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Backyard Biology

Backyard Biology

Discover the Life Cycles and Adaptations Outside Your Door with Hands-On Science Activities

This updated edition incorporates new scientific discoveries and a sharper look at the impact human actions have on the natural world! Biology is the study of life, and life is all around you! You can find life thriving in the city and in the country, teeming in ecosystems around the planet—in deserts, oceans, and even the Arctic....

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Ancient Civilizations: Romans!

Ancient Civilizations: Romans!

With 25 Social Studies Projects for Kids

What was it like to live in ancient Rome? Are ancient Roman roads still used today? What did ancient Romans wear and eat and do for fun?  Ancient Civilizations: Romans! With 25 Social Studies Projects for Kids investigates the fascinating civilization of ancient Rome through 25 hands-on projects, games, essential questions, links to online resources, and...

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Ancient Civilizations: Greeks!

Ancient Civilizations: Greeks!

With 25 Social Studies Projects for Kids

Who invented democracy? Where were the Olympics first held? Who were some of the first people to use math? All of these questions and more are explored in Ancient Civilizations: Greeks! With 25 Social Studies Projects for Kids. In this book, kids ages 7 to 10 learn about ancient Greek homes, food, playtime, clothing, conquests, arts...

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Explore Shapes and Angles!

Explore Shapes and Angles!

With 25 Great Projects

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...

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Extinction

Extinction

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

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...

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Explore Comets and Asteroids!

Explore Comets and Asteroids!

With 25 Great Projects

Have you ever wished on a shooting star? Explore Comets and Asteroids! With 25 Great Projects takes readers ages 7 to 10 on an amazing journey through space to investigate comets, asteroids, and lesser-known celestial objects using hands-on activities and investigative experiments. Introduces readers to asteroids and comets, how they formed, where they are found,...

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Explore Predators and Prey!

Explore Predators and Prey!

With 25 Great Projects

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. ...

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Explore Norse Myths!

Explore Norse Myths!

With 25 Great Projects

The stories of Norse myths and legends are a terrific introduction to Viking culture, history, science, and traditions, which thrived in Scandinavia from the eighth to the eleventh centuries. But who were the Norse, who left their homelands in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden to trade, raid, and explore around the world? In Explore Norse Myths!...

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