Helping Kids with Coding For Dummies

Helping Kids with Coding For Dummies

Running a program on the emulator You and your coder can test a program on the micro:bit emulator to see how it executes before transferring it onto the ...

Author: Camille McCue, Ph.D

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119380580

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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Help for grown-ups new to coding Getting a jump on learning how coding makes technology work is essential to prepare kids for the future. Unfortunately, many parents, teachers, and mentors didn't learn the unique logic and language of coding in school. Helping Kids with Coding For Dummies comes to the rescue. It breaks beginning coding into easy-to-understand language so you can help a child with coding homework, supplement an existing coding curriculum, or have fun learning with your favorite kid. The demand to have younger students learn coding has increased in recent years as the demand for trained coders has far exceeded the supply of coders. Luckily, this fun and accessible book makes it a snap to learn the skills necessary to help youngsters develop into proud, capable coders! Help with coding homework or enhance a coding curriculum Get familiar with coding logic and how to de-bug programs Complete small projects as you learn coding language Apply math skills to coding If you’re a parent, teacher, or mentor eager to help 8 to 14 year olds learn to speak a coding language like a mini pro, this book makes it possible!
Categories: Computers

School Change and the MicroSociety Program

School Change and the MicroSociety   Program

Kids in other schools barely even look at you.” He went on to say that the difference is primarily due to the MicroSociety program.

Author: Cary Cherniss

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483361789

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Be an agent of positive, enduring change with these specific strategies gleaned from the MicroSociety® program and apply them to your school improvement efforts.
Categories: Education

Coding For Kids For Dummies

Coding For Kids For Dummies

The micro:bit board is a simple electronics board with built-in sensors: pushbuttons, a light sensor, a thermometer, a magnetometer (compass), ...

Author: Camille McCue, Ph.D

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119555193

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 368

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A guide for kids who want to learn coding Coding is quickly becoming an essential academic skill, right up there with reading, writing, and arithmetic. This book is an ideal way for young learners ages 8-13 who want more coding knowledge than you can learn in an hour, a day, or a week. Written by a classroom instructor with over a decade of experience teaching technology skills to kids as young as five, this book teaches the steps and logic needed to write code, solve problems, and create fun games and animations using projects based in Scratch and JavaScript. This 2nd Edition is fully updated to no longer require any limited-time software downloads to complete the projects. Learn the unique logic behind writing computer code Use simple coding tools ideal for teaching kids and beginners Build games and animations you can show off to friends Add motion and interactivity to your projects Whether you’re a kid ready to make fun things using technology or a parent, teacher, or mentor looking to introduce coding in an eager child’s life, this fun book makes getting started with coding fun and easy!
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Getting Started with the micro bit

Getting Started with the micro bit

... Society and one from Nesta—discussed the fact that children in the United ... 1980s the BBC Micro had introduced children all over the UK to computers.

Author: Wolfram Donat

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 9781680452983

Category: Computers

Page: 190

View: 773

The micro:bit, a tiny computer being distributed by the BBC to students all over the UK, is now available for anyone to purchase and play with. Its small size and low power requirements make it an ideal project platform for hobbyists and makers. You don't have to be limited by the web-based programming solutions, however: the hardware on the board is deceptively powerful, and this book will teach you how to really harness the power of the micro:bit. You'll learn about sensors, Bluetooth communications, and embedded operating systems, and along the way you'll develop an understanding of the next big thing in computers: the Internet of Things.
Categories: Computers

Kids in the Middle

Kids in the Middle

This book brings together people with disabilities and others who advocate for their cause with expertise in special education law, administration, severe and profound disabilities, ethics, foundations, finance, teaching, disability rights, ...

Author: Marshall Strax

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781607098461

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 462

"Children with disabilities, their parents, teachers, administrators, advocates, attorneys, and adult educators, all have a key role to play in the micro-politics of special education. The children - in the middle - are pivotal in the growing special education saga. This book brings together people with disabilities and others who advocate for their cause with expertise in special education law, administration, severe and profound disabilities, ethics, foundations, finance, teaching, disability rights, and culture. All these people work together to develop an awareness that beyond the administrative aspects of special education and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are micro-political issues that affect how children with disabilities are educated."-- Provided by publisher.
Categories: Education

The Micro Kids

The Micro Kids

It is November 1983 and young Billy Twist and his friends are about to discover the exciting new world of video games and micros.

Author: Gary Plowman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0993474411

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 206

View: 805

It is November 1983 and young Billy Twist and his friends are about to discover the exciting new world of microcomputers and gaming. A nostalgic story of ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad and Atari micros. Billy and his friends start on their journey but run into some obstacles as they try to setup a computer video gaming club.
Categories: Games & Activities

Kids in the Middle

Kids in the Middle

British Library Cataloguing in Publication Information Available Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Kids in the middle : the micropolitics ...

Author: Marshall Strax

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781607098485

Category: Education

Page: 244

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Kids in the Middle: The Micro-Politics of Special Education takes the reader on a fascinating journey through special education in the past, present, and future. On this journey, the micro-politics of special education are seen through the eyes and experiences of children with disabilities, their parents and advocates, adult educators, and school administrators. Supplementing these perspectives to develop an understanding of special education that goes beyond its administrative and political aspects, such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), are scholars with expertise in special education law, administration, severe and profound disabilities, ethics, finance, teaching, and disability rights. Together, these voices explain the micro-political issues that affect how children with disabilities are educated. Kids in the Middle promotes a new model of special education to help transform special education. Instead of perpetuating a system grounded in the concepts of promises, privilege, and power, this book considers how to build a system based on caring, compassion, and the common good, a system that will elevate the status of special education children who are lost in the middle.
Categories: Education

Creating Micro Schools for Colorful Mismatched Kids

Creating Micro Schools for Colorful Mismatched Kids

"Creating Micro-Schools for Colorful Mismatched Kids begins with a detailed summary of the problem--middle and high schools just don't serve most young people well.

Author: Maureen O'Shaughnessy

Publisher:

ISBN: 1733473602

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Help Your Kids with Computer Science

Help Your Kids with Computer Science

Equipment required The LilyPad microcontroller can Do-it-yourself (DIY) computers are split into low-cost microcomputers, such as the Raspberry Pi, ...

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241365793

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 347

This homework helper explains to kids and parents computer science principles, from hardware to computer coding and what the future may hold. This study aid takes children from age 10 all the way up to GCSE Computer Science and beyond. Covering everything from data to digital life, and from computer coding to cyber attacks, Help Your Kids With Computer Science gives parents and kids the most up-to-date and comprehensive facts and information on the subject. This unique visual guide examines the technical aspects of computers, such as how they function, the latest digital devices and software, and how the Internet works. It also builds the confidence of parents and kids when facing challenges such as staying safe online, digital etiquette, and how to navigate the potential pitfalls of social media. Jargon-free language helps to explain difficult and potentially dread-inducing homework such as hacking, Bitcoin, and malware, while colourful graphics help make learning about the world of computer science exciting. Help You Kids with Computer Science can be used to support KS 1 to 5 in the UK, including GCSE Computer Science and A-level Computer science.
Categories: Computers

These Kids

These Kids

The micro and macro levels of analysis in this book are deeply interconnected and inform each other. If we begin, as Varenne and McDermott (1999) suggest we ...

Author: Kysa Nygreen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226031736

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Few would deny that getting ahead is a legitimate goal of learning, but the phrase implies a cruel hierarchy: a student does not simply get ahead, but gets ahead of others. In These Kids, Kysa Nygreen turns a critical eye on this paradox. Offering the voices and viewpoints of students at a “last chance” high school in California, she tells the story of students who have, in fact, been left behind. Detailing a youth-led participatory action research project that she coordinated, Nygreen uncovers deep barriers to educational success that are embedded within educational discourse itself. Struggling students internalize descriptions of themselves as “at risk,” “low achieving,” or “troubled”—and by adopting the very language of educators, they also adopt its constraints and presumption of failure. Showing how current educational discourse does not, ultimately, provide an adequate vision of change for students at the bottom of the educational hierarchy, she levies a powerful argument that social justice in education is impossible today precisely because of how we talk about it.
Categories: Education

Kids for the Ocean

Kids for the Ocean

Abig problem(1:45min) and Video13 Microballs- HiddenPlastic- Microplastic(2:11min) www.beachcleaner.de/english/kids-for-the-ocean/videos 68 WHAT EXACTLY IS ...

Author: Anne Mäusbacher

Publisher: Pazifik-Netzwerk Verlag

ISBN: 9783965086678

Category: Nature

Page: 150

View: 291

Our waste has an enormous impact on the underwater world, its ecosystems and inhabitants. Our health and survival are also affected. Can we change it? The Kids-for-the-Ocean education program has been developed for all children. As Generation Hope, they are the decision-makers of tomorrow and the bearers of hope to bring about change. The program is easy to use in class or during supervised free time. It is also designed for everyday family life. This book offers inspiration, solutions and is intended to encourage reasonable choices. Not only will Planet Ocean change - we, too, will change.
Categories: Nature

Opportunity

Opportunity

... over 300 teens Today Berry pours his considera The worries of kids is what it's all through private and public contacts . ble energy into Micro - City .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105130071298

Category: Economic assistance, Domestic

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Categories: Economic assistance, Domestic

OEO Pamphlets

OEO Pamphlets

... 300 teens Today Berry pours his considera- The worries of kids is what it's all through private and public contacts . ble energy into Micro - City .

Author: Economic Opportunity Office

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105130071421

Category:

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Computer Technology for Kids 5

Computer Technology for Kids 5

E. 120 The floppy disk size ( inches ) The mini - floppy disk size ( inches ) The micro - floppy disk size ( inches ) The mini - floppy double - density ...

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Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.

ISBN: 9712329194

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The Stickup Kids

The Stickup Kids

Pablo, who sat across from me, then pulled out a micro-cassette recorder, saying that I could borrow it for my fieldwork. After observing me test the ...

Author: Randol Contreras

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520273375

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

View: 939

Randol Contreras came of age in the South Bronx during the 1980s, a time when the community was devastated by cuts in social services, a rise in arson and abandonment, and the rise of crack-cocaine. For this riveting book, he returns to the South Bronx with a sociological eye and provides an unprecedented insider’s look at the workings of a group of Dominican drug robbers. Known on the streets as “Stickup Kids,” these men raided and brutally tortured drug dealers storing large amounts of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and cash. As a participant observer, Randol Contreras offers both a personal and theoretical account for the rise of the Stickup Kids and their violence. He mainly focuses on the lives of neighborhood friends, who went from being crack dealers to drug robbers once their lucrative crack market opportunities disappeared. The result is a stunning, vivid, on-the-ground ethnographic description of a drug robbery’s violence, the drug market high life, the criminal life course, and the eventual pain and suffering experienced by the casualties of the Crack Era. Provocative and eye-opening, The Stickup Kids urges us to explore the ravages of the drug trade through weaving history, biography, social structure, and drug market forces. It offers a revelatory explanation for drug market violence by masterfully uncovering the hidden social forces that produce violent and self-destructive individuals. Part memoir, part penetrating analysis, this book is engaging, personal, deeply informed, and entirely absorbing.
Categories: Social Science

Freaks Geeks and Cool Kids

Freaks  Geeks  and Cool Kids

So, what explains the apparent paradox of high levels of segregation and low levels of racial conflict, In part, it is the difference between micro and ...

Author: Murray Milner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317746591

Category: Social Science

Page: 362

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In Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids: Teenagers in an Era of Consumerism, Standardized Tests, and Social Media, Second Edition, award-winning sociologist Murray Milner tries to understand why teenagers behave the way they do. The first edition drew upon two years of intensive fieldwork in one high school and 300 written interviews about high schools across the country, where he argued that consumer culture greatly impacts the way our youth relate to one another and understand themselves and society. Milner now expands on that concept with a new year of fieldwork fifteen years after he began. He has uncovered in teens a move away from consumerism and towards the cultural capital of information in a time of social media and standardized tests. What people said about the first edition: Milner has done more than perhaps any other American sociologist to remind us that ‘status’ remains a primary mode of stratification, one that is dependent upon cultural, material power. Freaks, Geeks and Cool Kids is exemplary sociological research and theory; it is wise, witty, and often touching as well. --Jeffrey C. Alexander, author of The Dark Side of Modernity, Professor of Sociology, Yale University A rare book! Social science at its best, yet full of messages for parents, educators, and anybody who cares about the next generation. ---Amitai Etzioni, author of My Brother’s Keeper: A Memoir and a Message, University Professor, The George Washington University, and Past-President of the American Sociological Association Milner explains why high school cliques have so much power and can inflict so much pain. Anyone who cares about adolescents—parents, teachers, principals, and teenagers themselves—should definitely read this book. I couldn’t stop reading it, and can’t wait to discuss it with my students. It is sociological analysis at its best! --Caroline Hodges Persell, co-author of Preparing for Power: America’s Elite Boarding Schools, and Professor of Sociology, New York University. Pre-publication responses to the revised edition: This is the best book ever written on American schools and teenagers. With thorough research across many kinds of schools, Milner spells out a general theory that explains why high school kids create their own caste system. --Randall Collins, author of Violence: A Micro-sociological Theory, Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, and Past-President of the American Sociological Association Milner's work takes teenagers seriously as social actors. Rather than hand-wringing about "what's wrong with kids today," Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids offers discerning, theoretical analysis that reveals the broader social processes that animate contemporary teen culture. With the second edition, Milner brings his keen insight to understanding the new status pressures faced by teens growing up in an era of ubiquitous social media and high stakes testing. --Markella Rutherford, Associate Professor of Sociology, Wellesley College, author of Adult Supervision Required: Private Freedom and Public Constraints for Parents and Children. Freaks, Geeks and Cool Kids is as fresh and informative today as it was when it was first published. Murray Milner’s incisive analysis of American teen culture and practices remains an indispensable reference point for anyone seeking to take the study of status, hierarchy and exchange in contemporary life forward into new directions. --Daniel Thomas Cook, author of The Commodification of Childhood, Professor of Childhood Studies Department of Childhood Studies Rutgers University-Camden One of the rare academic books that is both theoretically rich and easily readable for both academics and students, this detailed study of high school culture shows that for youth who have little individual economic or political power, cultural tastes and experiences become the basis for status distinctions." --Paul Kooistra, Furman University, author of Criminals as Heroes: Structure, Power, and Identity Through up-close observations of the day to day lives of high school students, Milner deftly demonstrates how complex and persistent systems of status buttress a culture of consumerism, both consistent with and at odds with the broader society. The book joins a distinguished set of sociological studies of teenage culture, while being accessible to a broader readership. --Dr. David Bills, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Iowa, Past-editor of Sociology of Education. Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids provides a rare glimpse into the world of high school students. Understanding their behaviors as resulting from a near-constant pursuit of status, Milner not only explains teens’ obsession with peer relations and being "cool," he also describes their role in the development and maintenance of consumer capitalism. Methodologically rigorous and theoretically elegant, Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids is a modern sociological masterpiece. --Professor James Hawdon, Professor and Director, Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention, Virginia Tech, co-author of The Causes and Consequences of Group Violence: From Bullies to Terrorists. Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids is an insightful analysis into the lives of American teenagers and why they behave the way they do. Murray Milner uses engaging narratives to skillfully bring into focus how teenagers, with no real economic or political power, carefully cultivate status systems to maintain their position amongst peers, in school, and consumer capitalism. It should be required reading for anyone who wants to understand youth culture in the 21st century. --Bhavani Arabandi, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Ithaca College
Categories: Social Science

Freaks Geeks and Cool Kids

Freaks  Geeks  and Cool Kids

In part, it is the difference between micro and macro levels of social relations. At the micro level, many WWHS students have known one another most of ...

Author: Murray Milner Jr.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134000326

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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In this timely and insightful book, award-winning sociologist Murray Milner tries to understand why teenagers behave the way they do. Drawing upon two years of intensive fieldwork in one high school and 300 written interviews about high schools across the country, he argues that consumer culture has greatly impacted the way our youth relate to one another and understand themselves and society. He also suggests that the status systems in high schools are in and of themselves an important contributing factor to the creation and maintenance of consumer capitalism explaining the importance of designer jeans and designer drugs in an effort to be the coolest kid in the class.
Categories: Social Science

Coding For Kids

Coding For Kids

Kids can code! For everyone 4+ Zafer Demirkol ... The micro processors execute the commands that come as programs in fact. Any device that has a micro ...

Author: Zafer Demirkol

Publisher: Pusula

ISBN: 9786052359570

Category: Education

Page: 169

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An easy way to teach kids programming with guidance of teachers and parents. Our children carry far more immense mental abilities than we think. Just to reveal and explore them, we need to know the tools and methodologies. "I had been observing some inspiring attempts that are aiming to teach programming to children. However the thought of “I am a father and why doesn’t my son learn programming?” endorsed my soul. Initially, I would think that it was early for him. But on what circumstances? We are discussing the children who catch tens of movements in the games and make decisions (I have to admit I cannot do that) in split of a second over a TabletPC in their hands. It wasn’t early for him, it was late indeed. My child could have started learning programming because they had that mental capability. The missing piece in the puzzle is to introduce the appropriate tools with them. First of all, call it as programming, coding or whatever, it is one of the best application methods of mathematics. Just like application of real life. It is the life itself. Whether you like or not, math is a part of your life. Even the sentence of “Can I buy a kilogram of apple?” includes math. Programming is a way of application of math and it is one of the best ones. Because, it includes, problem solving, thinking with multi-dimensions, observing and testing results, getting excited and loving your creation, being proud once you complete; devoting for better, organizing your work, putting your best for your best… In a nutshell it includes many things among life. In other words, just like maths, programming is also an essential part of the life. While we are making a plan for a vacation, we are making a program and utilizing programming algorithms for our journey. While we are organizing a wedding event, we would be using a programming algorithm set. During studying to an exam, we are using a likely approach for programming; just like the moments of planning a meeting with a friend, driving the marketing for a product and within all the planning of a meal; and we apply those approaches to our life. The lack we don’t do is to convert those approaches into programming. If we plan well, we enjoy a beautiful vacation, a happy wedding, a good get-together with a friend, we achieve highs sales with a good marketing plan, a successful exam result. That is what programming is. Programming defines how we manage our life. It is a part of our daily life. Whether we like it or not. Even if we are not making professional coding (programming), we are making programming in our professions and think like a programmer. If you are a good programmer, your program consumes less resource and you become successful in what your business. In a nutshell, programming is not an optional occurrence, in life it is the life itself. We all make programming but we create their codes differently. The biggest achievement in teaching children about how programming is done, is to enable them figure those type of life skills and background with fun and swiftness. Pushing aside all the coding techniques, contemplating over the programming and solution ways for the programming is a practice of programming and we benefit from it in every part of the life. The rest is the technicality to convert them into codes. There are so many programming languages to do that and all we have to do is to learn the syntax. Thinking all the possibilities and alternates and figuring out the most efficient is a practice of life just like in programming. I decided to channel my 30 year know-how and expertise into teaching children how to program. For that objective “Where shall we start?”, “How can we make it lovable?”, “What tools should we use to teach and practice the programming?” “How old should we make it start?” “What is the best methodology?” I chased the answers of questions like the ones above. While experimenting on that, my son helped me a lot. I noticed his approach and comments. I observed the other children’s approach. With an honest wish to motivate and help all the children, teachers and parents… 1. Computers 2. A Brief Overview to Blockly Platform 3. A Brief Overview to Scratch Platform 4. Algorithms 5. Loops 6. Conditional Clauses 7. Functions and Procedures 8. Creating Shapes and Graphics 9. Variables 10. Lists and Arrays 11. Objects – Object Oriented Programming
Categories: Education

Kids Can Be Kids

Kids Can Be Kids

These children are also often confused by teasing and humor, and they have ... These skills are sometimes referred to as micro-level and macro-level skills ...

Author: Shelly J Lane

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 9780803629677

Category: Medical

Page: 704

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This groundbreaking text by two noted educators and practitioners, with contributions by specialists in their fields, presents a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to pediatric therapy. Their work reflects the focus of practice today—facilitating the participation of children and their families in everyday activities in the content of the physical and cultural environments in which they live, go to school, and play. The authors describe the occupational roles of children in an ecocultural context and examine the influence of that context on the participation of a child with physical, emotional, or cognitive limitations.
Categories: Medical

STEAM Lab for Kids

STEAM Lab for Kids

... www.amazon.co.uk Micro generator motor (Lab 18) I recommend the Micro Motor Wind Turbine Generator DC Power DIY 0.1V-18V 200~6000rpm or CrocSee Micro 3 ...

Author: Liz Lee Heinecke

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 9781631596414

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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STEAM Lab for Kids is an art-forward doorway to science, math, technology, and engineering through 52 family-friendly experiments and activities. While many aspiring artists don't necessarily identify with STEM subjects, and many young inventors don’t see the need for art, one is essential to the other. Revealing this connection and encouraging kids to explore it fills hungry minds with tools essential to problem solving and creative thinking. Each of the projects in this book is designed to demonstrate that the deeper you look into art, the more engineering and math you’ll find. "The STEAM Behind the Fun" sections throughout explain the science behind the art. Learn about: angular momentum by making tie-dyed fidget spinners. electrical conductors by making graphite circuits. kinetic energy by making a rubber band shooter. symmetry by making fruit and veggie stamps. much more! From graphite circuit comic books to edible stained glass, young engineers and artists alike will find inspiration aplenty. The popular Lab for Kids series features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, clay, geology, math, and even how to create your own circus—all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The labs can be used as singular projects or as part of a yearlong curriculum of experiential learning. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Lab for Kids.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction