Explore Transportation!: 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments [NOOK Book]

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Allowing kids to travel through time and around the globe, this entertaining guide summarizes the history and science of transportation. From camels and jet engines to pigeons and submarines, this handbook examines the unusual and exciting ways that civilizations old and new have moved people, information, and objects from place to place. Twenty-five easy-to-follow projects are included, requiring minimal adult supervision and primarily using common household products and recycled supplies. ...
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Explore Transportation!: 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

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Overview

Allowing kids to travel through time and around the globe, this entertaining guide summarizes the history and science of transportation. From camels and jet engines to pigeons and submarines, this handbook examines the unusual and exciting ways that civilizations old and new have moved people, information, and objects from place to place. Twenty-five easy-to-follow projects are included, requiring minimal adult supervision and primarily using common household products and recycled supplies. Activities range from making a homemade compass and flying a mini-parachute to deciphering Morse code and locating the North Star. Combining a hands-on element with riddles, jokes, fun facts, and cartoons, this all-inclusive activity book journeys from the evolution of the wheel to the invention of the spaceship, demonstrating that imagination can spark major changes in the world and beyond.
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"This overview of transportation, with its easy-to-read print and cheerful, cartoon-style artwork, will have immediate appeal. Once they delve more deeply, readers will find a book that’s broadly well organized . . . plenty of hits, and with so much information and ideas to pore through, readers should find something to interest them."  —Booklist

Children's Literature - Lisette Baez
Explore Transportation! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments is a wonderful resource for the elementary age child. It turns the history and science of transportation into an adventure around the world for the young reader. Readers will be fascinated by the many ways people and things move by land, sea and sky. Children will be able to explore old and new civilizations and follow transportation as it transforms through the years. The easy-to-follow 25 projects use common household items, as well as recyclables and require very little adult supervision. Some of the exciting projects include: decoding Morse code, make a water compass or create a pair of camel book ends. The fun facts, words to know, riddles and the fun illustrations bring the entire concept to light. Children will be captivated by the book and its projects they will not even realize how much they are learning. The book closed with a glossary, a vast amount of additional resources and an easy to follow index. Reviewer: Lisette Baez
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781619300927
  • Publisher: Nomad Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Series: Explore Your World series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,274,567
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Marylou Morano Kjelle teaches writing at Rutgers University and is a former instructor for the Institute of Children’s Literature in Connecticut. She is the author of Antoine Lavoisier: Father of Chemistry, Francis Scott Key, and A Kid’s Guide to Landscape Design. She lives in Edison, New Jersey. Bryan Stone has worked on a variety of professional comics and illustration projects, including drawings for Dartmouth College’s Hopkins Center and the monthly comic Onion Head for BASH! magazine. He lives in White River Junction, Vermont.

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