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Scratch Code Transportation

Max Wainewright (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123879

Learn all about the computer technology used in modern transportation. Use the algorithms and ideas that control real forms of transportation technology to create your own on-screen vehicles. Six step-by-step projects use the latest version of Scratch, the free online coding program, to help you learn how sensors work, create a hoverboard game, program a drone, and much more!

Pollution Eco Facts

Izzi Howell (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123473

Pollution is seriously damaging our planet. Human activity and waste are harming the environment by polluting the air, water, and land. Discover the facts about where pollution comes from, where garbage really goes after we throw it away, and how we can reduce waste.

Overpopulation Eco Facts

Izzi Howell (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123466

Human overpopulation is putting pressure on our planet and its natural resources.The more people there are, the more resources are consumed, harming the environment and depleting the world's supplies. Discover the facts about the world's growing population, which countries have the highest and lowest birth rates, and how overpopulation affects climate change.

Natural Resources Eco Facts

Izzi Howell (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123459

Natural resources on Earth are at risk of running out. Using too many natural resources, such as water, trees, and fossil fuels, is putting pressure on our supplies and damaging the environment. Discover the facts about how resources are used around the world, which resources are renewable and non-renewable, and what the future of natural resource management looks like.

Energy Eco Facts

Izzi Howell (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123442

Our modern world runs on energy to power our homes and industries. We all know the problems with burning fossil fuels to create energy— it pollutes the planet and we are running out of these resources. Discover the facts about renewable and non-renewable energy resources, how our energy use contributes to global warming, and what the future of energy looks like.

Climate Change Eco Facts

Izzi Howell (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123435

Climate change is reshaping the planet before our eyes. From melting ice caps and rising sea levels to drought and destructive hurricanes, no corner of Earth is protected from the effects of global warming. Discover the facts about what climate change is doing—and will continue to do—to our planet, and how we might reduce its impact.

Biodiversity Eco Facts

Izzi Howell (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123428

The huge variety of plants and animals that live on Earth is called biodiversity. As ecosystems are destroyed by climate change and human activity, plants and animals are becoming endangered and even extinct. Find out how the loss of biodiversity affects food chains and natural habitats, why it is important to humans, and how its loss threatens the health of all living things on the planet.

Bringing Back the Snow Leopard

Rachel Stuckey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123350

Native to several mountain ranges and plateaus in south Asia and eastern Europe, the snow leopard has been threatened by habitat loss, poaching, and a reduced food source. Learn how collaborative programs across borders and with local people have helped the species populations in some areas remain steady, and also benefit the big cat's main food source, wild sheep and goats, whose numbers are reduced by hunters and competition for grazing from livestock.

Bringing Back the Lesser Long-Nosed Bat

Ruth Daly (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123336

The lesser long-nosed bat became the first bat species to be removed from the US endangered species list due to population recovery. This mammal plays a vital role as a pollinator in desert ecosystems in the southwestern United States and Mexico. Readers will learn about the collaborative efforts between the two countries, conservationists, tequila producers, and citizen scientists that are bringing back not only the lesser long-nosed bat, but the plants they rely on for food.

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.

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.

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.