Below your feet, Mighty Mole is on the move. Like a swimmer in dirt, she strokes through the soil. Her tunnels are everywhere! She finds food, eludes a predator, has a family, and helps to make Super Soil. Moles live almost everywhere yet are rarely seen. Similarly, soil is a largely invisible ecosystem and yet is vital to the health of the world. Following the story, two Explore More for Kids pages offer a matching challenge and a review of some of the remarkable traits that make moles mighty. Two additional pages of Explore More for Teachers and Parents offers activities in visual and language arts, science, technology, and math. Further activities are available at www.dawnpub.com.
Barren land, little rainfall, and deadly temperatures are well-known features of deserts. But did you know that many desert plants have long root systems that grow in search of water? Plants and animals have to adapt in order to survive. Some plants grow waxy leaves to hold in water, and many animals store fat in a hump or tail. In this title, beginning readers will learn all about deserts and how life develops in extreme conditions.
For millions of years, forests have hosted complex life forms. Trees reach toward the sun as creatures of all shapes and sizes interact with their environment. Birds nestle on sturdy branches while non-flyers search for food and rest in the underbrush. This title will show young readers the importance of forests and how life thrives in these wooded areas!
Grasslands vary around the globe and are home to many life forms, including big cats and grazing animals. These sprawling fields are found on every single continent except Antarctica. Tropical savannahs and rolling prairies are just two different types of grasslands. Curious young learners are sure to discover that grasslands are a fascinating biome in this engaging title!
Scientists believe more than half of Earths plants and animals reside in tropical rain forests. Many species have yet to be discovered! These wet, humid forests are found near the equator, where its warm year-round. Discover the importance of tropical rain forests in this fun title for exploring minds.
Offering a stark contrast to hot, sandy deserts and tropical rain forests, the tundra is buried in snow and ice most of the year. However, life finds a way to flourish. During the short summer, flowers bloom and animals roam the land even though temperatures rarely reach 50 degrees Fahrenheit! This title will teach young readers how plants and animals survive in severe cold.
Bogs, swamps, and marshes are all different types of wetlands. Many plants and animals rely on this biome for reproduction, safety, or simply a drink of water. Some need to adapt to this environment, like the mangrove trees that get oxygen by growing roots above the surface. Take a closer look at wetland critters and vegetation in this engaging title for developing readers!