A young boy and his friends dig in their sandbox and pretend to be real paleontologists digging up dinosaur bones, showing what its like to be a professional paleontologist. Includes hands-on activity and glossary of paleontology terms.
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.
Explains what light and vision are; describes the scientific method; and includes experiments testing different light and vision concepts.
Explains what magnets are and their properties; describes the scientific method; and includes experiments testing different magnet concepts.
An elementary exploration of stag-moose, focusing on fossil evidence that helps explain how their wide antlers and sharp hooves helped these beasts adapt to the last Ice Age.
Learn all about the scientific method and how it helps scientists analyze the world around them. Scientists start with a question, then do research to try to find answers. Then, scientists form a hypothesis that they believe is the correct answer to their question. A good hypothesis is tested through an experiment. Scientists collect data and record the results of an experiment, forming a conclusion about whether or not their hypothesis was correct. Students will learn how to think like scientists! Easy-to-read text paired with vibrant images keep students engaged from cover to cover. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity where students can use the scientific method to learn about plants. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.