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    Geology of the Desert Southwest: Investigate How the Earth Was Formed

    Venturing through two of the most diverse and fascinating regions of North America, these activity books combine the sub... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    Timekeeping: Explore the History and Science of Telling Time with 15 Projects

    Ages 9 to 12 years. Taking young readers on a trek through the cultural history of time, this activity book teaches a co... More

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    Book 3

    Great Colonial America Projects: You Can Build Yourself

    Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9--12 to colonial America through hands-o... More

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    GREAT WORLD WAR II PROJECTS: YOU CAN BUILD YOURSELF

    From spy maps and victory banners to spotter planes and ration cakes, Great World War II Projects You Can Build Yourself... More

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    Book 5

    Inca: DISCOVER THE CULTURE AND GEOGRAPHY OF A LOST CIVILIZATION WITH 25 PROJECTS

    Revealing legends and legacies, Inca: Discover the Culture and Geography of a Lost Civilization with 25 Projects offers ... More

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    Natural Disasters: Investigate the World's Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects

    When natural disasters happen they grab headlines around the world. People, creatures, and the environment are all impac... More

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    CITIES: Discover How They Work with 25 Projects

    To a child, a city is a chaotic, vibrant community whose workings can seem quite mysterious. How did people create subwa... More

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    Book 8

    Timekeeping: Explore the History and Science of Telling Time

    Timekeeping: Explore the History and Science of Telling Time travels through the past and into the future to explore how... More

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    Book 9
    Book 9

    Great Ancient EGYPT Projects: You Can Build Yourself

    From reed boats, papyrus, and amulets, to pyramids, pharaohs, and mummies, Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yo... More

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    Book 10

    Garbage: Investigate What Happens When You Throw It Out With 25 Projects

    Kids become "rubbish warriors" in Garbage: Investigate What Happens When You Throw It Out. Encouraged to think about the... More

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    Book 11

    Great Civil War Projects: You Can Build Yourself

    From periscopes to homemade paper, uniforms to telegraphs, Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the ... More

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    Book 12

    Planet Earth: 24 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself

    Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself provides an engaging guide to the natural world and encou... More

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    Book 13

    AMAZING BIOME PROJECTS: YOU CAN BUILD YOURSELF

    Amazing Biome Projects You Can Build Yourself takes kids ages 9 and up on a circumnavigation of the globe to learn abou... More

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    Book 14

    GREAT ANCIENT CHINA PROJECTS: YOU CAN BUILD YOURSELF

    Great Ancient China Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the incredible ingenuity and history of ancient China with ... More

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    Book 15

    Natural Disasters: Investigate the World's Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects

    When natural disasters happen they grab headlines around the world. People, creatures, and the environment are all impac... More

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    Book 16

    GREAT ANCIENT CHINA PROJECTS: YOU CAN BUILD YOURSELF

    Great Ancient China Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the incredible ingenuity and history of ancient China with ... More

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    Book 17

    Explorers of the New World: Discover the Golden Age of Exploration With 22 Projects

    Explorers of the New World: Discover the Golden Age of Exploration offers a fascinating look at the explorers and their ... More

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    Book 18

    ENERGY: 25 Projects Investigate Why We Need Power & How We Get It

    Energy is a vital part of our lives. It powers our computer, lights our home, and moves our car. It also costs a lot of ... More

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    Book 19

    TOOLS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS: A Kid's Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Greece

    Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid's Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece explores the scientific ... More

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    Book 20

    3-D Engineering: Design and Build Your Own Prototypes

    How did somebody come up with the idea for bridges, skyscrapers, helicopters, and nightlights? How did people figure out... More

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    Book 21

    Microbes: Discover an Unseen World

    If our vision improved one million times, we would be able to see microbes in the air, on our skin, in the soil, in wate... More

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    Book 22

    3-D Engineering: Design and Build Practical Prototypes

    How did somebody come up with the idea for bridges, skyscrapers, helicopters, and nightlights? How did people figure out... More

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    Book 23

    TOOLS OF THE ANCIENT ROMANS: A Kid's Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Rome

    Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid's Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece explores the scientific ... More

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    Book 24

    Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions: You Can Build Yourself

    Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers to the life, world, and incredible mind o... More

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    Book 25

    Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure

    Catch a glimpse inside a school bus and you'll see lots of kids looking down. What are they doing? They're deciding on s... More

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    Book 26

    World Myths and Legends: 25 Projects You Can Build Yourself

    All societies have their own myths and legends, but they're much more than just stories. Myths and legends tell us about... More

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    Book 27
    Book 27

    Amazing Math Projects: Projects You Can Build Yourself

    Make a geodesic dome big enough to sit in. Solve one of the world's hardest two-piece puzzles. Pass a straight line thro... More

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    Book 28

    GREAT PIONEER PROJECTS: YOU CAN BUILD YOURSELF

    What was it like to be an American pioneer during the 1800s? Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces re... More

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    Book 29

    Entrepreneurship: Create Your Own Business

    From the early days of traders and trappers to today's global online marketplace, business is the glue that holds our wo... More

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    Book 30

    Comics: Investigate the History and Technology of American Cartooning

    Comics have a rich and varied history, beginning on the walls of caves and evolving to the sophisticated medium found on... More

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    Book 31

    Mapping and Navigation: Explore the History and Science of Finding Your Way with 20 Projects

    How did we get from 20-foot-long maps to GPS devices small enough to fit in the palm of our hands? How does GPS work and... More

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    Book 32
    Book 32

    Native Americans: DISCOVER THE HISTORY & CULTURES OF THE FIRST AMERICANS WITH 15 PROJECTS

    Explore how the first Americans, faced with varying climates in a vast land hundreds and thousands of years ago, develop... More

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    Book 33

    CANALS AND DAMS: INVESTIGATE FEATS OF ENGINEERING WITH 25 PROJECTS

    Canals and Dams: Investigate Feats of Engineering invites children ages 9 and up to explore the innovation and physical ... More

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    Book 34

    SKYSCRAPERS: INVESTIGATE FEATS OF ENGINEERING WITH 25 PROJECTS

    Over centuries and across cultures people have defied gravity in a quest to build the tallest, grandest structures imagi... More

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    Book 35

    Backyard BIOLOGY: Investigate Habitats Outside Your Door with 25 Projects

    BIOLOGY IS THE STUDY OF LIFE Life is everywhere, thriving in the city and in the country, teeming in ecosystems around t... More

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    Book 36

    THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: INVESTIGATE HOW SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CHANGED THE WORLD with 25 PROJECTS

    Imagine a world without brand-name products! Before the Industrial Revolution it was not possible to produce enough of t... More

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    Book 37

    Bridges and Tunnels: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects

    Bridges and tunnels are lifelines. People have tackled seemingly insurmountable obstacles, including vast canyons and m... More

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    Book 38

    Food: 25 Amazing Projects Investigate the History and Science of What We Eat

    From the minute life begins, food makes you strong, helps you grow, and gives you energy. But do you take that ham sandw... More

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    Book 39

    The Silk Road: Explore the World's Most Famous Trade Route with 20 Projects

    From Roman times until the Age of Exploration, the Silk Road carried goods and ideas across Central Asia between two maj... More

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    Book 40

    Maya: Inventos Increibles que Puedes Construir tu Mismo

    Revised in 2012 Maya: Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9--12 to the world of the ancie... More

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    Book 41

    MAYA: Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself

    Revised for 2012 Maya: Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9--12 to the world of the ancie... More

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    Book 42
    Book 42

    George Washington: 25 Great Projects You Can Build Yourself

    George Washington: 25 Great Projects You Can Build Yourself offers a fascinating look into the life and times of our nat... More

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    Book 43

    Seven Wonders of the World: Discover Amazing Monuments to Civilization with 20 Projects

    Over 2,000 years ago, ancient Greek scholars named seven of the most wondrous monuments to civilization, including the P... More

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    Book 44

    Robotics: DISCOVER THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE with 20 PROJECTS

    Once, robots were only found in science fiction books and movies. Today, robots are everywhere! They assemble massive c... More

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    Book 45

    Renewable Energy: Discover the Fuel of the Future With 20 Projects

    How do we heat our homes, light our rooms, and power our cars? With energy! In 2014, the United States relied on fossil ... More

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    Book 46

    AMAZING SOLAR SYSTEM PROJECTS: YOU CAN BUILD YOURSELF

    Amazing Solar System Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the basic elements of the solar... More

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    Book 47
    Book 47

    Amazing KITCHEN CHEMISTRY Projects: You Can Build Yourself

    In Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself, kids ages 9 and up will experiment with kitchen materials ... More

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    Book 48

    Amazing BEN FRANKLIN Inventions: You Can Build Yourself

    Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the life and times of one of ... More

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    Book 49
    Book 49

    Planet Earth: 24 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself

    Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself provides an engaging guide to the natural world and encou... More

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    Book 50
    Book 50

    THE HUMAN BODY: 25 FANTASTIC PROJECTS Illuminate How the Body Works

    Kids will be amazed at all the action that's going on right inside their own bodies, from understanding just how that ap... More

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    Book 51

    Geology of the Eastern Coast: Investigate How the Earth Was Formed with 15 Projects

    Taking a unique approach to a fascinating region of the United States, this activity guide looks at the underlying proce... More

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    Book 52

    Great Medieval Projects: You Can Build Yourself

    Great Medieval Projects You Can Build Yourself brings the Middle Ages in Europe alive through hands-on activities for ki... More

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    Book 53
    Book 53

    Climate Change: Discover How It Impacts Spaceship Earth

    For more than 200 years, scientists have been observing, measuring, and analyzing information about our planet's climate... More

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    Book 54

    Bioengineering: Discover How Nature Inspires Human Designs With 25 Projects

    In Bioengineering: Discover How Nature Inspires Human Designs, young readers explore designs and innovations that come f... More

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    Book 55

    The U.S. Constitution: Discover How Democracy Works With 25 Projects

    Where did the American democratic tradition begin? From ancient civilizations in Greece and Rome to the Enlightenment in... More

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    Book 56
    Book 56

    The Underground Railroad: Navigate the Journey from Slavery to Freedom With 25 Projects

    Imagine leaving everything you've ever known--your friends, family, and home--to travel along roads you've never seen be... More

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    Book 57
    Book 57

    Fault Lines & Tectonic Plates: Discover What Happens When the Earth's Crust Moves With 25 Projects

    The ground beneath your feet is solid, right? After all, how could we build houses and bridges if the land was moving al... More

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    Book 58
    Book 58

    Innovators: The Stories Behind the People Who Shaped the World With 25 Projects

    Most people have heard of Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg, but how about Daniel Hale Williams, Mae Jemiso... More

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    Book 59
    Book 59

    Great Civil War Projects: You Can Build Yourself

    From uniforms and submarines to potato cannons and regimental flags, this interactive book explores the history and inve... More

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    Book 61
    Book 61

    Evolution: How Life Adapts to a Changing Environment With 25 Projects

    Why do humans walk on two legs? Why do fish have gills? Life on Earth is incredibly diverse and part of the reason for t... More

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    Book 62

    Extinction: What Happened to the Dinosaurs, Mastodons, and Dodo Birds? With 25 Projects

    Have you seen a dodo bird recently? Do you have mastodons playing in your back yard? Not likely-these species are both e... More

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    Book 64

    Big Data: Information in the Digital World with Science Activities for Kids

    What is big data and what does it have to do with you? Have you watched videos online today? Did you post photographs o... More

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    Book 65
    Book 65

    Artificial Intelligence: Thinking Machines and Smart Robots with Science Activities for Kids

    What is artificial intelligence? How is artificial intelligence going to change our lives? "Alexa, play my favorite son... More

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    Book 67
    Book 67

    Industrial Design: Why Smartphones Aren't Round and Other Mysteries with Science Activities for Kids

    What is industrial design? How does it affect our everyday lives? Why do microwaves open with a swinging front door? Wh... More

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    Book 68
    Book 68

    Geology of the Great Plains and Mountain West: Investigate How the Earth Was Formed with 15 Projects

    Answering intriguing questions such as Why does the largest river system in North America meander across the middle of ... More

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    Book 69
    Book 69

    Amazing AFRICA PROJECTS: You Can Build Yourself

    While Africa is one continent it contains many diverse countries. Amazing Africa Projects You Can Build Yourself introdu... More

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    Book 70
    Book 70

    ROCKETRY: Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics

    Rocketry: Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics introduces students to the fascinating world ... More

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    Book 71
    Book 71

    MICRONATIONS: Invent Your Own Country and Culture with 25 Projects

    For anyone who's ever dreamed of ruling over their own empire, here's your chance! Micronations are imaginary countries ... More

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