A tour of the Rio Grande and its surrounding area.
The ability to use the scientific method is key to carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks. In this book, readers in real-world situations are tasked with following clues and using the scientific method to find out what happens during a flood. Informational text presents evidence and facts in the form of clues and side-bar details to help children develop critical thinking skills. A summary of the situation is included to show how each chapter contributes to the whole and for a solid understanding of the topic.
Save the Planet: Helping Endangered Animals 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 the scientific process, this title provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of the power of solar energy.
In this book, students see the NextGen Science process at work in a real-world situation. Readers practice close reading as they look for clues that will lead to a deeper understanding of compost and how it works. The NextGen Science process pushes students to apply critical thinking as they learn new methods of exploration and build on concepts they may already know. Additional tools, including a glossary and index, help students learn new vocabulary and locate information.
The reader follows a student's journal as the student learns about oil and coal as an energy source, including how we used oil and coal in the past, how we use it today, and how we may use oil and coal in the future.
Following a student conducting research, the reader learns about water power as an energy source. This exciting title includes how humans used water power in the past, how we use energy from water power today, and how we may use it in the future.