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Evaluating Arguments About Technology

Simon Rose (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121646

Is constant access to technology safe for children? Should driverless vehicles replace human-controlled cars? Every day, we hear arguments about technology issues in the media. This book gives readers the tools to make sense of and evaluate some of these arguments. Using three relatable and accessible technology-related examples, this book introduces readers to the parts of an effective argument and prompts them to use the knowledge they have gained to evaluate the effectiveness of arguments on opposing sides of the issues.

Scale Models: Making a Miniature Masterpiece

David Jefferis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121363

Scale models are usually built as accurate miniatures of real objects such as vehicles, buildings, and even people. This awesome introduction to model making explains the mathematics of scale, and the difference between building from a kit and building from scratch. Tips on painting, scoring, cementing, and weathering help build fine-motor skills. Young readers are encouraged to build patience, concentration, perseverance, and problem-solving.

Entomologists in Action

Anne Rooney (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121585

Are you fascinated by insects? Welcome to the field of entomology. This book shows how entomologists study insects to learn about Earth’s history, find ways to prevent the spread of diseases some carry, use insects in agriculture, and much more. With an estimated 1.3 million species, there’s always something new in the world of insects.

Chemists in Action

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121578

Chemists study matter. The medicines we use, the chair you are sitting on, and the vehicles we drive are products that chemists helped produce. This compelling new book examines the many fields of work made possible because of chemistry.

Food Scientists in Action

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121592

Food scientists apply their knowledge of chemistry, biology, and other sciences to the study and analysis of food. This compelling title explains how food scientists search for ways to improve the ways food is grown and prepared commercially for thousands of people.

Recreate Discoveries About Living Things

Anna Claybourne (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121523

Draw a realistic-looking fossil like paleontologist Mary Anning did and make a plaster cast of it; or make your own terrarium like Doctor Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward to study plants and insects. This title gives readers both an understanding of the properties of living things and the skills to investigate great discoveries and works. Exciting and easy-to-understand experiments encourage budding scientists, inventors, engineers, and artists to stand on the shoulders of the curious and creative people who came before them.

Recreate Discoveries About Forces

Anna Claybourne (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121509

Build a model hovercraft like engineer Christopher Cockerell did, or a sculpture that moves in the breeze like artist Lin Emery. This title gives readers both an understanding of the properties of forces and the skills to investigate great discoveries and works. Exciting and easy-to-understand experiments encourage budding scientists, inventors, engineers, and artists to stand on the shoulders of the curious and creative people who came before them.

Using Renewable Energy

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121455

Readers bored with seeing the same information on renewable energy will love the focus on relevant contemporary examples in this book. How does solar power give energy to medical clinics in Ghana or cut fossil fuel use in Australia? Infographics make finding detailed information easy and interesting.

Making Our Food Sustainable

Paul Mason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121431

How can eating better ourselves improve life for everyone on the planet? This intriguing title combines images and infographics to help explain how choosing foods that don't have to be shipped long distances, don't add to world pollution, and are not in danger of running out helps to ensure the world's food supply. Close-up boxes and case studies illustrate relevant examples of topics such as soil protection, organic vs industrial farming, and overfishing.

Recreate Discoveries About States of Matter

Anna Claybourne (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121547

Make a simple refrigerator like pottery-maker Mohammed Bah Abba did that does not use electricity, or create little models of people out of ice like sculptor Néle Azevedo. This title gives readers both an understanding of the different states of matter and the skills to investigate great discoveries and works. Exciting and easy-to-understand experiments encourage budding scientists, inventors, engineers, and artists to stand on the shoulders of the curious and creative people who came before them.

What are Eco-Cities?

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121462

From urban design that suits the local landscape to zero-carbon living, this fascinating book looks at how cities around the world are adapting to environmental change. Readers are presented with real-life, eco-city solutions to issues such as water use in times of drought, and why green spaces matter.

Biologists in Action

Anne Rooney (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121561

Biologists study life, from tiny organisms to the largest animals on Earth. This exciting new book takes a look at how biologists work in fields of study such as zoology, botany, ecology, microbiology, and molecular biology. Readers will learn how biologists work in the field and in labs, and how their work applies to the lives of every living thing on the planet.

Recreate Discoveries About Sound

Anna Claybourne (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121530

Build your own amplifier like experimenter Athanasius Kircher did, or turn the sound of your voice into unusual patterns of art like singer/composer Megan Watts Hughes. This title gives readers both an understanding of the properties of sound and the skills to investigate great discoveries and works. Exciting and easy-to-understand experiments encourage budding scientists, inventors, engineers, and artists to stand on the shoulders of the curious and creative people who came before them.

Net Neutrality

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121219

Should the Internet be a place for free thought and free sharing? Or should the government and Internet service companies be able to censor and block content? This up-to-date book will help equip readers with tangible tools to help understand the issues involved in net neutrality and encourage them to stay informed of further developments.

Animals of the World

Toby Reynolds (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121479

Want to know if the Canada lynx lives in any other countries, or where not to go if you don't want to run into a venomous cottonmouth snake? This vibrant atlas is packed with eye-catching images of animals and their ecosystems and territories. Useful maps and text provide readers with easy-to-access geographic and biological information on animals that live throughout the world.

Recreate Machine Innovations

Anna Claybourne (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121554

Build a vending machine like ancient Greek engineer Hero of Alexandria did, or a tentacle prosthetic arm like industrial design student Kaylene Kau. This title gives readers both an understanding of mechanics and the skills to investigate great discoveries and works. Exciting and easy-to-understand experiments encourage budding scientists, inventors, engineers, and artists to stand on the shoulders of the curious and creative people who came before them.

Recreate Discoveries About Light

Anna Claybourne (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121516

Build a fiber-optic tube to carry light like engineer William Wheeler did, or use the sun to imprint images on objects like pottery-maker Thomas Wedgewood. This title gives readers both an understanding of the properties of light and the skills to investigate great discoveries and works. Exciting and easy-to-understand experiments encourage budding scientists, inventors, engineers, and artists to stand on the shoulders of the curious and creative people who came before them.

Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling Waste

Rebecca Rissman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121448

How many uses can you find for an old glass jam jar? This engaging book looks at the always topical issues of managing our waste in a world with finite resources. Infographic details provide ready facts such as how much energy recycling one tin can provides and what that energy can be used for.

Forensic Investigations of the Ancient Egyptians

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121141

Can modern forensic tools help us uncover new clues about who built the Great Pyramid at Giza? What can mummy forensics teach us about the mummified remains of Egyptian royals? How does the forensic analysis of Egyptian coffins help identify an unknown cause of death? Curious readers will love this interesting title, which examines how forensic science has allowed scientists, archaeologists, and historians to solve mysteries and answer questions about ancient Egypt.

Climate Change

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121196

Climate Change is a hot-button topic today and one that requires skill to examine and grasp different viewpoints. This book introduces readers to multiple perspectives on the topic and encourages them to objectively view local, national, and global connections to help them form knowledgeable points of view.

A Tower Stands Tall

Kylie Burns (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121103

Towers are tall, narrow structures used for many purposes, from measuring and predicting weather to offering a bird's-eye view of surroundings. This interesting book takes children through the engineering design process, giving them an inside look at how engineers design towers to suit specific purposes and hold steady in different environments. Reader-centered examples illustrate concepts for children, and a model-building activity allows them to design their own tower solution.

A Dome Stays Strong

Crystal Sikkens (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121073

Engineers design structures using domes because of their amazing ability to withstand outside forces such as weather and weight. This unique book shows readers how engineers use the engineering design process to design dome-shaped structures that suit the environments in which they are built. Reader-centered examples illustrate concepts for children, and a model-building activity allows them to design their own dome solutions.

A House Gives Shelter

Kylie Burns (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121080

Houses are structures that allow people to meet their basic need for shelter. From its design to the materials used to build it, engineers design houses to withstand many different weather conditions and suit many different environments. Child-centered language takes readers through the engineering design process to design a house to solve a problem, and an activity allows readers to design a model of their own.

Forensic Investigations of the Aztecs

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121165

How can modern forensic tools help solve the mystery of ancient Aztec skull masks? What can we learn about Aztec life from the forensic analysis of their art? Can chemical analysis teach us about how Aztecs treated disease—and why millions were killed in an epidemic? This exciting title offers answers to these questions and more as it examines how forensic science has allowed scientists, archaeologists, and historians to solve mysteries and answer questions about the Aztecs.

A Road Connects Places

Crystal Sikkens (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121097

Engineers design roads to be as safe and efficient as possible for the people who travel on them. From roundabouts and speed bumps to the routes that roads take, readers will learn how engineers follow the engineering design process to design roads that suit different environments and people who will use them. Vibrant photographs, child-centered examples, and a model-building activity allow readers to step into the shoes of engineers.