Science

Turn This Book Into A Beehive!

Turn This Book Into A Beehive!

Did you know there are 25,000 different species of bees buzzing around the earth today or that there are about 150 different types of mason bees in North America!  Did you know that bees’ wings move like helicopter blades?  They fly an average of 15 miles per hour and their wings flap at 200 beats(…)

Celebrate Kid Inventor’s Day

Celebrate Kid Inventor’s Day

Some of the most ingenious things have been invented by kids. Did you know 15-year-old Chester Greenwood invented earmuffs in 1873? Kids can be quite surprising when it comes to solving problems. Encourage your young inventor with these books: The Kids’ Invention Book The Kids Invention Book takes you step-by-step through the invention process.  Your(…)

Experiments with Straws

Experiments with Straws

Today is National Drinking Straw Day!  On January 3, 1888, Marvin C. Stone received the patent for the paper drinking straw.  In acknowledgment of that invention, each year on January 3, people across the nation observe National Drinking Straw Day. One way to celebrate Drinking Straw Day would be to spend the entire day drinking all(…)

Greatest Book of Facts – The World Almanac 2018

Greatest Book of Facts – The World Almanac 2018

The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2018    The 150th Anniversary Special Edition Includes New Features and Popular Favorites; Highlights from Past Years, Profile of the Trump Administration, and More  How does the Trump administration’s first year compare to those of past presidents? How do Harvey and Irma stack up against other historic hurricanes? While 2017 was a momentous(…)

STEM for Science Saturday:  Nanotechnology

STEM for Science Saturday: Nanotechnology

Super Gear: Nanotechnology and Sports Team Up How are the sports played by Michael Phelps, Serena Williams, Michelle Wie, and Usain Bolt related? Nanotechnology! Engineers manipulate nanoparticles – so small that they can’t be seen without a special microscope – to invent new materials with astonishing properties. This is the cutting-edge science of nanotechnology, and(…)

Family Activities:  Wait Till It Gets Dark

Family Activities: Wait Till It Gets Dark

It’s night. It’s dark. It’s time to go indoors—or is it? The outdoors at night can be a scary place, but this book will help young readers investigate the mysterious nature of night. To explore the night, it would be great to have eyes like an owl, the sensitive nose of a deer, and feet(…)