In Dams, early fluent readers will learn why dams are built and how they work. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they explore the built world around them. An infographic illustrates how dams can be used to make electricity, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about dams using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Dams also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Dams is part of Jump!'s Amazing Structures series.
Hurricanes plague the tropics from June through November. Some years bring just a handful of storms. Other years, meteorologists run out of names because there are so many. Readers learn how and where these storms form and the dangers they pose to the land and people who live in Gulf and Atlantic coast regions.
Floods and blizzards may be very different, but they do have some things in common. In this book, readers will discover they have one vital ingredient in common: water. Readers will learn the powerful forces of water as it pertains to floods and blizzards. They also discover that although these two forces of nature can cause difficulties for people, they are nature's way of cleaning up and re-nourishing the land.
Discover the coolest, strangest, and overall most breathtaking buildings in the world and learn all about their special features through comparisons to familiar objects. From the spectacular heights of the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai and the Turning Torso in Sweden to the striking designs of the Guggenheim Museum in Spain and the Community Bookshelf in Kansas City, Missouri, kids will come to appreciate the numbers behind each building's incredible features in terms they can understand. Packed with large, full-color photos and fascinating size comparisons, Freaky-Strange Buildings will help readers understand the measurements and numbers behind the world's most fascinating buildings. Stat boxes on each spread provide a quick rundown of the key features of each building.
Some buildings are so tall it's hard to grasp just how far they rise into the air. In this book, kids will discover the most spectacular skyscrapers in the world and come to understand their incredible features through size comparisons and dazzling photos. For example, readers will learn about the tallest building in China, the Shanghai World Financial Center. It's 1,614 feet (492 m) tall--a big number that's easier to understand if you know it's equivalent to a hundred giraffes stacked on top of one another! And then there's the Taipei 101, which at 1,670 feet (509 m) is the tallest office building in the world. If the building were laid flat on the ground, it would stretch across five-and-a- half football fields placed end to end. Now that's a big building! Packed with large, full-color photos and fascinating comparisons, Spectacular Skyscrapers will help readers understand the larger-than-life features of these buildings in terms they can understand. Stat boxes on each spread provide a quick rundown of the key features of each building.
What are circuits? Why are they so important? How do they affect our lives every day? Students will find out the answers to these questions and more as they read through the engaging pages of this e-book. Fun facts and high-interest text paired with colorful images and graphics fill the pages of this e-book to keep students interested from cover to cover! A “Think Like a Scientist” activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the e-book for students to use what they’ve learned in the text and apply that knowledge to the activity. A helpful glossary, table of contents, and index are also included for additional support.
Light heats our skin, helps us see in the dark, and even helps cure cancer. Light is also used for many things that we may not know about. Learn how light is formed, how it helps us every day, and much more by diving into the pages of this engaging e-book. High-interest text and vibrant images and photographs fill the pages of this e-book to make learning about light and its effects fun and interesting. A “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the e-book for students to use what they learned in the text and apply that knowledge to the activity. A helpful glossary, table of contents, and index are also included for additional support.