One evening at dusk a wind current carries a lone firefly out over the sea. Glancing down into the water, the insect is mesmerized by the glowing bioluminescence, mistaking it for other fireflies. Seeking company, the firefly plunges into the waves. Luckily, there are human bystanders who can lend a hand. Based on an event witnessed by nature writer and ecologist Rachel Carson (The Sea Around Us and Silent Spring) where a firefly attempts to join its "family" in the ocean, this lyrical story written in verse perfectly illustrates the wonder and delight the natural world offers those who pay close enough attention. Back matter includes science facts about fireflies and bioluminescence, as well as information about Carson's life.
Dena loves using magnets to perform magic tricks for the kids at the pool. When Enrique arrives in town, he doesnt like that Dena is fooling the others. He gives her a century-old treasure map and Dena uses her compass and tools to plot the location of the treasure. To her surprise, the treasure is not where it should be! What could cause her compass to lead her off course? When she discovers the answer, will Dena keep fooling the other kids with magic tricks or will she help them learn about magnetism and the earths shifting magnetic poles?
This fun, colorful book describes basic rules for what to do and what not to do to be safe in inclement weather.
A Diana le encanta utilizar los imanes para hacer sus trucos de magia a los niños de la piscina. Cuando Enrique llega al pueblo, no le gusta que Diana los esté engañando. Él le da a ella un mapa del tesoro de hace cien años y ella utiliza su brújula y sus herramientas para marcar el lugar donde se encuentra el tesoro. Para su sorpresa, ¡el tesoro no está donde debe estar! ¿Qué hace que su brújula la haya llevado fuera de la ruta? Cuando ella descubra la respuesta, ¿continuará Diana engañando a los otros niños con sus trucos de magia o los ayudará a aprender sobre los imanes y los polos magnéticos de la Tierra?
Just like in real life, using the internet involves interacting and collaborating with other people. Readers of this book will find out why it is important to be respectful of the people they meet online. They will learn methods for interacting appropriately in collaborative online discussions and for constructively criticizing others' work. They will also reflect upon how they would feel if someone treated them poorly online.
Wikis can bring people from around the world together to collaborate on online projects. Wikis also offer a great opportunity to practice using technology to produce and publishing writing. Readers of this book will learn how to create, edit, and manage a wiki. They will find out how to use photos, text, sounds, and videos to convey ideas and share information with their group. They will also learn the importance of sharing the workload with team members.
A dandelion can teach much about seeds and seasons and cycles, and the big world that a wind-blown seed can travel, but it also can make us appreciate the challenges it must overcome. This gorgeous book is at once simple and profound. You may be surprised and pleased by the questions and observations of your children after reading this together.