This title provides an overview of the field of chemistry. Text includes a short history of early chemistry and examines elements, molecules, and chemical reactions. The periodic table of the elements is introduced. Information is explained using real-world examples and supported with graphics and photos. This book concludes with two simple, kid-friendly experiments. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.