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Projectile Science

Projectile Science

The Physics Behind Kicking a Field Goal and Launching a Rocket with Science Activities for Kids

What are the forces behind projectiles? Why do rocks and rockets soar through the air in an arch? The game is on the line. You crouch, you shoot—will the ball go in the basket? You might think that nailing a three-pointer is just luck, but there are many forces at work that determine if you’ve made a...

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Oceans and Seas!

Oceans and Seas!

With 25 Science Projects for Kids

Why is the ocean important for humans and for the Earth? In Oceans and Seas! With 25 Science Projects for Kids readers ages 7 though 10 dive into the underwater world of some of the most amazing landscapes on Earth. On this amazing underwater adventure, kids experience the ocean’s tropical reefs and spot crabs, sea sponges,...

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Tunnels!

Tunnels!

With 25 Science Projects for Kids

Moles, beavers, rabbits . . . these animals burrow tunnels in the ground every day! What other kind of creature makes tunnels? Humans! In Tunnels! With 25 Science Projects for Kids, children ages 7 to 10 explore the fascinating world of passageways beneath the ground, dug deep within the earth through soil and rock. But why...

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Canals and Dams!

Canals and Dams!

With 25 Science Projects for Kids

Did you know that hydropower supplies 16 percent of all electricity worldwide? Did you know there are more than 57,000 big dams around the world? Canals and Dams! With 25 Science Projects for Kids invites children ages 7 though 10 to investigate the waterways that help the world run! Through fun facts and engaging content, readers...

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Explore Ancient Chinese Myths!

Explore Ancient Chinese Myths!

With 25 Great Projects

Who is the lady who floated to the moon? Did a monkey really hatch from an egg? Did tears bring down the Great Wall of China? Does the sky rest on the legs of a turtle? In Explore Ancient Chinese Myths! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 soar on a journey through...

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The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail

The Journey Across the Country from Lewis and Clark to the Transcontinental Railroad

Westward ho! If you travel across certain parts of the United States, you can still see wagon wheel ruts where people crossed the West in search of more opportunity and better lives more than 200 years ago! The Oregon Trail: The Journey Across the Country From Lewis and Clark to the Transcontinental Railroad offers readers...

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Rebels and Revolutions

Rebels and Revolutions

Real Tales of Radical Change in America

Traitors. Agitators. Rabble-rousers. Throughout American history, people who work to radically change society have been criticized, arrested, and even killed. Rebels and Revolutions: Real Tales of Radical Change in America for ages 9 to 12 explores the lives of five firebrands who used muskets and marches, boycotts and lawsuits in their struggle for justice. Readers...

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Great Escapes

Great Escapes

Real Tales of Harrowing Getaways

Sometimes, an intolerable situation calls for a drastic measure-fleeing for freedom. Whether you're a slave seeking freedom to the North or a convict swimming for your life in a shark-infested canal, the urge to be free drives your every move. In Great Escapes: Real Tales of Harrowing Getaways, readers ages 9 to 12 meet five...

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Weird Disappearances

Weird Disappearances

Real Tales of Missing People

Why have the people of Roanoke Colony never been found? Historians are still trying to answer that question. Weird Disappearances: Real Tales of Missing People tells five true stories of people who vanished–against the backdrop of historical circumstances, such as the carving out of a new world in an ancient culture. Encourages readers to connect historic...

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Survival

Survival

Real Tales of Endurance in the Face of Disaster

Tales of survival are as old as humanity! In Survival: True Stories, the second book of the Mystery & Mayhem series, readers discover accounts of survival that required innovation, a thirst for adventure, and even a bit of brutality. These nonfiction titles for ages 9-12 introduce relevant and fascinating historical stories while integrating civics, social...

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Pirates and Shipwrecks

Pirates and Shipwrecks

Real Tales of Terror on the High Seas

Pirates and Shipwrecks: True Stories is the first in a new series for 9–12 year olds called Mystery & Mayhem, which features true tales that whet kids' appetites for history by engaging them in genres with proven track records–mystery and adventure. History is made of near misses, unexplained disappearances, unsolved mysteries, and bizarre events that...

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The U.S. Constitution

The U.S. Constitution

Discover How Democracy Works with 25 Projects

In The U.S. Constitution: Discover How Democracy Works, children ages 9–12 learn about the foundation of democracy in the United States and how the documents crafted hundreds of years ago still have an impact on our country today. Integrates democracy with civics, social studies, language arts, and history. Readers use critical thinking skills to deconstruct...

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Explore Fossils!

Explore Fossils!

With 25 Great Projects

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...

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Explore Forces and Motion!

Explore Forces and Motion!

With 25 Great Projects

Kids run around the playground, cars drive on the road, and balls fly through the air-forces move everything! In Explore Forces and Motion! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 explore physics through interactive activities using simple machines such as levers, pulleys, and wedges. Forces and motion are a part of daily life,...

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Explore Soil!

Explore Soil!

With 25 Great Projects

We all know you can't eat a mud pie, but did you know that without the soil that makes up a mud pie, we wouldn't have very much real food? We wouldn't have several important medicines, either! Soil is a very important resource. We walk on it, play in it, build with it, grow our...

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Explore Electricity!

Explore Electricity!

With 25 Great Projects

Electricity is part of our modern-day lives in ways that Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison could never have imagined. Lights, computers, televisions, phones, toys, medicine-our world revolves around electricity. Explore Electricity! introduces readers ages 7-10 to the workings of batteries, simple circuits, conductors and insulators, motors and generators, and magnetism, and the ways we're working...

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World Myths and Legends

World Myths and Legends

25 Fascinating Projects You Can Build Yourself

World Myths and Legends retells tales from the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. From the Greek myths to ancient epics like Gilgamesh and the trickster tales of Anansi the Spider, it helps readers think about why the same themes, characters, and events may show up in different parts of the globe. All...

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Skyscrapers

Skyscrapers

Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects

Over centuries and across cultures people have defied gravity in a quest to build the tallest, grandest structures imaginable. Skyscrapers: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects invites children ages 9 and up to explore the innovation and physical science behind these towering structures. Trivia and fun facts illustrate engineering ingenuity and achievements from the ancient...

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Mapping and Navigation

Mapping and Navigation

Explore the History and Science of Finding Your Way with 25 Projects

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...

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Comics

Comics

Investigate the History and Technology of American Cartooning with 25 Projects

Comics have a rich and varied history, beginning on the walls of caves and evolving to the sophisticated medium found on websites today. For a kid, comics can be more than entertainment. Comics can be a lifeline to another world, one in which everyone has the potential to become a superhero and children are welcome...

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