3-D Engineering: Design and Build Your Own Prototypes

3-D Engineering: Design and Build Your Own Prototypes

Written by Vicki V. May 
Illustrated by Andrew Christensen 
Grade Level 4–6

In 3-D Engineering: Design and Build Your Own Prototypes, young readers tackle real-life engineering problems by figuring out real-life solutions. Kids apply science and math skills to create prototypes for musical instruments, race cars, alarms, and more. Prototypes are preliminary models used by engineers—and kids—to evaluate ideas and to better understand how things work.

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Amazing Biome Projects  You Can Build Yourself

Amazing Biome Projects You Can Build Yourself

Written by Donna Latham 
Illustrated by Farah Rizvi 
Grade Level 4–6

Amazing Biome Projects You Can Build Yourself takes kids ages 9 and up on a circumnavigation of the globe to learn about Earth’s terrestrial and aquatic biomes. Kid’s will wander through forests, sizzle in deserts, shiver in the tundra, plunge beneath the seas to explore coral reefs, and slog through marshy waters. Along the way, kids will encounter flora and fauna adapted for. . . MORE


Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects  You Can Build Yourself

Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself

Written by Cynthia Light Brown 
Grade Level 4–6

In Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself, kids ages 9 and up will experiment with kitchen materials to discover chemistry. Readers will learn about atoms, molecules, solids, liquids, gases, polymers, the periodic table, the important history of science, and much more. Along the way, they’ll make goop, cause chemical reactions, and create delicious treats, and all of it. . . MORE


Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions  You Can Build Yourself

Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself

Written by Lauri Berkenkamp 
Grade Level 4–6

Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers to the life, world, and incredible mind of Leonardo da Vinci through hands-on building projects that explore his invention ideas. Most of Leonardo’s inventions were never made in his lifetime—they remained sketches in his famous notebooks. Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself shows you. . . MORE


Amazing Solar System Projects  You Can Build Yourself

Amazing Solar System Projects You Can Build Yourself

Written by Delano Lopez 
Illustrated by Shawn Braley 
Grade Level 4–6

Amazing Solar System Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the basic elements of the solar system with over 25 hands-on building projects and activities. Readers learn about the sun, the planets and their moons, meteors and comets, and the amazing tools that astronomers and astronauts have used to study the solar system over the years.

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Archaeology:	Cool Women Who Dig

Archaeology: Cool Women Who Dig

Written by Anita Yasuda 
Illustrated by Lena Chandhok 
Grade Level 4–6

Archaeologists look for clues from the past to learn about people who lived long ago! In Archaeology: Cool Women Who Dig, children ages 9 through 12 study this amazing field and meet three dynamic women who are working in archaeology around the world.

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Astronomy: Cool Women in Space

Astronomy: Cool Women in Space

Written by Anita Yasuda 
Illustrated by Lena Chandhok 
Grade Level 4–6

Head outside and look up. What do you see? At night you might see stars, the moon, the Milky Way, and planets! During the day all these things will still be there, but they’ll be hidden by the bright light of the sun. Astronomy is the study of celestial objects and what’s beyond the nebulous boundaries of space.

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Aviation: Cool Women Who Fly

Aviation: Cool Women Who Fly

Written by Carmella Van Vleet 
Illustrated by Lena Chandhok 
Grade Level 4–6

Being a pilot means having technical expertise, persistence, and lots of courage! In Aviation: Cool Women Who Fly, readers ages 9–12 meet three women who are working in aviation and discover what it takes to fly high in this challenging field.

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Backyard Biology: Investigate Habitats Outside Your Door with 25 Projects

Backyard Biology: Investigate Habitats Outside Your Door with 25 Projects

Written by Donna Latham 
Illustrated by Beth Hetland 
Grade Level 4–6

Biology is the study of life. Life is everywhere, thriving in the city and in the country, teeming in ecosystems around the planet—in deserts, oceans, and even the Arctic. And life is right outside your door! Backyard Biology invites children ages 9 and up to investigate living things—especially in yards, parks, nature areas, and playgrounds. Trivia and fun facts bring animals, plants, and. . . MORE


Bioengineering: Discover How Nature Inspires Human Designs with 25 Projects

Bioengineering: Discover How Nature Inspires Human Designs with 25 Projects

Written by Christine Burillo-Kirch 
Illustrated by Alexis Cornell 
Grade Level 4–6

In Bioengineering: Discover How Nature Inspires Human Designs, readers ages 9–12 explore the engineering and innovation that come from the natural world around us and use their own interactions with nature to inspire new designs.

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Bridges and Tunnels: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects
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Bridges and Tunnels: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects

Written by Donna Latham 
Illustrated by Jen Vaughn 
Grade Level 4–6

Bridges and tunnels are lifelines. People have tackled seemingly insurmountable obstacles, including vast canyons and mountain ranges, to design and construct these amazing passageways. Bridges and Tunnels: Investigate Feats of Engineering invites children ages 9 and up to explore the innovation and physical science behind structures our world depends on.

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Canals and Dams: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects

Canals and Dams: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects

Written by Donna Latham 
Illustrated by Andrew Christensen 
Grade Level 4–6

Canals and Dams: Investigate Feats of Engineering invites children ages 9 and up to explore the innovation and physical science behind the amazing waterways and barriers our world depends on. Trivia and fun facts illustrate engineering ingenuity and achievements from ancient aqueducts to the Suez Canal and the Hoover Dam. Readers will discover that engineers and builders alike put their lives. . . MORE


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 the World 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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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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Cities: Discover How They Work with 25 Projects

Cities: Discover How They Work with 25 Projects

Written by Kathleen M. Reilly 
Illustrated by Tom Casteel 
Grade Level 4–6

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 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. . . MORE


Climate Change: Discover How It Impacts Spaceship Earth with 25 Projects

Climate Change: Discover How It Impacts Spaceship Earth with 25 Projects

Written by Erin Twamley  Joshua Sneideman 
Illustrated by Mike Crosier 
Grade Level 4–6

How do we know the climate is changing? For more than 200 years, scientists have been observing, measuring, and analyzing information about our planet’s climate. In Climate Change: Discover How It Impacts Spaceship Earth, young readers examine real studies concerning planetary science, Arctic ice bubbles, migratory patterns, and more. Kids explore the history of human impact from the. . . MORE


Energy: 25 Projects Investigate Why We Need Power & How We Get It
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Energy: 25 Projects Investigate Why We Need Power & How We Get It

Written by Kathleen M. Reilly 
Illustrated by Mary Takacs-Moore 
Grade Level 4–6

Energy is a vital part of our lives. It powers our computer, lights our 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. . . MORE


Engineering: Cool Women Who Design

Engineering: Cool Women Who Design

Written by Vicki V. May 
Illustrated by Allison Bruce 
Grade Level 4–6

In Engineering: Cool Women Who Design, readers ages 9 through 12 discover how the science of engineering connects to their own lives. In addition to an in-depth study of the field, kids read about three women who are working as engineers and designing the products that make up our world.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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


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 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 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 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


Fault Lines & Tectonic Plates: Discover What Happens When the Earth’s Crust Moves

Fault Lines & Tectonic Plates: Discover What Happens When the Earth’s Crust Moves

Written by Kathleen M. Reilly 
Illustrated by Chad Thompson 
Grade Level 4–6

If there’s one thing you can rely on it’s the surface of the earth, except when it moves, which is all the time! In Fault Lines and Tectonic Plates: Discover What Happens When the Earth’s Crust Moves, readers ages 9–12 learn about earthquakes and volcanoes and how the earth’s surface is always changing.

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Food: 25 Amazing Projects Investigate the History and Science of What We Eat

Food: 25 Amazing Projects Investigate the History and Science of What We Eat

Written by Kathleen M. Reilly 
Illustrated by Farah Rizvi 
Grade Level 4–6

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 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. . . MORE


Forensics: Cool Women Who Investigate

Forensics: Cool Women Who Investigate

Written by Anita Yasuda 
Illustrated by Allison Bruce 
Grade Level 4–6

How do scientists solve mysteries? With forensics, the use of scientific methods to solve crimes! In Forensics: Cool Women Who Investigate, readers ages 9 through 12 meet three women who are trailblazers in the field of forensics and discover what it takes to succeed in this fascinating field.

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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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Garbage: Investigate What Happens When You Throw It Out with 25 Projects
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Garbage: Investigate What Happens When You Throw It Out with 25 Projects

Written by Donna Latham 
Illustrated by Beth Hetland 
Grade Level 4–6

Kids become “rubbish warriors” in Garbage: Investigate What Happens When You Throw It Out. Encouraged to think about the choices they make that generate garbage in the first place, readers learn ways to reduce, reuse, recycle—and rethink their actions. Along the way, kids explore the science of garbology, discover fascinating information archaeologists learn by excavating middens, and 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


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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Innovators: The Stories Behind the People Who Shaped the World with 25 Projects

Innovators: The Stories Behind the People Who Shaped the World with 25 Projects

Written by Marcia Amidon Lusted 
Illustrated by Tom Casteel 
Grade Level 4–6

In Innovators: The Stories Behind the People Who Shaped the World with 25 Projects, readers ages 9 to 12 learn about the people behind some of the products, processes, and improvements that produce the reality in which we live.

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Marine Biology: Cool Women Who Dive

Marine Biology: Cool Women Who Dive

Written by Karen Bush Gibson 
Illustrated by Lena Chandhok 
Grade Level 4–6

Planet Earth has more than twice as much water covering its surface than land! In Marine Biology: Cool Women Who Dive, readers ages 9–12 meet three women who are studying the organisms that live in oceans, wetlands, and estuaries, which offer clues to the very beginnings of life.

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Microbes: Discover an Unseen World with 25 Projects

Microbes: Discover an Unseen World with 25 Projects

Written by Christine Burillo-Kirch 
Illustrated by Tom Casteel 
Grade Level 4–6

If our vision were to improve 1 million times, we would be able to see microbes in the air, on our skin, in the dirt, in water, and on food! In Microbes: Discover an Unseen World, readers journey through several different microbial worlds to encounter bacteria, viruses, fungi, protists, and archaea populations. In this book, kids are granted access to an encompassing view of. . . MORE


Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth’s Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects

Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth’s Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects

Written by Kathleen M. Reilly 
Illustrated by Tom Casteel 
Grade Level 4–6

Earthquakes, tidal waves, erupting volcanoes . . . When natural disasters happen, they grab headlines around the world. People, creatures, and the environment are all 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. . . 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


Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself
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Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself

Written by Kathleen M. Reilly 
Illustrated by Farah Rizvi 
Grade Level 4–6

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 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. . . MORE


Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future with 20 Projects
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Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future with 20 Projects

Written by Kathy Ceceri 
Illustrated by Sam Carbaugh 
Grade Level 4–6

Once, robots were only found in science fiction books and movies. Today, robots are everywhere! They assemble massive cars and tiny computer chips. They help doctors do delicate surgery. They vacuum our houses and mow our lawns. Robot toys play with us, follow our commands, and respond to our moods. We even send robots to explore the depths of the ocean and the expanse of space. In Robotics:. . . MORE


Rocketry: Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics with 25 Projects

Rocketry: Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics with 25 Projects

Written by Carla Mooney 
Illustrated by Caitlin Denham 
Grade Level 4–6

Do you ever wonder how rockets soar into space? Rocketry: Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics introduces students to the fascinating world of rocketry and ballistics. Readers discover the history of rocket development, from the earliest fire arrows in China to modern-day space shuttles, as well as the main concepts of rocketry, including how rockets are launched,. . . MORE


Skyscrapers: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects

Skyscrapers: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects

Written by Donna Latham 
Illustrated by Andrew Christensen 
Grade Level 4–6

Over centuries and across cultures people have defied gravity in a quest to build the tallest, grandest structures imaginable.

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Technology: Cool Women Who Code

Technology: Cool Women Who Code

Written by Andi Diehn 
Illustrated by Lena Chandhok 
Grade Level 4–6

Do you listen to music with an MP3 player or read books on a tablet? Do you play multiplayer video games with people on the other side of the world? Do you have a robot cleaning your kitchen? Maybe not yet, but someday!

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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


The Human Body: 25 Fantastic  Projects Illuminate How the Body Works

The Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works

Written by Kathleen M. Reilly 
Illustrated by Shawn Braley 
Grade Level 4–6

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. 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. . . MORE


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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Timekeeping: Explore the History and Science of Telling Time with 15 Projects

Timekeeping: Explore the History and Science of Telling Time with 15 Projects

Written by Linda Formichelli  W. Eric Martin 
Illustrated by Sam Carbaugh 
Grade Level 4–6

Timekeeping: Explore the History and Science of Telling Time travels through the past and into the future to explore how humans have measured the passage of time. From ancient civilization’s earliest calendars and shadow clocks to GPS and the atomic clocks of today, in Timekeeping, kids will track the evolution of timekeeping devices, meet the inventors of calendars and clocks, and learn. . . MORE


Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure with 17 Projects

Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure with 17 Projects

Written by Kathy Ceceri 
Illustrated by Mike Crosier 
Grade Level 4–6

What does the 13,000-year-old mancala game have in common with today’s Minecraft? They both require logic, critical thinking skills, and creativity! In Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure, readers discover that the video games they play today have their roots in the games kids played in the deserts of Ancient Egypt, and they’ll learn how to design their own games from. . . MORE


Zoology: Cool Women Who Work With Animals

Zoology: Cool Women Who Work With Animals

Written by Jennifer Swanson 
Illustrated by Lena Chandhok 
Grade Level 4–6

Love to work with animals? Become a zoologist! In Zoology: Cool Women Who Work with Animals, readers ages 9 to 12 are inspired by stories of women who have made great strides in a field that requires commitment, courage, and creativity to pursue.

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