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Archaeologists in Action

Megan Kopp (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120588

Archaeologists are like detectives. They find objects from the past and treat them as clues to understanding what life was like long ago. This title aims to create meaningful connections between the scientific concepts readers learn in the classroom and how they are applied in the real world by archaeologists searching for answers.

Astronomers in Action

Anne Rooney (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120595

Astronomers look up into the sky and yearn to understand the universe. They ask questions about the distant stars and galaxies and wonder what lies beyond them. This title aims to create meaningful connections between the scientific concepts readers learn in the classroom and how they are applied in the real world by astronomers searching for answers.

Environmental Scientists in Action

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120601

Environmental scientists look at their natural surroundings and think about future generations. They want to understand how the human activities of today are affecting the health of the environment, what that means for the future, and what can be done about it. This title aims to create meaningful connections between the scientific concepts readers learn in the classroom and how they are applied in the real world by environmental scientists searching for answers.

Levers in My Makerspace

Tim Miller, Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119018

Children will enjoy this fun book which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to the lever. Simple text describes the structure and uses of levers, and clear, step-by-step instructions show children how to make one. Readers are then provided with stategies to start their own creative projects using the lever they made. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Geologists in Action

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120618

Geologists study earthquakes and volcanoes and are fascinated by the power of Earth’s processes. They want to understand why the earth shifts and erupts, and figure out how to better predict and plan for these hazards. This title aims to create meaningful connections between the scientific concepts readers learn in the classroom and how they are applied in the real world by geologists searching for answers.

Pulleys in My Makerspace

Tim Miller, Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119025

Children will enjoy this fascinating book which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to the pulley. Simple text describes the structure and uses of pulleys, and clear, step-by-step instructions show children how to make one. Readers are then provided with stategies to start their own creative projects using the pulley they made. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Screws in My Makerspace

Tim Miller, Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119032

Children will enjoy this interesting book which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to the screw. Simple text describes the structure and uses of screws, and clear, step-by-step instructions show children how to make one. Readers are then provided with stategies to start their own creative projects using the screw they made. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Wedges in My Makerspace

Tim Miller, Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119049

Children will enjoy this creative book which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to the wedge. Simple text describes the structure and uses of wedges, and clear, step-by-step instructions show children how to make one. Readers are then provided with stategies to start their own creative projects using the wedge they made. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Industry Entrepreneurs

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120243

Industry is the field related to the production and consumption of goods and services, including everything from high-tech gadgets to 3-D printing in community settings. This comprehensive title introduces readers to entrepreneurs in industry, and how they use science and technology to innovate in the industries that serve us daily. Detailed case studies of successful entrepreneurs and a hands-on project help readers understand the principles of entrepreneurship.

Wheels and Axles in My Makerspace

Tim Miller, Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119056

Children will enjoy this fascinating book which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to the wheel and axle. Simple text describes the structure and uses of wheels and axles, and clear, step-by-step instructions show children how to make their own. Readers are then provided with stategies to start their own creative projects using the wheel and axle they made. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Medical Entrepreneurs

Helen Mason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120250

Innovations by entrepreneurs in the medical field have saved lives and changed many others for the better. With bright ideas such as stem-cell research and affordable prosthetics, medical entrepreneurs use science and technology to improve health care and make it widely available. Detailed case studies of successful entrepreneurs and a hands-on project help readers understand the principles of entrepreneurship.

Innovations in Everyday Technologies

Larry Verstraete (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118059

You might not realize that there was once a world without microwaves, umbrellas, or elevators! That’s a lot of cold food, wet clothing, and stairs! Luckily, some innovative people have solved problems in everyday technologies throughout history. This title explores the gadgets, structures, and materials that we depend on every single day, and the amazing inventors, scientists, and engineers who dreamed them up! These inventions make things easier in our day-to-day lives. With a little inventive thinking, what might you create to help make our daily lives a little easier?

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?

Innovations in Communication

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118042

Imagine a world where you had to write letters, mail them at the post office, and wait a week or two for a response. You might not realize that there was once a world without your favorite forms of instant communication. The way you keep in touch with the people around you is because of amazing inventions in communication throughout history! From braille to texting, this title explores the amazing inventors, scientists, and engineers who saw challenges in the way we communicate with each other, and overcame them! With a little inventive thinking, what might you create to help us connect freely with friends and family across boundaries?

Innovations in Health

L. E. Carmichael (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118080

You might be shocked to discover how some illnesses and diseases were treated years before medical innovations were made. This book will make you feel lucky that you were born after many safe and successful ways were developed to treat illnesses and save lives. Learn about important innovations made in health care that we now take for granted, and the amazing scientists, inventors, and engineers who developed them. With a little inventive thinking, how could you come up with a way to keep you and your family healthy?

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.

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.

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.

Fun ways to learn

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119766

This book offers a fun path to learning with activities that help children develop skills such as concentration, deeper analytical abilities, and improved thought processing. Children will love the engaging art, music, nature, writing, and “maker” activities, which encourage critical thinking and problem solving skills, cooperation, communication, and creativity.

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.

Space Explorers

David Jefferis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119414

Take a trip to tomorrow! With so many countries and private companies now heading into space, exploration will go farther than we ever dreamed possible. This adventurous book looks at current tools for space exploration and where future innovations in technology might be able to take us. Amazing artwork illustrates the scientific possibilities of sending human crews beyond the Moon, drilling on Europa, sending a nano-probe to TRAPPIST-1, and probing the dark reaches beyond Neptune.

Space Colonists

David Jefferis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119407

How adventurous are you? This exciting book takes us beyond our comfort zone and examines what it might be like to live a lifetime in space. This forward-looking book takes readers from current technology to what innovations in technology are being pursued to support living for years beyond Earth. Amazing artwork illustrates the scientific possibilities of living on the Moon, Mars, or Venus, transportation systems for "sleeper" passengers, rotating megastructures to simulate gravity, and even modifying humans to suit space environments.

Space Workers

David Jefferis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119438

Can't find a job on Earth? This inspiring book looks at the possibilities of industry and commerce in space. Amazing artwork illustrates the scientific possibilities of mining asteroids and moons, setting up factories in space, designing new products for zero gravity, and even starring in your own reality show in space!