Save the Planet: Using Alternative Energies applies the NCTE/IRA Standards to science and social studies content. Each book sends the reader on a fact-finding mission, posing an initial challenge and concluding with questions and answers. Through engaging, interactive scenarios, learners can experiment with text prediction, purpose-driven research, and creative problem solving—all critical thinking skills—while learning about ways to care for our planet.
Following a student conducting research, the reader learns about the history of natural gas, how we use it today, and how we may use natural gas in the future.
Following a student conducting research, the reader learns about nuclear power as an energy source. This exciting title covers the history of nuclear power, its pros and cons, how we use nuclear power today, and how we may use it in the future.
Infographics can pack a lot of information into a small amount of space with clever use of text and images. Readers will find out how to unpack, draw evidence from, evaluate, and integrate content presented in this visual format. They will also learn how to make purposeful, informative, and visually appealing infographics of their own.
Proper manners are as important online as they are offline. Combining text, images, drawings with hands on activities, this book helps students learn proper online etiquette and safety.
Sometimes the clearest way to introduce a topic or provide important information is with a brochure. Creating digital brochures can also provide opportunities for students to practice writing informative texts to convey ideas and using technology to produce and publish writing. Readers of this book will discover how to plan, write, and publish their own digital brochures. They will also learn how to effectively introduce their topic, organize their ideas, format text and graphics, and edit their brochure.
Written in the narrative voice of an inquisitive student, this book explains the life cycles of plants. Readers begin to understand how the process of forming and answering questions is a key to investigation and scientific communication.