Snouts, spines, or scutes help many animals survive. Information on why is contained in this engaging book.
The lovable Cocker Spaniel is introduced along with, where it comes from, how big it can get, what its strengths are, and the care it requires.
Provides detailed and interesting information about organisms and their place in the food web in the Arctic.
The Mutt is highlighted in this book. It details why there are so many different kinds of Mutts, the care they require, and whether or not they make good pets.
Learn about bugs that creep and crawl. Bugs found around your home and school. Bugs that crawl then fly.
This book uses the ocean as a backdrop to define food webs and identifying the animals who act as predator, prey, or both.
Amusing and engaging text describes how the color of an animal can ensure its survival. Provides examples using a variety of animals.
Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. This comprehensive set helps students with the transition from K-4 to 5-8 grade level studies. From basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology, students will find what they need. Make Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia an important part of your reference library.
In the wild, some animals are predators, who hunt other animals. Predators have special traits that help them catch their prey. But not always! Prey animals have tricks they use to hide or stay safe from their ever-looming enemies. Learn all about the animals who hunt and are hunted, like the cheetah who stalks the gazelle and the Arctic wolf who stalks the caribou, just to name a few. This book will allow students to make observations of animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
Some animals can hide in plain sight. They blend right in with their surroundings. The animals color, texture, and patterns help them stay hidden. This form of camouflage keeps them safe from predators. This book will show you how animals such as the thorny devil, the chinstrap penguin, the sidewinding adder, and the pygmy seahorse all stay safe by camouflaging themselves in some very interesting ways. This book will allow students to construct an argument supported by evidence for how animals can change the environment to meet their needs.
Animals in the wild must protect themselves from predators. Some animals mimic other things, or pretend to be something less tasty so they wont be someones next meal. Learn some of the tricks these animals use to stay safe. The frogfish, walking stick, mimic octopus, and northern pygmy owl are just some of the masters of disguise you will learn about in this book. This book will allow students to construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.
In the animal world, parents look after their babies. They want to make sure the babies are strong and ready to survive in the wild. This book explores how animal parents teach their young to hunt, stay safe from predators, and eventually learn to fend for themselves. Unusual animals, such as the Eastern gray kangaroo, the Nile crocodile, and the harp seal are just a few animal species highlighted in this title about animal babies. This book will allow students to make observations of animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
Animals mate to keep their species alive and strong. In the wild, animals must fight for mates. During courtship, animals show that they are strong and healthy in many peculiar ways. This book will show you how animals like the Emperor penguin, the peacock, the African bullfrog, and the frigatebird use their colors, croaks, and tail feathers to find the perfect mate! This book will allow students to construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.
Humans are not the only ones that build things. Some animals are great builders. The things they build help them survive in the wild. Animals build to keep safe and warm. This book highlights animal homes, such as the sociable weaver nest, a termite mound, a spiders web, a beaver dam, and many other homes built by animal builders! This book will allow students to use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different animals and the places they live.
This title explains how humans and animals have a skeleton to support the inner workings of their bodies and how the muscle attached helps us move. Also explains how exoskeletons have a skeleton on the outside of their bodies, giving examples of insects such as ants. Endoskeletons are also exampled. Gives detailed information on each, along with their habitats, eating habits, and ways they adapt to survive. A special section called, "Explore Your World" outlines an experiment that allows them to identify and examine first-hand this intriguing topic.
This title explains the enormous variety of life on Earth and how it is all interconnected. Goes into great detail about the biodiversity within biomes, the threats the plants and animals within these biomes face, and the possibilities of extinction. Very detailed information on this interesting topic for students.
This title introduces students to the world of agriscience with in depth information on how animal science affects our daily lives. Also gives a wide array of careers in this growing field, from biologists to geneticists, to zoologists.
Big cats, reptiles, and ocean killers are just a few of the predators discussed in this book. How they chase their prey and what weapons they use to hunt them down and kill them. This exciting book is filled with beautiful photos that will have students on the edge of their seats.
For millions of years, Hippos and Rhinos have roamed the Earth. This book discusses their habitats, what they like to eat, their enormous size, and concerns about the future of these animals due to land restrictions and human harm are all discussed in this wonderful title.
From vultures to crabs, every type of scavenger is discussed in this book. Facts about their habitat, diet, reproduction, and how they help the environment are all discussed in detail.
Students will learn about the fiercest predator in the ocean. From the biggest to the smallest, what adaptations sharks have made to remain on Earth for so long, scientific research and medicinal contributions the shark has made are all discussed, as well as their unique ability to hunt and survive.
This book teaches students about what a marsupial is, the gestation period, how they raise their young, and whether they are carnivores, omnivores, or herbivores
Fascinating facts and information about organisms that survive by sucking blood.
Engaging text describes animals who are crafty problem solvers.
Provides information about the wide variety of features that animals have and why their features are important.