat content, fool their senses of taste and smell, and more.

Strong Medicine - Chemistry at the Pharmacy
Explore making aspirin and sophisticated chemical techniques like gel filtration.

Fat Chance - The Chemistry of Lipids
Shows that fats aren’t just in food by making soap and candles.

The Chemistry of Food Dyes
Explores the history, safety, and purpose of food colorants.
I found the three volumes that make up the Palette of Color monograph series to be well written and very useful resources around which a teacher can construct a unit on the chemistry of dyes and food colors. I recommend the books highly to teachers of high school chemistry and even of college general education chemistry courses. —Science Activities magazine
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Chemistry of Natural Dyes
1-883822-06-8 Looks at traditional dyes derived from plant and animal sources.
I found the three volumes that make up the Palette of Color monograph series to be well written and very useful resources around which a teacher can construct a unit on the chemistry of dyes and food colors. I recommend the books highly to teachers of high school chemistry and even of college general education chemistry courses. —Science Activities magazine
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Chemistry of Vat Dyes
Examines the chemistry behind the indigo blue in jeans along with other vat-type dyes.
I found the three volumes that make up the Palette of Color monograph series to be well written and very useful resources around which a teacher can construct a unit on the chemistry of dyes and food colors. I recommend the books highly to teachers of high school chemistry and even of college general education chemistry courses. —Science Activities magazine
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Product Testing: The Chemistry of Ice Cream
Explore the ingredients, melting behavior, texture, and structure of ice cream.
  • Illustrates concepts of product testing through the process of making ice cream
  • 90 pages
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  • Grades 9–12 Chemical Engineering Series Features:
    • Presents roles that chemical technicians and engineers play in the chemical industry
    • Captures students' interest in the manufacture and production of familiar products
    • Links to National Science Education Standards
    • Scenario-based projects challenge students to apply what they've learned
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Chemical Manufacturing—The Process of Mixing
Highlights the ways mixing is used in different industrial applications. Chemical Engineering Series Features:
  • Presents roles that chemical technicians and engineers play in the chemical industry
  • Captures students' interest in the manufacture and production of familiar products
  • Links to National Science Education Standards
  • Scenario-based projects challenge students to apply what they've learned
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Experimental Design: The Chemistry of Adhesives
Test various properties of adhesives and explore the history of natural and synthetic adhesives. Chemical Engineering Series Features:
  • Presents roles that chemical technicians and engineers play in the chemical industry
  • Captures students' interest in the manufacture and production of familiar products
  • Links to National Science Education Standards
  • Scenario-based projects challenge students to apply what they've learned
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Chemistry of Soil Analysis
This book offers chemical laboratory technology students and employed technicians nine investigations covering the basics of soil analysis for agronomic purposes. Many of the procedures in this book reflect or are modified from actual industry procedures. The investigations include background information, material lists, step-by-step procedures, applicable calculations, and review questions.
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Investigating Solids, Liquids, and Gases with TOYS: States of Matter and Changes of State
Toys, gadgets, and fun-to-do experiments help students explore states of matter and changes of state.
"[Investigating Solids, Liquids, and Gases with TOYS: States of Matter and Changes of State] provides 24 activities that will empower any teacher to use simple objects to convey complex ideas. The activities in this book provide students in the middle grades with the great motivation to learn and provide teachers with the lessons and activities to help them do so."—NSTA Recommends
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Polymers All Around You
Loaded with information and activities about an exciting group of materials called polymers - the giants of the molecular world.
  • Updated, expanded second edition provides 10 multi-part activities to help your students connect science with the products they encounter every day
  • 31 pages
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  • Grades 1–10
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