Energy is all around us. Food and sleep are the fuels our bodies use to create the energy we need to move, talk, and think. But scientists tell us some of the fuels that keep our homes and businesses running, power our transportation, and keep us safe are hurting Earth. Learn why energy companies are working to come up with cleaner ways to supply oil and gas, how fuels in the future will be safer for Earth, and what you can do now to use energy wisely. Book features: Table of Contents; Glossary; For More Information including books and web sites; Index; photos and captions; charts and graphs; source notes.
Engineers are the reason we have everything from thumbtacks to rocket ships. But what do engineers think about? Where do they get their amazing ideas? Discover the ways engineers solve problems, learn about some engineering feats, and find out whether you may also think like an engineer.
Engineers design dams to help solve the challenges of providing drinking water and electricity to people's homes. Young readers will learn about the steps in the engineering design process and see what materials are used in construction to make dams strong enough to hold up against the strong forces of water, weather, and natural disasters. A link to interactive activities online plus an activity in the book allow readers to create stable dams.
Hurricanes plague the tropics from June through November. Some years bring just a handful of storms. Other years, meteorologists run out of names because there are so many. Readers learn how and where these storms form and the dangers they pose to the land and people who live in Gulf and Atlantic coast regions.
Floods and blizzards may be very different, but they do have some things in common. In this book, readers will discover they have one vital ingredient in common: water. Readers will learn the powerful forces of water as it pertains to floods and blizzards. They also discover that although these two forces of nature can cause difficulties for people, they are nature's way of cleaning up and re-nourishing the land.
What are circuits? Why are they so important? How do they affect our lives every day? Students will find out the answers to these questions and more as they read through the engaging pages of this e-book. Fun facts and high-interest text paired with colorful images and graphics fill the pages of this e-book to keep students interested from cover to cover! A “Think Like a Scientist” activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the e-book for students to use what they’ve learned in the text and apply that knowledge to the activity. A helpful glossary, table of contents, and index are also included for additional support.
Light heats our skin, helps us see in the dark, and even helps cure cancer. Light is also used for many things that we may not know about. Learn how light is formed, how it helps us every day, and much more by diving into the pages of this engaging e-book. High-interest text and vibrant images and photographs fill the pages of this e-book to make learning about light and its effects fun and interesting. A “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the e-book for students to use what they learned in the text and apply that knowledge to the activity. A helpful glossary, table of contents, and index are also included for additional support.