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Body Battles
Body Battles
Paperback      ISBN: 0590449737

Explains how viruses and bacteria can make people sick, shows how the body keeps them out, and suggests ways to help your body avoid illness

Space Exploration
Space Exploration
Paperback      ISBN: 0753471655

Basher Basics: Space Exploration, Created & illustrated by Simon Basher

From Basher, the illustrator who showed the periodic table in a whole new light and gave us his fresh spin on physics, astronomy, planet Earth, chemistry and more, comes a book that shines its light into out-of-this-world beings who make the universe tick.

Learn about the amazing research that is revolutionizing space exploration, from the pioneering space crafts and equipment known as 'Space Aces' that have been used to delve into deep-space exploration to the scientists known as 'The Outerplanetary Mob' that have not only taken voyages to space and back but have contributed to our understanding of the universe. Space Exploration is a compelling guide to developments at the very forefront of science - a must-read for anyone wishing to understand, and engage with, modern space.

Paperback      ISBN: 1580174205

Start a tornado in a bottle, make your own rain, and set off lightning on a plate Rebecca Rupp nurtures budding meteorologists by combining impeccable science, 20 exciting hands-on experiments, and mind-boggling facts in this exciting book that will inspire kids to explore the fascinating world of weather. Learn how the earth's atmosphere keeps our eardrums from exploding, how rainbows work, and why snow can sometimes turn pink. Creating young weather experts while encouraging curiosity and experimentation, Weather is a perfect storm of educational fun.

Pocket Genius: Science: Facts at Your Fingertips
Pocket Genius: Science
Facts at Your Fingertips
by DK
Hardcover      ISBN: 1465408835

Destined to be toted in school backpacks everywhere, DK's new encyclopedia series for young readers contains on-the-spot information in children's favorite subject areas. Kids love facts: they want to know about the biggest, fastest, tallest, and oldest everything. Full of instant information, these books feature a fresh and striking design that is sure to appeal to the middle-grade audience. These single-subject guides offer a unique catalog-style presentation, which clearly lays out individual subcategories with concise and punchy text covering all of the essential information on whatever topic is at hand.

From the basic principles of science including matter and materials, to energy and forces, to the living world, Pocket Genius: Science is a junior look at science and its roles in our world.

Potato Chip Science: 29 Incredible Experiments
Potato Chip Science
29 Incredible Experiments
Paperback      ISBN: 0761148256
You won't believe what you can learn from a potato chip

There's a new branch of science in town--Potato Chip Science--a grab-bag of nourishing lessons in everything from physics to forensics, from navigation to neuroscience.
Packaged up in actual potato chip bag is an experimental world cooked up for kids who like science, and snacks, and snacking on science. Filled with whole brain goodness, this kit features 29 different snacktivities based entirely on the planet's most miraculous munchies. We bet you can't try just one

You won't believe what's in the bag
  • 96-page book
  • Spud-powered sound chip
  • Potato propulsion pipe
  • Spud-powered clock
  • Electrodes
  • Optical stickers
  • Biodegradable packaging chips
  • Wire connectors
  • Googly eyes
  • Eco-friendly starch knife
Making Shapes
Making Shapes
Paperback      ISBN: 0761304630

Includes instructions for and explanations of experiments that introduce such topics as elasticity, tessellation, fibers, and bridges.

The Incredible Journey Through the Human Body
The Incredible Journey Through the Human Body
Paperback      ISBN: 1577689569

Ever wondered what it would be like to shrink down to the size of a pea and explore your own insides? Now's your chance This extraordinary, unique book takes you on just such a fantastic journey. Discover the slippery, slimy stomach and the walls of the intestines bristling with millions of tiny fingers. Then shrink even more and slip into the bloodstream. You'll visit some incredible places inside your liver, heart, lungs, kidneys, and brain. a journey of a lifetime.

Janice Vancleave's Magnets: Mind-Boggling Experiments You Can Turn Into Science Fair Projects
Janice Vancleave's Magnets
Mind-Boggling Experiments You Can Turn Into Science Fair Projects
Paperback      ISBN: 0471571067

The perfect science fair idea books. Spectacular Science ProjectsJanice VanCleave's Magnets
* How does a compass work?
* What is a magnetic field?
* How can you make a magnet with electricity?
Janice VanCleave's Magnets includes 20 simple and fun experimentsthat allow you to discover the answers to these and otherfascinating questions about magnets, plus dozens of additionalsuggestions for developing your own science fair projects. Learnabout magnetic poles using a bar magnet, paper, and string; aboutmagnetic force fields with a compass, a pencil, and a sheet ofpaper; and much more. All experiments use inexpensive householdmaterials and involve a minimum of preparation and clean up.Children ages 8-12 Also available in the Spectacular ScienceProjects Series: Janice VanCleave's Animals Janice VanCleave'sEarthquakes Janice VanCleave's Electricity Janice VanCleave'sGravity Janice VanCleave's Machines Janice VanCleave's MoleculesJanice VanCleave's Microscopes and Magnifying Lenses JaniceVanCleave's Volcanoes Janice VanCleave's Weather

Volcano Rising
Volcano Rising
School & Library      ISBN: 1580894089

Volcanoes are a scary, catastrophic phenomenon that creates mass destruction as far as its deadly lava can reach, right? Not quite . . .

Elizabeth Rusch explores volcanoes in their entirety, explaining how they're not all as bad as they're made out to be. Using examples of real volcanoes from around the world, Rusch explains how some volcanoes create new land, mountains, and islands where none existed before, and how the ash helps farmers fertilize their fields. Simple, straight-forward prose provides readers with the basics, while a secondary layer of text delves deeper into the science of volcanoes. Susan Swan's bright and explosive mixed-media illustrations perfectly complement the subject matter--they depict volcanoes in all their destructive and creative glory.

Complete with a glossary and list of further resources, VOLCANO RISING is a unique look at a fierce, yet valuable, scientific process.
Golden Book of Space Exploration
Golden Book of Space Exploration
Hardcover      ISBN: 0307158551

Traces the development of space travel from the first rockets in orbit to the possibility of future bases on the Moon and Mars.