Pliers are among the most commonly used tools in any handyman's or handywoman's arsenal. This book will help students develop word recognition and reading skills while discovering what these incredible tools can do and how they do it. They will also find out how different kinds of pliers can be used to tackle specialized projects. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate important information and learn new words.
Every town or city is filled with houses of all shapes and sizes, but we don't often stop to think about how they are built. Readers will learn all about the construction process, from foundations to roofs.
Plants We Wear helps young readers discover how plants are part of many of the clothes and accessories we wear. Call-outs throughout the book prompt inquiry and critical thinking skills by asking questions and inviting readers to looks closely at the photographs and diagrams.
Explains how cotton is grown and harvested to make fabric; discusses how blue jeans fabric is made at a mill and how the fabric is sewn together to make jeans at a factory; and how blue jeans become available to consumers.
Explains the different materials used in shoes; discusses how shoes are put together and shaped in a factory; and how shoes become available to consumers.
Learn about the different parts of a combine and find out how these interesting machines are used to harvest crops.
Discover how windmills work and how they can be used to create electricity without causing pollution.