Journey to the wave-battered coast of the Pacific Northwest to meet some of the engineers and scientists working to harness the punishing force of our oceans, one of the nature's powerful and renewable energy sources. With an array of amazing devices that cling to the bottom of the sea floor and surf on the crests of waves, these explorers are using a combination of science, imagination, and innovation to try to capture wave energy in the hopes of someday powering our lives in a cleaner, more sustainable way.
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
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.
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
Don't just play computer games with your kids--build them All you need is a desktop or laptop with Adobe 10.2 or later, and an internet connection to download Scratch 2.0 and Python 3. Coding with Scratch can be done without download on https: //scratch.mit.edu.
Help Your Kids with Computer Coding is a straightforward, visual guide to helping kids understand the basics of computer coding using Scratch and Python coding languages. Essential coding concepts like scripts, variables, and strings are explained using build-along projects and games.
Kids can create online games to play like Monkey Mayhem and Bubble Blaster, draw mazes and shapes, build animations, and more using the step-by-step examples to follow and customize. Seven projects let kids--and their parents--practice the skills as they are learning in each section of the book. Kids get instant results, even when completely new to coding.
Packed with visual examples, expert tips, a glossary of key terms, and extras such as profiles of famous coders, Help Your Kids with Computer Coding lays a hands-on foundation for coding so adults and kids can learn together.
Supporting STEM education initiatives, computer coding teaches kids how to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically, and is quickly becoming a necessary and sought-after skill. DK's computer coding books are full of fun exercises with step-by-step guidance, making them the perfect introductory tools for building vital skills in computer programming.
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
- How galaxies like the Milky Way were built.
- Why the sun's surface is 20,000-50,000-degrees Fahrenheit.
- Why the earth spins and how gravity works.
- What comets and asteroids are made of and how they affect planets.
- The truth about the man in the moon.
- Why Mars is so hot and what those rings around Saturn are.
- What scientists think about aliens and life in outer space
If you want to build a sky-watching kit or change your room into a small universe, this book will take you on a journey that is out-of-this-world