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Projectile Science

Projectile Science

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

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 game-winning shot. In Projectile Science: The Physics Behind Kicking a Field Goal and Launching a Rocket with Science Activities for Kids, readers ages 10 to 15 learn why projectiles follow the paths

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Industrial Design

Industrial Design

Why Smartphones Aren't Round and Other Mysteries with Science Activities for Kids

In Industrial Design: Why Smartphones Aren't Round and Other Mysteries with Science Activities for Kids, readers ages 10–15 engage in and learn about the engineering design process from its earliest beginnings, when individuals designed and crafted their own tools, to today, when engineers work to find the best design for products that are then manufactured

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Skyscrapers!

Skyscrapers!

With 25 Science Projects for Kids

Look up, up, up! How do skyscrapers get so tall? Skyscrapers are amazing feats of engineering that kids (and adults!) find fascinating. How do they get so high? How do they stay standing? Who is involved in designing and building these gravity-defying structures? In Skyscrapers! With 25 Science Projects for Kids, children ages 7 to 10 learn

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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 dig

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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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Waves

Waves

Physical Science for Kids

This installment in Picture Book Science, a set of books about physical science for kids ages 5 to 8, encourages readers to observe lots of different kinds of waves, including those found in water, wheat, a baseball stadium, and even invisible waves! By combining children’s natural curiosity with prompts for keen observations and quick experiments,

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Matter

Matter

Physical Science for Kids

In Matter: Physical Science for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 discover the basic building block of most of the material they come in contact with every day, including themselves-matter! Children are introduced to the study of physical science through detailed illustrations paired with a nonfiction narrative that uses fun language to convey familiar examples

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Energy

Energy

Physical Science for Kids

In Energy: Physical Science for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 discover different forms of energy, including heat, light, and chemical energy, that keep the world working and moving. Children are introduced to physical science through detailed illustrations paired with a nonfiction narrative that uses fun language to convey familiar examples of real-world connections.

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Forces

Forces

Physical Science for Kids

In Forces: Physical Science for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 observe different types of forces, including gravity, magnetism, pulling, pushing, and friction. By combining children's natural curiosity with prompts for keen observations, quick experiments, and beautiful, detailed illustrations, Forces provides a useful and fun introduction to physical science for kids!

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Bridges!

Bridges!

With 25 Science Projects for Kids

Getting from one place to another sounds easy if you are on a straight piece of land, but what if you have to get over—or under—a body of water or a deep gorge? Build a Bridge! Bridges! With 25 Science Projects for Kids introduces readers ages 7 to 10 to the concepts and vocabulary of

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Explore Makerspace!

Explore Makerspace!

With 25 Great Projects

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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Astronomy

Astronomy

Cool Women in Space

Head outside and look up. What do you see? At night you might see stars, the moon, the Milky Way, and planets! During the day all these things will still be there, but they'll be hidden by the bright light of the sun. Astronomy is the study of celestial objects and what's beyond the nebulous

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Canals and Dams

Canals and Dams

Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects

Canals and Dams: Investigate Feats of Engineering invites children ages 9 and up to explore the innovation and physical science behind the amazing waterways and barriers our world depends on. Trivia and fun facts illustrate engineering ingenuity and achievements from ancient aqueducts to the Suez Canal and the Hoover Dam. Readers will discover that engineers

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Simple Machines!

Simple Machines!

With 25 Science Activities for Kids

You might not think you’re using a simple machine when you zip up your coat, but it’s true! Simple Machines! With 25 Science Projects for Kids introduces readers ages 7 to 10 to the six simple machines recognized as crucial to human civilization: planes, pulleys, screws, wedges, and wheels and axles. Hands-on science projects, essential

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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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Explore Flight!

Explore Flight!

With 25 Great Projects

Who invented the airplane? How do these machines work? And why do planes have wings? Answer these questions by jumping into the cockpit, putting on your goggles, and soaring into Explore Flight! The 25 projects are designed to inspire young readers ages 6-9 to have fun while learning about people's quest to fly. Kids will

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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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Bridges and Tunnels

Bridges and Tunnels

Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects

Bridges and tunnels are lifelines. People have tackled seemingly insurmountable obstacles, including vast canyons and mountain ranges, to design and construct these amazing passageways. Bridges and Tunnels: Investigate Feats of Engineering invites children ages 9 and up to explore the innovation and physical science behind structures our world depends on. Trivia and fun facts illustrate engineering

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Physics

Physics

Investigate the Mechanics of Nature

Have you ever noticed that the physical world works in certain ways? When you push an object it moves. Skateboarders use force and motion to perform tricks. If you jump up as high as you can, you'll quickly fall back to the ground. Baseball players use gravity to bring the ball back down when they

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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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Cities

Cities

Discover How They Work with 25 Projects

To a child, a city is a chaotic, vibrant community whose workings can seem quite mysterious. How did people create subways? How does the water get to the very top of a skyscraper? Is there any organization to a bustling metropolis? Cities: Discover How They Work will give kids a view into the inner functioning

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