Matt Aucoin earned his bachelor's of fine art from Johnson State College and his master's of fine art from the Center for Cartoon Studies. Matt spends his mornings drawing, his afternoons working with students, and his evenings watching 1980's sitcoms. Matt lives in Southern Vermont with his wife and their dog Owen.
This book is in the shape of a square. Or is it a rectangle? The pages are 2-dimensional. Or are the pages 3-dimensional? Geometry is all around us! In Explore Shapes and Angles! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 will have fun identifying and learning about the properties of the shapes and angles in their world. Readers form a thorough understanding of geometric concepts at an early age, developing a solid comfort...View
Bridges, furniture, musical instruments, games, vehicles-all of these things were invented and improved upon by people who love to put stuff together, take stuff apart, and figure out how things work! In Explore Makerspace! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 explore what it means to be an engineer. This nonfiction title for ages 7 through 10 introduces the topic of makerspaces while integrating STEAM, art, math, and music activities. Encourages the development...View
If everything is made out of atoms and molecules, why do people look different from dogs? In Explore Atoms and Molecules! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 investigate atoms and molecules and learn how they connect with each other in different ways to form many different materials. Encourages readers to explore the structure of atoms and molecules and how they interact. Uses an inquiry-based approach that encourages readers to visualize atoms and...View
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. Predators and prey are often easy to find, observe, and study. Encourages the development of important skills in science, math, and engineering, including data collection, model testing, and map creation. Multi-disciplinary...View