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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 Atoms and Molecules!

Explore Atoms and Molecules!

With 25 Great Projects

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...

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Explore Light and Optics!

Explore Light and Optics!

With 25 Great Projects

What is light? Why are optics important? In Explore Light and Optics! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7–10 discover how light works, how it shapes our world, and why we depend on it for survival. Readers learn about wave theory, sound, light, the electromagnetic spectrum, and optics. Introduces readers to major figures in the...

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Aviation

Aviation

Cool Women Who Fly

Being a pilot means having technical expertise, persistence, and lots of courage! In Aviation: Cool Women Who Fly, readers ages 9-12 meet three women who are working in aviation and discover what it takes to fly high in this challenging field. Readers learn the history of aviation, including early engineering successes and missteps, career options,...

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The Great Depression

The Great Depression

Experience the 1930s From the Dust Bowl to the New Deal

In The Great Depression: Experience the 1930s from the Dust Bowl to the New Deal, readers ages 12 to 15 compare and contrast the America of today with an America that saw extreme unemployment, food riots, the Dust Bowl, the invention of the analog computer, and the first splitting of the atom. The 1930s was...

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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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Comparative Religion

Comparative Religion

Investigate the World Through Religious Tradition

Over 7 billion people live on the earth, and 84 percent of them describe themselves as being religious. What does that mean? Few topics incite such passion as religion. Why are humans invested in ideas that may never be proved? Why has religion played such an important role in history? In Comparative Religion: Investigate the World...

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Video Games

Video Games

Design and Code Your Own Adventure with 17 Projects

What does the 13,000-year-old mancala game have in common with today's Minecraft? They both require logic, critical thinking skills, and creativity! In Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure, readers discover that the video games they play today have their roots in the games kids played in the deserts of Ancient Egypt, and they'll...

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3-D Engineering

3-D Engineering

Design and Build Your Own Prototypes

In 3-D Engineering: Design and Build Your Own Prototypes, young readers tackle real-life engineering problems by figuring out real-life solutions. Kids apply science and math skills to create prototypes for musical instruments, race cars, alarms, and more. Prototypes are preliminary models used by engineers and kids to evaluate ideas and to better understand how things...

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Explore Gravity!

Explore Gravity!

With 25 Great Projects

What's getting you down? If it's trying to understand gravity, Explore Gravity! can provide the lift you need! With 25 hands-on activities that include connections to toys, sports, and everyday items like scales, elevators, and water towers, young scientists will explore the invisible but powerful force that is responsible for keeping the entire universe in...

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Planet Earth

Planet Earth

Finding Balance on the Blue Marble with Environmental Science Activities for Kids

The environment is all around us, whether you live in a city, suburb, or the country. Sometimes, it’s easy to ignore. But forgetting about the environment isn’t an option if we want our planet to be healthy! Planet Earth: Finding Balance on the Blue Marble with Environmental Science Activities for Kids introduces middle grade readers to...

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Inca

Inca

Discover the Culture and Geography of a Lost Civilization with 25 Projects

Revealing legends and legacies, Inca: Discover the Culture and Geography of a Lost Civilization, is a fun-filled review of the continent-sprawling ancient Inca culture. The activities, combined with an attractive layout, engage learners on a journey along the Inca Trail including the city of Cuzco and majestic Machu Picchu, built on a jagged ridge thousands...

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Great Medieval Projects

Great Medieval Projects

You Can Build Yourself

Great Medieval Projects You Can Build Yourself brings the Middle Ages in Europe alive through hands-on activities for kids ages 9-12. Addressing various aspects of medieval life, this book provides historically accurate details of the period leading up to the Renaissance. From monastic life to castle living, villages to towns, each section offers a glimpse...

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Amazing Math Projects

Amazing Math Projects

You Can Build Yourself

Make a geodesic dome big enough to sit in. Solve one of the world's hardest two-piece puzzles. Pass a straight line through a curved slot. From prime numbers to paraboloids, Amazing Math Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the beauty and wonder of math through hands-on activities. Kids will cut...

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Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions

Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions

You Can Build Yourself

Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers to the life, world, and incredible mind of Leonardo da Vinci through hands-on building projects that explore his invention ideas. Most of Leonardo's inventions were never made in his lifetime-they remained sketches in his famous notebooks. Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build...

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Robotics

Robotics

Discover the Science and Technology of the Future with 20 Projects

Once, robots were only found in science fiction books and movies. Today, robots are everywhere! They assemble massive cars and tiny computer chips. They help doctors do delicate surgery. They vacuum our houses and mow our lawns. Robot toys play with us, follow our commands, and respond to our moods. We even send robots to...

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Music

Music

Investigate the Evolution of American Sound

The United States boasts a rich musical diversity. Early Americans discovered ways to weave European traditions with new cultural influences to compose a unique musical identity. African traditions influenced hymns and folk songs that connected people to religion and to the trials and tribulations of everyday life. Patriotic tunes created unity in wartime. Even now,...

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