Describes the scientific concepts of heat, melting, freezing, and boiling using everyday cooking examples. Includes experiments.
Describes how simple machines are used in construction and how they make work easier. Includes experiments.
Describes how various forms of energy are used with everyday examples. Includes experiments.
Describes how magnets work and gives examples of everyday uses of magnets. Includes experiments.
Simply describes the forces of friction and other physics concepts using common toys such as bicycles and yo-yos. Includes experiments.
Describes the forces of push and pull using everyday objects such as strollers and wagons. Includes experiments.
The cane toad is so big that it can grow to be the size of a soccer ball! To satisfy its huge appetite, it pounces on and devours almost anything that moves--and that will fit into its mouth. The cane toad is more than just a voracious eater, however; it's also dangerous. It can release deadly venom through its dry, warty skin that is strong enough to poison pets, people, and even a 10-foot-long (3-m) crocodile! In Cane Toad: The World's Biggest Toad, eye-popping color photos paired with simple, grade-appropriate text will engage children as they learn about the natural habitat, physical characteristics, diet, life cycle, and behavior of this supersized animal. A comparison diagram is also included to show readers the animal in relation to a familiar object.