Explore Bridges! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Bridges! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Jennifer Swanson 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

Getting from one place to another sounds easy if you are on a straight piece of land, but what if you have to get over—or under—a body of water or a deep gorge? Build a Bridge! Explore Bridges! With 25 Great Projects introduces readers ages 7 to 10 to the concepts and vocabulary of bridge construction through the lenses of history, science, engineering, math, and technology.

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Explore Canals and Dams! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Canals and Dams! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Anita Yasuda 
Illustrated by Mike Crosier 
Grade Level 3–4

Did you know that hydropower supplies 16 percent of all electricity worldwide? Did you know there are more than 57,000 big dams around the world?

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Explore Tunnels! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Tunnels! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Jeanette Moore 
Illustrated by Mike Crosier 
Grade Level 3–4

Moles, beavers, rabbits . . . these animals burrow tunnels in the ground every day! What other kind of creature makes tunnels? Humans!

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Explore Skyscrapers! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Skyscrapers! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Elizabeth Schmermund 
Illustrated by Mike Crosier 
Grade Level 3–4

Look up, up, up! How do skyscrapers get so tall? Skyscrapers are amazing feats of engineering that kids (and adults!) find fascinating. How do they get so high? How do they stay standing? Who is involved in designing and building these gravity-defying structures?

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Explore the Ice Age! With 25 Great Projects

Explore the Ice Age! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Cindy Blobaum 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

Brrr…does it feel cold? Get out your gloves and get ready to experience the Ice Age! In Explore the Ice Age! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 discover what an ice age consists of, why we have them, and what effect an ice age has on living organisms and ecosystems. The book pays particular attention to the most recent Ice Age, which is the only one humans were around to. . . MORE


Explore Makerspace! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Makerspace! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Alicia Klepeis 
Illustrated by Matt Aucoin 
Grade Level 3–4

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.

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Explore Comets and Asteroids! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Comets and Asteroids! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Anita Yasuda 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

Have you ever wished on a shooting star? Explore Comets and Asteroids! With 25 Great Projects takes readers ages 7 to 10 on an amazing journey through space to investigate comets, asteroids, and lesser-known celestial objects using hands-on activities and investigative experiments.

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Explore Atoms and Molecules! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Atoms and Molecules! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Janet Slingerland 
Illustrated by Matt Aucoin 
Grade Level 3–4

If everything is made out of atoms and molecules, why do people look different from dogs? In Explore Atoms and Molecules! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 investigate atoms and molecules and learn how they connect with each other in different ways to form many different materials.

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Explore Predators and Prey! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Predators and Prey! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Cindy Blobaum 
Illustrated by Matt Aucoin 
Grade Level 3–4

Hunting, hiding, trapping, and tricking—these are a few of the strategies used by animals in the wild! In Explore Predators and Prey! With 25 Great Projects, readers 7–10 explore the physical and behavioral adaptations of predators and prey and their impact on the environment.

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Explore Light and Optics! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Light and Optics! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Anita Yasuda 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

What is light? Why are optics 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.

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Explore Forces and Motion! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Forces and Motion! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Jennifer Swanson 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

Kids run around the playground, cars drive on the road, and balls fly through the air—forces move everything! In Explore Forces and Motion! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 explore physics through interactive activities using simple machines such as levers, pulleys, and wedges.

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Explore Fossils! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Fossils! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Cynthia Light Brown  Grace Brown 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

In Explore Fossils! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 discover what life was like on Earth millions of years ago when dinosaurs walked the land! Through investigations of plant and animal fossils, readers gain a deeper understanding of the complex relationships between different species and the land.

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Explore Soil! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Soil! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Kathleen M. Reilly 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

We all know you can’t eat a mud pie, but did you know that without the soil that makes up a mud pie, we wouldn’t have very much real food? We wouldn’t have several important medicines, either! Soil is a very important resource. We walk on it, play in it, build with it, grow our food in it, and get antibiotics from it. But what exactly is soil? What makes it so important? Can we. . . MORE


Explore Honey Bees! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Honey Bees! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Cindy Blobaum 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

What did you have for breakfast this morning? Toast, cereal, juice, and fruit? You can thank the honey bees! About one out of every three mouthfuls we eat is affected by honey bee pollination. In Explore Honey Bees! With 25 Great Projects, young readers learn about honey bee colonies, why honey bees live in hives, how honey bees communicate with each other, and why they are so important to. . . MORE


Explore Solids and Liquids! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Solids and Liquids! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Kathleen M. Reilly 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

For a kid, watching a solid turn into a liquid or a liquid into a gas is nothing short of magic. In Explore Solids and Liquids! With 25 Great Projects kids experience the wonder of different 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. . . MORE


Explore Natural Resources! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Natural Resources! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Anita Yasuda 
Illustrated by Jennifer Keller 
Grade Level 3–4

What are natural resources? And why is it important to prevent natural resources from being wasted? Explore Natural Resources! answers these questions. The 25 projects inspire young readers ages 6-9 to have fun while learning why natural resources are important to all living things and how every child can take care of the earth’s resources through reducing, reusing, and recycling. Kids will. . . MORE


Explore Gravity! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Gravity! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Cindy Blobaum 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

What’s getting you down? If it’s trying to understand gravity, Explore Gravity! can provide the lift you need! With 25 hands-on activities that include connections to toys, sports, and everyday items like scales, elevators, and water towers, young scientists will explore the invisible but powerful force that is responsible for keeping the entire universe in place. By creating a working. . . MORE


Explore Electricity! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Electricity! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Carmella Van Vleet 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

Electricity is part of our modern-day lives in ways that Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison could never have imagined. Lights, computers, televisions, phones, toys, medicine—our world revolves around electricity. Explore Electricity! introduces readers ages 6–9 to the workings of batteries, simple circuits, conductors and insulators, motors and generators, and magnetism, and the ways. . . MORE


Explore Flight! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Flight! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Anita Yasuda 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

Who invented the airplane? How do these machines work? And why do planes have wings? Answer these questions by jumping into the cockpit, putting on your goggles, and soaring into Explore Flight! The 25 projects are designed to inspire young readers ages 6–9 to have fun while learning about people’s quest to fly. Kids will discover the dreamers, inventors, aviation pioneers, and record. . . MORE


Explore Night Science! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Night Science! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Cindy Blobaum 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

Explore Night Science! encourages 6–9 year olds to safely explore and understand what happens around the world when it is dark outside. Readers are led step by step into integrated, active explorations that uncover the science and technology of the natural and physical world that surrounds them. Kids learn about the rod and cone cells found in their eyes as they test their color vision at. . . MORE


Explore Rivers and Ponds! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Rivers and Ponds! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Carla Mooney 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

From puddles to lakes, streams to rivers, and bogs to swamps, each body of water contains an amazing treasure chest of life! 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 activities with ecology and science, kids will have fun learning about the freshwater biome—including. . . MORE


Explore Weather and Climate! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Weather and Climate! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Kathleen M. Reilly 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

What’s it like outside? And what are you going to do about it? Every morning, before heading to school or out to play, kids want to know what the weather is 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. . . MORE


Explore Simple Machines! With 25 Great Projects
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Explore Simple Machines! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Anita Yasuda 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

From zippers to the Pyramids, rolling pins to catapults, we are surrounded by simple machines. Explore Simple Machines! will amaze kids with the ingenuity they already possess and inspire them to look differently at the objects they use everyday.

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Explore Water! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

Explore Water! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

Written by Anita Yasuda 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

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 world of water.

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Explore Life Cycles! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

Explore Life Cycles! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

Written by Kathleen M. Reilly 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

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 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. . . MORE


Explore Rocks and Minerals! 20 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

Explore Rocks and Minerals! 20 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

Written by Cynthia Light Brown  Nick Brown 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

Explore Rocks and Minerals! offers kids ages 6–9 a fascinating introduction to geology. It investigates the geological forces that create and transform rocks, outlining the life cycle of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, and what they can tell us about the earth. It also explores fossils, and how they come to exist and are discovered.

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Explore the Solar System! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

Explore the Solar System! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

Written by Anita Yasuda 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

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 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. . . MORE


Explore Winter! 25 Great Ways to Learn About Winter
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Explore Winter! 25 Great Ways to Learn About Winter

Written by Lauri Berkenkamp 
Illustrated by Alexis Frederick-Frost 
Grade Level 3–4

Young readers become scientists in the field when Explore Winter! sends them off to answer the question “Why do we have winter?” with experiments and projects that mix real science with real fun. Combining hands-on learning with trivia, jokes, riddles, and terrific illustrations, chapters start with the “tools” of science—the scientific method and how to keep a science journal—and. . . MORE


Explore Spring! 25 Great Ways to Learn About Spring
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Explore Spring! 25 Great Ways to Learn About Spring

Written by Lauri Berkenkamp 
Illustrated by Alexis Frederick-Frost 
Grade Level 3–4

From tracking spring peepers and raising tadpoles to learning about seeds and recording plant growth, Explore Spring! invites young readers to explore the wonders of spring by becoming scientists in the field. Combining hands-on learning with solid science, trivia, riddles, and terrific illustrations, projects investigate “the reason for the season” and include identifying trees and. . . MORE