Matter and Energy

Principles of Matter and Thermodynamics

From the Series Secrets of the Universe

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

Have you ever seen a magician make something disappear and question if anything could really just vanish? Do you know why the periodic table is set up the way it is? From Lavoisier and Joule to Dalton and Mendeleyev, take a look at the basic principles of matter and thermodynamics in a fun and exciting way.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-8225-0674-4
$38.65 $28.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2001-08-01
BISACS JNF051140
Dewey 530.11
ATOS Reading Level 7.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 64233
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Activities, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Timeline

Reviews

School Library Journal

“The language and sentence structure make an otherwise difficult subject easier to understand through conversational text.” —School Library Journal

The Horn Book Guide

“The five volumes in this series [Secrets of the Universe] clearly explain complex subjects in well-organized texts.” —The Horn Book Guide

Author: Paul Fleisher

Paul Fleisher has spent his working life as an educator and writer. His books for young people cover a variety of science, ecology and natural history subjects. He has also written several widely-used classroom activity books on thinking games, social activism, and creative writing. Paul currently works as an adjunct professor in the school of education at Virginia Commonwealth University, as well as assistant to the director of the Richmond Peace Education Center. He also teaches classes in writing at the University of Richmond. Prior to taking early retirement in 2005, he taught gifted elementary and middle school students in the Richmond, Virginia Public Schools for almost 30 years. During that time, he helped develop numerous interdisciplinary instructional units on topics including Humor, Justice, Engineering and Design and The Art and Science of Music. Paul was in the vanguard of teaching educational technology in Richmond Public Schools, teaching computer programming and web design to his students. He has offered workshops on team-building, thinking games, teaching writing, and other topics at educational conferences for many years. Paul remains an activist for peace and social justice. He currently serves on the boards of the Virginia Forum and the Virginia Museum of Natural History. He has also served terms on the Virginia Education Association's Fitz Turner Commission for Human and Civil Rights, and the Virginia Chapter of the ACLU. In 1988 Paul received the Virginia Education Association Award for Peace and International Relations and in 1999 he was awarded the Thomas Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Natural Science Education. It is Paul's great good fortune to be married to educator Debra Sims Fleisher, who has taught him much of what he knows about working in a classroom, as well as how to live as a more decent human being. In his spare time Paul is an avid gardener, cook, and reader.