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Design Like Nature

Biomimicry for a Healthy Planet

by Megan Clendenan & Kim Ryall Woolcock
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: discoveries, environmental science & ecosystems, environmental conservation & protection, inventions

Did you know that lamps can be powered by glowing bacteria instead of electricity? That gloves designed like gecko feet let people climb straight up glass walls? Or that kids are finding ways to make compostable plastic out of banana peels? Biomimicry, the scientific term for when we learn from and copy nature, is a revolutionary way to look to na …

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Astronauts & Space

by Tamara Hartson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: aeronautics, astronautics & space science, astronomy

Super Explorers take you into space with the astronauts who have circled the Earth, been on the moon, lived on the International Space Station and those who hope to one day travel to Mars and beyond: • Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon. • Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov made the first spacewalk in history. • Chris Hadfiel …

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Trains

by Wendy Pirk
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: railroads & trains, travel, how things work-are made

Super Explorers bring you interesting facts and full-colour photos all about big and fast trains. • Trains can move freight and goods or people across the city or country. • Early trains were pulled by horses; then came the steam train. Newer trains can be electric, diesel or even powered by magnetic levitation. • Some trains go as fast as 30 …

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50 Space Missions that Changed the World

by John A. Read
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 3
tagged: aeronautics, astronautics & space science

Since the first spacecraft launched in 1957, there have been many ground-breaking missions that have expanded our knowledge of the solar system. The 50 featured in this collection include Voyager's Grand Tour, Apollo 8 and the first crewed mission to the Moon, the first woman in space and the first communication satellite that brought live televisi …

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Las partes trabajan juntas

by Cynthia O‘Brien
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6
  • Grade: 1
tagged: beginner, how things work-are made, experiments & projects

Many technologies are made up of different parts that each perform a certain job. This basic introduction to systems will show you how all the parts work together as a group to complete a task.

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¿Qué hace un ingeniero?

by Johnson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6
  • Grade: 1
tagged: beginner, inventions, experiments & projects

Read about the kinds of jobs that people do as engineers, and how they use math, science, and creative thinking to solve problems.

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Usemos la tecnología sabiamente

by Cynthia O‘Brien
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 6
  • Grade: 1
tagged: beginner, how things work-are made, experiments & projects

Technology can make work easier, safer, and more fun. But some technology can also be harmful to the environment. Read about how we can make responsible choices in our use of technologies to help lessen the harm to the environment.

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