Over the last 50 years, satellite technology has given us vast amounts of information. Readers will learn how mapmakers use this information to accurately map Earth’s physical features and reveal the impact of human activity on the planet. This book also explores how satellites can be used to map the past by revealing ancient ruins hidden underground, as well as map the surfaces of the Moon and other planets in space.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore mountains around the world, and find out how they are created. Discover what happens when mountains experience erosion and how climate and biomes change with elevation. Find out about the people, plants, and animals that live at high altitudes and the risk of deadly avalanches.
Learn about rivers and coasts and how water shapes the landscapes in different ways. Follow rivers from their source to the sea, and explore coasts around the world. Find out how erosion creates stunning waterfalls, and see how water affects our lives, from tourism and industry to the risks of flooding.
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.
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.
Different programming languages are good at doing different things. Python is used by professional programmers to create 3-D graphics for special effects in movies, and is often used on web servers to handle searching. This fascinating book contains all the techniques and ideas you need to know to become a Python programming genius! Learn the basics and how to use loops and variables in Python. Discover how to create graphics, use random numbers, and build games, simulations, and other programs.
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.
Discover the biomes of our planet, from lush rainforests and sweltering deserts to deep oceans and fast-flowing rivers. See how seasons and climates vary across the globe, and find out about amazing animal and plant adaptations. Learn about people who live in different places around the world and the dangers that threaten our natural environment.
In this exciting book, you will learn how to create your own amazing apps using App Inventor! You will find out how to connect up your computer to an Android phone or emulator. Then you’ll discover how to build simple tools and games, and even how to code apps that use a camera. Step-by-step instructions make it easy for you to become an expert app builder!
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!
Learn about the kind of resources Earth holds, and how they are extracted and used. Discover the problems and challenges posed by human consumption of these resources, from overfishing to dwindling supplies of fossil fuels. Read about the efforts being made to protect Earth's resources, including finding sustainable energy solutions and making our cities eco-friendly.
Learn about population in countries around the world, and how changes in the number, age, and gender of people living in a place affect life there. Explore different settlements, from ancient towns to sprawling, modern cities. Find out why and where people migrate, and discover how we can protect our planet from the risks of overpopulation.
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.
Find out about the different types of volcanoes and how they form. Learn how scientists monitor volcanic activity, and what makes some eruptions so much more destructive than others. Read about some of the most famous volcanic eruptions in history and their effects on the people and environment surrounding them.
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.
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!
If you know the basics of Scratch and you want to go to the next level, then this book is for you! It contains a lot of great projects and ideas so you can become an advanced Scratch programmer. Learn how to make games, animate stories, and write musical programs, all by using a range of coding techniques such as loops, variables, and IF statements. Step-by-step instructions help you get things working so you can customize the programs using your own ideas and graphics.
Learn all about the water cycle, the amazing process that keeps water moving around our planet. Simple explanations and diagrams show how water evaporates from the ocean, gathers as clouds in the sky, and falls as rain. Read about the natural places on Earth where water collects and is stored, and how important the water cycle is to human life.