The first half of this book explains plate tectonics in expository text while the second half is narrated by a fictional tour guide and geology professor. Readers use photographs, maps, charts, and diagrams to interpret information in the book.
Graphic features are prominent in this book so readers can interpret maps and other weather graphics. The first half of the book describes atmospheric forces that affect weather while the second half depicts a fictional television newscast about severe weather.
The Hands on Science series provides students with background on key concepts in Science. Each title includes engaging hands on exercises that bring the concepts to life for kids. Real World Science: Plants, provide information on the basic needs of plants, parts of plants that help them grow and thrive, and how plants reproduce.
Readers will discover that the natural element carbon is found in all living things, including people. This fascinating book explains how the Earths supply of carbon moves among Earth's oceans, atmosphere, ecosystem, and geosphere in a process called the carbon cycle. Accessible text and detailed images help explain such processes as photosynthesis, respiration, and decomposition. Feature boxes highlight examples of the ways in which human activity, such as burning fossil fuels, releases too much carbon dioxide into the air disrupting the balance of the carbon cycle. Readers are encouraged to find ways to take action and find solutions.
Features include: Reading level 3 books are Fountas-Pinnell level O, P, and Q; reading level 6 books are Fountas-Pinnell level W. Scientific terms are defined in context. Identical dramatic four-color covers (back cover band identifies books that are lower level). Teacher's Guides with reproducible activities allow students to work from either text. Glossary defines difficult terms. "Did You Know?" sections contain interesting facts. End-of-book "Facts & Figures" section summarizes critical information. The index takes students directly to topics of interest.
This book discusses the science behind earthquakes and their effects. The chapters examine case studies of destructive hurricanes, explain how hurricanes form, and show how scientists are working to predict hurricanes and prevent damage. Diagrams, charts, and photos provide opportunities to evaluate and understand the scientific concepts involved.
This book discusses the science behind earthquakes and their effects. The chapters examine notable earthquakes in history, explain why earthquakes occur, and show how scientists and engineers are working to understand earthquakes and build damage-resistant structures. Diagrams, charts, and photos provide opportunities to evaluate and understand the scientific concepts involved.