With The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book, all you need to do is gather a few household items and you can recreate dozens of mind-blowing, kid-tested science experiments. High school science teacher Tom Robinson shows you how to expand your scientific horizons--from biology to chemistry to physics to outer space.
You'll discover answers to questions like:
Is it possible to blow up a balloon without actually blowing into it?What is inside coins?Can a magnet ever be "turned off"?Do toilets always flush in the same direction?Can a swimming pool be cleaned with just the breath of one person?
You won't want to wait for a rainy day or your school's science fair to test these cool experiments for yourself!
Even when he was a kid, Albert Einstein did things his own way. He thought in pictures instead of words, and his special way of thinking helped him understand big ideas like the structure of music and why a compass always points north. Those ideas made him want to keep figuring out the secrets of the universe. Other people thought he was just a dreamer, but because of his curiosity, Einstein grew up to be one of the greatest scientists the world has ever known.
What makes a hero? This lively, fun biography series by best-selling author Brad Meltzer answers the question, one great role model at a time.
Some scientists say we need to act faster and with radical new technologies—now—to save our planet. They propose geoengineering, or "engineering Earth," to reset our global thermostat. Ideas include thickening clouds with chemicals to reduce the amount of sunlight and pulling carbon dioxide from the air with machines. However, critics say that geoengineering could backfire and create even worse weather. Is geoengineering too risky? Or is it our best hope of survival?
Inspired by Netflix’s original series, Project Mc2 (TM), The Pretty Brilliant Experiment book has over 20 experiments introduced by our favorite Nov8 (that’s Innovate) agents: McKeyla McAlister, Adrienne Attoms, Bryden Bandweth, and Camryn Coyle.
Learn about electricity, chemical reactions, physics, and biology while crafting an hour glass, creating crystals, and making ice cream! Then record your own observations after reading the scientific analysis accompanying each activity. The ingredients are affordable and easy-to-find, and each DIY experiment can be completed safely at home with parents and friends.
Based on a NETFLIX original series.
PROJECT Mc2 copyright © by MGA, LLC. All rights reserved.
Experiments provided by Marguerite and Zoltan Benko.
An Imprint Book
When Maathai was young, it was unusual for girls in Kenya to go to school, but she was determined to learn more about science and nature. As an adult, she noticed that people were cutting down too many trees. Maathai knew that forest loss was bad for the health of the environment and people. She started the Green Belt Movement, which educated women in rural villages and paid them for every tree they planted. The program helped plant millions of trees and brought money to the villages. For her environmental and human rights work, Maathai became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
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.
Why is the sea salty? How do my five senses work? Why are there different times on Earth?
Kids can have all these questions - and more - answered in How to be a Scientist, as they learn how to think like a scientist and look at the world to figure out how science works. More than 40 simple activities have undetermined answers, encouraging curious young readers to find new ways to test ideas, and fun questions, games, and real-life scenarios make scientific concepts fun and relevant. The stories of the great scientists and their discoveries - and failures - are told in an entertaining way to provide even further inspiration for little budding scientists.
Supporting STEM education initiatives, How to be a Scientist will inspire kids to ask questions, do activities, and discover amazing facts.
Written by Alyssa Jagan, popular Instagram slimer of @CraftySlimeCreator fame, Ultimate Slime makes creating gorgeous, satisfying slime easy! You’ll see how to do everything you need to create a world of slime in a rainbow of colors and incredible textures.
Your slimy journey will start with some basic recipes, including kid-safe slime, then you will learn to make fluffy slime, clear slime, slushy slime -- more than 100 recipes and projects in all! You will get to supercharge your slime by adding vibrant colors and all kinds of awesome mix-ins to create confetti slime, iceberg slime, floam -- there are no limits to what you will create!
Don't miss your chance to create unique kinds of slime that you never thought were possible. All are completely borax free, and all come directly from the mind of the @CraftySlimeCreator herself, Alyssa Jagan.
If you are homeschooling (or if you are just trying to get extra practice for your child), then you already know that social science workbooks and curriculum can be expensive. Homeschool Brew is trying to change that! We have teamed with teachers and parents to create books for prices parents can afford. We believe education shouldn’t be expensive.
Each subject may also be purchased individually.
When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land.
Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.
In kitchens and living rooms, in garages and labs and basements, even in converted chicken coops, women and girls have invented ingenious innovations that have made our lives simpler and better. What inspired these girls, and just how did they turn their ideas into realities?
Retaining reader-tested favorite inventions, this updated edition of the best-selling Girls Think of Everything features seven new chapters that better represent our diverse and increasingly technological world, offering readers stories about inventions that are full of hope and vitality—empowering them to think big, especially in the face of adversity.
Now rebranded with a new cover look, this classic picture book features rich vocabulary and uses simple, fun diagrams to explain the difference between solids, liquids and gases. This book also includes a find out more section with experiments designed to encourage further exploration and introduce record keeping. Both text and artwork were vetted for accuracy by Dr. Leonard Fine, formerly of Columbia University, and Dr. Karin Block of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the City College of New York.
This is a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts perfect for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.
What really happened to the dinosaurs? Who actually built the ancient pyramids in Egypt? Are airplanes really as modern as we think they are? This book takes a close look at landmark events throughout history and asks the question: What if aliens were involved?
Spanning history, from the earliest of human civilizations to the modern period, this book exposes evidence of the presence of extraterrestrials in some of our most triumphant and devastating moments.
You can discover the answers to these questions and more with The Everything Kids' Easy Science Experiments Book. Using easy-to-find household materials like soda bottles and flashlights, you can build bubbles, create plastic--even make raisins dance! All of the experiments are kid-tested and educational--but more importantly, they're tons of fun! These quick and easy experiments help you to:Explore your five senses.Discover density and sound.Delve into seasons, life cycles, and weather.Investigate electricity and light.Study the solar system and landforms.Examine matter and acids/bases. This is the perfect book for a rainy Saturday, a lazy vacation day, or even after school. You'll have so much fun conducting the experiments, you'll forget that you're actually learning about science!
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.
It's never too early to learn computer coding. My First Coding Book is a playful introduction to offline coding and programming that will give young children a head start. Filled with puzzles, mazes, and games to teach the basic concepts of sequences, algorithms, and debugging, this book will help children develop critical thinking, logic, and other skills to cement lifelong computer literacy, which is extremely valuable and sought-after in today's world.
With its unique approach and colorful and creative imagery, My First Coding Book makes learning and fun one and the same and will have children playing their way to programming proficiency.
Supporting STEM education initiatives, computer coding teaches kids how to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically, and is quickly becoming a necessary and sought-after skill. DK's computer coding books are full of fun exercises with step-by-step guidance, making them the perfect introductory tools for building vital skills in computer programming.
They help make work easier, like when you need to lift something heavy or reach way up high. Some machines are so simple that you might not think of them as machines. There are six simple machines: the lever, the wheel and axle, the pulley, the ramp, the wedge, and the screw.
Can you adjust a seesaw to lift an elephant? What happens when you combine two or more simple machines? Read and find out!
Cars, Trains, Ships & Planes is a visual encyclopedia of every vehicle to zoom, sail, soar, float, or fly across the land, sea, and sky. Displaying more than 1,000 vehicles including classic cars, hybrids, race cars, sail boats, luxury cruise ships, BMX and dirt bikes, military tanks, steam locomotives, mountain trains, hot air balloons, fighter jets, International Space Station manned spacecraft and more, plus a glossary and index, this visual catalog is perfect for young transportation buffs. In addition to the eye-catching images for readers to spot and explore, exciting text covers facts and figures on record breakers and news makers and includes the story of the history of transportation--from the first wheel to the latest hybrids--giving this book a special appeal to reluctant readers.
Cars, Trains, Ships & Planes is the fastest route to take young readers on a journey to learn about all things that go.
Discover the secret underwater world of submarines and submersibles
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.
What if your feet drifted away from the ground?
What stops everything from floating into space?
As in his previous books, Redwoods, Coral Reefs, and Island, Jason Chin has taken a complex subject and made it brilliantly accessible to young readers in this unusual, innovative, and very beautiful book.
Chin's approach makes this book a must-have common core tool for teachers and librarians introducing scientific principals to young students.
A Neal Porter Book
How Cool Is This? is a fun-packed compendium of inventions and gizmos ranging from the great and the good to the obscure and offbeat. Touching on a very wide range of key curriculum science topics, each spread features a single brilliant invention, using a colorful graphic approach to explain in an intuitive, visual style how the object works. Simple and engaging text reveals the secret science behind the invention and tells the amazing stories of the inventions that changed the world forever. How Cool Is This? will appeal not only to scientific minds but also to children with a sense of wonder or curiosity about the world around them.
Physical Science, Life Science, Earth Science, and Contributions to Science
If you are homeschooling (or if you are just trying to get extra practice for your child), then you already know that science workbooks and curriculum can be expensive. HomeSchool Brew is trying to change that! We have teamed with teachers and parents to create books for prices parents can afford. We believe education shouldn’t be expensive.
The problem portion of the book may also be purchased individually in "First Grade Science Experiments."
Did the Black Death destroy medieval Europe? Did cholera pave the way for modern Manhattan? Did yellow fever help end the slave trade? Remarkably, the answer to all of these questions is yes. Time and again, diseases have impacted the course of human history in surprisingly powerful ways. From influenza to smallpox, from tuberculosis to yellow fever, Bryn Barnard describes the symptoms and paths of the world’s worst diseases—and how the epidemics they spawned have changed history forever.
Filled with fascinating, often gory details about disease and history, Outbreak! is a wonderful combination of science and history.
From the Hardcover edition.
Projects focus on Earth and the environment, plants and animals, rocks and minerals, and space, bringing science learning home and into the backyard. Young scientists can make a cave system and find out about underground rivers, construct a working model of tectonic plates and learn about earthquakes, build a telescope and look to the planets and stars, and more.
Supporting STEAM education initiatives and the Maker Movement, Maker Lab: Outdoors includes 25 interactive projects to inspire kids' creativity and their scientific side, and, as the founder of Maker Faire Dale Dougherty says, "to realize with their hands what they can imagine in their minds."
With stunning photography, succinct step-by-step instructions, and detailed explanations, Maker Lab: Outdoors takes readers on a journey of discovery. A must-have for every young scientist curious about their surroundings, and for makers, crafters, and those who enjoy exploring the outdoors.
Built on the basics of coding, each project follows simple, logical steps that are fully illustrated. Kids learn a new, important language through simply explained projects, with key coding concepts broken out in separate panels and illustrated with Minecraft-style pixel art. Learn how to create animations, build games, use sound effects, and more before sharing projects with friends online.
Coding Projects in Scratch is highly visual and unique step-by-step workbook will help beginners with no coding skills learn how to build their own projects without any instructions, and helps them develop key programming skills that will last a lifetime.
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!
In Chernobyl's Wild Kingdom, you'll meet the international scientists investigating the Zone's wildlife and trying to answer difficult questions: Have some animals adapted to living with radiation? Or is the radioactive environment harming them in ways we can't see or that will only show up in future generations? Learn more about the fascinating ongoing research—and the debates that surround the findings—in one of the most dangerous places on Earth.
This workbook, with 30 science experiments and over 50 quiz questions, covers the following topics:
The Scientific Process, Properties of Matter, The Human Body, Earth / Moon / Sun, Characteristics of Plants, Energy / Force / Motion, Electricity & Magnetism, Periodic Table, Photosynthesis, and Weather
If you are homeschooling (or if you are just trying to get extra practice for your child), then you already know that science workbooks and curriculum can be expensive. Homeschool Brew is trying to change that! We have teamed with teachers and parents to create books for prices parents can afford. We believe education shouldn’t be expensive.
The problem portion of the book may also be purchased individually in “Sixth Grade Science (For Homeschool or Extra Practice).”
Noted illustrator John Green has rendered 25 exceptionally clear and precise full-color plates of the body's organs and systems: the skeleton, muscles, and skin, as well as the respiratory, digestive, circulatory, reproductive, and other systems. Illustrations also focus on such important organs as the eye, ear, and brain. Each carefully labeled plate has been reviewed for accuracy and is accompanied by an extensive caption written by Dr. John W. Harcup, clearly explaining the nature and purpose of the body part or system represented.
Its precision and clarity make this book an ideal supplement to school courses in biology, health, and other subjects, but it will also appeal to general readers, who will enjoy its wealth of superb illustrations illuminating the incredibly complex and highly specialized workings of the human body.
From the biological code that links all living things to what happened during the Ice Age; let your child trace the discoveries that explore and explain the amazing diversity of life on Earth.
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Clear illustrations and simple, easy-to-follow instructions enable you to perform dozens of "tricks" involving mathematics, chemistry, inertia, magnets, optical illusions, and physics. Astound friends and relatives by cutting glass with scissors, inserting a pin in a balloon without popping it, creating a magical doorway out of paper, concocting witch's dust and "wet" fire, practicing the art of secret writing, and successfully accomplishing many other mystifying feats.
Best of all, as you entertain audiences with these eye-popping tricks, you'll be learning important scientific facts and principles. These science magic tricks make learning fun!
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.
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.
Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution and supporting STEAM education initiatives, Maker Lab has 28 kid-safe projects and crafts that will get young inventors' wheels turning and make science pure fun.
Explaining science through photographs and facts that carefully detail the "why" and "how" of each experiment using real-world examples to provide context, each activity is appropriate for kids ages 8-12 years old and ranked easy, medium, or hard, with an estimated time frame for completion. Requiring only household materials, young makers can build an exploding volcano, make bath fizzies, construct a solar system, make an eggshell geode, and more.
With a foreword by Jack Andraka, a teen award-winning inventor, Maker Lab will help kids find their inner inventor to impress friends, family, and teachers and create winning projects for science fairs and school projects.