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By Smithsonian Institution, Dk. 2019
Open up this book to reveal how science really works! Watch as mixtures merge and matter changes state. Discover how…some chemical changes can be reversed, yet others can't, and why some reactions produce a bang! See bacteria at work in the world around us, and even inside the human digestive system. Understand the tricks that light plays and unlock the secrets of electricity to find out how it powers your home.
By Food Network Magazine, Maile Carpenter. 2021
The ultimate kids' cookbook for beginner bakers, from the editors of America's #1 food magazine and bestselling authors of The…Big, Fun Kids Cookbook.This collection is packed with tons of recipes for easy sweets and treats, designed with young cooks in mind and triple tested by the chefs in Food Network Kitchen. Kids will get all the info they need to make their favorite desserts: muffins and quick breads, brownies and bars, cookies, cupcakes, sheet cakes, and more. The recipes are simple to follow and totally foolproof, and each one comes with a color photo and pro tips to help junior chefs get started in the kitchen. Inside you'll find: • 110+ delicious recipes • Fun food trivia • A visual recipe index with a photo of every recipe • Choose-your-own adventure recipes (such as design-your-own Whoopie Pies and Banana Bread) • Crowd-pleasers like Red Velvet Brownies, Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies, Mini PB & Chocolate Cupcakes, Chocolate Candy Bar Layer Cake, and more! • Fun food crafts such as cookie puzzle pieces and DIY sprinkles • Amazing fake-out cakes including spaghetti and meatballs, a taco, and a pineapple • Bonus food-themed activity pages with word scrambles, spot-the-difference photo games, and more • Lay-flat binding and a heavy paper stock that will stand up to frequent use
By James Buckley Jr.. 2018
Jeter Publishing presents the second nonfiction biography in a brand-new series that celebrates men and women who altered the course…of history often without recognition. On July 16, 1969, a Gemini rocket lifted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Previous launches had focused on getting astronauts into space, docking two spacecraft, and even walking in space, but this mission was different. Apollo 11 was designed to land two astronauts on the moon and then bring them back to Earth. Four days later, two astronauts, Neal Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, did walk on the moon. But did you know that there were actually three astronauts aboard the rocket on July 16? Michael Collins didn’t get to walk on the Moon, but his contribution is just as important as Armstrong and Aldrin’s. Prior to joining NASA, Collins was in the Air Force and flew fighter jets. After joining NASA, he made two trips into space, performing one of the first EVAs or Extravehicular activities (in other words, walking in space) as well as making that trip to the moon. Collins continued to contribute even after leaving the space program. He took a job in the State Department and even served as director of the National Air & Space Museum and as undersecretary of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. He may not have walked on the moon, but he’s one of only twenty-four people to travel there. In fact, without Michael Collins, that first moon landing might never have happened.
By Sy Montgomery, Keith Ellenbogen. 2015
With three hearts and blue blood, its gelatinous body unconstrained by jointed limbs or gravity, the octopus seems to be…an alien, an inhabitant of another world. It's baggy, boneless body sprouts eight arms covered with thousands of suckers--suckers that can taste as well as feel. The octopus also has the powers of a superhero: it can shape-shift, change color, squirt ink, pour itself through the tiniest of openings, or jet away through the sea faster than a swimmer can follow. But most intriguing of all, octopuses--classed as mollusks, like clams--are remarkably intelligent with quirky personalities. This book, an inquiry into the mind of an intelligent invertebrate, is also a foray into our own unexplored planet. These thinking, feeling creatures can help readers experience and understand our world (and perhaps even life itself) in a new way.
By Steve Backshall. 2011
Join DEADLY presenter Steve Backshall as he comes face to face with the world's deadliest animals, in a book packed…with fascinating facts, killer statistics and stunning photographs. Combined with his own incredible experiences with creatures, large and small, Steve reveals tricks of camouflage, feats of strength, endurance, teamwork and speed, as well as giving us a glimpse into the lives of extremeophiles and looking at some of our planet's endangered species.
By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw. 2018
unfortunatelyWhat's the buzz about electricity? All bright sparks need to read this book to discover the shocking facts about electricity,…as well as all about batteries, circuits and conductors.This essential KS2 series for children aged 7 and up covers all the key science topics in energetic, quick-fire way, aiding clear comprehension by getting straight to the point! Each spread starts with a 'flash' or headline, summing-up succinctly the science information to follow. Attractive and light-hearted illustration visually conveys the information, adding depth and detail to engage children. Also includes fun jokes and cartoons to keep even the most reluctant readers entertained.
By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw. 2018
Help kids discover science - in a flash!Have you heard all about SOUND? This book contains everything you need to…know about echoes, information about infrasound, notes about musical notes and more, so listen up! Science in a Flash: Sounds looks at what sound is, how it is made and what it is used for. Vibrations, music and animal hearing are also covered.This essential KS2 series covers all the key science topics in energetic, quick-fire way, aiding clear comprehension by getting straight to the point! Each spread starts with a 'flash' or headline, summing-up succinctly the science information to follow. Attractive and light-hearted illustration visually conveys the information, adding depth and detail to engage children. Also includes fun jokes and cartoons to keep even the most reluctant readers entertained.
By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw. 2018
Help kids discover science - in a flash!Learn about Earth and Space in this book for curious cosmic kids. Discover…what's inside the sun, and what's outside the solar system. From mini-meteors to giant galaxies: the universe is within these pages!This essential KS2 series for children aged 7 and up covers all the key science topics in energetic, quick-fire way, aiding clear comprehension by getting straight to the point! Each spread starts with a 'flash' or headline, summing-up succinctly the science information to follow. Attractive and light-hearted illustration visually conveys the information, adding depth and detail to engage children. Also includes fun jokes and cartoons to keep even the most reluctant readers entertained.
By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw. 2018
Help kids discover science - in a flash!Science really rocks! If you're feeling ignorant about igneous, or muddled about metamorphic…rocks, read this book. You'll soon recognise a slate from a sandstone, and understand all about fossil formation.This essential KS2 series for children aged 7 and up covers all the key science topics in energetic, quick-fire way, aiding clear comprehension by getting straight to the point! Each spread starts with a 'flash' or headline, summing-up succinctly the science information to follow. Attractive and light-hearted illustration visually conveys the information, adding depth and detail to engage children. Also includes fun jokes and cartoons to keep even the most reluctant readers entertained.
By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw. 2018
Help kids discover science - in a flash!What's the matter? Are you in a state over evaporation and condensation? Don't…worry - this book will give you the low-down on liquids, a summary about solids and the goods on gases ... and more!This essential KS2 series for children aged 7 and up covers all the key science topics in energetic, quick-fire way, aiding clear comprehension by getting straight to the point! Each spread starts with a 'flash' or headline, summing-up succinctly the science information to follow. Attractive and light-hearted illustration visually conveys the information, adding depth and detail to engage children. Also includes fun jokes and cartoons to keep even the most reluctant readers entertained.
Why does a football spiral? How do some athletes jump so high? The answer is science! The Secret Science of…Sports helps kids better understand concepts of science, technology, engineering, and math through the sports they love to play and watch. Every sport -- from baseball to basketball, to football and soccer, to wrestling, tennis, and lacrosse -- involves a bit of science, technology, engineering, and math. You can't throw a ball without Newton's Law of Motion, and you can't calculate a player's stats without math. And every type of sports equipment -- a helmet, cleats, shoulder or knee pads -- were designed with the latest engineering and technology. The Secret Science of Sports breaks down normally difficult STEM concepts like forces of motion, gravity, algebra, and even neuroscience, in a language kids can -- and will want to -- understand. Divided into sections like chemistry, biology, physics, technology, and more, this handy guide uses examples from sports like soccer, baseball, softball, football, hockey, lacrosse, tennis, and others to explain important STEM concepts for kids ages 8 to 12. They'll learn how to use math to calculate a batter's average, why a tennis racket is shaped the way it is, how biology affects athletic performance, the aerodynamics behind competitive swimsuits, and much more. With dozens of original, captivating illustrations to engage young readers, kids will have fun while learning about key STEM ideas that will prepare them for years of schooling to come.
By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw. 2017
Help kids discover science at home - in a flash!Get your kids learning science with quick and clear lessons you…can use for home learning. Simple activities and easy experiments give your children hands-on learning opportunities - and the jokes and cartoons throughout the ebooks will help to keep all home-learners engaged and excited to learn! Easily observe a plant's life cycle by sprouting your own seeds in a clear plastic bag.Make your own camouflaged butterfly to help you remember your lesson on adaptations.Spot the riddles and pop quizes throughout: Can you find the hidden spider? Count all the mammals on the page! Where in the universe would you weigh the most? What forces balance to make a duck float? And so many more!Children can confidently keep up with their school science topics with this easy-to-follow digital learning pack.The ebooks in the pack cover:Light ForcesLiving ThingsAlso available as ebooks are:Earth and SpaceElectricityRocksSoundStates of Matter
By Lisa Congdon. 2020
A gorgeous nonfiction book for kids from bestselling artist and author Lisa Congdon!The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Elements leads young…readers in an exploration of all 118 known elements.From their discoveries to their uses to their special properties, this vibrant book explores all things elements.• A visually stunning tour of the periodic table• Complete with profiles of notable scientists, amazing infographics, and more• Features an illustrated history of the periodic table's originsThis artful survey of the elements combines science, history, trivia, humor, and endless fascination for science enthusiasts of every age.Middle grade readers will delight in this interesting take on the periodic table of elements. • Great for science lovers and Lisa Congdon fans alike• Resonates year-round as a go-to gift for birthdays and holidays for the science-loving kid• Perfect for children ages 10 and up• Equal parts educational and entertaining, this makes a great pick for parents and grandparents, as well as librarians, science teachers, and STEM educators.• You'll love this book if you love books like The Elements Book: A Visual Encyclopedia of the Periodic Table by DK, The Periodic Table by Sean Callery and Miranda Smith, and Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe by Theodore Gray.
It's late April in Barrow, Alaska, which is about as far north in Alaska as you can get. The call…comes in over the two-way radio - a crew has caught the first whale of the spring whaling season. Men, women, and teenagers jump on snow machines and drive out onto the ice to help harvest the whale, a tradition the Inupiaq Eskimos on Alaska's North Slope have followed for over two thousand years. John Craighead George, or Craig as he's called, heads out too. He is an Arctic whale scientist, and out on the ice with the whales and the whalers is just one of the places where an Arctic whale scientist works. <p><p> He and his colleagues have an agreement with the Inupiat to study these whales, bowheads. He has studied them for nearly thirty years and the mysteries of these large creatures never fail to amaze him. This installment in the Scientists in the Field series takes readers along with Craig, his wife, their colleages, and the Inupiat people as they go out on the ice and harvest whales. Lourie also details the happenings in Craig's ramshackle lab where he studies various organs and body parts, takes careful measurements, and crunches numbers. This is a real profile of what it is like to be a scientist living where he works, harvesting his own subjects, and using information passed down from generations of Eskimo culture to help him as he becomes the world's leading expert on bowhead whales. <p><p> Craig George is the son of legendary children's author Jean Craighead George, and it is easy to see that Craig grew up in a household where nature and human interaction went hand in hand. Author Pete Lourie's stunning photographs will transport readers to the top of the world, where the days and nights are long, the people respectful, and the whales are at the center of it all.
By Dr Shini Somara. 2020
Inventive illustrations and an empowering story combine to introduce young readers to the world of engineering, creative thinking and problem-solving.Zara…is curious about everything! Travelling around the city with her gran, she sees all kinds of fascinating things. How do roller coasters do loop-the-loops? How do planes stay up? As she marvels about how they work, Zara learns about some of the brilliant engineers who have shaped the world around her. Soon she can't wait to start creating her own amazing inventions and become an engineer too!With pages encouraging kids to try out their very own engineering experiments such as constructing the perfect paper aeroplane and safely dropping an egg from a height, this brilliant picture book written by engineer and TV presenter Dr Shini Somara unlocks a love of engineering and celebrates women in STEM.The first book in an exciting new series. Still to come:- A Scientist Like Me- A Coder Like Me- A Mathematician Like Me
By Sarah Ridley. 2019
Become a minibeast expert with this easy-to-understand guide to the wonderful and important creatures that live beside us. Have you…ever wondered what the difference between a moth and a butterfly is? Or have you ever thought about how bees live together? This fascinating and comprehensive book for children aged 6+ is full of interesting facts and brilliant photographs. It also features guides to spotting your favourite minibeast in their natural habitats.Minibeasts covered: ants, aphids, bees, beetles, bugs, butterflies, centipedes, cicadas, crickets, damselflies, dragonflies, earwigs, flies, grasshoppers, harvestmen, millipedes, mites, moths, pond skaters, slugs, snails, spiders, termites, ticks, wasps, woodlice, worms.
By Libby Jackson. 2020
A collection of amazing real-life stories about space exploration and adventure.Do you know the true story of ...*The first astronauts…to land on the moon and were nearly stranded there for ever, if it hadn't been for a felt tip pen that saved them?*The 'human computers' that launched NASA's first rockets into space?*The astronaut that trained to go to space by living in underground caves and completing underwater missions?Humans have always been fascinated by the universe, but only a few have been daring enough to travel beyond the Earth.From venturing into space for the first time to building the International Space Station in orbit, the history of space exploration is filled with peril, bravery and strokes of genius.In this beautifully illustrated anthology, spaceflight expert, Libby Jackson, reveals the very best true stories of humankind's thrilling journey to the stars.Grab your space suit and jump aboard - it's time for an astronomical adventure!
By Francesca Simon. 2015
From multi-million-copy selling author Francesca Simon, and David Walliams' illustrator, Tony Ross, comes the intriguing tenth Horrid Henry's Factbook about…all things outer space. What sound does the sun make? How long would it take to travel there in a car? And how do astronauts go to the toilet? Bursting with out-of-this-world facts and cosmic trivia, this is the perfect guide to everything a Horrid Henry fan has ever wanted to know about outer space, ideal for budding scientists and astronauts and Henry fanatics alike. Readers can surprise and awe their family and friends with amazing new knowledge!
Learn about machines the fun way! The Magic School Bus meets The Way Things Work in this kid-friendly guide to…understanding the basics of simple machines, perfect for budding engineers. The Invention Hunters travel the globe in their flying museum collecting the world's greatest inventions! Today they've landed in a construction zone. These silly scientists think they've stumbled on incredible specimens of everything you'd never find at a building site, from roller skates and pogo sticks to swords and race cars. But what they really discover--with a kid as their guide--is how simple machines like pulleys, cranks, and levers are used to engineer tools ranging from jackhammers to dump trucks...and even toilets!Using simple explanations and diagrams and a heaping helping of humor, the Invention Hunters make the perfect companions for curious kids who are ready to learn about science, physics, engineering, history, and more.
By Michael Oard, Beverly Oard, Earl Snellenberger, Bonita Snellenberger. 1993
After Noah's Flood the earth and its climate were undergoing drastic changes. The stage has been set for the Great…Ice Age. Noah's descendants had to learn how to survive in a strange often hostile land. In part one of Life in the Great Ice Age , we'll spend summer with Jabeth and his family as they survive a saber-toothed tiger attack, battler cave bear, and go on a woolly mammoth hunt. Part two explains the scientific reasons for the Ice Age: what caused it, and how long it lasted. It answers the question, "Will there be another Ice Age?" Archaeological and fossil finds are also discussed in detail in this exciting book that explains the Great Ice Age from a Biblical perspective.