Build A Dam

Build A Dam

Can you design and build a dam that keeps water from flooding the area on one side of the dam?
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Wind Can Do Work

Wind Can Do Work

From Renewable Energy

Use your engineering skills to design a windmill, then test how powerful the wind can be!

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Investigate Weather

Investigate Weather

From Climate Change

How is weather different from climate? Weather can be described as day-to-day conditions. From a bright, sunny day to a snowy day, weather can change quickly. Climate, on the other hand, is made up of long-term weather patterns across many years. Let’s explore some of the characteristics of weather.

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Edible Climate Zone Map

Edible Climate Zone Map

From Weather and Climate!

The world has many different types of climates. The United States has several different climate zones as well. With this edible map, you can tell your family about summer climates—after you chew!

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Archimedes Screw

Archimedes Screw

From The Water Cycle!

Greek scientist Archimedes (288–212 BCE) invented a device to move water from a river to a farmer’s field. This device—called the Archimedes’ screw—is a tube with a large spiral inside. When you place the tube in water and turn it, the spiral pushes the water up. Try it!

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Reviews

Praise for other books in the Explore series

Explore Comets and Asteroids!
National Science Teachers Association Recommends
“Not just a book, an adventure! As you pick up and flip through Explore Comets and Asteroids! you begin to engage in a print experience that opens your eyes and mind to exploration in our galaxy and beyond. While this is print based, it is linked to the extraordinary volume of additional resources of the internet while firmly grounded with study information that one holds in the hand. The pages include QR codes with key word prompts to facilitate research on the content, 25 projects to engage the learner, vocabulary boxes within the content to assist with understanding, and abundant graphics to visually illustrate the concepts. There are also the important element of comic relief in the form of kid friendly “asides” that use play on words. “Did you Know?” and “Time to Discuss” prompts entice memory of key events in astronomy.”

Explore Natural Resources!
Children's Literature
“. . . An informative book for early readers, sections cover the air, water, soil, minerals, energy, and conservation. Key words are in bold and in a words to know box on the same page. Also includes fun activities at the end of each section to learn more and to get hands-on experience about the topic, black-and-white illustrations, a glossary, resources for further exploration, and an index.”

Detailed Book Description

Have you ever felt the ground beneath your feet move in an earthquake? Have you ever had to ride out a blizzard at home?

Natural Disasters! With 25 Science Projects for Kids guides kids ages 7 to 10 through a scientific introduction to the forces behind extreme meteorological events. Earthquakes, volcanoes, storms, wildfires, and more affect people around the world and appear in the news almost daily. Plus, climate change adds more fuel to storms, affects water supply, and makes conditions ripe for wildfires and rising water levels. Learn the science behind why through interactive STEM projects, essential questions, fascinating facts, and links to online resources.

Natural Disasters! With 25 Science Projects for Kids is part of a set of four Explore Earth Science books that explore the earth, the atmosphere, and everything in between. The other titles in this series are Weather and Climate! With 25 Science Projects for Kids, The Water Cycle! With 25 Science Projects for Kids, and Rocks and Minerals! With 25 Science Projects for Kids.

Try these hands-on science projects!

  • Model plate tectonics
  • Diagram atmospheric conditions
  • Develop a weather safety plan
Available In:
Paperback, $14.95
9781619308626
Hardcover, $19.95
9781619308596
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 8x10 size | 96 pages
Subject: Science

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Timeline

Introduction: A natural world includes natural disasters

Develop a safety plan

Chapter 1: Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Chapter 2: Volcanoes

Chapter 3: Floods and Drought

Chapter 4: Wildfire

Chapter 5: Tornadoes

Chapter 6: Hurricanes and Typhoons

Glossary

Resources

Index