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


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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Evolution: How Life Adapts to a Changing Environment

Evolution: How Life Adapts to a Changing Environment

Written by Carla Mooney 
Illustrated by Alexis Cornell 
Grade Level 4–6

Why do humans walk on two legs? Why do fish have gills? Life on Earth is incredibly diverse and part of the reason for this is evolution, or the theory that living things change with time. Evolution: How Life Adapts to a Changing Environment explores the theory of evolution, its history, how we think it works, examples of creatures who have evolved in response to specific circumstances, and. . . MORE


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 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 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 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 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 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 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


Extinction: What Happened to the Dinosaurs, Mastodons, and Dodo Birds?

Extinction: What Happened to the Dinosaurs, Mastodons, and Dodo Birds?

Written by Laura Perdew 
Illustrated by Tom Casteel 
Grade Level 4–6

Have you seen a dodo bird recently? Do you have mastodons playing in your back yard? Not likely—these species are extinct. In Earth’s 4.5-billion-year history, more than 5 billion species have gone extinct, some of them at the same time. In Extinction: What Happened to the Dinosaurs, Mastodons, and Dodo Birds? readers ages 9 to 12 learn about the scientific detective work scientists perform. . . 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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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