Do you want to know what the weather is like in different parts of the world? Climate maps can help. In this book, readers will learn to read climate maps to discover different climate zones, microclimates, and the average temperature and precipitation levels of places around the world. They will also identify the features that characterize climate maps and how these maps can be used to track climate change.
Egypt is one of the oldest countries in the world. People love to visit the ancient pyramids outside of Cairo, the capital of Egypt. Thousands of years ago, pharaohs ruled Egypt, and people mummified many pharaohs after they died. Students will read all about mummy museums, school and work life in Egypt, and how Egyptians use the Nile River in their daily lives. Blastoff! Series
In 2001, biologist Karsten Heuer witnessed thousands of caribou traveling together in Northern Canada as they made their way north on their annual migration. The spectacular sight inspired Heuer to set out on an incredible adventure of his own. He and his research partner decided to follow the Porcupine caribou herd for five months through freezing weather conditions as the animals migrated north to rich feeding grounds where they would raise their young. The scientists' mission would bring to light some amazing facts about how these beautiful Arctic animals survive in their chilly habitat. In Caribou: And Reindeer, Too, kids go on an real-life adventure with biologist Karsten Heuer as he follows the Porcupine caribou herd through Northern Canada. Along the way, children will discover how caribou survive in their bone-chilling environment. Readers will also learn about the caribou's close relative, the reindeer. Large, full-color photos and a narrative format will keep readers turning the pages for more.
In the spring of 2010, wildlife biologist Tony Fischbach visited the Chukchi Sea off the northwest coast of Alaska. He was there to study walruses in their remote Arctic habitat, but it wasn't an easy task. The Arctic is one of the coldest places on Earth, and Tony--unlike a walrus--wasn't naturally adapted for life in the extreme cold. Eventually, Tony was able to attach a radio transmitter to several walruses so he could track where they would travel. He was surprised--and disturbed--by what he discovered. What did Tony learn about these animals and how they survive in their chilly Arctic habitat? In Walrus: Tusk, Tusk, kids go on a real-life adventure with wildlife biologist Tony Fischbach as he studies walruses in one of the northernmost places in the world. Along the way, children will learn how walruses survive in their bone-chilling environment, including how they hunt, stay warm, and raise their babies. Large, full-color photos and a narrative format will keep readers turning the pages for more.
How do wolverines survive the harsh weather conditions of the Arctic? In Wolverine: Super Strong, kids will discover the answer as they follow the work of biologist Audrey Magoun and other scientists in the freezing-cold Arctic tundra. From the long, thick fur that keeps a wolverine warm, to the long claws and powerful jaws that allow it to tear through frozen meat, children will learn all the different ways that these strong scavengers are built to survive in the Arctic. Packed with large, full-color photos and written in a compelling narrative format, Wolverine: Super Strong will show kids how wolverines survive in their bone-chilling environment, including how they hunt, stay warm, and raise their babies.
Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. This comprehensive set helps students with the transition from K-4 to 5-8 grade level studies. From basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology, students will find what they need. Make Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia an important part of your reference library.
From sap-sucking aphids and aggressive ants, to predatory spiders and roly-poly woodlice, our backyards and gardens are homes to millions of creatures that hunt, raise their young, help fertilize plants, and even wage war among themselves! Filled with fascinating facts, Creepy Backyard Invaders takes young readers on a voyage that will transport them to a secret garden teeming with an astounding variety of tiny creatures. Combining vivid, full-color microscope images and a controlled text that contains a wealth of information, Creepy Backyard Invaders is guaranteed to get young readers digging around to learn more about the world-within-a-world that lies just outside our doorsteps.