The massive volume of information available in the world today makes clarity a key component of data literacy. Using engaging activities and relevant, real-life examples, both digital and online, Bar Graphs is an important stop along the information highway of the 21st century. Visual representations of data are the quickest and clearest way to share information. This title teaches young readers how to organize and present data using bar graphs, and explains how to interpret data in this form.
In Line Graphs, readers will discover how to organize, present, and interpret data in this useful visual form. Relying on critical thinking to assess data, readers will learn how to recognize patterns and predict outcomes. Imaginative activities and meaningful, real-world examples, both digital and online, will stimulate young minds to “get in line” with the benefits of data literacy.
Clear representations of data are vitally important in the information overload of the 21st century. In Picture Graphs, young readers will continue their journey toward data literacy by learning how to organize and present data using pictures, and how to use critical thinking to assess and interpret data in this form. Fun activities and relatable, real-world examples, both digital and online, will encourage readers to “picture” information in a new way.
With fun and engaging activities, Collecting Data outlines the steps to properly gathering and organizing data, which include observation, assessing the reliability of sources, and critically assessing data in order to draw reliable conclusions. Readers begin their journey toward data literacy by developing their sense of curiosity, and then conducting investigations, just like solving a mystery.
London, England's Big Ben is one of the biggest bells ever made. Its melodic sound has rung in the capital city of London for more than 150 years. Big Ben hangs in the 316-foot Palace of Westminster with the Great Clock. The clock's gears move the hands on the clock's four faces. It also makes the quarter bells and Big Ben chime. Together, it is one of England's most popular tourist sites. Yet, Big Ben was almost never built. Fire, carelessness, and attacks nearly kept it a dream in some people's minds. Discover how this beloved British landmark was nearly lost several times and how determination and hard work brought it to life.
What is that hovering over the Pacific Northwest city of Seattle, Washington? Is it part of a movie set? Is it a publicity stunt? Could it bean actual spaceship? When you first spy the soaring Space Needle, high above Seattle, it's easy to be confused. The people who designed it more than 50 years ago would be happy to know that their building still amazes and mystifies. They wanted to create something that looked as if it had come from the future, just in time for the 1964 World's Fair. The obstacles they faced, the problems they solved, and the decisions they made have turned the Space Needle into more than just an incredible site to visit - it makes for an incredible story.
What looks like a solid stone statue but inside has a staircase of 354 steps leading from pedestal to crown? The Statue of Liberty! This enormous monument in New York Harbor is both a stunning work of art and an amazing feat of engineering. If you like building things and putting puzzles together, you'll love learning about the making of Lady Liberty, America's greatest symbol of freedom and friendship.