Cynthia has published several books with Nomad Press, as well as stories with Ladybug and Highlights for Children. In March 2018, she was named the Author of the Month by Highlights for her story “From Two Different Universes.” She holds an M.S. in Earth and planetary science from the University of New Mexico and a B.A. in geology from Williams College, and is a founder of an environmental consulting firm, Clover Leaf. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband, any of their three children who happen to be visiting, their adorable cat, Mika, and about 70,000 bees.
AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 2020. A new edition offers more science fun with updated activities and links to great chemistry videos! In Kitchen Chemistry: Cool Crystals, Rockin’ Reactions, and Magical Mixtures with Hands-On Science Activities, readers ages 9 to 12 discover that the cooking, mixing, and measuring you do in the kitchen all has its roots deep in science—chemistry to be exact! Starting with an exploration of atoms and molecules and how they make up the world, Kitchen Chemistry...View
Everyone knows what a rock is, but do you know what a rock is made of? And how it was made? And what it’s good for? Rocks and Minerals! With 25 Science Projects for Kids invites kids ages 7 to 10 on a tour of the fascinating world of the geological forces that create and transform rocks, including the life cycle of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks and what they can tell us about the...View
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. Examines reasons for the explosion of life as well as mass extinctions. Readers learn why fossils are important and what they can teach us about...View
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. Explore Rocks and Minerals! includes 20 hands-on activities to bring learning to life. Kids create their own crystals, sculpt edible...View
How did we get from 20-foot-long maps to GPS devices small enough to fit in the palm of our hands? How does GPS work and what can it tell us? How do ancient mapmaking techniques used by the Romans and Greeks influence the satellite technologies we use today? The history of mapmaking is full of remarkable characters who charted the unknown with an ever-changing set of tools. In Mapping and Navigation: The History and Science...View
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 will illustrate important chemistry concepts. Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects is a fun and exciting way...View