Introduces the discipline of robotics, describing the history of making robots, how they function, and how to get interested in bu...ilding robots. read more
Electronic gadgets are fun to play with, but they’re even more fun to build! Students will unlock the mysteries of electronics, se...nsors, and LEDs with this book as it provides both technical information and step-by-step projects. Clubs, online communities, and additional resources are also discussed to help ambitious makers progress to the next level in their newfound hobby. read more
In North American, Hanukkah is thought of as a winter holiday. But in the southern hemisphere, Hanukkah happens during the summer.... Fun facts like this one are found throughout this fun craft book. Readers can learn about the history of Hanukkah while creating gifts perfect for one of the eight nights of the holiday. Candles, envelopes to hold money, and dreidels can all be created from paper by following the clear instructions found in this book. Photographs of each step show each project in process and in its colorful, completed form. read more
People like to prepare for holiday celebrations by decorating with symbols and reminders of the special time. Thanksgiving is a da...y steeped in history and tradition, and the origami projects in this second book of Thanksgiving activities reflect this in a fun way. Beginner and advanced origami artists will love creating the Thanksgiving imagery, including a wreath of fall colors, the Mayflower, and, of course, a turkey. Each project is introduced with an explanation of the symbol's significance to the holiday and is broken down into easy-to-follow steps and illustrations. read more
Features projects for making toy shooters, including a paper ball slingshot, traditional bow and arrow, and rubber band gun.
Discusses the history of electronic devices and shares a selection of electronics projects that use LEDs and sensors.
The United States has the largest Navy in the world, with over 25 ships currently in active service. Origami offers a unique persp...ective on the ships, carriers, and cargo associated with this iconic branch of the United States military. Students new to origami will benefit from the offered in the book's introduction. This book includes illustrated, step-by-step instructions for folding barges, ships, aircraft carriers, and more. read more
India has a long, colorful history. Today, it’s home to a diverse population of people, representing different cultural background...s. Visitors to India are thrilled to witness Diwali and Holi, which are two of the most energetic and colorful festivals in the world. India is also a land of diverse geology, featuring the world’s tallest mountain range, meandering rivers, deserts, and tropical locations. Inside this volume, readers will explore the culture and traditional crafts of India. The curriculum-based text includes step-by-step instructions for several Indian crafts, including rangoli designs, diya lamps, and more! This book is filled with images depicting the colorful people, locations, and customs of India. read more
Discusses what turquoise is, where it's found, the types of jewelry made from it, and why the jewelry is important to Native Ameri...can cultures, and includes instructions for a craft project read more
Provides tips for surviving in the wilderness, including how to construct a compass, build a shelter, light a campfire, and make a... solar oven. read more
The United States has the world's largest air force, with over 6, aircraft in service. This dynamic book uses origami, the Japanes...e art of paper folding, to take a look at some of the better known planes and cargo used by the men and women who serve in the United States Air Force. Clearly illustrated, step-by-step instructions take students through the process of folding their own origami aircraft, drawing special attention to the specific features that define these iconic planes. Students will use their newfound origami skills to fold bombers, jet fighters, cargo containers, and other airplanes and gear. read more
Readers take to the air in this engaging book about the amazing technology behind birds. This book explores the remarkable structu...res and systems that make up the anatomy of a variety of different birds. It explains the mechanics behind the hovering hummingbird, the sprinting ostrich, and the swimming penguin. The book also investigates the nest-constructing skills of the weaverbird and the nut-crushing abilities of the toucan. Color photographs and fun fact boxes enrich the text. The technological twist on this life science concept is an exciting adventure into the world of birds. read more
Discusses the sense of taste, including how the taste buds work.
Looks at the feet of several animals that have adapted to their environments, from the taloned feet of a hawk to the webbed feet o...f a duck. read more
Describes how such animals as elephants, spiders, snakes, and frogs can sense and make use of vibrations in the ground in differen...t ways, including communication, the detection of a predator, or competition for a mate. read more
Readers can celebrate the sweetest of holidays in a new and exciting way. Using just a sheet of paper, they’ll learn to create hea...rts, roses, and even boxes to store all of their valentines. Easy-to-follow instructions give readers a new way to express how much they care for others. read more
Life in colonial America differed greatly depending on where you lived. Colonists in New England were often close to cities and ce...nters of trade. Many colonists in the South lived on or around plantations. Readers learn about these different ways of life as they make crafts influenced by different facets of colonial life, including candles and bonnets, all explained through step-by-step instructions. Readers discover facts about life in the colonies through accessible text, as well as informative sidebars and fact boxes. Historical images are included throughout to show readers what colonial America was like. read more
Introduces deer hunting, discussing the equipment needed, where to hunt, using dogs to hunt, legal aspects, safety, and venison.
Describes the importance of recycling and reusing materials while providing instructions for six craft projects featuring recyclin...g, including making a bird feeder from an old milk carton, decorating empty glass bottles, and developing compost. read more
Introduces the flamingo and briefly describes its appearance, habits, diet, and young.
Describes some of the animals that live in mountainous areas, including elk, goats, cougars, snakes, and eagles.
The wide, expansive sky is a highway for many beautiful, flying creatures. Though they have wings to help them escape danger, they...’re not safe from the invasive species in the air that try to take over their territory. Age-appropriate text explains the important concept of ecosystems and the delicate balance species rely on for survival, and how one unwelcome invasion can have consequences for an entire animal community. Colorful photographs help readers visualize invasive species in the air, and helpful information on how to protect native species concludes the text. read more
Introduces riding buses as a form of public transportation and discusses their history and different types of buses.
Explains what climate maps are and how to read them, including information on using a legend and a compass rose.
Examines the properties of liquids, presenting information on the processes of evaporation and condensation, surface tension, dens...ity, and solutions. read more
Provides instructions for holiday themed origami projects, including an "I Love You" message, a swan heart boat, and a friendship ...bracelet. read more
Presents facts about bats and explains their importance to the ecosystem.
While these eye-catching birds cannot fly, it doesn’t slow them down at all. Ostriches can run a whopping 4 miles per hour (64 km/...h). Kids are sure to love this book, which is full of beautiful photographs and interesting facts about Earth’s biggest bird. read more
There are many animals within the United States that don’t have a home. Fortunately, there are many animal shelters across the cou...ntry that can take them in and help them find loving owners! This book provides a detailed look at the many ways these shelters care for our animal buddies. read more
Describes the physical characteristics, habits, life cycle, and natural environment of the owl.
The electric eel protects itself by delivering a shock to anyone who touches it. This electrifying book explains how this eel and ...other charged animals create and deliver these defensive shocks. Colorful photographs help to illustrate these shocking animals' unique bodies and the habitats in which they live. read more
Examines the properties of gases, presenting information on compressibility, volume, fluidity, and diffusion.
The possibilities of what can be made with a 3D printer are endless. This guide presents the basics of 3D printing, beginner’s pro...jects, and additional resources to set young makers on their way to becoming masters. With up-to-the-minute information, simple language, and hands-on projects, this is the prefect launching point into the exciting world of 3D printing. read more
World War I and World War II both had a huge impact on the modern world. Readers explore the history of these wars in a very creat...ive way—through making crafts inspired by these events in American history. Readers learn about different styles of warfare as they make their own periscopes, and they learn about the role the United States played in each conflict as they make their own war posters. These projects are accompanied by enlightening text, including helpful sidebars and fact boxes. Photographs from this period in history engage readers with each turn of the page. read more
Introduces monarch butterflies, describing their life cycle and discussing how they migrate over enormous distances.
What makes falcons different from other birds of prey? If it isn’t their small size, it’s their unique ability to be trained by pe...ople to hunt. Readers learn these facts and more through this volume, which offers an exciting perspective on important elementary life science topics. Readers will delight in learning about this raptor’s appearance, survival techniques, predatory behavior, and more. Popular falcon species such as the Peregrine falcon are closely examined. Detailed photographs and fact boxes complete a comprehensive learning experience. read more
The animals of Antarctica and the Arctic live in some of Earth's most challenging climates. Many of these animals face extinction ...at the hands of poachers, habitat loss, and climate change. This book profiles the animals of these regions and describes the climates and habitats in which these animals live. This colorful and engaging book explains the laws and programs in place to protect these unique animals living at the extremes of the Earth. read more
Introduces the gazelle, discussing their physical characteristics, life cycle, and eating habits.
Microcontrollers are small computers embedded in many everyday devices. The average person interacts with several of them each day... without even thinking about it. But why have microcontrollers become so ubiquitous, in what devices are they found, and—most importantly—how does one go about making one? All this and more is explained in the engaging text. It will turn even the technologically illiterate into budding tech wizards. read more
Examines the properties of solids, presenting information on volume, density, mixtures, and the process of sublimation.
This fascinating book brings to life the Miwok of California. They lived in a variety of different environments, including coastal... areas, portions of the Central Valley, and the Sierra Nevada. During the early Spanish era, the western groups came into conflict with outsiders. The eastern communities suffered greatly as a result of the gold rush that began in 1849. read more
If you had to make your own shelter, could you? Could you create an oven or a refrigerator that doesn’t use electricity? When it c...omes to learning how to rough it, this book is all anyone needs. Fun, inventive, and simple projects, explained in simple steps and photo-illustrated, will captivate the most reluctant of readers. read more
Rain forests cover approximately only 6 percent of the Earth’s surface, but they are home to millions of plant and animal species.... This lively biodiversity is in danger due to deforestation. Many rain forest animals are threatened as a result of this habitat loss. Readers are introduced to animals such as spider monkeys—several species of which are endangered. Chapters will explain what is being done to preserve the world’s rain forests and what still needs to be done to protect its biodiversity. read more
Discusses the history of microcontrollers and shares a selection of projects that use littleBits and Arduino to demonstrate their ...inner workings and capabilities. read more
Though the Japanese art of paper folding is an ancient tradition, it still delights young and old today. This second volume of Chr...istmas origami projects will appeal to all. Using colored paper or even recycled wrapping paper, readers will be able to make decorations and even small gifts for friends and family. Each high-interest project is accompanied by thoughtful text that explains the significance of the symbols and objects associated with the Christmas holiday. Step-by-step instructions and labeled illustrations guide budding artists as they make reindeer, wreaths, and more. read more
Introduces seal pups and describes some of the different kinds of seal and sea lion and their pups and what the pups do as they gr...ow up. read more
Our busy lives in a technological world can take us far from nature. Gardening is a therapeutic and eco-friendly pastime that brin...gs us back down to earth. This introductory guide will help readers blossom into marvelous gardeners with ease. Theyll learn basic skills to develop green thumbs through engaging activities. Tools, techniques, and key concepts are covered with simple, accessible language. Step-by-step activities accompanied by photographs will empower readers to grow their creativity, and handy tips encourage them to make their gardens unique. This charming book is the perfect source for basic information and fun inspiration for young gardeners everywhere. read more
Humans have been obsessed with conquering the skies for millennia. This book documents that journey from the earliest days of proj...ectiles to modern-day rockets. Armed with this crucial background information, students will then be directed through a step-by-step project to make their own rocket. Additional high-tech projects will keep their hands busy and their imaginations soaring. read more
The Army is the largest and most recognizable branch of the US Armed Forces. This book uses origami, the traditional art of Japane...se paper folding, to take a closer look at the features of the Army's iconic vehicles and gear. Illustrated step-by-step instructions will introduce students to the basic techniques of origami before providing directions for folding fighters, bombers, and cargo. This book offers a unique perspective on a high-interest topic. read more
Shares information about moose and elk hunting, including the importance of respecting bag limits, the types of weapons used to hu...nt, and how hunting dogs help hunters. read more