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Tops (And Other Spinning Toys)

Beth Dvergsten Stevens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848142

Tops have been spinning for thousands of years. Learn about tops, yo-yos, and other fascinating spinning toys as well as how to make them.

Wheels!

Beth Dvergsten Stevens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848234

The invention of the wheel changed the way we moved and made exciting toys possible for children. This book discusses the history, creativity, and fascination of toys made with wheels.

Joining Materials in My Makerspace

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120502

Children will enjoy this interesting book, which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to how materials can be joined together to create one object with many individual pieces. Simple text describes how objects made of many pieces can be disassembled to make new objects, and how the properties of those objects can be observed. Readers are then provided with strategies to start their own creative projects using the ideas they have learned. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Mixing and Separating Materials in My Makerspace

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120496

Children will enjoy this engaging book, which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to how matter is mixed together or separated to create new properties. Simple text describes how mixing and separating can result in new states of matter, substances, and materials with differing properties. Readers are then provided with strategies to start their own creative projects using the ideas they have learned. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Shaping Materials in My Makerspace

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120519

Children will enjoy this inventive book, which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to how materials can be shaped to serve different uses and purposes. Simple text describes how natural and human-made materials are shaped for their purposes, and how the properties of those materials support their purpose. Readers are then provided with strategies to start their own creative projects using the ideas they have learned. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Testing Materials in My Makerspace

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120489

Children will enjoy this intriguing book, which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to how the properties of materials make them best suited for different purposes. Simple text describes how the properties of materials, such as transparency and buoyancy, relate to their uses. Readers are then provided with strategies to start their own creative projects using the ideas they have learned—especially related to testing the uses of materials. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Changing Matter in My Makerspace

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120465

Children will enjoy this entertaining book, which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to the properties of matter. Simple text describes the properties of liquids and solids, and how these properties change between states of matter. Readers are then provided with strategies to start their own creative projects using the scientific ideas they have learned. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Exploring Materials in My Makerspace

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120472

Children will enjoy this fascinating book, which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to the properties of different materials, such as wood, paper, and plastic. Simple text describes the observable properties of materials, and gives readers the tools they need to compare and contrast those properties. Readers are then provided with strategies to start their own creative projects using the ideas they have learned. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Circuitry and Electronics

Anastasia Suen (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425441

Make your own electronic devices. Turn on a light with pencil lead, run a clock with potatoes, experiment with play dough power, make touchscreen gloves, and transform a shoe box into a lamp. Who knew circuits could be so much fun?

Coding in Video Games

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035772

How do your favorite video games work? The coding insides creates backgrounds, plays music, and controls how each character and items move. Readers will love learning about the world of coding through the video game lens in this book for young students.

How Toys Work

Lisa Greathouse (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433392924

Readers won't have to disassemble their favorite toys to discover what makes them work. This book explores electric, magnetic, and motion-powered toys from design to function. It introduces readers to six simple machines and explains how they use force and motion to do work. Not every toy is a technological marvel. Readers learn about time-honored favorites including the rocking horse, Slinky, and rattles.

Netflix

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681033839

Netflix has played a role in making binge-watching a thing. Seventy percent of its users watch television series episode after episode after episode in one sitting! This children’s book rewinds Netflix back to its beginning, when the focus was mailing DVDs, and then expands upon the company’s growth over a decade.

Hula Hoops

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624963681

In Hula Hoops, early fluent readers explore the physics behind this popular spinning toy. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore how a hula hoop works. An infographic explores how a hoop's weight affects its spin, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about hula hoops using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Hula Hoops also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Toys

Jo Ann Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607533078

Simply describes the forces of friction and other physics concepts using common toys such as bicycles and yo-yos. Includes experiments.

Minecraft

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626174108

Minecraft players have free reign of the spaces they build in, but they better stay alert during the night! Designed by Markus Persson, Minecraft has sold over 20 million computer games since 2009! Minecraft is the epitome of imagination and creativity. In this title for exploring minds, learn more about the making of Minecraft and how this game became a hit sensation.

Markus Persson - Notch - creator of Minecraft

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624691201

Minecraft - it's a game that everyone knows. Either they play it now, used to play it, or know someone who plays it. It is the kind of game that inspires worlds. Markus Persson was a quiet kid in school. He didn't play sports or go on dates, but instead spent time learning how to write computer code. His talent created one of the most popular games in history. Find out why in this story about a young man who had a brand new idea.

Building Snow Forts

Dana Meachen Rau (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805568

Learn how to build snow forts with these fun activities.

Nintendo

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681031750

From the arcade to the home, Nintendo brings adventure and innovation to the gaming world. The plumber with overalls and a red hat is one of the brands most well-known characters. Eager readers can uncover the origins of Mario and all his friends in this title about Nintendo.

Think Like a Scientist at the Beach

Dana Meachen Rau (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610801768

Complete a variety of fun science experiments while enjoying fun in the sun at the beach.

Think Like a Scientist in the Backyard

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610801751

Complete a variety of fun science experiments in your own backyard.

Think Like a Scientist in the Car

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610801720

Complete a variety of fun science experiments dealing with cars.

Think Like a Scientist in the Classroom

Susan Hindman (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610801782

Complete a variety of fun science experiments using the items found in your classroom at school.

Think Like a Scientist in the Garden

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610801744

Complete a variety of fun science experiments with the plants in your garden.

Think Like a Scientist in the Kitchen

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610801737

Complete a variety of fun science experiments using common kitchen items.

Think Like a Scientist on the Playground

Dana Meachen Rau (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610801775

Complete a variety of fun science experiments using the equipment at your favorite playground.