Earth, Wind, Fire, and Rain: Real Tales of Temperamental Elements

Earth, Wind, Fire, and Rain: Real Tales of Temperamental Elements

Written by Judy Dodge Cummings 
Grade Level 4–6

We might think humans have control over our environment, but Mother Nature has proven us wrong again and again.

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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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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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Renewable Energy: Discover the Fuel of the Future

Renewable Energy: Discover the Fuel of the Future

Written by Erin Twamley  Joshua Sneideman 
Illustrated by Heather Jane Brinesh 
Grade Level 4–6

In Renewable Energy: Discover the Fuel of the Future, readers ages 9 to 12 learn how we are going to power our world tomorrow, in 20 years, and even in 50 years—with a range of renewable energy sources that include solar, biofuel, geothermal, and fluid energy!

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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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


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


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