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Do you excel in math? Struggle with it? If the answer is Yes, this book is for you! These math questions show you that math is everywhere—and knowing how to tackle it is useful… and fun. With entertaining connections to popular culture, sports, hobbies, science and careers, the challenges are intriguing and insightful (plus you don’t need a calculator or paper to solve them). Open this book and discover the fascinating world of math! Free shipping to U.S. addresses only. Please contact pubs@a
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Why do you see lightning before you hear thunder? What keeps the planets orbiting around the sun? What metal is a liquid at room temperature? Science affects everything - yet so many of us wish we understood it better. Using an accessible question-and-answer approach, key concepts in biology, chemistry, physics, earth and general science are explored and demystified in this award-winning book. An engaging and fun way to better your understanding of how science surrounds us every day. Free shi
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Based primarily on data reported in late 2014 and early 2015 by 188 science centers and museums, this electronic report includes a master table of key data points for individual respondents, graphs suitable for dropping into digital presentations, and over 60 tables and graphs of information on facilities, programs, attendance, membership, employees and volunteers, and finances. PDF only. #4-2014
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Based primarily on data reported in late 2015 and early 2016 by 192 science centers and museums, this electronic report includes a master table of key data points for individual respondents, graphs suitable for dropping into digital presentations, and over 60 tables and graphs of information on facilities, programs, attendance, membership, employees, and finances. PDF only. #4-2015
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These three collections of inexpensive exhibit ideas, which are now available in PDF format, have been extremely popular. Perfect for small museums and exhibit developers on a budget, each volume provides construction tips and exhibit schematics for 30 time-tested interactive exhibits. We are now selling these together for a discount, so buy all three for a special price today! PDF only. #169E
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This compilation includes a number of the highest-rated affordable exhibits from The Cheapbook, Cheapbook 2, and Cheapbook 3, as well as a number of brand new exhibit ideas. These are great for people who want to put together science exhibits while on a budget and would like to see what other museums voted on as the best. Order now to save big time on exhibits! PDF only. #170
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The discounts get even better when you combine the latest entry of the Cheapbooks series with the Cheapbooks 1-3 Bundle. Cheapbooks Greatest Hits mainly features the most popular exhibits from the first three Cheapbooks (chosen by Cheapbooks users) but also contains 12 brand new and affordable exhibit ideas. Now is your chance to experience every exhibit idea compiled by Paul Orselli and ASTC. PDF only. #178
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Limited stock — order now! H. Richard Crane; Ann Arbor Hands•On Museum, 1992. 106 pp. #60
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A must for exhibit developers, researchers, educators, and other museum professionals looking for ways to engage visitors more deeply with interactive science exhibits, this book documents the exploration and findings of the Exploratorium's APE project. Thomas Humphrey, Joshua P. Gutwill, and the Exploratorium APE Team; Exploratorium, 2005. 144 pp. #205
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This book is an important tool for employees and managers who want to communicate more effectively. The Four Conversations: Daily Communication that Gets Results shows some of the mistakes that are made in everyday conversation and provides the reader with the tools how to minimize those mistakes and to communicate in a way that is productive both for themselves and their colleagues. Jeffrey Ford and Laurie Ford; Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009. 240 pp. #166
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A wonderful introduction to the world of mammals. In this award-winning book, kids learn how 14 baby mammals eat, sleep, learn and grow. Filled with fascinating facts and beautiful images, it explores how the babies navigate their journey from helpless infants to self-sufficient adults. The content correlates directly with lifecycle curriculum. Also available in Spanish, Hebrew and Dutch. Free shipping to U.S. addresses only. Please contact pubs@astc.org before ordering for delivery to anoth
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In Their Own Voices is the story of thirteen families from the African American, Latino, and Asian communities in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Camden, New Jersey, who have been actively involved in grant-funded outreach programs for nearly two decades. The collection is a surprisingly candid and moving portrait of the significant role that these programs can play in the lives of local families. Minda Borun, et al., The Franklin Institute, 2011. 70 pp. #160
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Treat yourself to an intriguing story of great discoveries. In “Leonardo da Vinci Gets a Do-Over,” the Renaissance Master returns to test his genius in the modern world. With the help of three American middle schoolers, da Vinci attempts to catch up on 500 years of knowledge in a quest to invent something to better humankind. The seventh graders become da Vinci’s ambassadors to the modern age, all the while being enthralled by his tales of Renaissance life. An entertaining, engaging and inventiv
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Limited stock — order now! Melanie L. Herman and Peggy M. Jackson; Nonprofit Risk Management Center, 2001. 96 pp. #20
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Crack open this book to sharpen your logic and reasoning skills. These literature-based math mysteries take just one minute to read. The brainteasers are entertaining, but even better, their real-world connections help kids see math concepts and quandaries as approachable, learnable and solvable. A fun way to develop deductive reasoning skills and discover the joys of math! Free shipping to U.S. addresses only. Please contact pubs@astc.org before ordering for delivery to another country.
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Bilingual (Spanish/English) edition of our award-winning science mysteries book. Each mystery takes just one minute to read and challenges kids to use their critical thinking skills. Mysteries in earth, space, life, physical, chemical and general science are included. Now you can solve science brainteasers in two languages! Free shipping to U.S. addresses only. Please contact pubs@astc.org before ordering for delivery to another country.
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The mysteries are back! 65 More Short Mysteries You Solve With Science continues the fun. Each story takes just one minute to read, but they have a clever twist—you have to tap into your critical thinking skills to solve them. Challenge your science knowledge in this fun, problem-solving book. These brainteasers will keep you engaged and eager to learn more! Free shipping to U.S. addresses only. Please contact pubs@astc.org before ordering for delivery to another country.
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Not your ordinary mystery book, One Minute Mysteries makes science fun! Each story, just one minute long, challenges your knowledge in earth, space, life, physical, chemical, and general science. No tools or special equipment required, all you need is a willingness to have fun. This entertaining and educational book is great for kids, grown-ups, educators and anyone who loves good mysteries, good science, or both! Free shipping to U.S. addresses only. Please contact pubs@astc.org befor
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This title teaches leaders how to evaluate and define their leadership maxims by leading oneself, leading the thinking, leading one's people, and leading a balanced life. Based on Mike Figliuolo's "Leadership Maxims" training course, One Piece of Paper is a fundamental addition for leaders in all fields. Mike Figliuolo; Jossey Bass, 2011. 244 pp. #167
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TWO GREAT BOOKS, ONE GREAT PRICE! Package of One Piece of Paper and The Four Conversations: Daily Communication that Gets Results, at a discounted price. #168
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McLean's best-selling book provides museum professionals with a broad understanding of the many disciplines needed to produce effective exhibitions, from industrial, graphic, and interior design to writing, editing, psychology, and management. Kathleen McLean; ASTC, 1993. 196 pp. #67
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Progressive Museum Practice: John Dewey and Democracy is a unique and historically relevant read that delves into John Dewey's influence on museum practice, as well as into the significance of museums in fostering democracy and education. If you want to learn about an important aspect of museum education history, this is a must-read. George E. Hein; Left Coast Press, 2012. 254 pp. #165
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TWO GREAT BOOKS, ONE GREAT PRICE! Package of Science on Stage Anthology and The Passionate Fact: Storytelling in Natural History and Cultural Interpretation, at a discounted price. #159
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This anthology comprises five plays written by and performed at science centers: Alice in Numberland, George Washington Carver: Born to Succeed, Sara the Scientist, The Soap Opera, and Wondrous Visions: A Visit with Leonardo da Vinci. Includes the scripts, playwright's notes, and production histories and rights. Tessa Bridal and Susan McCormick, editors; ASTC, 1991. 128 pp. #51
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Limited stock — order now! Judith White; Smithsonian Institution, 1992. 69 pp. #61