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How to Survive Middle School

Science: A Do-It-Yourself Study Guide

Rachel Ross, Maria Ter-Mikaelian, Carpenter Collective (Illustrator), Dan Tucker (Editor)


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Learn from home or on-the-go and navigate the wilderness of middle school level Science in this hands-on study guide that gives 6th-8th graders all the tools for success!

Learning is an adventure inside or outside of the classroom with this highly illustrated, handy field guide that will help kids master the essential skills and lessons of middle school Science. With expert knowledge presented in a bold and fun format that's easy to read and understand, students will learn, explore, and practice terminology, techniques, and tools behind creating and testing hypotheses, ecology, chemistry, and more.

The How to Survive Middle School study guides tackle all the essential middle school subjects. Each book trains readers in critical thinking and problem-solving skills to help them become independent learners. The interactive text, full of helpful tips and techniques, and engaging illustrations makes this so much more than just a textbook!

Bright Matter Books, 9780525571438, 528pp.

Publication Date: May 3, 2022

About the Author

Maria Ter-Mikaelian is a science writer with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from New York University with eight years of college teaching experience. She has written educational video scripts for the PBS channel It's Okay to be Smart and articles for the children's science magazine Smore. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, son, and dog.
Rachel Ross is a science writer and educator who lives in Northern California. She holds a Master’s degree in astronomy from James Cook University in Australia. Rachel served as a specialist in education and outreach at Las Cumbres Observatory in Southern California, where she also worked as a researcher and an operator of the telescope network.

Carpenter Collective is a graphic design and branding studio led by partners Jessica and Tad Carpenter. They focus on bringing powerful messages to life through branding, packaging, illustration, and design. They have worked with clients ranging from Target, Coca-Cola, and Macy’s, to Warby Parker, Adobe, and MTV, among many others. They’ve earned a national reputation for creating powerful brand experiences and unique visual storytelling with a whimsical wink. See more of their work at