Category Archives: Non-Fiction

Surveillance Tools

Surveillance Tools

Crafty DetectivesCrafty Detectives has all kinds of directions for making detective tools. In it you can learn to to make a hidden camera, a trick wallet, an undercover book, alarms and a lot more.

    The marble telescope and the periscope are both devices to help you conduct secret surveillance. With a periscope you can see around corners or over walls or fences. With the marble telescope you can see through a keyhole. Really. Give them a try:

make-periscope

Print This Post Print This Post

The Great Depression

The Great Depression

The Great Depression is a time in United States history during which there was a large number of people unemployed. A lot businesses failed because people did not have money to buy anything. The Great Depression started when stock market prices began to fall on September 4, 1929 and crashed on October 29, 1929, also known as Black Tuesday. The Great Depression lasted through the middle of the 1930s.

The websites and books on this page will help you learn about what life was like during The Great Depression. It was a very hard time but many, many people who lived through it remember it as a time when families and friends helped each other and relied on each other for even basic needs look food and shelter.

Websites:


Non-Fiction Books:

The Great American Dust Bowl The Great Depression Why Did the Great Depression Happen The Great Depression 2
The Great Depression and World War II 1930s Children of the Dust Bowl Migrant Mother
Children of the Great Depression The Great Depression For Kids Welcome to Kits World

Fiction Books:

Letters From Hillside Farm Annie Troubled Times The Great Depression The Carpenters Gift
Moon Over Manifest The Blue Comet Better to Wish My Name is Rachel
The Miners Daughter The Luck of the Buttons Wingwalker

 

Here are some stories about the Great Depression – the characters all live Indiana:
The Dark Didnt Catch Me The Mighty Miss Malone Chig and the Second Spread Christmas After All
Blossoms on the Roof

Related Catalog Searches

Print This Post Print This Post

Nervous System

Nervous System
nervoussystem The Nervous System coordinates the voluntary and involuntary movements of the body. It includes the brain, the spinal chord and the nerves.The Control Center

Websites:

Pinterest Logo 25More Websites, Printables & Activities on the IndyPL Kids Pinterest Board: Nervous System


Books:

Nervous System Nervous System 2 Nerves Its All In Your Head
Your Nervous System Brain Works Brilliant Brain The Brain
The Nervous System

Video:

Print This Post Print This Post

Sandy’s Circus

Sandy’s Circus
SandyCircus  
Read Sandy’s Circus – As a boy, Sandy was always fiddling with odds and ends, making objects for friends. When he got older he started creating wire sculptures. Sandy made a lion. Next came a lion cage. Before he knew it, he had an entire circus and was traveling between Paris and New York performing a brand-new kind of art for amazed audiences.

Alexander Calder (nicknamed “Sandy”) was an American artist in the early 1900s. He is best known for making mobiles. He is also famous for making a miniature circus out of wire and bits of metal and string. This book is the story of Mr. Calder and his circus. The circus figures were tiny mechanical toys that used springs and string and air to move. Mr. Calder carried the little circus around in suitcases and would unload all of the pieces and perform the circus himself – kind of like a puppet show. You can watch the video below and see the real Mr. Calder performing his circus show. Remember that each of those circus figures he made out of bits of trash. Now that’s an artist – making a work of art out of trash! In the video, the circus pieces balance and move and do exactly what he wants them to do – and they look like what they are supposed to look like too…the lion, the trapeze artist, the elephant. Watch the horse rider figure flip in the air and land balanced on the horse – how did he do that? Amazing!

 

Print This Post Print This Post
1 22 23 24 25 26 38