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Molecules at an Exhibition : Portraits of Intriguing Materials in Everyday Life by John Emsley  This is such a fun book that the one objectionable chapter is excused (see end of review).  Chemicals are grouped in "galleries" of similar molecules, and the author gives us a neat story of the history of the stuff and its use or effect on the body or the world.  The first gallery includes chocolate, cola, garlic, and selenium.  Other chapters include the metals we need in the body, chemicals in the home, harmful chemicals (including some drugs), plastics, common elements, radioactive elements, and more.  I do wish that the author had included a diagram of the molecules he lists, and he makes the unsupported assertion that the world is overpopulated by humans during a chapter on chemicals and sex.  So skip chapter three, or talk about it, but the rest of the book is fascinating.

 

 

 

 

   


Laboratory Manuals and Equipment

Much of the following material is available off-site, from sources other than Amazon.  To keep things simple, I have used as few suppliers as possible.  You may find other sources for these materials, but these links are provided to give you a place to start.

The following lab manuals are from Castle Heights Press.  Written by Kathleen and Mark Julicher, these manuals  are meant for use in small schools or the homeschool.  The labs contain clear instructions and are simple to do in the home, yet provide the student with solid high school laboratory experience.

Experiences in Chemistry

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