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.
Humanity’s impact on the natural world can have disastrous effects. The California Drought shines a light on California’s lengthy and devastating dry period. With abundant charts and diagrams and large-format photos, this title explores the science behind climate change, groundwater, and human water use patterns, and considers actions people and governments can take to try to improve the situation. Features include a flow chart showing the disaster’s causes and effects, a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
What is the difference between a rock and a mineral? Readers will learn the answer to that and much more in this fascinating informational text! Igneous rock, sedimentary rock, metamorphic rock, geologists, and gemstones are some of the topics that are introduced through clear, stunning photos, interesting charts and graphs, supportive text, and an accessible glossary and index. An intriguing and captivating hands-on lab activity is featured to encourage readers to learn more about geology!
Explore the water cycle in this fascinating book! Readers will learn the various steps of the water cycle--including evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. Featuring plenty of stunning images, colorful charts and graphs, accessible glossary and index, and easy-to-read text, readers will learn about different forms and types of water such as rain, sleet, snow, freshwater, and saltwater. Readers will also learn about clouds, the different types, how they are formed, and what role they play in the water cycle. An engaging hands-on activity allows readers to explore weather and science even further!
Electromagnetics are everywhere--inside our homes, in our computers, even our televisions! Readers will explore the history of electromagnetics and how they work through numerous images and supportive text. The fascinating facts and sidebars will have children excited and eager to learn more about things such as alternating and direct currents, electricity, magnetic fields, conductors, amps, volts, and generators. Readers will also learn about scientists like Nikola Tesla and Michael Faraday. Featuring an accessible glossary and index and a stimulating hands-on lab activity, readers will be sure to be excited and captivated from beginning to end!
Plants are living things that use energy to survive! In this fascinating title, readers will learn all about plants and how they adapt to their surroundings in order to survive. Through engaging photos, charts, and graphs, children will learn some of the basic and most important aspects of plant life, including photosynthesis, the water cycle, and the different parts of plants. Readers will be encouraged to explore plant life even further with a simple experiment! To aid in better understanding of the content, a glossary and index are provided.
Explore the various types of ecosystems and biomes in this fascinating title that uses bright images, engaging charts and graphs, intriguing facts, and easy-to-read text to captivate readers from beginning to end! Readers will be enthralled as they learn about such ecosystems and biomes as the tundra, grassland, desert, temperate forests, rainforests, and even riparian and pelagic biomes. A glossary and index are included to aid in readers' further understanding of the content while an engaging and exciting experiment is featured to keep children delighted and interested!