Extinction: What Happened to the Dinosaurs, Mastodons, and Dodo Birds? With 25 Projects (Build It Yourself)
Have you seen a dodo bird recently? Do you have mastodons playing in your back yard? Not likely―these species are both extinct, which means the entire population has died out. More than 99 percent of all species, or about 5 billion, have gone extinct since life first formed on Earth 4.5 billion years ago. Some of those species went extinct at the same time in an event know as a mass extinction. What type of event could cause such a massive die off? This is a question an event know as a mass extinction. What type of event could cause such a massive die off? This is a question that scientists have asked for decades as they explore the causes of extinction. In Extinction: What Happened to the Dinosaurs, Mastodons, and Dodo Birds? readers ages 9 to 12 learn about the scientific investigative work necessary to answer these questions and find the culprit behind mass extinctions. Follow the scientists as they look at all potential reasons for extinction, including asteroid impacts, massive volcanic eruptions, excessive gases in the atmosphere, climate change, and more. Where do scientists find clues to help them answer their questions? In rocks―scientists travel the globe to excavate the evidence. They look for fossils that might tell them what lived before an extinction and what lived after. They also examine the chemical elements in rocks at the boundaries between geologic eras, as well as the structure of rocks. As they follow the evidence, the pieces of the puzzle come together to form a clearer picture of events that happened millions of years ago, whether it’s an asteroid strike or a massive volcanic eruption. Extinction is not just a thing of the past. It is happening right now, at a higher rate than is typical. Because of this, there is debate about whether or not the presence of humans on Earth is having the same effect as an asteroid strike or a massive volcanic eruption. Are we currently experiencing the sixth mass extinction? And if so, what are the causes? Can we stop it? Extinction: What Happened to the Dinosaurs, Mastodons, and Dodo Birds? includes hands-on activities and critical thinking exercises to encourage readers to consider humans’ role in the current extinction, what we can learn from past extinction events, and how they can be part of efforts to prevent extinction. Hands-on activities, a fun narrative style, interesting facts, species spotlights, and links to primary sources combine to bring the subject of extinction to life in a fun and engaging way.… read more
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As a child, did you pretend to live in a castle by arranging old blankets over the couch and chairs? There was something so fun about sitting underneath mom's old sheets. Now think how much more awesome it would be to actually have a bed that looks like a mini house! Enter the toddler house bed, also known as a Montessori floor bed.
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Eleven-year-old Crystal Black makes a startling and potentially life-changing find while riding her horse on her mother's farm in ...Vermont. This heralds the beginning of a summer full of adventure and discovery for her and her best friend, Breanna - one that will test every ounce of the girls' physical, psychological, and emotional strength as they work together to solve the secrets just beginning to unravel on the property. The Secret of Blackridge Farm is the heartfelt story of two girls discovering the true meaning of friendship and community citizenship. Age-related tensions throw chaos into their lives, however, and cause them to appear destined to lose their friendship before it ever has a chance to take off. Only a tragic accident leads the girls, their families, and townsfolk to discover the true secret of Blackridge Farm. read more
For adults, tracing is a no-brainer but for children, it is a form of edu-tainment that's hard to put down. Tracing strengthens th...e tiny muscles in your child's hands as he/she learns to practice control over the writing implement. It also helps with line, shape and object recognition. When you're looking for an activity that would encourage the development of handwriting, this tracing workbook is the answer! read more
Excerpt from Riders of the Purple Sage: A Novel Ruin! Exclaimed Venters, passionately. Haven' t youalreadyruinedme? Whatdoyoucallr...uin? Ayear agoasarider. Ihadhorsesandcattleofmyown. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
What was it like to be an American pioneer during the 1800s? Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages... 9 and up to the settling of the great American frontier with over 25 hands-on building projects and activities. Young learners build replica sod houses, log cabins, and covered wagons and create their own printing presses and maps. Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself provides detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating each project. Historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and fascinating trivia support the fun projects and teach readers about the American pioneers’ relentless push westward. Together they give kids a first-hand look at daily life on the trail and on the frontier. Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself brings the American Pioneer experience to life. read more
Over 2,000 years ago, ancient Greek scholars named seven of the most wondrous monuments to civilization, including the Pyramids of... Egypt and Statue of Zeus at Olympia. Through the centuries these treasures were known as the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Because all but the Egyptian pyramids have been lost to the ravages of time, a new list of seven wonders was established in 2007. These monuments, including Machu Picchu in Peru and the Great Wall of China, symbolize the creativity and ingenuity of human civilization.Seven Wonders of the World introduces kids ages 9–12 to the seven wonders on the original list and the seven wonders on the new list. Learning about these icons of world culture offers opportunities to discover amazing civilizations, technological innovations, and our shared world heritage. Sidebars, fun trivia, and entertaining illustrations break up the text, making it easily accessible and engaging, while hands-on projects encourage active learning read more
From periscopes to homemade paper, uniforms to telegraphs, Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the Civil War ...era through hands-on building projects and activities using common household and craft store items. Detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating 25 Civil War projects, combined with historical background, facts and anecdotes, and biographies and trivia, give kids a hands-on way to experience the fascinating history of one of the most important eras in American history. read more
Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9–12 to colonial America through hands-on building ...projects. From dyeing and spinning yarn to weaving cloth, from creating tin plates and lanterns to learning wattle and daub construction. Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself gives readers a chance to experience how colonial Americans lived, cooked, entertained themselves, and interacted with their neighbors. read more
Great Ancient China Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the incredible ingenuity and history of ancient China with 25 hands-o...n projects for readers ages 9 and up. Great Ancient China Projects covers topics from porcelain pottery, paper, gunpowder, and dynasties, to martial arts, medicinal healers, jade carvers, and terracotta warriors. With step-by-step activities, kids will learn how to construct a house with proper feng shui and create a simple Chinese hanging compass. Historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and fascinating trivia support the fun projects and teach kids about this innovative society and its continued influence on modern culture. read more
From spy maps and victory banners to spotter planes and ration cakes, Great World War II Projects You Can Build Yourself brings on...e of the most defining periods of American and world history to life through hands-on building projects and activities. Detailed step-by-step instructions for creating each project combine with historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and trivia about the real-life models. Together they give kids a first-hand look at daily life at home and on the front lines during America's war years. read more
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Create, Build, Assemble, etc. yourself with the help of this paper plan. Build a bird house to suit your yard with this plan. Two ...designs to fit your style. Designed to attract most small birds. Each opens for easy cleaning.Sherwood Forest House: 11-1/4" H x 9-1/4" W x 6-1/2" D Slant Roof House: 13" H x 9" W x 8" D MATERIALS NOT INCLUDED; PLAN ONLY. read more
Contains Instructions for More Than 20 Borax-Free Recipes!It’s colorful! It’s gooey! It’s gross! It’s your little one’s new favori...te icky activity (and maybe yours, too)! It’s SLIME!Included within this book are step-by-step instructions and recipes so that you can make your own slime right at home. The book features fifteen slime projects to teach you how to create all different types of slime, including holiday-themed slimes using glitter glue and different colorings! Also included are lists of what supplies you’ll need for each project as well as vibrant, slimy, full-color pictures to see how your concoctions will turn out!So grab a copy and experience all the sticky madness of Slime! It’s sure to be tons of gross fun for everyone! read more
Winner: National Outdoor Book Award and Teachers' Choice Award For the Family. A beautifully illustrated picture book about a curi...ous boy and his mom who paddle a lake in the morning mist, hoping to see a loon. Delights and surprises await as they discover other wildlife along a forest path and the shore, on the water, and in the air. In the Tell Me More section, children can learn details about each creature, with resources for further information. read more
How to Build a Birdhouse is designed to help young learners observe, question, and implement ideas to reach a successful outcome. ...Featuring a step-by-step format, this 24-page book offers students the opportunity to reach conclusions by following simple, organized directions. With a designated teaching focus, before- and after-reading activities, a photo glossary, and more, this title will help students build problem-solving skills and comprehension confidence. The Step-by-Step Projects series gives young learners the freedom to create, manage, and complete projects with simple directions, instructional photographs, and problem-solving strategies. Each 24-page book features a specific teaching focus, before- and after-reading activities, a photo glossary, and more, to help students build problem-solving skills and comprehension confidence. read more
It's time for serious family fun Get ready to take playtime to the next level with "Dad's Book of Awesome Projects" Inside, you;ll... find step-by-step instructions and photographs detailing projects so imaginative and fun, no one will complain about turning off the TV. From wooden "swords" to slay the most vicious of dragons to circus stilts that will send you soaring to new heights, these projects are sure to spark everyone's creative spirit. And the fun doesn't stop there This book shows you and your kids how to build: Comic book shoesRope swingsHomemade goo slimeEggshell cupcakesOl'-fashioned fruit crate scooter Best of all, each of these activities can be tossed together with items around the house or with inexpensive supplies from the hardware store. With 25 DIY projects and crafts, "Dad's Book of Awesome Projects" will reveal just how awesome it is to be a dad read more
All of our productsWalmartply with international quality standards and are greatly appreciated in a variety of different markets t...hroughout the world. Ty Beanie Babies Dodo Bird named Dinky. If you are interested in any of our products or would like to discuss a custom order, please feel free to contact us. read more
Grab some paper, cardboard, duct tape, and other materials and get ready to blast away boredom! Inventive young builders will love... creating awesome projects such as treasure chests, tin can robots, space stations, swords and armor, and a whole lot more. With easy to follow step-by-step instructions, readers will be building their own fantastic projects in no time! read more
All of our productsWalmartply with international quality standards and are greatly appreciated in a variety of different markets t...hroughout the world. Ty Beanie Babies Dodo Bird named Dinky. If you are interested in any of our products or would like to... read more
16 Easy-to-Build Projects for the Home and Garden Women woodworkers are one of the fastest growing segments of the do-it-yourself ...niche, but until now they have had little resources to support their community and build their skills. This book written by L read more
From deafening diggers to towering cranes, there's so much to see on the building site! With a hidden bird to find in every scene ...and fun facts to discover throughout, step inside for hours of entertainment. Look for hidden objects as you work your way through every spread, taking in all the sights. The wonderfully detailed illustrations create busy scenes which will keep children entertained. Not only this...your children will learn along the way, too! Fantastic spot book activities, combined with non-fiction settings, make for an informative and entertaining series. read more
Create, Build, Assemble, etc. yourself with the help of this paper plan. Build this adorable little burro for the special child in... your life. The sturdy collar makes great handle bars and looks like an authentic piece of farm memorabilia. Beezer the Burro also features a mid-range seat height of 14". Ideal for toddlers. Includes full size patterns for all the curved pieces, photos, instructions, and a materials list. read more
Create, Build, Assemble, etc. yourself with the help of this paper plan. One set of plans (with full size patterns for all) gives ...you the ability to build a Suzie the Calf in four different poses. The large cow pictured is for size reference. That's our full size rocking cow (without the rockers) for Bessie the Cow. The four little Suzies stand 18" high at the back. These complete plans guide the beginner and aid the expert. read more
Add style and glamor to your home with stylish accessories. Sew-It-Yourself Home Accessories offers 21 simple and beautiful projec...ts to create with natural cotton. Each project can be completed in just one weekend. read more
This colorful guide introduces beginning birders of all ages to the wonders of the avian world. With profiles of 30 North American... birds detailing their color, size, habitat, and calls, you’ll quickly learn to identify the birds in your neighborhood. Additional sections on bird anatomy and behavior, ideas for keeping a bird-watching journal, instructions for building a nesting box, and tips for where to find specific species will have you exploring all the joys of birding in no time. read more
You Can't See a Dodo at the Zoo looks at the world of extinct and endangered species. In easy-to-understand language, Fred Ehrlich... covers dinosaurs, extinct birds and mammals, and endangered animals, giving clear and concise explanations of what happened to them.Punctuated with humorous verse to emphasize points and illustrated with whimsical cartoons, it's a book packed with information sure to inform both children and adults. Includes a glossary of complex words; and easy-to-understand, clear explanations of complicated subjects. read more