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How-to Videos

These educational project videos will provide step-by-step instructions on how to do one of the many projects you’ll find in our books. The hands-on activities and projects help spark curiosity and play in young kids as they experiment and learn by doing.

Make a Resonator

 

Part of 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.

  • This nonfiction title for ages 7 through 10 introduces the topic of makerspaces while integrating STEAM, art, math, and music activities.
  • Encourages the development of important skills, including problem solving and model testing.
  • Multi-disciplinary activities create opportunities to invent new structures, games, musical instruments, and more.

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DNA Bioengineering

 

Part of Bioengineering: Discover How Nature Inspires Human Designs

In Bioengineering: Discover How Nature Inspires Human Designs, readers ages 9–12 explore the engineering and innovation that come from the natural world around us and use their own interactions with nature to inspire new designs.

  • Introduces bioengineering, which combines life sciences and engineering to inspire scientific discovery and the invention of new technologies.
  • Includes recent relevant topics in the news while providing a historical perspective of previous scientific discoveries.
  • Promotes a sense of responsibility for endangered plant and animal species.

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Understanding Convection Currents

 

Part of Fault Lines & Tectonic Plates: Discover What Happens When the Earth’s Crust Moves

If there’s one thing you can rely on it’s the surface of the earth, except when it moves, which is all the time! In Fault Lines and Tectonic Plates: Discover What Happens When the Earth’s Crust Moves, readers ages 9–12 learn about earthquakes and volcanoes and how the earth’s surface is always changing.

  • Natural disasters that happen around the world or close to home will become more understandable to children.
  • Introduces the relevant topics of geological principles to students in grades 4–6.
  • Explores the intersection between geology, engineering, and human needs.

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Gross Goop for Kids

 

Part of 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.

  • This nonfiction title for ages 7 through 10 introduces the topic of makerspaces while integrating STEAM, art, math, and music activities.
  • Encourages the development of important skills, including problem solving and model testing.
  • Multi-disciplinary activities create opportunities to invent new structures, games, musical instruments, and more.

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Make a Electroscope

 

Part of 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 toward more Earth-friendly power. The book invites kids to experiment with 25 simple projects that will “spark” their learning and enthusiasm.

Projects include making a simple motor, as well as creating and experimenting with an electromagnet. Fun bits of trivia, sidebars, and jokes help “charge” up young readers to explore the force that can be found everywhere-from inside their bodies to the animal world to the sky above them.

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Chromatograph for Kids

 

Part of Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself/em>

In Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself, kids ages 9 and up will experiment with kitchen materials to discover chemistry. Readers will learn about atoms, molecules, solids, liquids, gases, polymers, the periodic table, the important history of science, and much more. Along the way, they’ll make goop, cause chemical reactions, and create delicious treats, and all of it will illustrate important chemistry concepts. Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects is a fun and exciting way for young readers to learn all about chemistry and become scientists right in the kitchen.

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