In this title, readers will investigate materials (wood, metal, plastic, glass, rock, and wool) and everyday objects using science. What are sneakers, soccer balls, coins, soda cans, and even skyscrapers made of? What properties make different materials suitable for different jobs? And how are paper, steel, glass, and rubber made?
From weather and day length, to plants and animals, in this title, readers will investigate how the world around them changes as the seasons change. With activities such as recording temperatures and going on seasonal scavenger hunts, students will be challenged to observe and analyze the changing of the seasons.
How does an acorn become a mighty oak tree? What does a tiny sunflower seed need to grow into a tall yellow flower? In this title, readers will investigate how plants grow and how they disperse their seeds. They’ll also discover that many of the foods we eat are seeds!
Describes dogs that work to detect explosives in many locations. Explains training dogs and handlers require, along with the best breeds for the job. Includes stories of dogs that have worked on K9 Police squads and as military working dogs in Iraq.
Describes what search and rescue dogs do, where they work, how they are trained, and which dog breeds are the best at working as search and rescue dogs. Includes stories about real dogs who have saved lost or trapped people.
Describes what therapy animals do, where they work, how they are trained, and which kinds of animals are best for certain jobs. Includes stories about real animals who have provided therapy to people.
Takedown Wrestling describes the sport that is thousands of years old. Kids will love reading about basic moves and holds, how to get out of an opponents grip, and wrestling terms. A special section also features the top amateur wrestlers in the sport today.