The natural world holds secrets under every rock and around every tree. If you've ever wondered what life is like through a microscope, telescope, or with the naked eye--you'll love this book
- Run with the antelope across the American plains and learn about the food chain.
- Climb with a monkey to the highest tree in the rainforest and discover how photosynthesis keeps leaves green.
- Sink to the bottom of the ocean to follow creatures who have adapted to life in total darkness
- Travel with a meteor at speeds up to 160,000 miles per hour.
- Burrow with the earthworms in your own backyard.
Through it all, you'll find out how things synergize, regenerate, and evaporate--and lots more And don't worry about the big words--they are all defined and explained with familiar examples in this fascinating trip through the natural world.
After foiling a gang of kidnappers and fending off an army of robots, 11-year-old siblings Nick and Tesla Holt could use a little rest But as their third mystery opens, they discover there's a spy in their midst, searching for secrets in the home of their beloved (and slightly crazy) Uncle Newt. Is it the new laboratory assistant? The exterminator? The housekeepers? Or someone completely unexpected? To expose the mystery agent, Nick and Tesla must engineer all kinds of outrageous contraptions, from code wheels and fingerprint powder to spy cameras and burglar detectors. Best of all, instructions are included throughout the story, so you can build the projects, too
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.
Blast off into the wacky world of gadgetsHave you ever wondered what makes airplanes fly, how boats float, or why your doorbell works?
* Would you like to build your own flying, floating, diving, spinning, howling, scooting objects?
* Are you looking for a terrific science project that moves? If you answered "Yes " to any of these questions, then RocketScience is for you. It shows you the science behind how things workby teaching you how to build a rocket boat, kaleidoscope, mousetrapcar, stethoscope, compass, fruit-powered battery, and lots of otherwonderful gizmos. All of the projects are safe and easy to make outof stuff you can find around your house. This amazing book covers a wide variety of science topics, including mechanics, air power, water power, electricity, magnetism, chemistry, acoustics, and optics.
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