Explore the history of clothes including inventors and their inventions of common clothing items such as jeans, raincoats, even zippers! Find how making clothes has changed over time with interesting facts of an often-overlooked industry. The reader provides a language arts connection as students learn vocabulary related to all aspects of the clothing industry.
Follow the history and advances in communications starting with hieroglyphics through the development of the telephone, the computer, and satellite communication. Language arts connection is technology-based vocabulary that is necessary to master in the 21st century.
Investigate the wiggly world of invertebrates! Neither mammals nor reptiles, these animals are in a class all their own. This book provides captivating photographs to help illustrate the defining features of these animals and bring to light the mysterious world of these one-of-a-kind creatures. A language arts connection is made with the vocabulary related to invertebrate body parts, body functions, and life cycles.
In this book, students take an inside look at the scaly, unusual world of reptiles and amphibians with fascinating pictures of lesser known reptiles and amphibians that make this reader a page-turner. A language arts connection is made with vocabulary related to reptiles and amphibians.
Dramatic photographs of spewing and flowing lava will capture the attention of any child. In this fantastic book, children will be excited to learn what a volcano is and what makes it erupt. Simple explanations describe the different kinds of volcanoes, including cinder, cone-shaped, shield, and composite as well as the different kinds of lava and the land formations they create on land and under the ocean. Other topics include the reason volcanoes often erupt during earthquakes, why giant tsunami waves are sometimes created by underwater earthquakes, and how volcanoes are studied in order to predict and prepare for eruptions. Children will also enjoy making their own volcano out of household materials.
Explore the history and function of planes including the vital role that planes played in World War II and their transition into commercial travel. Readers will enjoy reading about famous people in aviation including the Wright brothers, Charles Lindbergh, and Amelia Earhart while learning the basic principles of aerodynamics. Book includes vocabulary related to the history and function of planes.
All aboard! It's time to learn about trains from their humble beginning of the steam engine and chugs to the diesel-electric trains of today including the unique construction of the tracks and wheels, as well as the multitude of jobs that exists in the world of locomotives.