This engaging title introduces readers to materials that are either hard or soft. Using familiar examples, readers learn what makes hard and soft objects different and why they are suited for different purposes. Easy-to-understand text and colorful photos invite young readers to identify and classify hard and soft things around them.
What materials will keep you dry on a rainy day? What materials will help you clean up a spill? Child-friendly examples and vibrant photographs support readers as they explore how different materials respond to liquids.
Vibrant photographs and accessible text introduce young scientists to the concept of density. Readers are encouraged to explore what makes some objects float and others sink.
This engaging title helps young scientists identify, compare, and contrast natural and human-made materials. Child-centered text and vibrant images combine to clearly explain the properties and uses of these materials.
One of the three basic states of matter, this fascinating title provides insight into the properties of gases. Although most gases cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted, they are always present. Readers will discover what gases are, how they react when heated or under pressure, and the gases that make up the atmosphere.
This informative title introduces readers to periodic table of elements. Clear, concise text and supportive images explain how the periodic table was created and its significance in the scientific world. Readers will discover what the table reveals about the distinct properties of each major group of elements and how the elements are used in everyday life.
This comprehensive title introduces young scientists to the properties of metals. Through clear, concise text and supportive images, readers will discover that most metals are shiny, ductile, malleable, and conductive. Hands-on experiments encourage readers to investigate the structure and properties of metals.