Get ready to celebrate the planet! Kids will learn all about Earth Day and its traditions with Super Simple Earth Day Activities. Then, explore ways they can celebrate this holiday by making seed bombs, bird feeders, and more. Colorful photos and step-by-step instructions make each project super easy and super fun. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
From apple cores to zinnia heads, readers will discover the best ingredients for a successful compost pile! Kids everywhere are knowledgeable about the environment and climate change. Not only is composting becoming more common in households and residential gardens, but many school gardens feature compost piles, too. But how do you start a compost pile? What’s safe to include? Perfect for an Earth Day focus or year-round reference, this inviting book provides all the answers for kids and families looking for simple, child-friendly ways to help the planet.
Conduct physics, chemistry, and biology experiments with tools and ingredients found in any kitchen! These 52 labs created by mom and scientist Liz Lee Heinecke introduce fundamental scientific principles in a fun and accessible format. Have fun:exploring physics: marshmallow slingshots serve as a lesson on the transformation of energy and an egg-throwing experiment demonstrates the law of motion.learning about microbiology by growing your own microbe zoo on a homemade petri plate. learning about rocket science by making and launching bottle rockets, using water and a bike pump.Other great projects explore the exciting science of crystals, static electricity, acidification, and solar energy. The experiments can be used as individual projects, for parties, or as educational activities for groups. It's the perfect resource for Girl Scout Brownies looking to earn their Home Scientist badges! Many of the experiments are safe enough for children as young as toddlers and exciting enough for older kids, so families can discover the joy of science together. The popular Lab for Kids series features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, clay, geology, math, and even how to create your own circus—all ...
Why is the sky blue? What makes a balloon float? Why can't I see in the dark?You can discover the answers to these questions and more with The Everything Kids' Easy Science Experiments Book. Using easy-to-find household materials like soda bottles and flashlights, you can build bubbles, create plastic--even make raisins dance! All of the experiments are kid-tested and educational--but more importantly, they're tons of fun! These quick and easy experiments help you to:Explore your five senses.Discover density and sound.Delve into seasons, life cycles, and weather.Investigate electricity and light.Study the solar system and landforms.Examine matter and acids/bases. This is the perfect book for a rainy Saturday, a lazy vacation day, or even after school. You'll have so much fun conducting the experiments, you'll forget that you're actually learning about science!
This new edition of Free Spirit’s best-selling youth service guide includes a refreshed ";Ten Steps to Successful Service Projects"; plus hundreds of up-to-date ideas for projects—from simple to large-scale. At a time when U.S. President Barack Obama has called for increased participation in community service, this revitalized book is sure to find a whole new audience of eager young change-makers.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/1/2009Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
American Kids in History?(TM)Discover Life in America During World War II with Dozens of Exciting Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes Travel back to 1942 and experience firsthand just how exciting and challenging life was for kids in America during World War II. Spend a year with the Donatos and the Andersens, two families working hard to make ends meet while still making time to have fun. Visit eleven-year-old Frank Donato in San Francisco and share in the thrilling sight of warships heading out to sea under the Golden Gate Bridge. Follow twelve-year-old Shirley Andersen through her family's wheat farm in southern Minnesota as they prepare for the autumn harvest. Eager to share the fun, adventure, and hard work of their daily lives, Frank and Shirley will show you how to play their favorite games, make cool toys and crafts, and cook up the yummiest recipes! Create a toy periscope out of a cardboard mailing tube and two small pocket mirrors, cook up a delicious Coney Island hot dog, play the exciting game of Sea Battle, and keep track of the weather with a 3-D cloud chart. Packed with entertaining and easy projects, games, and recipes, World War II Days will take you on an exhilarating adventure into one of the most fascinating periods in American history.
Calling all creative writers! Introducing the wonderfully designed journal that has everything that you need for your creative writing projects. The 120 pages of lined paper interior gives plenty of room for you to write your ideas, make lists, jot down notes and complete any other creative writing task that your heart desires. This is the perfect notebook journal for creating short stories, making storybooks, organizing your thoughts or doodling. This journal is perfect for gift giving, but can also be used as a versatile notebook at school, home or the office.Check out some of the great features of this journal:Standard 6” x 9” size - Gives plenty of room for creators to work, but can be easily carried, stored in a backpack, desk or on a bookshelfFeatures:Perfectly Sized: 6” x 9” Interior Details: College Ruled PaperNumber of Pages: 120 sturdy pagesCover: Soft, matte cover with a smooth finish that feels amazing.High-quality paper that allows the perfect absorbency for pens, gel pens, and even markers!Great size for convenient carrying. Perfect for gift-giving.Be sure to check the Wee Create page for more styles, designs, sizes and other options.