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The Way We Work: Getting to Know the Amazing Human Body
The Way We Work
Getting to Know the Amazing Human Body
Hardcover      ISBN: 0618233784

In this comprehensive and entertaining resource, David Macaulay
reveals the inner workings of the human body as only he could. In
order to present this complicated subject in an accurate and entertaining
way, he put in years of research. He sat in on anatomy classes, dissections,
and even reached inside the rib cages of two cadavers to compare
their spleen sizes. He observed numerous surgeries, including a
ten-hour procedure where a diseased pancreas was removed, as well as
one where a worn-out old knee was replaced by a brand new one. This
hands-on investigation gives Macaulay a unique perspective to lead his
readers on a visual journey through the workings of the human body.

The seven sections within the book take us from the cells that form
our foundation to the individual systems they build. Each beautifully
illustrated spread details different aspects of our complex structure,
explaining the function of each and offering up-close glimpses, unique
cross-sections and perspectives, and even a little humor along the way.
This one-of-a-kind book can serve as a reference for children, families,
teachers, and anyone who has questions about how his or her body
works. When readers see how David Macaulay builds a body and
explains the way it works, they will come away with a new appreciation
of the amazing world inside them.

The Kid Who Named Pluto and the Stories of Other Extraordinary Young People in Science
The Kid Who Named Pluto and the Stories of Other Extraordinary Young People in Science
Paperback      ISBN: 0811854515
The Kid Who Named Pluto, an updated collection of stories about exceptional young inventors and scientific pioneers, is sure to inspire.
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
Weather
Weather
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.

DK Readers L3: The Big Dinosaur Dig
DK Readers L3
The Big Dinosaur Dig
Paperback      ISBN: 0756655951

Travel to the Sahara Desert with Josh Smith, real-life archeologist, as he and his crew of intrepid dinosaur hunters face fierce sandstorms, long hours of difficult work, and, finally, the joy of discovering a new species of dinosaur

The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You!
The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book
Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You!
Paperback      ISBN: 1580625576
Science has never been so easy--or so much fun

With The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book, all you need to do is gather a few household items and you can recreate dozens of mind-blowing, kid-tested science experiments. High school science teacher Tom Robinson shows you how to expand your scientific horizons from biology, chemistry, physics, technology, and engineering--to outer space.

You'll discover answers to questions like:
--Is it possible to blow up a balloon without actually blowing into it?
--What is inside coins?
--Can a magnet ever be turned off?
--Do toilets always flush in the same direction?
--Can a swimming pool be cleaned with just the breath of one person?

Whether you've always been interested in STEM or you're looking for a cool science fair project, you'll want to test these fun and educational experiments for yourself
What Makes Day and Night
What Makes Day and Night
Paperback      ISBN: 0064450503

Accompanied by NASA photographs and Dorros s colorful, lively drawings, the text explains the Earth s rotation in clear and simple terms. An experiment using a lamp as the sun further clarifies the principles introduced. BL.

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The Icky Bug Alphabet Book
The Icky Bug Alphabet Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0881064505

Learn your ABCs in this "icky" exploration of all the creepy crawly insects from A to Z. Best-selling author Jerry Pallotta delivers a fun first concepts book that helps children discover why farmers like pray mantis, why fireflies light up the sky, or how water spiders breathe underwater. Pallotta's signature witty yet scientific text paired with Masiello's vivid and detailed illustrations make this alphabetic exploration one that will keep curious readers intrigued and engaged as they learn about the natural world of bugs.

I Love Dirt!: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature
I Love Dirt!
52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature
Paperback      ISBN: 1590305353
I Love Dirt presents 52 open-ended activities to help you engage your child in the outdoors. No matter what your location--from a small patch of green in the city to the wide-open meadows of the country--each activity is meant to promote exploration, stimulate imagination, and heighten a child's sense of wonder.

Jennifer Ward is the author of numerous acclaimed parenting books and books for children, inspired by nature.

"Jennifer Ward has created a book that will serve to gently introduce parents to nature, even as parents are using it to help guide a child into the narural world. Children--and parents--learn to observe, as well as appreciate, the basic joys of getting their hands dirty and feet wet. Discoveres become shared experience."--from the forword by Richard Louv
The Ultimate Guide to Your Microscope
The Ultimate Guide to Your Microscope
Paperback      ISBN: 1402743297
Get our your microscope and take a close-up look at a tiny world This book by two award-winning science authors shows you how.

Looking at little things--things too small to see with the naked eye--can be big fun. It's certainly smart science, and award-winning authors Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone are here to show kids the basics of creating their own professional-quality slides and using their own microscopes. A whole world will open up to budding scientists as they learn to identify the microscope's different pieces, practice focusing, and prepare different kinds of samples for viewing. Illustrated throughout with photomicrographs (pictures taken through a microscope), and complete with a reproducible form for documenting specimens, this fascinating, in-depth guide explains how to put bugs, water, food, plants and pollen, and even parts of the body (like fingernails) under the scope for a close-up glimpse. Of course, there are troubleshooting answers to common questions and safety instructions for parents and teachers, too.