Explore Makerspace! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Makerspace! With 25 Great Projects

Bridges, furniture, musical instruments, games, vehicles—all of these things were invented and improved upon by people who love to put stuff together, take stuff apart, and figure out how things work! In Explore Makerspace! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 explore what it means to be an engineer.

  • This nonfiction title for ages 7 through 10 introduces the topic of makerspaces while integrating STEAM, art, math, and music activities.
  • Encourages the development of important skills, including problem solving and model testing.
  • Multi-disciplinary activities create opportunities to invent new structures, games, musical instruments, and more.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Hardcover, $19.95
  • eBook, $9.99

Grade Level 3–4

Ages 7–10

Subjects

  • Engineering & Technology

Author
 

Illustrator
Matt Aucoin 

Specs

  • 8 x 10
  • 4-color interior
  • 96 pages

Includes

  • Table of Contents
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Resources
  • Index

ISBN 13

  • Softcover, 9781619305663
  • Hardcover, 9781619305625

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Bridges, furniture, musical instruments, games, vehicles—all of these things were invented and improved upon by people who love to put stuff together, take stuff apart, and figure out how things work! In Explore Makerspace! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 explore what it means to be an engineer.

  • This nonfiction title for ages 7 through 10 introduces the topic of makerspaces while integrating STEAM, art, math, and music activities.
  • Encourages the development of important skills, including problem solving and model testing.
  • Multi-disciplinary activities create opportunities to invent new structures, games, musical instruments, and more.

Reviews

Praise for other titles in the series:

Explore Honey Bees! With 25 Great Projects
School Library Journal
“Featuring well-organized chapters and colorful illustrations, this title sheds light on bee anatomy, social structure, life cycle, products, and more. Readers will gain a greater respect for these insects and an appreciation for their importance to humans. . . Younger students will appreciate the images and accessible directions, while the vocabulary and content are challenging enough for older readers. A solid text that lends itself well to classroom use as well as to individual research.”

Explore Gravity! With 25 Great Projects
National Science Teachers Association
“Are you looking for projects about gravity that are equally interactive as well as instructive? Explore Gravity! is sure to be one of the more popular science books in your class.”

Explore Night Science! With 25 Great Projects
School Library Journal
“This one will be worth staying up past bedtime for.”


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Projects

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Makerspace Journal

Both engineers and scientists keep track of many things. They write down observations about what they see around them and questions they have as they work on projects. Scientists record the steps they take each time they work on a scientific project while engineers write down the changes they make to their inventions. Create a special journal or notebook to help you keep track of the makerspaces you visit both in person and on the Internet and what you observe or work on there.

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Author-Illustrator

Alicia Klepeis

Alicia Klepeis is a children’s author of both nonfiction and fiction. Her titles include The World’s Strangest Foods, Bizarre Things We’ve Called Medicine, and Understanding Turkey Today. She has also written more than 100 articles in magazines such as National Geographic Kids and FACES. She lives with her family in Hamilton, New York.


Nomad Press Titles Written by Alicia

Matt Aucoin

Matt Aucoin earned his bachelor’s of fine art from Johnson State College and his master’s of fine art from the Center for Cartoon Studies. He teaches drawing to preschool-age children. Matt lives in Southern Vermont with his wife and their dog Owen.



More Details

Grade Level: 3–4
Ages: 7–10
Subjects: Engineering & Technology,
Specs: 8 x 10 , 4-color interior , 96 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Timeline, Glossary, Resources, Index,

Reviews

Praise for other titles in the series:

Explore Honey Bees! With 25 Great Projects
School Library Journal
“Featuring well-organized chapters and colorful illustrations, this title sheds light on bee anatomy, social structure, life cycle, products, and more. Readers will gain a greater respect for these insects and an appreciation for their importance to humans. . . Younger students will appreciate the images and accessible directions, while the vocabulary and content are challenging enough for older readers. A solid text that lends itself well to classroom use as well as to individual research.”

Explore Gravity! With 25 Great Projects
National Science Teachers Association
“Are you looking for projects about gravity that are equally interactive as well as instructive? Explore Gravity! is sure to be one of the more popular science books in your class.”

Explore Night Science! With 25 Great Projects
School Library Journal
“This one will be worth staying up past bedtime for.”


Projects

project image

Makerspace Journal

Both engineers and scientists keep track of many things. They write down observations about what they see around them and questions they have as they work on projects. Scientists record the steps they take each time they work on a scientific project while engineers write down the changes they make to their inventions. Create a special journal or notebook to help you keep track of the makerspaces you visit both in person and on the Internet and what you observe or work on there.


Click here to download a print-friendly PDF

Author-Illustrator

Alicia Klepeis

Alicia Klepeis is a children’s author of both nonfiction and fiction. Her titles include The World’s Strangest Foods, Bizarre Things We’ve Called Medicine, and Understanding Turkey Today. She has also written more than 100 articles in magazines such as National Geographic Kids and FACES. She lives with her family in Hamilton, New York.

Nomad Press Titles Written by Alicia

Matt Aucoin

Matt Aucoin earned his bachelor’s of fine art from Johnson State College and his master’s of fine art from the Center for Cartoon Studies. He teaches drawing to preschool-age children. Matt lives in Southern Vermont with his wife and their dog Owen.