How Come? explains, in fascinating detail, more than 200 mysteries and phenomena in the world around us. These are the questions that pique kids’ curiosity—and stump parents.
When it rains, does running (rather than walking) to the nearest shelter really keep you any drier?
How can a stone skip across a pond (instead of sink)?
If the Earth is spinning, why can’t we feel it? Why don’t we fly off?
Why do elephants have trunks?
And the all-time classic, Why is the sky blue? (Sunlight has a hidden rainbow of colors, and air molecules scatter blues the most—sending bright blue light down to Earth.)
The text is clearly written, engaging, and accessible. It’s for every kid who wants to know—and every grown-up who simply doesn’t know.
These help foster critical thinking skills and creativity in toddlers and pre-schoolers. Both parents and teachers will find these activities great for learning games for kids, as fun toddler games and activities as well as fun preschool craft ideas for kids.
Youngsters can play these little kids games indoors or outdoors.
These include games to help children learn the basic colors, learn new words, learn shapes, learn to correctly put puzzles together, match similar items and much more.
All games and activities combine doing with learning. Kids learn as they do something. They'll learn that colors have various shades, and how to pick out a specific color in their indoor and outdoor environments. Fun activities include art drawing and making a collage.
The new words games focus on kids' interaction and problem solving skills as well as putting a focus on responsibility. Find fun money games for kids, nutrition games for kids, problem solving activities and fun spelling games.
There are also many activities for kids to learn shapes and sizes which hone in on children's cooperation, concentration and discovery skills.
You'll find animal games for kids, art games for kids, card games for kids, counting games, kids memory games, matching games and much more.
Preschool educational games include Christmas activities for kids, cooking games for kids, Easter games for kids, Halloween kids games, kids science games and lots more fun activities including making colorful paper chains and play dough.
Little kids love, and want, to learn! Once learning is made fun for them and incorporated into everyday living, they'll be eager for more learning each day.
When children develop a solid understanding of science, they’re preparing for success. Spectrum Science for grades 3-8 improves scientific literacy and inquiry skills through an exciting exploration of natural, Earth, life, and applied sciences. With the help of this best-selling series, your little scientist can discover and appreciate the extraordinary world that surrounds them!
Underneath the hood of every car there's a lot of fast, furious, and spectacular science going on. G-force, combustion, power: you name it, a car's got it. Help your child discover all about the science of cars with this explosive tour of automobiles in Car Science.
Find out how cars revolutionized the world and see how a car functions with jaw-dropping diagrams, cutaway drawings and cool graphics. Steer to the fundamental science behind the mechanics and then sit back for an exciting look into the future of minimal emissions, maximum fun.
Let's face it. Even as babies, we humans pay close attention to faces. Observing another person's features and expressions tells us whether they are happy, angry, excited, or sad. And when we look at an animal, it's hard not to imagine that its face is communicating human feelings. This isn't true, of course. Squinty eyes, an upturned mouth, or another odd expression is probably there because, in some way, it helps that animal survive. Packed with many cool facts and visuals on where certain animals live and what they eat, this book captures twenty-five humorous—and very true—explanations of why animals look the way they do in order to exist in this world.
Global events and new technology change how we live from moment to moment. So, what will our world be like in twenty years? Come take a look as futurists Amy Zuckerman and James Daly examine what a kid?s daily life might be like in the year 2030. Inspired and informed by trends and scientifi c and technological research, 2030 is not only a peek at some cool future gadgets (talking dog collars, cars that drive themselves), but also a thoughtful examination of how our lives might be impacted as we adjust to environmental change.
Innovative series for young children, acclaimed science writer Seymour Simon and Nicole Fauteux encourage children to explore the world around them as they play. Each book contains tips for parents and caregivers on how to create positive learning experiences for even the littlest of scientists.
In 1781, Thomas Paine came up with a model for a single-span bridge; in 1887, Adolf Eugen Fick made the first pair of contact lenses; and in 1907, Paul Cornu built the first helicopter. But Leonardo da Vinci thought of all these ideas more than five hundred years ago!
At once an artist, inventor, engineer, and scientist, da Vinci wrote and drew detailed descriptions of what would later become hang gliders, automobiles, robots, and much more. In Neo Geo, Gene Barretta cleverly shows how Leonardo's ideas—many inspired by his love of nature—foreshadowed modern inventions, offering a window into the future.
This title invites kids to experiment on their own with 25 simple projects that will “spark” their learning and enthusiasm, including making their own clothespin switch, lemon battery, compass, electromagnet, and flashlight, as well as generating their own “lightning.” These hands-on activities combined with informational text will excite kids about STEM? the interrelated fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
What is that colorful arc in the sky? It is a rainbow. Rainbows are always pretty to look at, but where do they come from? The answer is at your fingertips. Just open this book and read about the wonders of rainbows…
the amazing mind of one the world’s greatest inventors.
From chocolate bars to violins, See How It’s Made lifts the lid on all kinds of everyday objects, foods and toys, revealing the amazing ways they are designed and manufactured.
Venture behind the scenes right into the heart of busy factories to see the step-by-step processes that turn sand into glass, give a football its bounce and squeeze toothpaste into a tube.
You’ll even find out how this book was put together!
Building the Brooklyn Bridge was no simple feat. Despite a brilliant plan from a father-son team of engineers, the process was a dangerous and grueling one. Construction workers developed a mysterious illness (now known as the bends), several died, and the project had devastating effects on the engineers' lives. Still, after fourteen years, the Brooklyn Bridge was finished and became the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time and is still widely admired today. Megan Stine tells the fascinating story behind one of the city's best-loved landmarks. Includes black-and-white illustrations and a foldout color map!