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

by Cynthia Light Brown & Kathleen Brown Nomad Press (March 01, 2012)

Taking a unique approach to a fascinating region of the United States, this activity guide looks at the underlying processes that have shaped the Eastern Coast. Beginning with the connection between geology...


Inca: Discover the Culture and Geography of a Lost Civilization with 25 Projects

by Lawrence Kovacs & Farah Rizvi Nomad Press (February 01, 2013)

Revealing legends and legacies, Inca: Discover the Culture and Geography of a Lost Civilization with 25 Projects offers engaging insight into the continent-sprawling ancient Inca culture. The text and activities...


Backyard Biology: Investigate Habitats Outside Your Door with 25 Projects

by Donna Latham & Beth Hetland Nomad Press (January 01, 2013)

BIOLOGY IS THE STUDY OF LIFE

Life is everywhere, thriving in the city and in the country, teeming in ecosystems around the planet—in deserts, oceans, and even the Arctic. And life is right outside your door!...


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

by Kathleen M Reilly & Tom Casteel Nomad Press (November 28, 2012)

When natural disasters happen they grab headlines around the world. People, creatures, and the environment are all impacted when nature gets out of control. Natural disasters can be upsetting to live through,...


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

by Carla Mooney & Alexis Cornell Nomad Press (November 15, 2017)

Why do humans walk on two legs? Why do fish have gills? Life on Earth is incredibly diverse and part of the reason for this is evolution, or the theory that living things change with time. Evolution: How Life...


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

by Laura Perdew & Tom Casteel Nomad Press (September 15, 2017)

In Earth's 4.5-billion-year history, more than 5 billion species have gone extinct, some of them at the same time. How can 75-95 percent of species on Earth disappear at one time? What event could cause such...


The Oregon Trail: The Journey Across the Country From Lewis and Clark to the Transcontinental Railroad With 25 Projects

by Karen Bush Gibson & Tom Casteel Nomad Press (October 15, 2017)

Westward ho! If you travel across certain parts of the United States, you can still see wagon wheel ruts where people crossed the west in search of more opportunity and better lives more than 200 years ago!...


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

by Marcia Amidon Lusted & Tom Casteel Nomad Press (July 17, 2017)

The world owes a lot to the unsung heroes of innovation! In Innovators: The Stories Behind the People Who Shaped the World, readers ages 9 to 12 learn about the people who created the inventions, products, processes,...


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

by Kathleen M. Reilly & Chad Thompson Nomad Press (January 16, 2017)

One thing you can rely on is the surface of the earth, except when it moves, which is all the time! In Fault Lines and Tectonic Plates: Discover What Happens When the Earth's Crust Moves, readers 9-12 learn...


Bridges and Tunnels: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects

by Donna Latham & Jenn Vaughn Nomad Press (June 01, 2012)

Bridges and tunnels are lifelines. People have tackled seemingly insurmountable obstacles, including vast canyons and mountain ranges, to design and construct these amazing passageways. Bridges and Tunnels:...


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

by Cynthia Light Brown, Patrick McGinty & Beth Hetland Nomad Press (January 07, 2014)

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 what can it tell us? How do ancient mapmaking techniques used by the Romans and Greeks...


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

by Joshua Sneideman, Erin Twamley & Heather Jane Brinesh Nomad Press (April 18, 2016)

How do we heat our homes, light our rooms, and power our cars? With energy! In 2014, the United States relied on fossil fuels for about 67 percent of its power. But as the fossil fuel supply dwindles and climate...


ROCKETRY: Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics

by Carla Mooney & Caitlin Denham Nomad Press (September 16, 2014)

Rocketry: Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics introduces students to the fascinating world of rocketry and ballistics. Readers discover the history of rocket development, from the...


Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure

by Kathy Ceceri & Mike Crosier Nomad Press (September 21, 2015)

Catch a glimpse inside a school bus and you’ll see lots of kids looking down. What are they doing? They’re deciding on strategy, building cities, setting traps for monsters, sharing resources, and nurturing...


Microbes: Discover an Unseen World

by Christine Burillo-Kirch & Tom Casteel Nomad Press (October 19, 2015)

If our vision improved one million times, we would be able to see microbes in the air, on our skin, in the soil, in water, and on food! In Microbes: Discover an Unseen World, readers journey through microscopic...


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

by Kathy Ceceri & Sam Carbaugh Nomad Press (August 01, 2012)

Once, robots were only found in science fiction books and movies. Today, robots are everywhere! They assemble massive cars and tiny computer chips. They help doctors do delicate surgery. They vacuum our houses...


3-D Engineering: Design and Build Your Own Prototypes

by Vicki V. May & Andrew Christensen Nomad Press (November 16, 2015)

How did somebody come up with the idea for bridges, skyscrapers, helicopters, and nightlights? How did people figure out how to build them?

In 3D Engineering: Design and Build Your Own Prototypes, young readers...


Bioengineering: Discover How Nature Inspires Human Designs With 25 Projects

by Christine Burillo-Kirch & Alexis Cornell Nomad Press (August 22, 2016)

In Bioengineering: Discover How Nature Inspires Human Designs, young readers explore designs and innovations that come from nature. Leonardo da Vinci studied birds’ wings to draw his design of a man-made flying...


Bioengineering: Discover How Nature Inspires Human Designs With 25 Projects

by Christine Burillo-Kirch & Alexis Cornell Nomad Press (August 22, 2016)

In Bioengineering: Discover How Nature Inspires Human Designs, young readers explore designs and innovations that come from nature. Leonardo da Vinci studied birds’ wings to draw his design of a man-made flying...


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

by Kim Kavin & Beth Hetland Nomad Press (January 07, 2014)

Explore how the first Americans, faced with varying climates in a vast land hundreds and thousands of years ago, developed everything we take for granted today: food supplies, shelter, clothing, religion, games,...


MAYA: Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself

by Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt & Tom Casteel Nomad Press (June 01, 2012)

Revised in 2012 Maya: Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9–12 to the world of the ancient Maya, the most advanced and mysterious civilization of the New World. From ceremonial...


Great Civil War Projects: You Can Build Yourself

by Maxine Anderson Nomad Press (June 01, 2012)

From periscopes to homemade paper, uniforms to telegraphs, Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the Civil War era through hands-on building projects and activities using common household...


MICRONATIONS: Invent Your Own Country and Culture with 25 Projects

by Kathy Ceceri & Chad Thompson Nomad Press (May 12, 2014)

For anyone who's ever dreamed of ruling over their own empire, here's your chance! Micronations are imaginary countries that have a lot of the same things as real ones: laws, customs, history, and their own...


CITIES: Discover How They Work with 25 Projects

by Kathleen M. Reilly & Tom Casteel Nomad Press (April 21, 2014)

To a child, a city is a chaotic, vibrant community whose workings can seem quite mysterious. How did people create subways? How does the water get to the very top of a skyscraper? Is there any organization to...


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

by Linda Formichelli, W Eric Martin & Sam Carbaugh Nomad Press (October 25, 2012)

Timekeeping: Explore the History and Science of Telling Time travels through the past and into the future to explore how humans have measured the passage of time. From ancient civilization’s earliest calendars...


Climate Change: Discover How It Impacts Spaceship Earth

by Joshua Sneideman, Erin Twamley & Mike Crosier Nomad Press (April 07, 2015)

For more than 200 years, scientists have been observing, measuring, and analyzing information about our planet’s climate. Studies show that the earth is in constant transition and humans have an effect on...


Great Ancient EGYPT Projects: You Can Build Yourself

by Carmella Van Vleet Nomad Press (January 07, 2014)

From reed boats, papyrus, and amulets, to pyramids, pharaohs, and mummies, Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the fascinating lives of ancient Egyptians through more than

25 hands-on...


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

by Carla Mooney & Tom Casteel Nomad Press (September 19, 2016)

Where did the American democratic tradition begin? From ancient civilizations in Greece and Rome to the Enlightenment in Europe, democratic ideas throughout time have influenced the development of democracy...


SKYSCRAPERS: INVESTIGATE FEATS OF ENGINEERING WITH 25 PROJECTS

by Donna Latham & Andrew Christensen Nomad Press (January 07, 2014)

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

Skyscrapers: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects invites children ages...


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

by Kris Bordessa Nomad Press (July 15, 2006)

Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece explores the scientific discoveries, athletic innovations, engineering marvels, and innovative ideas created...


Great Colonial America Projects: You Can Build Yourself

by Kris Bordessa Nomad Press (June 01, 2007)

Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9–12 to colonial America through hands-on building projects. From dyeing and spinning yarn to weaving cloth, from creating tin...


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

by Kathleen M Reilly Nomad Press (April 01, 2009)

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 money and pollutes our environment. In Energy: 25 Projects Investigate Why We Need Power...


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

by Carla Mooney & Jenn Vaughn Nomad Press (September 01, 2011)

Imagine a world without brand-name products! Before the Industrial Revolution it was not possible to produce enough of the same item to have a brand, but in 100 years the world changed from make-your-own everything...


GREAT PIONEER PROJECTS: YOU CAN BUILD YOURSELF

by Rachel Dickinson & Shawn Braley Nomad Press (May 01, 2007)

What was it like to be an American pioneer during the 1800s? Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the settling of the great American frontier with over 25 hands-on...


Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions: You Can Build Yourself

by Maxine Anderson Nomad Press (July 15, 2006)

Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers to the life, world, and incredible mind of Leonardo da Vinci through hands-on building projects that explore his invention ideas....


GREAT WORLD WAR II PROJECTS: YOU CAN BUILD YOURSELF

by Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt Nomad Press (July 15, 2006)

From spy maps and victory banners to spotter planes and ration cakes, Great World War II Projects You Can Build Yourself brings one of the most defining periods of American and world history to life through...


Amazing AFRICA PROJECTS: You Can Build Yourself

by Carla Mooney & Megan Sterns Nomad Press (February 01, 2010)

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

Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the stunning landscapes, ancient civilizations and ethnic groups,...


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

by Rachel Dickinson Nomad Press (July 15, 2006)

Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece explores the scientific discoveries, athletic innovations, engineering marvels, and innovative ideas created...


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

by Carmella Van Vleet & Farah Rizvi Nomad Press (November 01, 2011)

Over 2,000 years ago, ancient Greek scholars named seven of the most wondrous monuments to civilization, including the Pyramids of Egypt and Statue of Zeus at Olympia. Through the centuries these treasures were...


AMAZING BIOME PROJECTS: YOU CAN BUILD YOURSELF

by Donna Latham & Farah Rizvi Nomad Press (September 01, 2009)

Amazing Biome Projects You Can Build Yourself takes kids ages 9 and up on a circumnavigation of the globe to learn about Earth's terrestrial and aquatic biomes. Kid's will wander through forests, sizzle in deserts,...


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

by Kathy Ceceri Nomad Press (January 01, 2011)

From Roman times until the Age of Exploration, the Silk Road carried goods and ideas across Central Asia between two major centers of civilization, the Mediterranean Sea and China. In The Silk Road: Explore...


Planet Earth: 24 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself

by Kathleen M. Reilly & Farah Rizvi Nomad Press (April 01, 2008)

Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself provides an engaging guide to the natural world and encourages children ages 9 and up to get their hands dirty and actively connect with the environment....


GREAT ANCIENT CHINA PROJECTS: YOU CAN BUILD YOURSELF

by Lance Kramer & Steven Weinberg Nomad Press (June 01, 2008)

Great Ancient China Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the incredible ingenuity and history of ancient China with 25 hands-on projects for readers ages 9 and up. Great Ancient China Projects covers topics...


Amazing BEN FRANKLIN Inventions: You Can Build Yourself

by Carmella Van Vleet Nomad Press (September 01, 2007)

Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the life and times of one of America’s greatest thinkers with over 25 hands-on building projects and activities. From...


AMAZING SOLAR SYSTEM PROJECTS: YOU CAN BUILD YOURSELF

by Delano Lopez & Shawn Braley Nomad Press (January 01, 2008)

Amazing Solar System Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the basic elements of the solar system with over 25 hands-on building projects and activities. Readers learn about the...


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

by Kathleen M. Reilly & Farah Rizvi Nomad Press (September 01, 2010)

From the minute life begins, food makes you strong, helps you grow, and gives you energy. But do you take that ham sandwich for granted? You might not give a lot of thought to where your food comes from, how...


World Myths and Legends: 25 Projects You Can Build Yourself

by Kathy Ceceri & Shawn Braley Nomad Press (March 01, 2010)

All societies have their own myths and legends, but they're much more than just stories. Myths and legends tell us about a people’s history, science, and cultural values—the things they knew, the things they...


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

by Kathleen M. Reilly & Shawn Braley Nomad Press (October 01, 2008)

Kids will be amazed at all the action that’s going on right inside their own bodies, from understanding just how that apple turns into energy to how the “leftovers” make their exit. The Human Body: 25 Fantastic...


Amazing Math Projects: Projects You Can Build Yourself

by Lazlo C. Bardos & Samuel Carbaugh Nomad Press (August 01, 2010)

Make a geodesic dome big enough to sit in. Solve one of the world’s hardest two-piece puzzles. Pass a straight line through a curved slot.

From prime numbers to paraboloids, Amazing Math Projects You Can Build...


Great Medieval Projects: You Can Build Yourself

by Kris Bordessa & Shawn Braley Nomad Press (September 01, 2008)

Great Medieval Projects You Can Build Yourself brings the Middle Ages in Europe alive through hands-on activities for kids ages 9-12. Addressing various aspects of medieval life, this book provides historically...