Children ask questions to help them understand the world around them. This sense of wonder and curiosity is a trait shared by scientists. This fresh and thoughtful title encourages readers to embrace inquiry as they learn about the kinds of questions scientists ask and how they investigate to find answers.
We all learn about the world around us by making observations. Scientists are no exception! This intriguing title explains how scientists observe using their senses and tools. Readers will apply what they learn by making observations, comparing, sorting, and classifying.
Scientists look for patterns to help them make predictions. This motivating title explores different patterns in the natural world, such as day and night and the changing seasons. Using their new knowledge, readers will act like scientists by identifying weather patterns and making predictions.
Collaboration and communication are important 21st Century skills and key science practices. Using accessible examples, readers will discover how scientists work together, and share ideas and information. Children also learn how and why scientists record information and put this practice into action by using their own science notebook.
Readers learn how this simple machine makes it easier to lift, lower, and open things. They learn the three types of levers: first-class, second-class, and third-class. By the end of the book, readers know the difference between complex and simple machines and how levers are used in everyday life to make work easier.
In this book, readers learn what temperature is and why and how it is measured. They learn about the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales and where each is used. Readers learn about thermometers and how they help us in everyday life--from taking body temperatures to regulating how cool or warm our homes are.
Readers learn how this simple machine makes it easier to move things to different levels. They learn how flatter slopes use less effort than steeper slopes. By the end of the book, readers know the difference between complex and simple machines and how inclined planes are used in everyday life to make lifting and lowering objects easier.