The Kids’ Book of Simple Machines: Cool Projects & Activities That Make Science Fun!
Wheel and axle, wedge, and screw. Lever and pulley and inclined plane, too! Learning about the six simple machines has never been more fun! Through exciting science projects and activities kids can easily do at home or school, tomorrow’s scientists and engineers will have a blast learning about simple machines and how they make daily life easier. This book is the perfect STEM companion for curious minds at home or in the classroom. Book includes: biographical spotlights on famous scientists and inventors; introduction to each simple machine, including real-world examples & history; materials & tools list; infographics; step-by-step instructions and photos; safety information; timeline; glossary; and index
Harriet Castor, Rebecca Treays, Norman Young, Howard Allman
Usborne Starting Chess
This volume aims to tell a young player with no experience everything they need to know about chess, from how to set out the pieces to special moves and tactics. It contains simple diagrams intended to make examples and puzzles easy to follow.
The Illustrated Book of Knights
A celebration of all things chivalrous, this fascinating book features page after page of colorful pictures of heroic knights, fair maidens, and deadly weapons. It recounts captivating tales of life as it really was a thousand years ago, among the crusaders who followed Richard the Lionheart to the Holy Lands, as well as the much-loved legends of Camelot and King Arthur’s Round Table. Author and artist Jack Coggins wrote and illustrated several books on subjects ranging from space travel to underwater exploration. His expertise in arms and armor is reflected in the authenticity of these illustrations of medieval weapons. Coggins also provides an informed and lively perspective on the training, duties, and benefits of knighthood.
Big Fantastic Earth
How do waterfalls form? How long is the Nile River? Who led the first expedition on Mount Everest?
Discover the earth’s most amazing natural wonders in Big Fantastic Earth!
Explore the highest peak of Mount Kilimanjaro to the deep grooves of the Grand Canyon, and discover how the incredible landscapes around the world were formed. Big Fantastic Earth takes readers on an exciting journey around the world’s incredible natural architecture.
Perfect for 9-11 year olds reading independently, reading becomes a fact-discovering adventure with these Level 4 readers. Supporting and encouraging a lifetime love of reading, nonfiction subjects are clearly explained, described vividly, and brought to life with true encounters, fascinating statistics, and dramatic photographic images. Additional information spreads are full of extra fun facts, developing the topics through a range of nonfiction presentation styles, such as articles, journals, and timelines.
Daily Math Warm-Ups
Make math matter to students in grade 3 using Daily Math Warm-Ups! This 128-page resource introduces, reinforces, and assesses math skills and fosters further understanding of math concepts. It includes 180 daily lessons; computation, graphing, and word-problem exercises; 18 assessments in standardized-test format; 12 real-world application activities; and a reproducible problem-solving strategy guide. The book supports NCTM standards.