In Skyscrapers, early fluent readers will learn about the engineering that goes into building sky-high structures. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they explore the built world around them. An infographic illustrates how steel frames make skycrapers safer, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about skyscrapers using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Skyscrapers also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Skyscrapers is part of Jump!'s Amazing Structures series.
Some buildings are so tall it's hard to grasp just how far they rise into the air. In this book, kids will discover the most spectacular skyscrapers in the world and come to understand their incredible features through size comparisons and dazzling photos. For example, readers will learn about the tallest building in China, the Shanghai World Financial Center. It's 1,614 feet (492 m) tall--a big number that's easier to understand if you know it's equivalent to a hundred giraffes stacked on top of one another! And then there's the Taipei 101, which at 1,670 feet (509 m) is the tallest office building in the world. If the building were laid flat on the ground, it would stretch across five-and-a- half football fields placed end to end. Now that's a big building! Packed with large, full-color photos and fascinating comparisons, Spectacular Skyscrapers will help readers understand the larger-than-life features of these buildings in terms they can understand. Stat boxes on each spread provide a quick rundown of the key features of each building.
While it may not be as simple as pouring water into a gas tank, water, or at least the hydrogen that makes up water, will one day become a significant source of energy. In this important new book, children will discover not only what hydrogen is, but also how this simple element can create clean energy. Hydrogens past deals with hot air balloons and airships, its present, space shuttles and fuel cells. What fascinating technologies await its future? Other topics include What is energy? the reasons why clean energy is so important the technologies that convert hydrogen to useable energy the obstacles that must be overcome before hydrogen can be a reliable energy source a case study highlighting Icelands plan to switch to a society run on hydrogen What is a hydrogen economy? a timeline that provides dates for historical breakthroughs in energy production
Discover the coolest, strangest, and overall most breathtaking buildings in the world and learn all about their special features through comparisons to familiar objects. From the spectacular heights of the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai and the Turning Torso in Sweden to the striking designs of the Guggenheim Museum in Spain and the Community Bookshelf in Kansas City, Missouri, kids will come to appreciate the numbers behind each building's incredible features in terms they can understand. Packed with large, full-color photos and fascinating size comparisons, Freaky-Strange Buildings will help readers understand the measurements and numbers behind the world's most fascinating buildings. Stat boxes on each spread provide a quick rundown of the key features of each building.
An introduction to electricity. Find out how we use electricity and how to build a circuit.
Learn about sound and sound waves, vibrations and how they effect pitch. The perfect book for introducing kids to sound.
In Flowers, early fluent readers learn about how to create and care for a flower garden. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they discover the world of annuals, perennials, bulbs, and seeds. An infographic illustrates a flower's stages of development, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about flower gardening using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Flowers also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Flowers is part of Jump!'s Way to Grow! Gardening series.