Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living
Tiny coral animals can build huge reefs, and most living things in the world's warm seas depend on those reefs to survive. Giant manta rays and tiny shrimp, bright parrot fish and snakelike moray eels all need coral reefs for food and shelter. Dive into Extreme Coral Reef! Q&A to find out how important these beautiful structures are to life in the ocean! Gr.3-6
Explores how and why we build. Beginning with the igloo, whose origins are lost in time, and culminating in the latest 3D-printing technology for building on the Moon, the book weaves together themes and ideas to create an unfolding visual story. Gr.3-7
Every day, all over the world, animals and insects set about the purposeful tasks of designing their homes, catching their prey, and attracting their mates. In the process they create gorgeous nests, shelters, and habitats. Capturing 120 of these wonders in all their beauty and complexity, Animal Architecture presents a visually arresting tribute to the intersection of nature, science, function, and design.
All alone -- The great escape -- A new world -- The apple -- Newton versus Hooke -- Newton versus Leibniz -- Newton versus Flamsteed -- The greatest science book in the world -- Newton versus Newton -- And what about alchemy? -- The crimson years -- His impact.
From Isaac Newton's sudden grasp of gravity to Alexander Fleming's chance development of penicillin, this collection reveals the thrilling stories behind 11 monumental discoveries, as well as the tragedies and triumphs of the fascinating men and women behind these advances. Illustrated with historical photos and engravings.
What are the laws of motion? -- Investigating the world -- Galileo and the science of motion -- Laying down the law -- The three laws -- Mass and weight -- Friction and energy -- The cutting-edge.
Reporting on a range of historical and contemporary female builders and designers, this educational book strives to inspire a new generation of girls in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). - provided by the publisher.
Young readers tackle real-life engineering problems by figuring out real-life solutions. Kids apply science and math skills to create prototypes for bridges, instruments, alarms, and more. Prototypes are preliminary models used by engineers -- and kids--to evaluate ideas and to better understand how things work.
Explains how tents, houses, stadiums and bridges are built, and how to build models of such structures using materials found around the home.