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How to Survive Middle School: Science: A Do-It-Yourself Study Guide (HOW TO SURVIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL books) (Paperback)

How to Survive Middle School: Science: A Do-It-Yourself Study Guide (HOW TO SURVIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL books) By Rachel Ross, Maria Ter-Mikaelian, Carpenter Collective (Illustrator), Dan Tucker (Editor) Cover Image
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STUMPED BY SCIENCE? Make learning easy with this do-it-yourself study guide that includes everything kids need to know to tackle middle school science!

Learning is an adventure both inside and outside of the classroom with the How to Survive Middle School study guide series!

These colorful, highly visual books cover all the essential info kids need to ace important middle school classes. Large topics are broken down into easy-to-digest chunks, and reflective questions help kids check understanding and become critical thinkers.

Written by middle school teachers and vetted by curriculum experts, this series is the perfect school supplement or homeschool resource—and a great way to help create independent learners.

HTSMS: Science includes key facts and super-helpful illustrations, diagrams, and vocab that explore topics including:
  • The Scientific Method
  • The Solar System
  • Fossil Fuels and Climate Change
  • The Periodic Table
  • Chemical Bonds
  • Ecosystems and Cells
  • Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration
  • Laws of Motion
  • and more!

Books also available for: World History, English, Math, and U.S. History.

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

Praise For…

Praise for the HOW TO SURVIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL series:
“Lively prose and an unusually broad scope.” Kirkus Reviews

“The readable text takes a breezy tone and incorporates user-friendly features…chapters are expansively inclusive and represent the viewpoints of those not always heard.” Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780525571438
ISBN-10: 0525571434
Publisher: Bright Matter Books
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2022
Pages: 528
Language: English