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How do we heat our homes, light our rooms, and power our cars? With energy! And the type of energy we use matters to our health and the health of the planet.

In Renewable Energy: Power the World with Sustainable Fuel, young scientists ages 9 to 12 learn how switching from nonrenewable energy sources to renewable ones can help make our homes, businesses, cities, and world better, healthier places. What are those renewable resources? Solar, wind, biofuel, hydro, and geothermal!

Hands-on projects, essential questions, links to online primary sources, and science-minded prompts to think more about energy, the environment, and the repercussions of our choices make this book a key addition to classrooms and libraries.

What’s on your dinner table?

You probably have some form of maize, wheat, rice, potatoes. From London to Lagos to Los Angeles, these staple foods dominate our breakfast bowls, lunch boxes, and dinner tables. In today’s world, more than half of the calories that we consume come from maize, wheat, and rice alone. How did this happen?

In The Science of Seeds: Why We Eat Maize, Wheat, Rice, and Potatoes with Hands-On Science Activities for Kids, readers aged 9 to 13 learn about how humans co-evolved alongside these foods. In this journey that spans continents and time periods, young scientists come to see these crops as the building blocks of the world as we know it. Focusing on the ever-changing relationship between humans and plants, we’ll dive deep into the science of botany, the importance of biodiversity, and the complex dynamics of feeding a growing world. Plus, learn to cook with some great recipes!

Throughout The Science of Seeds, hands-on STEM activities, entertaining illustrations, essential questions, and fascinating sidebars illuminate the topic and engage readers further. In addition, The Science of Seeds integrates a digital learning component by providing links to primary sources, videos, and other relevant websites.