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Make this! : building, thinking, and tinkering projects for the amazing maker in you / Ella Schwartz ; photographs by Matthew Rakola.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library J 621.811 SCH (Text) 33500013084348 New Available -
Climax Public Library J 621.811 SCH (Text) 33500013084355 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781426333248
  • ISBN: 1426333242
  • ISBN: 9781426333255
  • ISBN: 1426333250
  • Physical Description: 157 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm.
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : National Geographic Kids, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Simple machines -- Materials -- Systems -- Optics -- Energy -- Acoustics -- Forces -- Motion.
Summary, etc.:
"Instructions for creating items using scientific methods"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.
Grades 4 to 6.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #2
    The book's subtitle covers its content, and with 160 pages, that's a lot. The book is divided into chapters covering simple machines, acoustics, optics, energy, systems, and forces, and it features projects such as a rolling-pin pulley, string phone, color kaleidoscope, and balloon car. Some of the projects are common enough in similar books that readers will already be familiar with them, but this casts a wider net, though some of the projects seem oddly simplistic. For instance, rescuing a dinosaur involves putting a plastic dino in water, freezing it, and after removing it from the cup, deciding "how you will rescue the dinosaur." Executing the projects is explained clearly, step-by-step, and the informational color insets make absorbing extra information easy. There are also final spreads that ask kids to put on their thinking (and imagination) caps, asking, for instance, how to solve the mosquito problem as you try to observe gorillas in the wild. Big and bright, interspersed with "Quick Facts" pages, this will give ideas to parents, teachers, and librarians as well as kids. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

ELLA SCHWARTZ received two degrees in engineering from Columbia University. She works as a cybersecurity warrior, helping to keep the Internet safe. Schwartz writes fiction and nonfiction books for young readers with a focus on STEM. When she's not working, writing, or training to run a marathon, she volunteers on outreach initiatives to promote women in science and improve science literacy.

Subject: Simple machines > Juvenile literature.
Tools > Juvenile literature.
Handicraft > Juvenile literature.
Simple machines.
Genre: Juvenile works.
Instructional and educational works.

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