The Happy Atom Story 4

Read A Fantasy Tale Learn Basic Chemistry Book 4

by Irene P. Reisinger Illustrated by SARA K. WHITE



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/25/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781665701631
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781665701624
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781665701648

About the Book

Guy, Professor Terry and Sodium welcome you to BOOK 4 of the Happy Atom Story series. This book drops you into the lives of the Chemical families in Periodic Table Land. The Polyatomic Ions become Superhero Counselors who set up Clubhouses on each street in the land to help the elements solve their day to day problems. These Polyatomic Ions soon learn to form compounds and become happy just like the elements who became Happy Atoms. The cheerleaders from each of the Chemical families lead you in a chant that will help you forever remember the formulas and charges for all the Polyatomic Ions. Professor Terry uses her chemical journal to teach Guy how to write and balance chemical equations for each type of chemical reaction: Synthesis, Decomposition, Single Displacement and Double Displacement Reactions. The lesson on Balancing Equations takes place in Guy’s mountain cabin where the little elements appear with tiny seesaws to allow Guy to see the difference between Balanced and Unbalanced equations. The big finale is a Labor Day parade and celebration where all the characters who featured in Guy’s basic chemistry education, parade in front of the stage where Guy is honored for his achievements in learning Chemistry. The grand firework display by the lake is put on by Magnesium, Strontium, Copper and all the little elements who cause flames to be colorful. The story ends as it began with Guy enjoying the night sky and Wish Star dropping by to say goodbye. As Guy returns to the city to begin the school year, he brings lasting memories of his adventures in the fantasy world of Periodic Table Land. He learned basic Chemistry and so will YOU! Read, Enjoy and Learn!

About the Author

Irene P. Reisinger has 26 years of teaching experience, nineteen spent teaching basic chemistry in a middle school. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Fordham University receiving the university’s gold medal for the graduate with the highest honors in Chemistry. She received her Master’s in Science Education from New York University while working as a chemist on a medical research team at NYU Medical Center. Mrs. Reisinger possesses a rare combination of talent: a comprehensive knowledge of chemistry, a deep understanding of the middle school student, and the imagination needed to change solid basic chemistry into a fantasy tale. She created The Happy Atom Story one day when her students were not getting the lesson taught traditionally. The story was widely recognized at her middle school for its success in helping students learn chemistry. Her colleagues, especially the special education teachers, urged her to publish her story. In retirement she found the time.