Chemistry

Recommended Read-Alouds

Some of the lessons include optional read-aloud storybooks that may be read to the children at any point during the lesson. The lessons include all of the information necessary for the children to learn and understand the unit concepts. The optional read-aloud books are suggested as additional information to complement the unit if you choose. Note: Not all lessons have suggested read-alouds.

The books listed can typically be purchased online or found at your local library. A printable list is available within the science unit and a visual list is provided below for your convenience. Click the pictures below to view details or purchase via Amazon.

Top Pick

The Elements Book: A Visual Encyclopedia of the Periodic Table

by Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Nonfiction

Interest level 3-6

The introduction of this book is recommended to be read as a read-aloud, especially useful for Lesson 9 – Elements and the Periodic Table. Then use the rest of the book as a reference throughout the unit. This book is highly recommended!

Lesson 1 – Introduction to Chemistry


Women in Chemistry by Mary Wissinger

Nonfiction

Interest level K-6

 

Lesson 4 – States of Matter


What is the World Made Of? All About Solids, Liquids, and Gases by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

Nonfiction

Interest level K-5

Lesson 2 – The Scientific Method

 

What is the Scientific Method? by Baby Professor

Nonfiction

Interest level 2-6

Lesson 7 – Chemical and Physical Properties


Chemical Reactions by Jenna Winterberg

Nonfiction

Interest level 3-6


Lesson 9 – Elements and the Periodic Table


Amber’s Atoms by E.M. Robinson

Nonfiction

Interest level 2-6

*See top pick above also

Lesson 10 – The Atom


Atoms and Molecules by Tracy Nelson Maurer

Nonfiction

Interest level 3-6


Composition of Matter by Morgaine Paris

Nonfiction

Interest level 4-6


Lesson 14 – Properties of Water


A Drop of Water by Walter Wick

Nonfiction

Interest level 1-6+

This book is also a suggested read-aloud for our Water and Our World unit.

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