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Volcanoes for kids

Erupting volcanoVolcanoes are, with no doubt, among the most amazing phenomena in the world. From ancient myths to modern headlines, volcanoes are among the world’s most amazing phenomena. It is important for our little ones to understand the world around them, including a knowledge of science. If your child show interest in volcanoes, allow him or her to expand their interest with educational activities related to volcanoes for kids. And the variety of volcanoes for kids-related accessories is wide : toys, scientific kits, books or documentaries. For example, the Volcano Making Kit will allow you child to discover the wonderful world of volcanoes while developing his or her manual skills. The Volcano Making Kit is definitely an entertaining product, both for the child and the parent. Putting together the volcano is in itself a fun activities and the results, the volcano eruption (big, bubbly eruptions) will bring lots of ohhh and awwwws. The Mega Volcano is another great volcano kit to share with your children. The Mega Volcano is bigger than the Volcano Making Kit, but is also more expensive.

How about reading some informative books about volcanoes before or after building the volcano, to understand the concept but also watch the breathtaking pictures of volcanoes, which will fire up the interest in those natural phenomena even more. The volcanoes for kids books Volcanoes and Earthquakes from DK Eyewitness is a great book susceptible to interest young like adults. DK Eyewitness is well know science books for kids publisher and you and your child will be pleased with the quality of the book, information and illustrations. National Geographic carries a great documentary on DVD about volcanoes (National Geographic – Volcano!. If you like the Hollywood special effects, you and your kid will not be disappointed with the documentary on DVD : not only they are fantastic, but they are real! While both the DVD and the book are quite informative and have great images, if you are buying for a young child or toddler, you may want to start with a more basic introduction. Volcanoes (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) is a great basic book about volcanoes that will suit any child between 3-8 years of age. The volcanoes for kids book provides stunning pictures as well as good comprehensive information for younger children.

Interesting facts about volcanoes:

1. A volcano is a usually a mountain and acts as a hole that let liquid rock and gas erupt when active.
2. Magma vs lava. Magma is the liquid rock inside the volcano and lava is the magma that is flowing out of the volcano.
3. There are 1510 “active” volcanoes in the world.
4. Some volcanoes are under the water, deep in the oceans.
5. The Ring of Fire is a belt around the Pacific ocean that holds more than half of the world’s volcanoes.

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Houghton Mifflin books for children

Houghton Mifflin coverThe demand of quality children’s educational books and references is strong. Nowadays, emphasis is put into good education. Moreover, parents wants good educational products that can also be entertaining and allow the child’s interest to grow.
When it comes to publishing quality textbooks and other educational materials for both elementary and high school students, Houghton Mifflin is with no doubt a leader. The well-known publishing company also has an extensive line of other publications, including fiction and non-fiction for young readers or adults as well as a multitude of multimedia entertainment products.

Houghton Mifflin has an incredible list of award-winning children’s literature your children will benefit from. Their products will meet your demands as well as your child’s demand and allow them to learn faster and exponentially grow interest in books, science, math and more.

Houghton Mifflin books for children : Reading and English
Houghton Mifflin Reading are best-selling books for kids age k-6. When it comes to English textbooks, Houghton Mifflin has published well illustrated has produced a brilliantly illustrated text for teaching the basics of English. The books will help the teacher or parent go through the fundamentals of the English language. Questions are supplied to the educator are mostly organized into 3 different levels of difficulty, which are easy, average and challenging or difficult. Ready-to-use books that will give you a comprehensive hand.

Houghton Mifflin books for children : Maths
Houghton Mifflin Math textbooks provides solid results to help students from all grades to reach their goals. New concepts are also used, such as eMathbook, that reproduces the student book into an interactive electronic format and allow children to access the book from anywhere without having to carry the book and include includes printable fun activity pages.

Houghton Mifflin books for children : Science
Science books for kids from Houghton Mifflin give an accessible, standards-based, spiral curriculum covering life, earth, and physical science topics and leading students in grades K−6 to a deeper understanding of science content and concepts.

For more information about Houghton Mifflin books for children, visit http://www.science-books-for-kids.com/ often for updates.

Everyone Poops (My Body Science Series) (Paperback)

Everyone Poops (My Body Science Series)For: Preschool-Grade 1 / Ages 2-6
Subject: Biology, Human biology
Rating: 4.5 stars (226 reviewers)
Price: $7.95
Page: 27 PAGES
By: Taro Gomi (Author) & Amanda Mayer Stinchecum (Illustrator) 3gadf5xsyz

This book is a wonderfully illustrated book for every young toddler. Everyone Poops is a great book to teach your children about the basics of human and animal biology. A great book to have when you start potty training your child. A book all kids will enjoy, and that will help their parents get more comfortable about talking about #2 😉

Some parents will be put off by some of the explicit but fun images, but this book shows the reality as is : Everybody poops! In a world where too many parents are embarrassed to ask their doctor about colonoscopy, it is important to educate your child that it is okay to talk about any problems related to our daily #2! Everyone Poops, a great educational and entertaining book for kids ages 2-6, but also for the prudish parents!

From Publishers Weekly
“An elephant makes a big poop. A mouse makes a tiny poop,” and so the text goes, describing all sorts of creatures and people who eat and thus defecate. Ages 18mos.-4yrs. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1– Well yes, they do, but does anyone really need an entire book on the subject? In this Japanese import, readers are informed on page one that “an elephant makes a big poop, a mouse makes a ti (more…)

Janice Vancleave’s A+ Projects: Winning Experiments For Science Fair (School & Library Binding)

Janice Vancleave's A+ Projects In Astronomy: Winning Experiments For Science Fai
For: Grades 6-10 / Ages 10-15
Subject: Astronomy, Space
Rating: 5 stars (4 reviews)
Price: $14.95
Page: 160 pages
By: Janice VanCleave

Whether your favorite middle or high-school student is interested in the demonstrating the greenhouse effect (with shoeboxes, soil, and plastic food wrap), sympathetic vibration (with a couple of soda bottles), or the breathing rate of goldfish, former science teacher Janice VanCleave provides helpful advice for designing experiments to impress judges at the science fair. In the first section, the author explains the importance of understanding the scientific method, selecting a topic, identifying its category, research, overview, experimental data, project summaries, the display, and presentation and evaluation. The second part of the book offers project ideas for 35 science fair topics within the categories of astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics (more…)

The Complete Book of Science, Grades 5-6 (Paperback)

The Complete Book of Science, Grades 5-6
For: Grades 5-6 / Ages 10-12
Subject: Activity book / plants, animals, Earth, environment, air, water, sound, biology, etc
Rating: 4.5 stars (17 reviews)
Price: $14.95
Page: 352 pages
By: School Specialty Publishing

The Complete Book of Science for grades 5 to 6 teaches children important science skills! Children complete a variety of exercises that help them develop a number of skills in this 352 page workbook. Including a complete answer key this workbook features a user-friendly format perfect for browsing, research, and review. Over 4 million in print! The best-selling Complete Book series (more…)

Janice VanCleave’s Biology For Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work

Janice VanCleave's Biology For Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work (Science for Every Kid Series)
For: Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-13
Subject: Biology / Activity book
Rating: 4.5 stars (3 reviews)
Price: $12.95
Page: 240 pages
By: Janice VanCleave

What’s the effect of osmosis on a raisin? How is water transported through plant stems? What’s the best way to grow penicillin? How are butterflies different from moths? Now you can discover answers to these and other fascinating questions about biologythe study of living organisms. In Biology for Every Kid, you’ll learn how to talk with fireflies, watch bacteria wage war in a glass of milk, discover how to tell the temperature by counting cricket chirps, and fi (more…)

Basher Science: Periodic Table (Paperback)

Basher Science: Periodic Table
For: Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12
Subject: Chemistry
Rating: 5 stars (18 reviews)
Price: $8.99
Page: 128 pages
By: Adrian Dingle & Simon Basher

From Booklist
The scope and qualities of this unique book are summed up better in its subtitle than in its title. While Dingle does little to explain the periodic table, he shows all the elements of the periodic table on a chart with very original graphics and spotlights 64 of the elements for closer examination on single pages or double-page spreads. Placed against a list including an element’s symbol, atomic number, atomic weight, color, standard state, and classification, the (more…)

Science Dictionary for Kids: The Essential Guide to Science Terms, Concepts, and Strategies (Paperback)

Science Dictionary for Kids: The Essential Guide to Science Terms, Concepts, and Strategies
For: Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12
Subject: Dictionnary
Rating: 5 stars (2 reviews)
Price: $12.95
Page: 144 pages
By: Laurie Westphal

Packed with more than 350 illustrated science definitions that every child must know…this is the ultimate science homework helper! Science Dictionary for Kids provides hundreds of science terms with kid-friendly definitions and illustrations, perfect for any teacher of science or parent helping a child with science homework. From the basic science equipment, to the physical sciences, to Earth science, kids can flip to one of eight science categories to find the definitions they need (more…)

The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book

The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You! (Everything Kids Series)
For: Grades 4-8 / Ages 9-12
Subject: Activity book / biology, chemistry, physics, space
Rating: 4.5 stars (28 reviews)
Price: $12.95
Page: 144 pages
By: Tom Robinson

Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You! Science has never been so easy – or so much fun! With The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book, all you need to do is gather a few household items and you can recreate dozens of mind-blowing, kid-tested science experiments. High school science teach Tom Robinson shows you how to expand your scientific horizons – from biology to chemistry to physics to outer space. You’ll discover answers to questions like: Is it possible to blow up a balloon without actually blowing into (…Find more similar books…)

Science in Seconds for Kids: Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less (Paperback)

Science in Seconds for Kids: Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less
For: Grade 2-4 / Ages 7-10
Subject: Activity book (air, animals, energy, gravity, magnetism, light, the human body, and much more)
Rating: 4.5 stars (5 reviewers)
Price: $12.95
Page: 144 pages
By: Jean Potter

From School Library Journal
Suitable for grade 2-4. This book is a collection of simple projects. Experiments are easy and uses every materials that can easily be found in the house. Different topics for different areas of science, from gravity, to water or light. They all can be follow in a matter of minutes. Comes with detailed instructions and illustrations. The experiments are easy to understand. Some experiments require the help of an adult, and are well mentioned in the book. Each experiment has a some good science explanation behind it, the why, the what should had happened and many explanations. At times these explanations involve concepts that (…Find other similar books…)

Science books for kids : Age 5-8
Science is facts; just as houses are made of stone, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house, and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.
Jules Henri Poincaré (1854-1912) French mathematician.

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ANIMALS

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HUMAN BIOLOGY

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Everyone Poops (My Body Science Series)

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ASTRONOMY AND SPACE

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NATURE

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