Showing posts with label science projects. Show all posts
Showing posts with label science projects. Show all posts

October 04, 2013

Exploring Hands-On Science Projects

The six titles in the Exploring Hands-On Science Projects are written for the middle school reader. These titles have been leveled to the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading, Writing, and Language.

Each book in the series covers a different topic.  Plants discusses the process of photosynthesis, the life cycle of plants, the differences between short day and long day flowers, and more. Sound describes how it's possible to hear and feel sound, how sound travels, and moves, as well as dimensions of space. Solids, Liquids, and Gases investigates the states of matter and the properties of solids, liquids, and gases. Sports introduces an object's center of gravity and the laws governing the collision of objects. Toys and Games discusses gravity, friction, electrical charges, and more. The concepts in Magic include magic through chemistry, magic through light and through sticky water, as well as magic through motion.

Each title is 128 pages and is available in library, paperback, and eBook formats. Copies of these titles are available from your preferred vendor, your local independent bookstore,, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.

December 13, 2012

Two Enslow Titles Make the 2012 SB&F Best List!

We're jumping for joy! The 2012 SB&F Best List contains a collection of all the highly recommended books and media resources reviewed by SB&F (Science Books & Films) this year and we're excited to have not one, but TWO books make the list this year.

The first book is Recycle: Green Science Projects for a Sustainable Planet from our Team Green Science Projects series. Author, Robert Gardner guides young readers through experiments that show how waste harms the environment and how to limit their impact. Projects that employ the scientific method are sure to engage and excite young minds.
Perfect for science fair projects!

The second book is Don't Let the Barber Pull Your Teeth: Could You Survive Medieval Medicine? by Carmen Bredeson from our Ye Yucky Middle Ages series illustrated by Gerald Kelley. This book also received a two-starred review! For a free educator's guide for this book, click here.

An easy read with vibrant illustrations! Great for reluctant readers.

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January 06, 2011

Congratulations to Enslow author Ed Sobey!

Ed Sobey, author of the upcoming Cool Science Projects with Technology series for Enslow, was recently given an appointment as Fulbright Scholar Specialist in Science Education.

Mr. Sobey has written two Science Fair Success titles for Enslow in addition to the four Cool Science Projects with Technology titles, scheduled to be published this spring.

Those four titles are: Electric Motor Experiments, Radio-Controlled Car Experiments, Robot Experiments, and Solar Cell and Renewable Energy Experiments.

September 23, 2010

Back to School Night

I attended my 11th grade daughter's Back to School Night recently and I have to say I was pretty impressed with all of her teachers. I was especially anxious to meet her physics teacher since science isn't one of her best subjects.

If you take physics at our high school you know that at the end of the school year you are expected to build a bridge out of toothpicks. At Back to School Night the teacher had several impressive toothpick bridges displayed on his desk. I raised my hand and asked how much it cost to buy a bridge. He immediately responded that they weren't for sale. I think he thought I wanted to display one in my home. What I really wanted was to purchase a bridge so my daughter wouldn't have to build one because I know building one is somehow going to involve me. I don't see how it can't.

Enslow's Physics Science Prjojects Using the Scientific Method might not help her with building the next Brooklyn Bridge but it does have lots of great projects and ideas that I'm sure will come in handy for the Science Fair in December that will hopefully not involve any more than me bringing home this book and perhaps buying some of the easy materials these projects use.

My favorite class of the evening...Trigonometry. That teacher was handing was handing out chocolates!