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  • Cracking Up: A Story About Erosion

    Jacqui Bailey, Matthew Lilly

    Paperback (Picture Window Books, Jan. 1, 2006)
    A rocky cliff juts out toward the ocean, its rough face jagged and worn. In a process called erosion, water, ice, and wind wear away the rock and change its shape over time. From rivers cutting deep valleys to ocean waves crashing into the shore, erosion changes the face of the earth.
  • The Rock Factory: The Story About the Rock Cycle

    Jacqui Bailey, Matthew Lilly

    Paperback (Picture Window Books, Jan. 1, 2006)
    Explains the formation of rocks and minerals, and includes information on volcanoes.
  • Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments: All Lab, No Lecture

    Robert Bruce Thompson, Barbara Fritchman Thompson

    Paperback (Make Community, LLC, Aug. 28, 2012)
    Have you ever wondered whether the forensic science you’ve seen on TV is anything like the real thing? There’s no better way to find out than to roll up your sleeves and do it yourself. This full-color book offers advice for setting up an inexpensive home lab, and includes more than 50 hands-on lab sessions that deal with forensic science experiments in biology, chemistry, and physics. You’ll learn the practical skills and fundamental knowledge needed to pursue forensics as a lifelong hobby—or even a career.The forensic science procedures in this book are not merely educational, they’re the real deal. Each chapter includes one or more lab sessions devoted to a particular topic. You’ll find a complete list of equipment and chemicals you need for each session.Analyze soil, hair, and fibersMatch glass and plastic specimensDevelop latent fingerprints and reveal blood tracesConduct drug and toxicology testsAnalyze gunshot and explosives residuesDetect forgeries and fakesAnalyze impressions, such as tool marks and footprintsMatch pollen and diatom samplesExtract, isolate, and visualize DNA samplesThrough their company, The Home Scientist, LLC (, the authors also offer inexpensive custom kits that provide specialized equipment and supplies you’ll need to complete the experiments. Add a microscope and some common household items and you’re good to go.
  • Charged Up: The Story of Electricity

    Jacqui Bailey, Matthew Lilly

    Paperback (Picture Window Books, Jan. 1, 2004)
    Describes how electrical energy is generated in power stations and how it travels through pylons, power cables, and wires into people's homes. Includes activity.
  • Experiments in Earth Science and Weather with Toys and Everyday Stuff

    Emily Beth Sohn

    Paperback (Capstone Press, Aug. 1, 2015)
    Engaging experiments using simple toys and everyday stuff teach curious young minds all about Earth Science. Readers can take an up-close look at how tornadoes develop, why wind is sometimes cold, how the water cycle works, and so much more. With low-level text and step-by-step photos, connecting young readers with science concepts and supporting the Next Generation Science Standards has never been simpler!
  • Living or Nonliving?

    Abbie Dunne

    Paperback (Capstone Press, Aug. 1, 2016)
    Simple text and bright photographs explain the concept of living and nonliving things for beginning readers. The book concludes with a simple, kid-friendly activity.
  • Earth Science: Geology, the Environment, and the Universe

    McGraw-Hill Education

    Hardcover (Glencoe/McGraw-Hill School Pub, Jan. 1, 2005)
    Challenging, comprehensive and relevant, this textbook combines in-depth presentation with a stunning visual program.Earth Science: Geology, the Environment, and the Universe is a comprehensive program that provides thorough content with a wide variety of engaging laboratory experiences. Relevant connections are highlighted to emphasize an environmental application between the classroom and the contemporary world. Strong support is given to math skills using the content.
  • Sam's Science: I Know How We Fight Germs

    Kate Rowan, Katharine McEwen

    Hardcover (Candlewick, Jan. 6, 1999)
    Sam and his mother talk about germs, viruses, and bacteria, including how the body fights harmful germs and uses germs that are helpful, in a fun, scientifically sound story with drawings by the illustrator of Cows in the Kitchen.
  • Day of the Dinosaurs: Step into a spectacular prehistoric world

    Steve Brusatte, Daniel Chester

    Hardcover (Wide Eyed Editions, Sept. 1, 2016)
    Learn everything you ever wanted to know about dinosaurs in this book that allows you to compare the biggest, fastest and fiercest creatures of the land, sea and sky from four different prehistoric periods: the Triassic, the early Jurassic, the Late Jurassic and the Cretaceous. Sections on diet, weapons and defence and dinosaur senses make this a comprehensive introduction to one of the earth's most successful animals. Fact-filled, fully illustrated and in an exciting large format, this is a thrilling read for any budding paleontologist.
  • I Face the Wind

    Vicki Cobb, Julia Gorton

    Hardcover (HarperCollins, April 15, 2003)
    Ever lose your hat in a strong wind? Ever feel the wind pushing you from side to side? Know why you can feel the wind, but never see it? You will!Renowned science author Vicki Cobb makes scientific principles easy for even the youngest kids to understand. Follow this book with a young child who loves to play. Bring along balloons. Find a windy place. Together you'll face the wind and see that learning is a breeze. Discover science, and the world will never look the same. Great hands-on activities and irresistible illustrations by Julia Gorton make Science Play a perfect way to learn about science . . . just for the fun of it!
  • Earth Science


    Hardcover (MCDOUGAL LITTEL, May 27, 2004)
    Earth Science
  • Nocturnal Animals

    Abbie Dunne

    Paperback (Capstone Press, Aug. 1, 2016)
    Simple text and bright photographs explain the concept of nocturnal animals for beginning readers. The book concludes with a simple, kid-friendly activity.