Books by Marne Ventura, M.A.      
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Engineering for Earthquakes

Engineering for Disaster Series

Disasters can strike at any time, and engineers have often led the effort to prepare for these events. This compelling series explores what engineers have learned from past disasters and what they are doing to keep people safe in the future.

This book describes the effects of earthquakes and engineering strategies to counter them. Includes a "Case Study" special feature".

 
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$28.41 Library Binding

$7.99 Paperback

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Engineering for Space Disasters

Engineering for Disaster Series

Disasters can strike at any time, and engineers have often led the effort to prepare for these events. This compelling series explores what engineers have learned from past disasters and what they are doing to keep people safe in the future.

Describes engineering disasters in space and how engineers work to anticipate them or prevent them from happening again. Includes a "Case Study" special feature".

 
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$28.41 Library Binding

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Engineering for Tornadoes

Engineering for Disaster Series

Disasters can strike at any time, and engineers have often led the effort to prepare for these events. This compelling series explores what engineers have learned from past disasters and what they are doing to keep people safe in the future.

Describes the damage tornadoes can cause and efforts taken to minimize the damage. Includes a "case study" special feature.

 
  Engineering for Tornadoes
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$28.41 Library Binding

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Learning STEM from Baseball

Get Your Sports-Loving Kid Excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

By integrating the thrill of learning into the context of baseball, Learning STEM from Baseball presents a whole new ball game. Unleash the inner scientist, engineer, and mathematician in your child as they learn that sports and STEM aren't so separate after all. You'll both love finding out the answers to questions such as: 
 

  • What's a sweet spot?
  • When was the pitching machine invented?
  • How are baseballs made?
  • How do numbers help baseball players? 
  • What are some STEM careers in baseball?
  • And so much more!


This easy-to-follow introduction to STEM topics sets kids up to make connections across subjects, discover new facts about baseball, and grow curious about academic fields! 
 
  Learning STEM from Baseball
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$7.99 Paperback
64 Pages.

$7.99 Paperback

       

STEM in the World Series

This title introduces fans to the STEM concepts in the World Series, exploring how science, technology, engineering, and math are all at play in this exciting event. The title features informative sidebars and infographics, exciting photos, a glossary, and an index. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

 
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$31.21 Library Binding
24 Pages.

$9.95 Paperback

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STEM in the Daytona 500 

This title introduces fans to the STEM concepts in the Daytona 500, exploring how science, technology, engineering, and math are all at play in this exciting event. The title features informative sidebars and infographics, exciting photos, a glossary, and an index. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

 

 

 
  STEM in the Daytona 500
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$32.79 Library Binding
48 Pages.

$9.95 Paperback

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Building Boats that Float 

"What does it take to make a boat float? Gather some supplies and try it out for yourself! Discover tips and ideas on how to build the best boat around!"

Simple, kid-friendly inquiry approach introduces basic engineering concepts to build confidence; Supports project-based learning and design thinking skills in early elementary; Perfect K-2 elementary support for Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for physical science and engineering and design practices.

 

 
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$27.32 Library Binding
24 Pages.


   

Building Skyscrapers (Focus Readers: Engineering Challenges: Navigator Level) 

Explores the engineering challenges behind building skyscrapers, as well as the creative solutions found to overcome those challenges. Accessible text, vibrant photos, and an engineering activity for readers provide a well-rounded introduction to the engineering process.
 
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$15.70 Library Binding
32 Pages.

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Building Fighter Jets (Focus Readers: Engineering Challenges: Navigator Level) 

Explores the engineering challenges behind building fighter jets, as well as the creative solutions found to overcome those challenges. Accessible text, vibrant photos, and an engineering activity for readers provide a well-rounded introduction to the engineering process.

Recommended by the National Science Teachers Association.

 
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$14.84 Library Binding
32 Pages.

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Motion Projects to Build On: 4D An Augmented Reading Experience (Take Making to the Next Level 4D

Rev it up with projects that teach locomotion science basics--and then build on them. Learn about movement, speed up, and then think creatively to take the projects to the next level. Bonus video tutorials and other content available on the free Capstone 4D app gives students an augmented reality experience that goes beyond the printed page.

 
  Motion Projects to Build On
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$19.95 Library Binding
48 Pages.

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Chemistry Projects to Build On: 4D An Augmented Reading Experience (Take Making to the Next Level 4D)

Bubble, pop, fizz! These chemical reaction projects will take your makerspace to the next level. Teach kids science basics and then build on them. Learn why chemical reactions happen, and how to make and take them to the next level. Bonus video tutorials and other content available on the free Capstone 4D app gives students an augmented reality experience that goes beyond the printed page.

 
  Chemistry Projects to Build On
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$19.95 Library Binding
48 Pages.

     

Hearing Devices
(Engineering the Human Body)

Introduces readers to the science behind hearing devices, including how and why the technology was created, current examples of the technology in action, and cutting-edge research advancing the technology. Eye-catching infographics, clear text, informative sidebars, and a How It Works special feature make this book an engaging introduction to this exciting technology.

 
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$27.95 Library Binding
32 Pages.

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Artificial Joints
(Engineering the Human Body)
 

Introduces readers to the science behind artificial joints, including how and why the technology was created, current examples of the technology in action, and cutting-edge research advancing the technology. Eye-catching infographics, clear text, informative sidebars, and a How It Works special feature make this book an engaging introduction to this exciting technology.

 
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$27.95 Library Binding
32 Pages.

     
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STEM in Baseball

This title examines the STEM concepts that make baseball so engaging. From the physics of pitching and batting to the technology of Doppler radar, chapters bring STEM concepts to life. The title also features sidebars on STEM in action, a glossary, and further resources. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

 
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$31.32 Library Binding
48 Pages.

     
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STEM in Figure Skating

This title examines the STEM concepts that make figure skating so engaging. From the physics of angular momentum to the engineering of blades, chapters bring STEM concepts to life. The title also features sidebars on STEM in action, a glossary, and further resources. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

 
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$31.32 Library Binding
48 Pages.


   

Why Does Earth Have Seasons? (Everyday Earth Science)

Find out what causes spring, summer, fall, and winter and howdifferent parts of Earth experience the seasons.Additional features to aid comprehension include colorful images, informational diagrams, hands-on activities, detailed captions and callouts, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.

 
  Why Does Earth Have Seasons?
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$28.50 Hardcover
32 Pages.


   

Detecting Floods

Examines how scientists study floods. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, a disaster preparedness checklist, and a ""How It Works"" feature, this book provides an exciting look at the science of disaster detection.

 
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$28.50 Hardcover
32 Pages.


   

Detecting Tsunamis

Examines how scientists study tsunamis. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, a disaster preparedness checklist, and a ""How It Works"" feature, this book provides an exciting look at the science of disaster detection.

 
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$28.50 Hardcover
32 Pages.


   

Detecting Tornadoes

Examines how scientists study tornadoes. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, a disaster preparedness checklist, and a ""How It Works"" feature, this book provides an exciting look at the science of disaster detection.

 
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$28.50 Hardcover
32 Pages.


   

Detecting Earthquakes

Examines how scientists study earthquakes. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, a disaster preparedness checklist, and a ""How It Works"" feature, this book provides an exciting look at the science of disaster detection.

 
  Detecting Earthquakes
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$28.50 Hardcover
32 Pages.


   
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Take a Closer Look at Your Bladder

Learn about how the parts of your body work together to keep you healthy. This book explains the bladder's role in the urinary system, and explores how the bladder works with the kidneys and the brain to get rid of the body's waste. Topics include What Is a Bladder? What Does a Bladder Do? Why Do I Need a Bladder? Problems with the Bladder, and Keeping the Bladder Healthy. Young children who are curious about their bodies and how they work will find lots of good information at just the right level for them to read themselves.

 

 
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Gross Brain Teasers

So you think you’re a pro at brain teasers? Try this one out: What two things do bacteria, poop, and mites have in common? They're all inside or on your body, and they're also all inside this book! Turn the pages to find more tricky puzzles and fun word problems involving all things gross.

 

 

 
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12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Robot Technology

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Robot Technology introduces 12 of the most influential moments in the development of robot technology. Amazing facts are included, along with information about key players and the science behind each breakthrough.

Technology Breakthroughs covers the important technological advances that have shaped history and society. Learn who the key players were in developing a technology, what the main turning points were, and how different advancements changed the way we live. Each book features 12 of the most influential technology breakthroughs in a particular arena: energy, robotics, computers, food, medicine, and transportation. This informative series will give you a fresh perspective on the most life-changing technological advancements through history up to today.

 
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12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Food Technology

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Food Technology introduces 12 of the most influential moments in the development of food technology. Amazing facts are included, along with information about key players and the science behind each breakthrough.

Technology Breakthroughs covers the important technological advances that have shaped history and society. Learn who the key players were in developing a technology, what the main turning points were, and how different advancements changed the way we live. Each book features 12 of the most influential technology breakthroughs in a particular arena: energy, robotics, computers, food, medicine, and transportation. This informative series will give you a fresh perspective on the most life-changing technological advancements through history up to today.

 
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12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Computer Technology

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Computer Technology introduces 12 of the most influential moments in the development of computer technology. Amazing facts are included, along with information about key players and the science behind each breakthrough.

 
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Trap-Door Spiders

Unlike many familiar arachnids, these spiders live underground in burrows. These unique homes help these creatures find food, keep enemies at bay, and provide a safe spot for raising their families.