Sound is everywhere! This book uses real-world examples to bring the concept of sound to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things, from a train whistle to a thunder clap. The book covers the history of and key figures in the understanding of sound, including Pythagoras and Galileo. Major concepts covered include sound waves, frequency, amplitude, ultrasound, sonar, echoes, the Doppler effect, sonic booms, cochlear implants, noise pollution, echolocation, and decibels. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
With an emphasis on how important light is to our Earth, this title explains how light effects photosynthesis, how light travels, the different properties of light and how both animals and people depend on it. Whether it's ultraviolet light that help bees pollinate flowers to solar panels that use the Sun's light to heat our homes, it's all addressed in this beautifully illustrated book.
This title teaches students that everything is made of matter, and that physical changes create different forms or states of matter. Gives examples of these different states in easy to understand text and introduces students to the Law of Conservation of Mass.
STEM technology is a very important topic in today's world and this book will allow students to learn more about atoms, molecules, how different temperatures and situations affect them. It also introduces them to the periodic talbe of elements and how even today more elements are being discovered and the periodic table continues to grow
Three quarters of our Earth is blanketed by water. How this water is used, from bathing to irrigating crops is addressed. That water travels in a never-ending pattern called the water cycle. Tips on how to use our most important natural resource
This ever popular subject is explained in detail in this wonderful book. How the Earth is made from rock, the three different types of rock and how they are made and where they can be found. Talks about how fossils are formed from sediment and what role that plays in helping us learn about life long ago. Talks about how these fossilized plants and animals became the fossil fuels that are so important to our present and future life on Earth.
How our Earth and existence depend on plants is introduced in this title. Their uses for food, alternative forms of fuel, and everyday discoveries of how plants have a medicinal effect on curing diseases and promoting good health are all addressed. Introduces their role in preventing and reversing the important issue of global warming helps introduce students to just how important plants are.