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  • Item #: 066634
    ISBN: 9781426325427
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      My children loved to get lost in a good encyclopedia. Maybe that sounds odd today, but I am still a firm believer in having accessible, quality books available for children to read when curiosity peaks. Lavishly illustrated and divided into two parts, Physical and Life Science, this resource is jam packed with information, fun facts, hands-on activities and intermingled science related jokes. The introductory section explains what science is, how scientists work and the scientific theory before describing the difference between physical and life science and going deeper into respective areas. Evolutionary content.

      Physical science is separated into four sections: matter, forces and machines, energy, and electronics. Subtopics are presented in a 2-page spread that includes photographs and colorful graphics, clearly explained textual information, historical or unique fun facts, activities or jokes. A sampling of topics includes chemistry basics, organic chemistry, noble gases, gravity, friction, radio waves, satellites, nuclear power, sound waves and more.

      Life Science is separated into four sections: the universe, life on earth, human body and planet earth. Subtopics are presented similarly to the physical science section. A sampling of topics includes the big bang, solar system, classification of living things, microbes, reptiles, ancient medicine, genes, reproduction and growth, volcanoes, earthquakes, the earth’s age, rocks and minerals, biomes conservationism, and more. Includes websites, books and film recommendations, a glossary, and index. An excellent resource for your home or school library. 303 pgs, hc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 057968
    ISBN: 9781426309489
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    Stunning photography and original art work take you on a tour of "space… the final frontier." This tour will take you through the facts and fiction of space study.

    This hardcover 190-page resource will take you from the Big Bang, through a tour of our solar system. It will also discuss space travel through the stars and neighboring galaxies, enter into speculation about alien life, and where we might be headed in the future of space study and travel. Along with the visual tour, you will read explanations and facts concerning space objects and interesting conjecture about the space we don't know. 192 pages, hc. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 067765
    ISBN: 9781426320927
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    Updated in 2015, this full-color U.S. encyclopedia provides students with time lines and key facts about many of the important historical, geographical and cultural aspects of each state. Special features on topics ranging from the westward expansion to the industrial age are also included, along with several key historical documents and over sixty kid-friendly maps. Loaded with beautiful color photos from locations within each of the fifty states, and lots of fun facts, this resource will help readers celebrate the people, places, and events that shaped the U.S. Please note that in some cases a secular, progressive perspective on American history and political thought is apparent. 9 1/2” x 12”. 265 pgs, hc. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 067084
    ISBN: 9781465435521
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      Children love learning about animals. Satisfy their curiosity with a healthy dose of learning using this well illustrated and engaging book. After a brief introduction to the animal kingdom, each of five sections is dedicated to different animal groups: Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians, Creepy-crawlies, and Fish. Each section begins with an overview of the animal group before covering specific animals and traits of the group. Information presented clearly explains basic intricacies of the animal world and the vibrant illustrations bring animal life alive! Includes special features to facilitate learning: quizzes, “turn and learn” to follow a topic, and “weird or what” animal facts. Additional reference section included. Excellent introduction to the animal world for children. Evolutionary content. 168 pgs, hc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 066495
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    Microscopes reveal a whole world of science not seen by the naked eye. The National Geographic LCD Microscope offers easier viewing with a 2 ¼”x 2 7/8” screen rather than an eyepiece – better for group viewing, younger children, and those with vision problems. Included with the microscope is a dust cover, 5 prepared slides and 10 blank slides (glass) with covers, Mikrotom tissue chopper, USB cable, power supply plug, scissors, pipette, tweezers, teasing needles, shrimp breeding container, sea salt, brine shrimp eggs, yeast, and gum media. All of this comes neatly organized in a nylon carrying case with handle and shoulder strap. The included instruction manual explains every part of the microscope and how to use it, along with instructions for 3 activities – including growing brine shrimp. The mechanical stage allows for easy focusing and the specimens can be viewed from 40X to 1600X with clarity. SD card required for photos, but not included.

      When my daughter was in 4th grade, we bought her a Tasco Big Screen Microscope. She used that microscope for her first science fair and raised brine shrimp – this product brought back memories, but with big improvements. The instruction guide lists all parts of the microscope and items included in a numbered diagram and list – be sure to read through this to get familiar with the terms. Numbered steps with explanations help you get started and include number references for the diagram. This microscope has three light (LED) settings: bottom lighting to view slides and other transparent objects, top lighting to view opaque or solid objects that only works with the 4X objective, and top and bottom lighting at the same time for semi-transparent objects. Set-up is easy. Magnification is greater and clearer. There are 3 objectives (4X, 10X, 40X) and the LCD magnification factor is 12.5X. In combination, you will get magnifications of 40X, 125X, and 500X. A 6-position color filter disc rotates below the stage that can be used to help control the bright light to clarify the image and the up and down buttons below the screen can adjust the brightness of the image. An additional light collector lens is included that allows even more light for viewing, and a dimmer switch also lets you control the brightness. Increase the magnification even more by using the right and left controls below the screen, allowing you to increase the magnification up to 2000X!!   

      You can snap photos or record videos of your images and save them on an SD card (not included). Switch from the view of your live image to those saved on your SD card by using the ‘escape’ button. Attach the USB cable to transfer the data to your computer for editing and printing.

      Overall, I had a lot of fun playing with this microscope. I am totally amazed at the quality of the view and the ease of operation. The key is to read (completely) the user/instruction guide without skipping things. I read through several times before I realized all the capabilities of this scope. The National Geographic LCD Microscope could be used at the elementary level and up through high school. The magnification and clarity are the quality you would need for high school labs. My how technology has improved! ~ Donna         

  • Item #: 051352
    ISBN: 9781426327728
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    Packed with fun facts, fabulous photos, and an array of topics, the National Geographic Kids Almanac is bound to entertain your kids. There is an updated fun & games section with jokes and comics along with lots of weird-but-true trivia. It is divided into subjects: Your World 2018, Awesome Exploration, Amazing Animals, Going Green, Engineering & Technology, Wonders of Nature, Fun & Games, Space & Earth, Culture Connection, Life Science, History Happens, and Geography Rocks. In every chapter you will find "18 Facts for 2018". There is even a guide to New Orleans - it is their 300th birthday. This edition includes access to exclusive digital videos, games and other content (information on access is inside front cover) This is one of those books kids love to read at bedtime or anytime on their own. Even the size is kid friendly at 6 x 9. 352 pgs, pb ~ Sara

  • Item #: 067097
    ISBN: 9781426321115
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     Chemistry, Biology and Life Science can all be taught in the kitchen! Measure pH balance in the baked cookies, reduce air pressure in and inflate a marshmallow, form solid crystals from maple syrup and make maple candy, or fool your senses and make a mock apple pie. This is just a taste of the delectable activities. Experiments use easy to find items and common kitchen tools. Each activity includes a supply and ingredient list, step-by-step instructions and science explanations. Colorful pages and illustrations. Glossary, Science standards and Index included. 80 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 035090
    ISBN: 9781426302558
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    The sister book to the National Geographic World Atlas for Young Explorers, this atlas uses the same colorful style of maps and comprehensive coverage that make these atlases the perfect easy reference for young students. All fifty states are given a two-page spread, with full-color physical maps showing major highways, national parks, cities, mountains, lakes, reservations, all the major industries around the state, deserts, rivers, borders, and more. There is also a brief description of the state, along with state facts and some interesting trivia. A two-page spread is also given to the territories administered by the US. The atlas begins with ten thematic spreads covering how to use the atlas, the physical United States, the natural environment, natural hazards, the political United States, population, immigration and minority populations, potential geographic areas where alternative energy can be used, and Washington D.C. A list of facts and figures, a glossary and an index round out the atlas. Full of nothing other than National Geographic standard photographs from each region, locator maps and color coding are used to make this atlas more accessible to all users. Large format (10.5" x 14"), 176 pgs, hc. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 041986
    ISBN: 9781426314742
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  • Item #: 029438
    ISBN: 9781426212819
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  • Item #: 057963
    ISBN: 9781426310140
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    The First Big Book of Space by Catherine Hughes is a wonderful, kid-friendly introduction to our solar system. This hardcover, 128-page book uses a format with plenty of illustrations and photos to engage your young ones.

    Five chapters explain familiar objects first (sun, moon and earth) and then move out into the solar system – Looking Up From Earth, Earth's Neighborhood, Earth's Other Neighbors, Far Far Away, and Exploring Space. Throughout the chapters you will find fact boxes that give an overview of each topic, Pop-Up Facts that offer added information to the main text, beautiful art, photos, and illustrations with labeling for your visual young learner. Questions are also scattered through the chapters for discussion points or an extension of the content. Expand your child's astronomy vocabulary with the terms that are introduced throughout; the glossary (at the back) lists them alphabetically with short definitions. Rounding out the chapters is a two-page map of the solar system that can be used to see planet order, practice naming the planets, and to see the different planet categories – rocky, gas, and dwarf.

    The text is simply written for easier understanding, and for beginning readers. If your child isn't reading yet, this is a good parent read-aloud. The information is solid and fact-based with no theory interjection. Two pages of Parent Tips are offered at the back of the book to build on the information presented – nine activities in all. Some fun options include watching the sunrise together, observing the movement of the sun, following the phases of the moon, learning the poem "Star Light, Star Bright," and more. "To infinity and beyond…" with your little space explorers. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 034120
    ISBN: 9781426317750
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    This 144 page atlas has over 100 maps created especially for students that may not be as detailed as maps in other atlases, but when combined with other aspects in this book, provide students with a well-rounded look of the world. Like most atlases, political and physical maps of the world and the continents are included, but this one doesn't label as many cities or landmarks. What's great about this atlas is that parts of it have an encyclopedia feel to it, with over sixty full-color photographs of people, plants, landmarks, and animals native to different countries and regions. There are thematic sections on environmental hotspots, refugees and conflicts, diffusion of popular culture, and more. 50 charts and graphs display interesting data and statistics, and there is a section colorfully displaying flags of all 192 countries. Includes updated country flags and fact boxes, web links, glossary of terms, thematic & place-name indexes. This is a great basic atlas for students and is full of interesting information from countries and cultures around the world. sc.

  • Item #: 066497
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      This is a good starter scope for your younger learners. Use it as a microscope or with your smart phone for greater magnification and easier viewing. This plastic scope is equipped with a zoom eyepiece, focus knob, stage with metal stage clips, 3 objectives (4X, 10X, 40X), LED illumination, and on/off switch. Also included in this set is the microscope, smart phone adaptor, 1 plastic prepared slide and 2 blank plastic slides and covers, 3 specimen vials, plastic graduated cylinder, pipette, tweezers, plastic magnifying glass, round tissue cutter, hatchery for brine shrimp eggs, yeast, brine shrimp eggs, and 2 AA batteries. The instruction booklet lists the parts of the microscope and how to use it and instructions for 6 experiments. You can view slides through the comfortable eyepiece or switch to the smart phone adaptor pad. This oval pad is covered with suction cups to hold your smart phone firmly in place over the eyepiece to view objects on your smart phone screen. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 070828
    ISBN: 9781426328015
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  • Item #: 064500
    ISBN: 9781426325007
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  • Item #: 070827
    ISBN: 9781426328008
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  • Item #: 008215
    ISBN: 9781426315022
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  • Item #: 037645
    ISBN: 9781426320743
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  • Item #: 067761
    ISBN: 9781426326943
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  • Item #: 057961
    ISBN: 9781426310942
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    Finally a bird guide for the youngest members of your family! Beginning information covers how to effectively use the book, a map of North America with a range map, and how to get started as a birder, this practical bird book concludes with instructions for a variety of hands-on activities including how to build a bird bath and feeder, and how to draw birds. In the midst of these practical pages is the heart of the guide which contains vibrant photos, vital statistics, common and scientific names, and cool facts to 100 birds. Unique to this guide is that the most popular birds are arranged by location which makes it easier for young ones to find "their" bird. Location sections include: Eastern Backyard Birds, Western Backyard Birds, City Streets and Parks, Farms and Fields, Beach and Bay, Southern Swamp and Bayou, River and Marsh, Prairie and Plains, Deserts, and Western Mountains. Glossary, index and additional resource list included. A perfect companion to the Field Guide to the Birds of North America, written for parents and older children. 175 pgs. pb ~Deanne

  • Item #: 070833
    ISBN: 9781426328510
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  • Item #: 012857
    ISBN: 9781426212826
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  • Item #: 059209
    ISBN: 9781426325502
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  • Item #: 070832
    ISBN: 9781426327773
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  • Item #: 070830
    ISBN: 9781426320569
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  • Item #: 069000
    ISBN: 9781426319020
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  • Item #: 070829
    ISBN: 9781426324031
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  • Item #: 030161
    ISBN: 9781426314032
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    This is a little more than just a straight atlas. It starts off like any other atlas with all the essential information: how to use the atlas, progressing in stages (city to state to country to world), kinds of maps (including projections and how maps are made), how to read a map, the earth in space, the earth in motion, the land, the physical world, climate and vegetation, environment and endangered species, the political world, people, and world economics. Now on to the map section, which is divided into eight smaller sections, focusing on each continent (and the oceans). Each continent is mapped in two distinct ways. The first is a map of the continent's physical features, followed by a political map. After the maps are spectacular photographs of people and places from around the continent. Then the chapter takes a closer look at the countries, and in some cases states, which make up that continent. Statistics are included in each major region, including languages spoken, land areas, religions, economics, populations, important cities, and more. The maps are full color and easy to look at and read. The last section of the books includes flags and statistics from each country, a glossary and index. It even includes some fun games (ie. spot the difference) using photos from around the world! At about 9" x 12", this large, softcover atlas is convenient and easy to use for young explorers. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 070831
    ISBN: 9781426320576
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