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Explore Life Cycles
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Explore Life Cycles! takes kids on an amazing journey, where they’ll learn about the changes plants and animals experience throughout their lives. Kids ages 6–9 will discover what happens... More > inside those magical cocoons to transform a caterpillar into a butterfly. They’ll explore how frogs breathe underwater as tadpoles, then use lungs as an adult. Explore Life Cycles! will examine how plants and animals are born, develop, and live their lives. Activities range from creating edible life cycles of insects to making a mealworm nursery. Using an eye-catching combination of cartoons, fun facts, and exciting projects, Explore Life Cycles! will bring the mysteries of life right into kids’ hands.< Less
The Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works
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Kids will be amazed at all the action that’s going on right inside their own bodies, from understanding just how that apple turns into energy to how the “leftovers” make their exit.... More > The Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works will engage kids with hands-on activities that will show them all the fantastic, well-orchestrated systems at work in their very own bodies—they’ll see exactly how smoke affects the lung, how the heart really acts as a liquid pump, and how the different joints are structured and serve different purposes. Kids will gain a concrete understanding of their bodies—and realize in the process just how amazing they really are.< Less
Food, 25 Amazing Projects, Investigate the History and Science of What We Eat
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From the minute life begins, food makes you strong, helps you grow, and gives you energy. But do you take that ham sandwich for granted? You might not give a lot of thought to where your food comes... More > from, how it got to you, what’s really in it, or what it does for you. Food: 25 Amazing Projects Investigate the History and Science of What We Eat gives kids some “food for thought” as they dive into exciting projects about the incredible world of food. They’ll learn about food in ancient times and how certain foods evolved. They’ll see how modern technology plays a part in food production, packaging, and delivery. Kids will have fun learning about all aspects of food in our daily lives—how vegetarians balance their diet, how some cultures rose and fell based on a single food source, the route from farm to market, how eating locally makes an impact, and much more.< Less
Explore Weather and Climate
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Illustrated by Bryan Stone. What ’s it like outside ? And what are yo u goin g to do abo ut it ? Every morning, before heading to school or out to play, kids want to know what the weather is... More > going to be like that day. Is it a day for building a snowman, constructing a sandcastle, or planting a garden? Will they be stuck inside because of rain at recess? Or stuck at home because of snow? And what about tomorrow? Explore Weather and Climate! will help kids understand the “how” and “why” behind the “what.” They’ll learn how wind, sun, and water combine to form the weather we experience every day. They’ll find out why the weather gets extreme. Explore Weather and Climate! offers engaging text reinforced with 25 handson projects that include creating a storm in a bottle, touching the clouds, and eating an edible climate map, resulting in an unforgettable understanding of these forces of nature.< Less
Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth's Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects
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Illustrated by Tom Casteel. Earthquakes, tidal waves, erupting volcanoes . . . When natural disasters happen, they grab headlines around the world. People, creatures, and the environment are all... More > impacted when nature gets out of control. Natural disasters can be upsetting to live through and an experience you think about for a long time. But scientists today understand their causes and how we can protect ourselves and others. Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth’s Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects teaches readers about some of the natural disasters throughout history, what caused them, their impact on civilizations, and how people today cope with natural disasters. Readers of this book will make their own shake tables, create a cake batter lava flow, invent a wind tunnel, and experiment with avalanches. These hands-on activities engage readers and add depth to the text while ensuring that the learning is made lasting and fun. Guided reading level Q< Less
Energy: Investigate Why We Need Power & How We Get It
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Energy: Investigate Why We Need Power & How We Get It, Written by Kathleen M. Reilly, Illustrated by Mary Takacs-Moore. Enery is a vital part of our lives. It powers our computer, lights our... More > home, and moves our car. It also costs a lot of money and pollutes our environment. In Energy: 25 Projects Investigate Why We Need Power and How We Get It kids ages 9–12 learn about the history and science of the world’s energy sources, from nonrenewable fossil fuels such as oil and natural gas to renewable sources such as solar and wind power. Sidebars and fun trivia break up the text, making it easily accessible and engaging, while hands-on projects encourage active learning. Requiring little adult supervision and using supplies commonly found in most households, activities range from constructing a battery to recreating an oil spill to see how difficult cleanup can be.< Less
Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself
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Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself provides an engaging guide to the natural world and encourages children ages 9 and up to get their hands dirty and actively connect with... More > the environment. It then introduces key environmental issues—wind and solar power, pollution, endangered species, global warming, and recycling—and posits potential solutions. Trivia, fun facts, and 25 captivating hands-on projects investigate ecology basics, such as the food chain, oxygen, and animal habitats, as well as ways to lessen the strain on Earth’s resources by reducing human consumption and waste. Activities include building a worm composting castle, a wind-powered bubble machine, and a gardening project that illustrates the burden of overpopulation. With Planet Earth kids will learn how to respect and protect our unique planet.< Less
Explore Solids and Liquids! With 25 Great Projects
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For a kid, watching a solid turn into a liquid or a liquid turn into a gas is nothing short of magic. In Explore Solids and Liquids! With 25 Great Projects kids experience the wonder of different... More > states of matter. They’ll learn what matter is made of, how it can change, and how these interactions really work in our universe. With plenty of activities and projects, young readers gain a solid understanding of the matter they touch, see, feel, and experience every single day. As young readers discover the basic concepts and vocabulary of chemistry, they will experiment with household objects to discover how solids, liquids, and gases occupy space. Kids will dissolve solids into liquids and bring them back again, use salt and pepper to demonstrate water’s surface tension, and fly helium-filled balloons to see what happens to molecules at different temperatures. Illustrated with cartoon illustrations and filled with fun facts, Explore Solids and Liquids! makes science entertaining and exciting.< Less
Cities: Discover How They Work With 25 Projects
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To a child, a city is a chaotic, vibrant community whose workings can seem quite mysterious. How did people create subways? How does the water get to the very top of a skyscraper? Is there any... More > organization to a bustling metropolis? Cities: Discover How They Work will give kids a view into the inner functioning of these urban areas. They’ll learn about all the parts that come together to make cities work and how they’ve grown and changed since the very first riverside settlements. Fascinating sidebars, unique illustrations, Words to Know, and fun Did You Know facts combine with age-appropriate hands-on activities to make learning about complex urban environments fun and reinforce learning. Projects include creating subway cut-aways to understand how transportation systems work, building an aqueduct to learn how cities get water, and experimenting with skyscraper design and water filtration.< Less
Explore Soil! With 25 Great Projects
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Illustrated by Bryan Stone. In Explore Soil! With 25 Great Projects, young readers learn what this substance is made of and how vital it is to our own lives. They look at how soil filters both the... More > water we drink and the air we breathe, and then follow the food supply chain from field to plate, exploring the relationships between environment, culture, food production, and health. Activities such as exploring soil runoff, composting, and analyzing soil composition offer kids the chance to get their hands dirty and come face to face with the soil. Explore Soil! offers practical solutions to protect this important resource, and with it our source of food, access to antibiotics, and clean water and air.< Less
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