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.
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.
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.
What happens to trash if it is thrown into a river? Where does garbage in a lake come from, and how can it harm animals that live there? Poisoned Rivers and Lakes introduces young readers to the issues of river and lake pollution due to the dumping of garbage, chemicals, and other things into our planets waterways. It also gives students plenty of ideas for ways that they can be part of the campaign to help keep our rivers and lakes clean and safe for the future. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of an early-elementary audience, this colorful, fact-filled volume includes grade-appropriate activities and experiments, critical-thinking questions, and fascinating fact boxes to keep the pace lively and interactive.
Explains what magnets are and their properties; describes the scientific method; and includes experiments testing different magnet concepts.
Explains what plants are and how they grow; describes the scientific method; and includes experiments testing different plant concepts.
For every budding scientist who would like to think beyond the smoking volcano, diorama, and colored graphs of the typical school science fair. I is for Idea explores the development of bicycles, zippers, toilets, computers, and many other inventions that we now take for granted in our daily lives. Readers will learn about the inventors and the genesis behind these ever-present and useful items. Curious kids will find plenty of inspiration as they discover the answers to their continuous questions. What is the basis for the phrase "the real McCoy"? What actually is the mother of invention? What kitchen appliance was developed after a scientist's candy bar suddenly melted? Author Marcia Schonberg lives north of Columbus, Ohio. She is the author of more than a dozen books, including B is for Buckeye: An Ohio Alphabet. Illustrator Kandy Radzinski's first book with Sleeping Bear Press, S is for Sooner: An Oklahoma Alphabet, was the Oklahoma Center for the Book Best Illustrated Book 2004. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.