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Let's Explore Sound

Preschool - Grade 1

Sound is made up of tiny vibrations. Learn how different vibrations create different sounds! With age-appropriate critical thinking questions and carefully leveled text, young readers will… Read More →

  • Lexile: 400
  • ATOS: 1.5
  • Dewey: 534

Lighting Up the Brain: The Science of Optogenetics

Grade 8 - Grade 12

What if neuroscientists could look inside the human brain and watch individual brain cells send signals to one another? What if they could then control these brain cells to direct thoughts… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • Dewey: 612.8/2

NASA Astronomer Nancy Grace Roman

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Have you ever looked up at the twinkling stars in the night sky? Nancy Grace Roman looked up and never looked… Roman was fascinated with the stars ever since her mother showed her the co Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 520.92 [B]

Project Code

Series

This exciting, makerspace-friendly series offers a variety of step-by-step projects for programming in Scratch. Easy-to-follow instructions guide young programmers through activities that… Read More →

Race Cars on the Go

Preschool - Grade 1

Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about how race cars work. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build… Read More →

  • Lexile: 410
  • ATOS: 1.4
  • Dewey: 629.228/5

STEM Smackdown (Alternator Books ® )

Series

This myth-busting series highlights the most hotly contested invention credits in history. With the high-energy tone of color commentary, each book presents the race to claim first in… Read More →

STEM Trailblazer Bios: New for Spring 2018

Series

Read about the life stories and significant contributions of some of today's most accomplished figures in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. Narrative nonfiction text… Read More →

School Buses on the Go

Preschool - Grade 1

Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about how school buses work. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build… Read More →

  • Lexile: 410
  • ATOS: 1.4
  • Dewey: 629.222/33

Science Educator and Advocate Bill Nye

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Do you think science is fun and exciting? Bill Nye does. In fact, he wanted to become an astronaut, but NASA rejected his applications. Instead, Nye has spent his career helping other people… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 509.2 [B]

Snowy Owl Invasion!: Tracking an Unusual Migration

Grade 3 - Grade 6

Late in 2013, snowy owls started showing up in places no one expected to find them—including Florida. What had caused so many of these majestic birds to leave their Arctic home and fly to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: 598.9/7

The Monarchs Are Missing: A Butterfly Mystery

Grade 3 - Grade 6

Why are monarch butterflies disappearing? Scientists are racing to find answers. These iconic orange, black, and white butterflies flutter across much of the North American continent, and are… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • ATOS: 6.8
  • Dewey: 595.78/9

Tractors on the Go

Preschool - Grade 1

Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about how tractors work. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build… Read More →

  • Lexile: 420
  • ATOS: 1.6
  • Dewey: 629.225/2

Who Invented the Airplane?: Wright Brothers vs. Whitehead

Grade 3 - Grade 6

Do you know who invented the airplane? Most Americans believe it was Wilbur and Orville Wright. But what if that's not true? What if a German immigrant named Gustave Whitehead beat the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 629.130092/2

Who Invented the Light Bulb?: Edison vs. Swan

Grade 3 - Grade 6

Do you know who invented the light bulb? Most Americans will tell you it was Thomas Edison. But what if they're wrong? What if a British scientist named Joseph Swan was filing for the rights… Read More →

  • Lexile: 950
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 621.32/60922

Who Invented the Movie Camera?: Edison vs. Friese-Greene

Grade 3 - Grade 6

Most people believe Thomas Edison was the mastermind of motion pictures. But what if another budding inventor filed a patent for a movie camera just before Edison? Photographer William… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 777

Who Invented the Radio?: Tesla vs. Marconi

Grade 3 - Grade 6

You may have heard the story of how Guglielmo Marconi invented the radio, but what if it isn't entirely true? What if the brilliant young inventor Nikola Tesla was working on advancing radio… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 621.384092/2

Who Invented the Telephone?: Bell vs. Meucci

Grade 3 - Grade 6

Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, right? That's what most people will tell you. But what if they're wrong? What if Scottish-born inventor Antonio Santi Giuseppe Meucci was working… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 621.386092/2

Who Invented the Television?: Sarnoff vs. Farnsworth

Grade 3 - Grade 6

It's something many people use every day, but do you know who invented the television? David Sarnoff, the powerful radio executive, is often thought of as the Father of Television. But the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 621.3880092/2

3D Printing: The Revolution in Personalized Manufacturing

Grade 8 - Grade 12

3D printing was once only known through science fiction, such as Star Trek, the popular 1960s TV series. But inventors and engineers on Earth began experimenting in real life with 3D printing… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • Dewey: 621.9/88

Addiction and Overdose: Confronting an American Crisis

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Drug overdosing and death from prescription painkillers and heroin are at epidemic levels in the United States. How do people become addicted to opioids and other dangerous drugs, and why?… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • Dewey: 362.290973

Amazing Science Experiments

Series

Science comes alive through simple experiments that demonstrate scientific concepts including electricity, forces and motion, and states of matter. Simple step-by-step instructions describe… Read More →

Artificial Intelligence: Building Smarter Machines

Grade 8 - Grade 12

In 2011 a computer named Watson outscored two human competitors on the TV quiz show Jeopardy! and snagged the million-dollar prize. Watson isn't the only machine keeping up with humans. The… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1170
  • ATOS: 8.6
  • Dewey: 006.3

Astronaut Ellen Ochoa

Grade 2 - Grade 5

When Ellen Ochoa was young, male American astronauts walked on the moon. But girls were not allowed to be astronauts. Girls didn't often study science either—but Ochoa didn't let that stop… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 629.450092 [B]

Backhoes Dig!

Preschool - Grade 1

What truck helps dig a big hole? A backhoe! With every scoop, backhoes help clear dirt and rocks out of the way. Vibrant photos and age-appropriate critical thinking questions help young… Read More →

  • Lexile: 440
  • ATOS: 1.8
  • Dewey: 621.8/65