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Explore Norse Myths! With 25 Great Projects
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The stories of Norse myths and legends are a terrific introduction to Viking culture, history, science, and traditions. But who were the Norse, who left their homelands to trade, raid, and explore... More > around the world? In Explore Norse Myths! With 25 Great Projects, young readers discover the remarkable people and mythical creatures of old. Learning about Norse myths not only means unearthing the origin of Viking beliefs but also exploring their ships, tools, and other technologies that flourished for nearly 450 years. Along the way, kids will read how Norse myths helped explain the natural world, from thunder to the seasons, from creation to death. They may be surprised at how Norse myths continue to influence modern culture in the form of movies and books. Through a mixture of fun facts, trivia, jokes, comics, and hand-on activities, kids will dig up Scandinavia’s past and sail the seas along with the gods and giants in Explore Norse Myths!< Less
Canals and Dams! With 25 Science Projects for Kids
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Illustrated by Mike Crosier. Canals and Dams! With 25 Science Projects for Kids invites readers to investigate the waterways that help the world run! Through fun facts and engaging content, readers... More > explore record-breaking structures and learn about the physics that make canals and dams work! Elementary-aged kids discover how hundreds of years of innovation created the canals and dams we know today and how this technology affects people and the environment. Links to primary sources offer a unique, interactive learning experience, while fun facts, engaging illustrations, timeline, glossary, and lots of resources keep kids wanting to learn more about the engineering design process. Canals and Dams! is part of a set of four Explore Engineering books in which readers ages 7 to 10 develop foundational understanding of the physics that guides the building and maintenance of bridges, canals, dams, tunnels, and skyscrapers. Other titles in the Explore Engineering set include Bridges!, Tunnels!, and Skyscrapers!< Less
Explore the Solar System!
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Explore the Solar System! introduces kids ages 6-9 to the planets, moons, and other celestial bodies that surround our star, the sun, as well as the universe beyond. Combining a hands-on element with... More > history and science, kids investigate solar eclipses, phases of the moon, Jupiter's rings, and what astronauts wear. Who named the stars? What is the Milky Way? Why is there night? By combining a hands-on element with riddles, jokes, fun facts, and comic cartoons, kids Explore the Solar System!, and have a blast along the way.< Less
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Drip—Drop—Splash! Water is essential to all forms of life. Explore Water! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments captures a child’s imagination with an intriguing look at the... More > world of water. Combining hands-on activities with history and science, kids will have fun learning about the water cycle, water resources, drinking water and sanitation, water pollution and conservation, water use, water folklore and festivals, and the latest in water technology. 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 a nilometer, a rain harvester made out of plastic containers, a transpiration experiment, and a mini water wheel. Auxiliary materials include a glossary, and a list of current reference works, websites, museums, and science centers. Ages 6–9 guided reading level Q< Less
Explore Simple Machines!
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Illustrated by Bryan Stone. From zippers to the Pyramids, rolling pins to catapults, we are surrounded by simple machines. This book will amaze kids with the ingenuity they already possess and... More > inspire them to look differently at the objects they use everyday. Explore Simple Machines! introduces kids to the concept of “mechanical advantage,” and harnesses kid-power by inviting them to build machines of their own design. It opens their eyes to the diversity of machines in their lives, and sparks the imagination with challenge, humor, and achievable projects. Explore Simple Machines! dedicates a chapter to each of the six simple machines that were identified centuries ago: levers, inclined planes, pulleys, screws, wedges, and wheels & axles. Kids will develop analytical skills as they figure out where force is applied and what kind of work it generates.< Less
Explore the Wild West! with 25 Great Projects
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Illustrated by Alex Joon Kim. Explore the Wild West! invites young readers ages 6–9 to experience the spirit of the Wild West. Kids learn about explorers who mapped the American West, Native... More > Americans, gold miners, cowboy culture, cattle drives, Wild West legends, frontier towns, peacekeepers, lawbreakers, and much more. Through projects ranging from making a settler’s soddie to mining for gold, kids develop a better understanding of the rich history of the Wild West in the 1800s. Ages 6-9 Guided Reading Level: Q< Less
Explore Greek Myths! With 25 Great Projects
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Illustrated by Mike Crosier. Architecture, democracy, the Olympics--the modern world owes a lot to the ancient Greeks! In Explore Greek Myths! With 25 Great Projects, readers discover the gods,... More > goddesses, heroes, and monsters that lived alongside ancient Greeks in their collective imagination and informed their politics, scientific discoveries, and art. • Introduces the popular topic of Greek mythology and the history, geography, technology, and arts of the ancient Greeks • Links to online primary sources encourage curiosity and engage readers in further, independent study • Inquiry-based projects encourage critical thinking skills • Language arts activities promote comparing and contrasting, identifying detailed evidence, and making deductions “This is a wonderfully stimulating book, filled with projects and tales to ponder.” —Stephen Scully, Associate Professor, Boston University Ages 7-10 Guided Reading Level: T< Less
Explore Light and Optics!: With 25 Great Projects
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Illustrated by Bryan Stone. Imagine a world without light. What would it be like? Dark, cold, and lifeless! We need light to see, to grow, and even to live. What is light? Why are optics... More > important? In Explore Light and Optics! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7–10 discover how light works, how it shapes our world, and why we depend on it for survival. • Readers learn about wave theory, sound, light, the electromagnetic spectrum, and optics. • Explains the importance of the sun, natural light phenomena, and light’s role in the water cycle and photosynthesis. • Children gain an understanding of how the human eye translates light into visualized objects. Introduces readers to major figures in the field of light and optics. Ages 7-10 Guided Reading Level: W< Less
Simple Machines! With 25 Science Activities for Kids
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Illustrated by Tom Casteel. Does your coat have a zipper? Did you eat breakfast with a fork? You’re using simple machines! From butter knives to seesaws, rolling pins to catapults, we are... More > surrounded by simple machines! Simple Machines! With 25 Science Projects for Kids astounds readers with the ingenuity they already possess and inspires them to look differently at the objects they use every day. What do a fork and an axe have in common? How do pulleys get a flag up a flagpole? Simple Machines introduces kids to the concept of mechanical advantage and harnesses kid-power by inviting them to build machines of their own design. This book also opens eyes and minds to the diversity of machines in their lives, and sparks the imagination with challenge, humor, and achievable projects. Simple Machines! dedicates a chapter to each of the six simple machines that were identified centuries ago: levers, inclined planes, pulleys, screws, wedges, and wheels and axles.< Less
Archaeology: Cool Women Who Dig
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Illustrated by Lena Chandhok. Our ancestors did not always write down their history, so archaeologists search for clues to learn more about how people once lived. In Archaeology: Cool Women Who Dig,... More > readers dig into the past through the challenges and successes of three dynamic women working in the field today. Chelsea Rose is a historical archaeologist with Southern Oregon University, Alexandra Jones runs Archaeology in the Community in Washington, DC, and Justine Benanty is a maritime archaeologist from New York City. Nomad Press books in the Girls in Science series supply a bridge between girls’ interests and their potential futures by investigating science careers and introducing women who have succeeded in science. Introduces readers to real women who are making strides in the field of archaeology, making career goals feel obtainable. Educators have cited the value of a role model to a female student’s continued interest in STEM subjects.< Less
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