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Amazing Africa: Projects You Can Build Yourself
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Amazing Africa Projects You Can Build Yourself, Written by Carla Mooney, Illustrated by Megan Stearns. While Africa is one continent it contains many diverse countries. Amazing Africa Projects You... More > Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the stunning landscapes, ancient civilizations and ethnic groups, unique traditions, and amazing wildlife of the vast African continent. With 25 fun projects that kids can complete using common household supplies and many recycled materials, kids learn about life in Africa. Step-by-step instructions show young readers how to make their own shields for an initiation ceremony, cook banana fritters and fufu cakes, and design animal masks to commemorate the seasons. Kids will celebrate Africa and its place in our world.< Less
George Washington: 25 Great Projects You Can Build Yourself
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George Washington: 25 Great Projects You Can Build Yourself offers a fascinating look into the life and times of our nation’s first president. Readers ages 9 and up can explore... More > Washington’s years as a young Virginia gentleman, his military battles, and his political contributions to a fledgling nation. Using common household items and minimal supervision, kids enjoy 25 hands-on activities to help them learn about this legendary figure in American history. Young readers will create a surveyor’s map, cook Washington’s favorite hoecakes, write with a quill pen, make a replica of Washington’s battle sword, and much more. George Washington includes biographical sidebars, illustrations, and historical facts that allow kids to explore the life of George Washington in a fun, hands-on way.< Less
Explorers of the New World: Discover the Age of Exploration
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Explorers of the New World: Discover the Golden Age of Exploration offers a fascinating look at the explorers and their voyages during the Age of Exploration and Discovery. Readers ages... More > 9–12 can delve into the expeditions of Vasco da Gama, Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, John Cabot, Hernán Cortés, and more. Using common household items and minimal supervision, kids enjoy 22 hands-on activities to help them learn about these legendary explorers and their voyages. Discover how the adventures of a few people 500 years ago changed world history. Projects include creating and using a compass, learning to tie a sailor’s knot, and baking and eating sea biscuits. Along with detailed, step-by-step instructions for each project, Explorers of the New World includes biographical sidebars, engaging illustrations, interesting facts, and vocabulary words that allow kids to experience this era in a fun, interactive way. Ages 9–12 Guided Reading Level: S< Less
The Holocaust: Racism and Genocide In World War 2
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Illustrated by Tom Casteel. What would your life be like if you were a Jewish person living in Germany in 1940? In The Holocaust: Racism and Genocide in World War II, readers ages 12 to 15 learn... More > about the events before and during the Nazi Party’s Final Solution and investigate the repercussions that the world is still experiencing today. Investigating previous events in the world’s history can help students understand the causes and effects of current events. Uses primary sources to engage readers in scholarly deconstruction of relevant material. Activities encourage the development of important skills, including comparing and contrasting, looking for detailed evidence, making deductions, and applying critical analysis to a wide variety of media.< Less
The Industrial Revolution: Investigate How Science and Technology Changed the World
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Illustrated by Jen Vaughn. Imagine a world without brand-name products! Before the Industrial Revolution it was not possible to produce enough of the same item to have a brand, but in 100 years the... More > world changed from make-your-own everything to a society of manufactured goods. The Industrial Revolution: Investigate How Science and Technology Changed the World introduces the dynamic individuals who led this revolution and how their innovations impacted the lives of everyone, rich and poor, city-dwellers and farmers alike. Elements of history, biography, civics, science, and technology combine with activity-driven enrichment projects that kids can do with minimal supervision. Activities include creating a water-powered wheel, designing a steam ship, building a telegraph machine, and making a pinhole camera.< Less
Rocketry: Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics with 25 Projects
eBook (PDF): $12.95
Do you ever wonder how rockets soar into space? Rocketry: Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics introduces students to the fascinating world of rocketry and ballistics.... More > Readers discover the history of rocket development, from the earliest fire arrows in China to modern-day space shuttles. They learn how rockets are launched, move through the atmosphere, and return to Earth safely. Exploring the science behind rocket flight, kids see how the forces of thrust, gravity, lift, and drag interact to determine a rocket’s path. Entertaining illustrations and fascinating sidebars illuminate the topic, while Words to Know, highlighted and defined within the text, reinforce new vocabulary. Projects include building a pneumatic blast rocket and launcher, determining the role of fins in rocket stability, testing a rocket recovery system, and designing a rocket model of the future. Additional materials include a glossary and a list of Internet resources.< Less
The U.S. Constitution: Discover How Democracy Works
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Illustrated by Tom Casteel Where did the American democratic tradition begin? How has it changed from the Revolutionary War to today? In The U.S. Constitution: Discover How Democracy Works,... More > children ages 9 through 12 explore the documents that were written to support the ideals of democracy and learn how they inspire and shape the country even today. • Integrates democracy with civics, social studies, language arts, and history. • Readers use critical thinking skills to deconstruct the meanings of primary sources. • Examines the founding and structure of the U.S. government and the electoral process. • Encourages readers to connect historic events to present-day political issues. “Mooney’s book provides an accessible, engaging, and well-informed introduction to the foundational texts, principles, and history of the constitutional democracy in the United States.” —Ken I. Kersch, Professor of Political Science, History, and Law, Boston College Ages 9-12 Guided Reading Level: V< Less
Explore Rivers and Ponds! with 25 Great Projects
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Illustrated by Bryan Stone. Explore Rivers and Ponds! With 25 Great Projects introduces a child to the fascinating world of freshwater habitats and the creatures they contain. Combining hands-on... More > activities with ecology and science, kids will have fun learning about the freshwater biome—including lakes and ponds, streams and rivers, and wetlands—and the latest in conservation and protection. Entertaining illustrations and fascinating sidebars illuminate the topic and bring it to life, while Words to Know highlighted and defined within the text reinforce new vocabulary. Projects include assembling an ecologist’s field kit, creating a fishless aquarium, pouring casts of animal tracks, and building a watershed replica. Additional materials include a glossary, and a list of current reference works, web sites, museums, and science centers.< Less
Human Movement: How the Body Walks, Runs, Jumps, and Kicks
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Illustrated by Sam Carbaugh. In Human Movement: How the Body Walks, Runs, Jumps, and Kicks, readers ages 12 to 15 learn the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body and discover how bones,... More > muscles, organs, and nerves work together to make walking, running, and all other movement possible.< Less
Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA
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Why do children resemble their parents and siblings? Introducing young readers to the fascinating world of genetics, this educational resource presents the main concepts of the science, including... More > what a chromosome does, how DNA is structured, and how genetic inheritance works. Students learn about new discoveries in the field of genetics and how those discoveries have helped to cure or even prevent certain diseases, as well as examine controversial issues in genetics such as genetically modified foods and stem cell research. Combining inquiry-based, age-appropriate activities with biology, Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA features graphic novel illustrations, fascinating sidebars, and a glossary of important vocabulary to illuminate the complex world of genetics and bring it to life. Projects include building a 3D DNA double-helix model, extracting DNA, using a Punnett square, and evaluating the benefits and risks of genetically engineering a new species.< Less
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