The Space Race: How the Cold War Put Humans on the Moon

The Space Race: How the Cold War Put Humans on the Moon

Written by Matthew Brenden Wood 
Illustrated by Sam Carbaugh 
Grade Level 7–9

What do you see when you look up at the night sky? The potential for amazing discoveries and scientific advancement? During the 1950s and ‘60s, some people also saw a place that needed to be claimed.

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Planetary Science: Explore New Frontiers

Planetary Science: Explore New Frontiers

Written by Matthew Brenden Wood 
Illustrated by Sam Carbaugh 
Grade Level 7–9

What do you see when you look up into the sky at night? The moon, stars, maybe even a comet or asteroid? You can also see other planets! In Planetary Science: Explore New Frontiers, readers ages 12 to 15 embark on a journey through the solar system and beyond, exploring planets, moons, dwarf planets, exoplanets, and everything in-between.

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Cells: Experience Life at its Tiniest

Cells: Experience Life at its Tiniest

Written by Karen Bush Gibson 
Illustrated by Alexis Cornell 
Grade Level 7–9

Every living thing, from the common cold to every plant, animal, and person on Earth, is made up of cells. In Cells: Experience Life at Its Tiniest, readers ages 12 to 15 investigate these basic building blocks of life and learn how they affect our health, reproduction, criminal investigations, and agriculture!

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Human Movement: How the Body Walks, Runs, Jumps, and Kicks

Human Movement: How the Body Walks, Runs, Jumps, and Kicks

Written by Carla Mooney 
Illustrated by Sam Carbaugh 
Grade Level 7–9

Why do we walk on two legs? How do our muscles know how to work together when we dance? 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, muscles, organs, and nerves work together to make walking, running, and all other movement possible.

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The Science of Science Fiction

The Science of Science Fiction

Written by Matthew Brenden Wood 
Illustrated by Tom Casteel 
Grade Level 7–9

Alien civilizations, artificial intelligence, time travel—is there any truth in these exciting ideas? In The Science of Science Fiction, readers ages 12–15 explore the science behind classic and modern science fiction stories, many of which inspired today’s inventors and innovators.

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Chemistry: Investigate the Matter that Makes Up Your World

Chemistry: Investigate the Matter that Makes Up Your World

Written by Carla Mooney 
Illustrated by Sam Carbaugh 
Grade Level 7–9

What do your body and your chair have in common? They’re both made of matter! In Chemistry: Investigate the Matter that Makes Up Your World, readers 12 through 15 delve into the fascinating world of protons, neutrons, and electrons and discover how they combine to create everything we know.

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The Brain: Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head

The Brain: Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head

Written by Carla Mooney 
Illustrated by Tom Casteel 
Grade Level 7–9

Why do we do and say the things we do and say? The Brain: Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head introduces students to the fascinating world of the human brain and its effect on behavior. Readers learn about the main anatomy and functions of the brain while discovering the brain’s role in learning, memory, communication, and emotions. Kids are also introduced to the effects of sleep,. . . MORE


Physics: Investigate the Mechanics of Nature

Physics: Investigate the Mechanics of Nature

Written by Jane Gardner 
Illustrated by Sam Carbaugh 
Grade Level 7–9

Have you ever noticed that the physical world works in certain ways? When you push an object it moves. Skateboarders use force and motion to perform tricks. If you jump up as high as you can, you’ll quickly fall back to the ground. Baseball players use gravity to bring the ball back down when they throw it. When you flip a switch, electricity powers your toaster. Rock bands use. . . MORE


Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA

Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA

Written by Carla Mooney 
Illustrated by Sam Carbaugh 
Grade Level 7–9

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 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. . . MORE


Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation
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Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation

Written by Carla Mooney 
Illustrated by Sam Carbaugh 
Grade Level 7–9

Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation introduces students to the fascinating world of forensic science and shows them how to find clues, analyze evidence, and crack the case.

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