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      Forest Fire Creates Inferno

      by Louise Spilsbury

      Dec 2018

      Series Nonfiction
      Science Grades 6-8

      Forest fires can happen naturally, but the truth is that people cause them, too, often to terrible consequences. Readers learn how they start in both cases as well as how these fires spread, the damage they cause the environment, and how firefighters fight them on the ground and in the air. Case studies of recent forest fires, including the 2016 fires in California, provide readers with real-life examples to encourage connections between the book's STEM content and social studies concepts of conservation, community engagement, and the huge project of cleaning up a natural disaster like a forest fire.

      Virtual Reality and Medicine

      by James Roland

      Nov 2018

      Series Nonfiction
      Science Grades 6-8

      Virtual reality creates three-dimensional environments that have been used to enhance video games for several years. Now this amazing techno surgeons plan complex operations, medical students learn anatomy without cadavers, and patients cope with physical pain and the emotional ch term hospital stays. These and other virtual reality developments are changing the way doctors deliver health care and teach medicine to studen remote corners of the world.

      Shark Quest: Protecting the Ocean’s Top Predators

      by Karen Romano Young

      Sep 2018

      Series Nonfiction
      Science Grades 6-8

      Sharks are in trouble. Fifty shark species are at high risk of extinction, and another sixty-three are threatened. Discover the work of scientists and conservationists as they study shark biology and morphology; research migration, feeding, and mating patterns; delve into human, climate, and other threats to shark habitat; and develop sophisticated technologies to aid sharks and shark research. See how scientists also educate the public about real and imagined fear of sharks and encourage citizen participation in shark conservation efforts. You can even adopt a shark!

      Astronaut Aquanaut : How Space Science and Sea Science Interact

      by Jennifer Swanson

      Aug 2018

      Series Nonfiction
      Science Grades 6-8

      Journey from the deepest trenches in the oceans to the farthest humans have ventured into space and learn what it takes to explore the extremes. You might just be surprised by how similar the domains of ASTRONAUTS and AQUANAUTS really are.

      The FAST Telescope

      by Martin Gitlin

      Jul 2018

      Series Nonfiction
      Science Grades 6-8

      Is there life on distant planets? How did the universe get started? Can humans find other worlds in which to live? Nobody knows the answers to these questions. They have remained mysteries since the dawn of time. But just maybe the FAST Telescope will provide the answers. The most powerful telescope in the world was built in a remote area of China. It has already received signals from many light years away. The FAST Telescope is a marvel of engineering. It is no wonder that millions of people have flocked to the area to feast their eyes upon it and learn all about it. But readers need not visit China to catch a glimpse and find out more. They can do that just by opening this book. What is in these pages is truly remarkable.

      Building Reusable Rockets

      by Gregory L. Vogt

      Jun 2018

      Series Nonfiction
      Science Grades 6-8

      Explores scientists' thrilling quest to build reusable rockets. Engaging text, vibrant photos, and informative infographics help readers learn about this important advancement in exploring space, as well as the people and technology that made it possible.

      Temperate Forest Experiments: 8 Science Experiments in One Hour or Less

      by Robert Gardner

      Jun 2015

      Series Nonfiction
      Science Grades 6-8

      $12.75  $5.00  Member Price
      Have you waited until the last minute to start your science project? Don’t worry, award-winning author Robert Gardner has you covered! Each experiment in TEMPERATE FOREST EXPERIMENTS: 8 SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS IN ONE HOUR OR LESS follows the scientific method, and can be completed in an hour or less. Explore leaf anatomy, use a tree’s shadow to measure its height, and find out how old that tree is. Most experiments also include ideas for science fair projects, in case you have more time than you originally thought.

      Sylvia Earle: Ocean Explorer

      by Dennis Fertig

      Apr 2015

      Series Nonfiction
      Science Grades 6-8

      $12.75  $5.00  Member Price
      This book takes an engaging look at the work of ground-breaking conservationist, Sylvia Earle, and her work to protect oceans and ocean life. It covers Earle's inspiration, her methods, findings, and the impact of her work.

      The Science of a Bridge Collapse

      by Nikole Brooks Bethea

      Jan 2015

      Series Nonfiction
      Science Grades 6-8

      $12.75  $5.00  Member Price
      This book discusses the science behind bridge collapses and their effects. The chapters examine historical bridge collapses, explain how bridges are designed and built, and show how scientists and engineers are working to prevent future collapses. Diagrams, charts, and photos provide opportunities to evaluate and understand the scientific concepts involved.
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