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Innovations in Safety

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118066

You might not know there was once a world without bike helmets, seatbelts, and airbags. This title looks at major innovations in safety over the years, and the ingenious inventors, scientists, and engineers who made them. These amazing individuals have saved countless lives by identifying safety hazards in everyday situations, and inventing devices that keep people from getting hurt. With a little inventive thinking, what might you create to help protect people and even save lives?

Innovations in Transportation

Larry Verstraete (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118073

Imagine a street filled with horses and buggies, or the skies without airplanes! You might not realize that, before vehicles, it used to take days—even weeks—to visit friends or family! This title looks at major innovations in transportation over the years, and the ingenious inventors, scientists, and engineers who made them. With a little inventive thinking, what might you create to help us change the way we travel?

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.

Astonishing Bodies

Charlie Samuels (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193247

We all know the limits of our own bodies. That's what makes these unusual examples so incredible. Readers will be amazed by these mysteries of the human body—feats of strength, spontaneous combustion, human hibernation, sleepwalking, firewalkers, human pincushions, colored sweat, skin-shredding, human magnets, and feral, or wild, children.

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.

Get Into Wow-Factor Science

Janice Dyer (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119636

Amaze your friends and family with awesome experiments that let you see what happens when you combine materials, mix ingredients, and play with forces. From gooey slime to “exploding” toothpaste, this cool title walks readers through simple, low-preparation and more complex science experiments to get creativity flowing. Step-by-step photos and fact boxes support readers and bring the experiments to life.

Investigating Electricity

Richard Spilsbury (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120083

Budding scientists will love learning about the properties of electricity by planning and carrying out investigations that explore how the energy form can be produced, conducted, and converted.

Investigating Forces and Motion

Richard Spilsbury (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120090

Budding scientists will love learning about the properties of forces and motion by planning and carrying out investigations that explore concepts including friction, speed, and gravity.

Investigating Heat

Richard Spilsbury (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120106

Budding scientists will love learning about the properties of heat by planning and carrying out investigations that explore how the energy form can be measured, conducted, and transferred.

Investigating Light

Richard Spilsbury (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120113

Budding scientists will love learning about the properties of light by planning and carrying out investigations that explore how the energy form can be reflected, manipulated, and refracted.

Investigating Magnetism

Richard Spilsbury (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120120

Budding scientists will love learning about the properties of magnetism by planning and carrying out investigations that explore how magnetic force is affected by distance, strength, and size.

Investigating Sound

Richard Spilsbury (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120137

Budding scientists will love learning about the properties of sound by planning and carrying out investigations that explore how the energy form is affected by material density, pitch, and distance.

Computing and Coding in the Real World

Clive Gifford (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119575

Coding is all around us in the real world—if you know where to look. This informative book shows young readers how machines such as scanners at the grocery store use coding, and how they connect to databases for inventory and for payment. Easy-to-follow text breaks down "IF, THEN" statements and other rules of coding that make things such as light sensors on street lights and 3-D printers work.

Great Game Design

Clive Gifford (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119582

This entertaining book introduces readers to basic computer game design. Content covers key game features including game assets, such as characters, obstacles, and tools. Readers also learn about the types of code used for different actions including keeping score and changing difficulty levels. They gain experience creating and modifying code for different design purposes. Additional activities such as storyboarding, character and platform development prompts, and flowchart creation help guide readers through the game design process.

Web Page Design

Clive Gifford (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119605

Discover the source code behind the web pages we use every day. This easy-to-understand book describes how web pages are built, how coding languages work together, what content management systems are, and how Internet links work. Young readers are shown how to plan and design their own web page using templates.

Get Into Citizen Science

Vic Kovacs (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119612

From tracking butterfly migration and documenting local biodiversity to hunting for comets using archived telescope images, this book encourages kids to make an impact as citizen scientists. Readers will discover how they can use their talents, skills, and interests to help answer real-world questions and take an active role in the scientific community. The book includes step-by-step instructions to help readers sharpen their observation skills, create their own field journals, and get involved in hands-on projects of their own.

Get into Claymation

Kelly Spence (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119131

Readers who love clay modeling and stop motion videos will enjoy this exciting book, which will inspire them to create claymation projects. From creating their own unique clay figures to taking projects to the digital screen, readers will like the engaging photographs and step-by-step instructions that show them the techniques and tools needed to design and create their visions in claymation!

Get into Magic

Vic Kovacs (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119148

From simple card tricks to awe-inspiring magical illusions, this book dives into the techniques and skills needed to become a magician. Clear instructions, photos, and special tips guide readers through mind-bending tricks and illusions that are sure to amaze family and friends! Fact boxes highlight innovative magic tricks and the magicians who achieved them, inspiring every reader to release their inner magic.

Get Into Smart Snacks

Janice Dyer (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119629

In this highly engaging title, readers learn how to fuel up for all their favorite activities by making mouth-watering, healthy snacks. Clear, step-by-step instructions and colorful images introduce children to snacking with a purpose—making delicious and nutritious snacks to fuel their bodies—and fact boxes help readers understand the benefits of nutrition. With recipes of ranging complexities that accommodate diet restrictions, this book allows every reader to excite their taste buds!

Amazon Rainforest Research Journal

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119278

Follow along as a researcher observes and makes journal entries about their field trip through the Amazon rain forest ecosystem. Outstanding photographs highlight the animals, plants, and people that inhabit the world's largest tropical rain forest stretching across eight countries in South America. Simple graphs show how much the rain forest has changed, and the final report describes efforts being made to preserve it.

Arctic Research Journal

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119285

Follow along as a researcher observes and makes journal entries about their field trip through the Arctic ecosystem. Outstanding photographs highlight the animals, plants, and people that inhabit the frozen top of the world in Canada and the United States. Simple graphs show how much the Artic has changed, and the final report describes efforts being made to preserve it.