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Apex Predator: The World's Deadliest Hunters, Past and Present

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Copies: 6

The Siberian tiger, the great white shark, and many other present-day apex predators are powerful and deadly. But in the past there were even more lethal killers - animals that stalked their prey thousands or millions of years ago.

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1020L

Amazon Adventure: How Tiny Fish are Saving the World's Largest Rainforest

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Copies: 5

Because it is home to anacondas weighing over three hundred pounds, Goliath birdeater tarantulas with a leg span the size of your face, and electric eels who have enough voltage to stun a horse, you might think the Amazon is a place that can cause more harm than good. But you'd be wrong...

Considered the "lungs of the world," the Amazon provides a full fifth of the world's oxygen, and every year unsustainable human practices destroy 2.7 million acres of it. What can be done to help? That's where Project Piaba comes in.

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1050L

Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators That Saved an Ecosystem

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Copies: 6

In Elkhorn Slough, an inlet on the California coast, seagrass grows healthy and strong in the shallow water, providing homes for fish, preventing erosion, and trapping carbon from the environment.

This healthy seagrass baffled marine biologist Brent Hughes. Water in the slough is chock-full of nutrients from fertilizer runoff on nearby farms. Normally, nutrient-polluted water supports huge population of algae that block sunlight from reaching the seagrass, and the seagrass dies. Why has the slough's seagrass thriving?

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1060L

Catching Air: Taking the Leap with Gliding Animals

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Copies: 6

Only a few dozen vertebrate animals have evolved true gliding abilities, but they include an astonishing variety of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.

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980L

Mission to Pluto: The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper Belt

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Copies: 6

"It's a whole new world. It's a planet I think everyone has tried to imagine."

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940L

Two Truths and a Lie

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Copies: 6

Two Truths and a Lie is the first book in a fascinating new series that presents some of the most crazy-but-true stories about the living world as well as a handful of stories that are too crazy to be true—and asks readers to separate facts from fakes!

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1010L

Whale Quest: Working Together to Save Endangered Species

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Copies: 6

Decades of commercial whaling nearly decimated a variety of species of whales. These intriguing animals, which capture humans' imagination, are a keystone species. They and other keystone species are indicators of the overall health of Earth's habitats. While whales have made a comeback through an international ban on commercial whaling, they are still threatened with extinction. In fact, two whale species - the Cook Inlet beluga whale and the Southern Resident killer whale - are endangered.

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1150L

Roller Coaster Challenge

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In this thrilling engineering challenge, players get to build their very own roller coasters. Start by choosing a challenge card and setting up the pieces to match. Then, players use the remaining pieces to build a working roller coaster that meets the build conditions on their challenge card.

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Elementary
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Science

Gravity Maze

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It’s a maze game. It’s a marble game. Actually, it’s a gravity-powered logic maze game that builds reasoning skills and visual perception. The best part is – it’s fun to play and learn! Use the challenge cards to strategically place towers and create a path for your marble to reach the target.

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Middle
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Science
Computer Science
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15 min.

Day and Night

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Day & Night is a fun-filled game of logic that evolves in step with your child’s growing skills. Kids arrange and stack the pieces to match the challenges on the included challenge booklet.

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Primary
Elementary
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Science
Computer Science
Play Time: 
10 min.

League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis (2013)

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The National Football League, a multibillion-dollar commercial juggernaut, presides over America's indisputable national pastime. But the NFL is under assault as thousands of former players claim the league has covered up football's connection to long-term brain injuries.

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High
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02:00

Makey Takey: Morse Code

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This kit is designed for use in the 4th classroom. This lesson was written to address the Next Gen. Science standard 4-PS4-3: Generate and compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information. The lesson plan can be found later in the record.

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Makey Takey: Forces and Motion

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This kit is designed for use in the 3rd grade classroom. This was designed to address the Next Gen. Science standard 3-PS2-1: Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object. The accompanying lesson plan can be found later in this catalog record.

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Makey Takey: Data Analysis

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This kit is designed for whole group instruction with Kindergarten through 2nd grade classes. Students will measure the speed of two different vehicles as they travel down a track. Students will then compare and synthesize the results.

The lesson was written to address the Next Gen. Science standard K-2-ETS1-3: Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs. The accompanying lesson plan can be found later in this catalog record.

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Makey Takey: Zoo Animals

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This kit is designed for use as a group project with a Pre-K or Kindergarten Class. This was designed to address the Next Gen. Science standards P-LS1-1: Observe familiar plants and animals (including humans) and describe what they need to survive, and K-ESS3-1: Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live. The lesson plan can be found later in the record.

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