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Conduct a science experiment!

"Reed's moms are about to leave for a summer trip, and he can't wait to spend his break playing games and making videos with his friends. But it turns out that after a year of suffering science grades, Reed's parents have called in reinforcements: his big sister, Olive, who's come home from college to help him out. At first, Reed's furious to have to swap his internet time for summer school, but it turns out that science is more than just memorizing facts from books. Olive's planned a jam-packed week of hands-on experiments, and bit by bit Reed has to admit that science can be kind of cool"--Provided by publisher.


remaking your play and STEAM early learning areas
Presents suggestions, samples, and photographs for makerspaces accessible to young children ages two to eight.

Hungry for science

poems to crunch on
"A collection of fun and educational poems illustrating various science concepts"--Provided by publisher.

Non-living things

Simple text and photos give young readers an introduction to non-living things.

What's the big idea?

amazing science questions for the curious kid
Provides illustrated explanations of thirty-five science concepts for children, covering motion, energy, matter, and biology, and discussing why ice floats, whether a marble will fall faster than a bowling ball, the weight of air, and more.

Vivi loves science

"Vivi helps her community clean up the beach after a storm and learns about how wind and water shape the landscape"--Provided by publisher.

Paleontology Lab

explore prehistoric life with art & activities
"This title explores tools, methods, discoveries, and careers in the Paleontology field. Accompanying the main text are activities from a felt mammoth to soap fossils. These crafts encourage readers to engage with what they learned, solidifying their new knowledge. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards"--Provided by publisher.

Science on the Titanic

You may know about the sinking of the Titanic. But did you know science played a big role in the ship's voyage, disaster, and discovery? Learn all about the ship and the events that led to it sinking. Discover how technology uncovered answers to how this famous ship's voyage ended in disaster.

Gory details

adventures from the dark side of science
Filled to the brim with far-out facts, this wickedly informative narrative from the author of National Geographic's popular Gory Details blog takes us on a fascinating journey through an astonishing new reality. Blending humor and journalism in the tradition of Mary Roach, acclaimed science reporter Erika Engelhaupt investigates the gross, strange, and morbid absurdities of our bodies and our universe. From the research biologist who stung himself with every conceivable insect to the world's most murderous mammals, this entertaining book explores oft-ignored but alluring facets of biology, anatomy, space exploration, nature, and more. Featuring interviews with leading researchers in the field and a large dose of wit, this provocative book reveals the most intriguing real-world applications of science in all their glory.

The Anthropocene reviewed

essays on a human-centered planet
"The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has . . . shaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this . . . symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his . . . podcast, John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet--from the QWERTY keyboard and Staphylococcus aureus to the Taco Bell breakfast menu--on a five-star scale"--Provided by publisher.


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