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How Fireworks Work!

Nomad authors are a dedicated bunch! All the activities in Nomad Press books are vetted by the authors (and often their children, classrooms, and neighborhood kids). Sometimes that makes for comical outcomes, like the experiment described in the following guest blog post from Nomad author Susan Berk Koch! Luckily, Sue’s porch is just fine. Have a […]

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Isn’t Water Renewable? So Why Conserve?

We’ve all heard that fun fact about how the water you drink today could be the same water a dinosaur drank millions of years ago. In fact, there’s always the chance that the water you drink could be—dinosaur pee! It’s true that there’s a finite amount of water no matter what we do. The amount of […]

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Best Podcasts for Middle Schoolers!

I hate running. But I love having gone running! One way I fix my motivation hiccup (it’s just so much nicer on the couch with tea and books) is with podcasts. When I run, I get to listen to an episode, and that’s enough to make me want to lace up my sneakers and head […]

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The Science of Bottle Flipping

Remember this fad? While the initial fever seems to have worn off, every so often it loops back around in my house and that familiar “Ka-chunck” echoes from the rafters, accompanied by cheers and groans of my boys. While adults might be immune to the charms of bottle flipping, kids understand the pure sense of accomplishment […]

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