The United States has over 12,000 miles of coastline that needs to be defended. Students will learn about daily life in the Coast Guard and how members patrol the shores and ports to keep our nation safe.
A Marine Expeditionary Unit is a small, quick reaction force used to immediately respond to any crisis. Readers will explore what makes up a unit, what tasks they often perform, and what tools and vehicles they use to accomplish their missions.
A special operations force of the Army, Delta Force performs many important missions during wartime and peacetime. Young readers will learn why this special force remains top secret, what kinds of missions Deltas go on, and what it is like to be a Delta.
The Marines have a reputation as one of the most well-disciplined and feared fighting forces on the planet. Students will find out how someone joins this elite group, what tools Marines use to complete missions, and the training people must endure to become Marines.
The Midwestern United States was nicknamed â€œThe Dust Bowlâ€ in the 1930s because years of drought devastated the region. This book teaches why droughts happen, how they affect living things, and the importance of conserving water. Blastoff! Series
Flying the latest military aircraft and patrolling the air are just part of the job of the United States Air Force. Learn about the technology behind the aircraft and the men and women who operate them.
A comprehensive look at the history, people, technology, and future of space exploration. This book is at the reading level of 3.6 with a word count of 1133.