Great Pioneer Projects: You Can Build Yourself (Build It Yourself)
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 tes. 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
Show Santa what's up this Christmas when you gift your kids one of these so-cool stocking stuffers under $25. From robot building kits and scented markers to hi-bounce putty and slime monsters, you're sure to win Christmas with one of these great gifts.</p>
Selecting the coolest (and most durable) kids' shoes for fall and beyond can be quite the ordeal — no pressure, Mom and Dad! Thankfully, Pediped has an incredible inventory of shoes and sandals that will have your little one stepping out in style at school, the playground and beyond. Plus, now until September 30, 2018, you can enjoy 20 percent off your Pediped purchase by using code PARENTING20!
Raising kids in today's world poses numerous different challenges for parents. When should your child be introduced to TV? What about the iPad or the family computer? We've rounded up safe technology products you can feel good about giving to your children.
Having trouble picking out toys that your kids will love and you can feel good about buying? Let us help you with this guide to our favorite natural, sustainable, environmentally friendly toys.
Selecting an educational toy for children that keeps them engaged can be challenging. With the right tools, you can make the toy shopping experience a lot less stressful.
Acquiring all the products needed to care for your children can be expensive and overwhelming. But you can make the experience a lot less stressful for yourself and your family with quality tools and toys that can be used for all your children.
Whether your child's school uniform is a sweater and khakis or a sweet dress, these classic pieces earn an A-plus for style.
Back-to-school shopping is fun with these outfit ideas that parents and kids will love. These outfits will show off their personality and give them the confidence to tackle the upcoming school year.
Your little baby isn't a baby anymore! Make sure you're prepared for the toddler years with gear and toys you didn't realize you needed for children aged one to three.
Alberto is a young angel who longs to sing for the world. He travels all over trying to find a captive audience. He finally realiz...es his "world" is right at home. This "Expanded Edition" includes two scenes not included in the original edition. read more
Penned by New York Times best-selling author Roland Smith and Michael Spradlin, the I,Q mystery series keeps young readers on the ...edge of their seats. Q (Quest) and his stepsister, Angela, try to thwart the activities of the terrorist ghost cell that is following them across the country. Available in paper and eBook. read more
Comparing and contrasting are essential reading comprehension skills for all subject areas. Help students understand compare and c...ontrast using Spotlight on Reading: Compare and Contrast for grades 5â 6. This 48-page book includes a variety of high-interest lessons and activities that make learning fun! The exercises increase in difficulty as the book progresses, so students practice more-advanced skills as they work. With a variety of formats, teachers can provide direct instruction, reinforcement, and independent practice throughout the year. This book is perfect for practice at home and school and includes an answer key. It aligns with state, national, and Canadian provincial standards. read more
Daredevil Army brat Grace, the granddaughter of the world's most powerful ambassador, returns to the Embassy Row of her childhood ...summers to solve the mystery of her mother's death. By the best-selling author of the Gallagher Girls series. Simultaneous eBook. read more
A guide to the Middle Ages, which explores the period leading up to the Renaissance - including siege warfare, markets and fairs, ...medieval medicine, and the feudal system - through numerous hands-on activities. 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
From reed boats, papyrus, and amulets, to pyramids, pharaohs, and mummies, Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself exp...lores the fascinating lives of ancient Egyptians through more than25 hands-on building projects and activities. Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself gives readers today a chance to experience how the ancient Egyptians lived, cooked, worked, worshipped, entertained themselves, and interacted with their neighbors through building projects that use common household supplies.Detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating each project are combined with historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and trivia for the real-life models of each project. Together they give kids a first-hand look at daily life in ancient Egypt. 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
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
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 World War II Projects You Can Build Yourself
From reed boats, papyrus, and amulets to pyramids, pharaohs, and mummies, this interactive activity book explores the fascinating ...lives of ancient Egyptians with more than two dozen hands-on projects. The text covers ancient Egyptian food and housing, games and toys, farming, medicine, clothing and jewelry, as well as gods, pharaohs, hieroglyphs, pyramids, temples, and mummies. Engaging projects that use easily obtainable materials and require little adult supervision build on what is taught in each section and include building a shaduf, making a 1:1,000 scale model of the Great Pyramid, cooking flatbread, recreating papyrus, mixing perfume, designing a cartouche using hieroglyphs, and making sandals in the style worn by King Tut. read more
Separating the vast continent into its many distinct and diverse countries, this comprehensive reference introduces the ancient ci...vilizations and tribes, unique traditions, and amazing wildlife of Africa. With 25 fun projects that kids can complete using easily accessible supplies and even recycled materials, this study clearly demonstrates what life is like in each unique setting. Step-by-step instructions show how to make shields for an initiation ceremony, cook banana fritters and benne cakes, and design animal masks to celebrate the seasons. Summarizing one of the world's largest and most populous landscapes, this overview also touches on the obstacles overcome by the African people and how the global community can help them face future challenges. read more
Kids will learn how to shoot candy and soda 10 feet up in the air or create a crystal collage with the key chemistry concepts and ...exciting yet educational projects in this handbook. With more than two dozen fascinating projects illustrating major chemistry themes-including atoms and molecules; the characteristics of solids, liquids, and gases; chemical reactions; acids and bases; and the properties of water-children learn the theory behind each project and then see the principles in action. A combination of wacky experiments, yummy cooking projects, and unusual creations, the activities can all be completed using common household materials and include walking on "goop," making taffy, viewing the world from inside a giant bubble, and many more sure to keep kids investigating how the world works. read more
Children's knowledge of the Earth and its ecology will blossom with this engaging guide to understanding and enriching the environ...ment. The first half of the handbook provides an overview of the natural world and encourages children to get their hands dirty and actively connect with the environment while the second half introduces key environmental issues-wind and solar power, pollution, endangered species, global warming, and recycling-and posits potential solutions. Trivia, fun facts, and 25 captivating hands-on projects investigate ecology basics, such as the food chain, oxygen, and animal habitats, as well as ways to lessen the strain on the Earth's resources by reducing human waste and consumption. Activities include building a worm composting castle, a wind-powered bubble machine, a Tullgren funnel, and a gardening project that illustrates the burden of overpopulation. read more
Revised in 2012 "Maya: Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself" introduces readers ages 912 to the world of the ancient Maya, th...e most advanced and mysterious civilization of the New World. From ceremonial masks to hieroglyphics, and calendars to musica read more
From prime numbers to paraboloids, this collection of projects proves that learning mathematics can still be fun. Introducing chil...dren to the beauty and wonder of the subject through hands-on activities, this guide demonstrates how to construct a geodesic dome big enough for a person to sit in, solve the world's hardest two-piece puzzle, pass a straight line through a curved slot, and amaze others with the mysterious Mobius strip. Emphasizing how mathematics can be encountered in daily life, this intriguing reference highlights the hidden patterns in snowflakes, soap bubbles, and even the graceful curves of the Golden Gate Bridge. Touching on number patterns, lines, curves, and shapes, each activity includes engaging facts, vocabulary builders, and connections to other topics. With a companion website featuring video instructions for several projects as well as additional activities, this educational exploration turns the art of numbers into an adventure for all. read more
Don't throw out those old cardboard boxes and tubes. Make some awesome projects from them instead! Inventive readers will love mak...ing amazing cardboard projects such as swords and armor, solar cookers, movie projectors, and much more. Easy step-by-step instructions will have young readers building incredible cardboard creations in a flash! read more
Why throw out tin cans, plastic bottles, and other materials when you can make something cool with them instead? Creative readers ...will love making awesome projects such as tin can robots, alien masks, rubber band cars, and much more. Easy step-by-step instructions will have young builders creating amazing recycled projects in no time! read more
Grab some rolls of duct tape and get ready to make some awesome projects! Resourceful readers will love creating fun and useful du...ct tape projects such as laser swords, hats and wallets, board games, and much more. Easy step-by-step instructions will have readers making fantastic duct tape projects in no time! read more
Exploring everything from his groundbreaking scientific discoveries and his many useful inventions to his successful career as a w...riter and printer, this interactive guide reveals the life and times of one of the most famous Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin. Fun activities and compelling biographical information offer young readers a unique portrait of one of America's most revered and original statesmen. Detailed step-by-step instructions for more than two dozen hands-on projects combine with fascinating facts and trivia to give kids a comprehensive look at the man who not only gave us the lightning rod, bifocals, and the post office, but was also instrumental in securing America's independence from England. Encompassing Franklin's life from childhood to death-and detailing his relationships with historical figures such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson-this handbook provides an insightful look into colonial America, while teaching kids how to create their own thermometer, letterpress, or Liberty Bell. read more
A must-have for papertoy fans and soon-to-be fans of all ages! In this book you will find 25 robots to assemble. Each wild and unu...sual design comes with its own interesting and unique background story. These robots and their stories were created by the most renowned papertoy artists from around the world. The artists were selected by one of the foremost papertoy designers, Nick Knite (www.nickknite. com), who has a network of fans and fellow artists worldwide. All the robot templates in this book are perforated and scored, making them easy to assemble. Just pop out the individual parts, fold them, glue them together according to the instructions, and then—set these robots loose! read more
Suitable for ages 4-8, this title presents instructions for handicrafts and activities in the spirit of the pioneers, including de...coupage, hooked rugs, corn-husk dolls, block and sponge printing, and making a Jacob's ladder. read more
You-Build-It Headphones: These light-up headphones flash to the beat of your musicKids build cool, customizable headphones and lea...rn about electricity, sound and technologyNo tools required read more
Have you seen a dodo bird recently? Do you have mastodons playing in your back yard? Not likely―these species are both extinct, wh...ich 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 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
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