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Pluck a strand of hair from your head. Is it straight? Curly? Whatever it is, it’s caused by chemistry – specifically, by the position of sulfur atoms in your hair molecules. If yours are far apart, you’ve got curls, but if they’re close together, your hair will be straight. Kids ready for more chemistry facts like these will appreciate this issue, which takes them from a simple analysis of the reactions that power life, through chemistry’s everyday uses – like the key to how chewing gum is made, for one thing! A roll-call of the superstars of chemistry, for kids, helps them understand how chemists like Marie Curie and Linus Pauling are the brains behind modern must-haves like televisions and cell phones.
Chemistry – the force that drives all living things, from the smallest piece of plankton to the great blue whales – is made accessible in a section on how everything in Nature depends on chemical reactions. Getting a headache? Take an aspirin, which mimics a chemical reaction found in white willow trees. Crazy about the new guy in school? It’s all about pheromones. Then explore the cutting-edge of chemistry; for kids who like detective stories, there is nothing better than an explanation of just how fingerprints are made.
My son's favorite magazine- learning educational things while having fun reading about them!
Great resource! Really nicely done kids magazine that adults love, too.
My 11 year-old stops what she is doing to read these when she gets them in the mail. I find them very educational myself and I enjoy reading them as well.
Kids Discover is a wonderful resource for teaching nonfiction genre!
Thank you for keeping discovering so interesting for children of all ages.
My son and I always look forward to the newest issue of Kids Discover - we both learn something new!
I think I, (the mom, teacher ;-) like this magazine as much or more than my kids. I usually read the entire thing first!!!
Even with 7th graders, I use the magazines since the illustrations are superb!
I love the Kids Discover magazines. I've gotten them from the very beginning and always have ways to use them in my classroom.
My kids are all older now (2 high school, 1 college) and Kids Discover is STILL our most waited for, most read, most loved magazine we get. THANKS!!!