Learn about different animals that live in the city, collecting data and making predictions about each of them! This entertaining e-book, translated in Spanish, follows the story of a fourth-grade class field trip to a park where students study and investigate different animals such as mallard ducks, sparrows, rabbits, dragonflies, and more. Children will be encouraged to build analytical habits as they are engaged with simple practice problems relating to ecology and mathematics. With STEM themes, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, easy-to-read informational text, vivid images, and text features such as a glossary and index, this Spanish-translated nonfiction e-book will encourage readers to collect data and make predictions about animals and many other topics on their own!
Learn about different animals that live in the city, collecting data and making predictions about each of them! This entertaining title teaches readers about many different kinds of animals and encourages analytical habits, engaging children with simple practice problems relating to ecology and mathematics. Predict where students can find ducks, sparrows, rabbits, dragonflies, and more animals! With STEM themes, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, easy-to-read text, an accessible glossary, and vivid images, this book will engage readers and encourage them to collect data and make predictions about animals and many other topics on their own!
Animals come in all shapes and sizes! The lively images, compelling facts, and captivating sidebars work in conjunction with the supportive text and a glossary and index to give readers plenty of information on taxonomy. Readers will discover the various kingdoms and classes of the animal world including echinoderms, arthropods, chordates, amphibians, birds, and mammals. To aid in engaging readers in further scientific topics and themes, an alluring hands-on lab activity is included!
Not all soldiers walk on two legs. There are dogs in the military. They fight for our country alongside human troops. Protecting troops by sniffing out bombs is a big job. These dogs save lives.
Animals can be weird. Did you know that Arctic foxes change colors with the season? Or that some lizards can have babies by themselves? In Weird Science: Animals, readers will explore the science behind how animals adapt and survive in the wild. This high-interest series is written at a low readability to aid struggling readers. Educational sidebars include a science activity, a spotlight biography, fast facts, and an unsolved mystery! A table of contents, glossary of keywords, index, and author biography are included.
In the 1800s, Florida panthers thrived in the southeastern United States, but by the mid 1900s, there were very few of the animals left. When biologists like Mark Lotz realized that wildlife refuges would only do so much to save this endangered species, they got to work. Follow along in this graphic adventure based on a true story of how biologists saved the unhealthy population for a Florida panther comeback. Then, learn more about Florida panthers and other cats in danger.
Gray wolves were predators that dominated the North American landscape hundreds of years ago. But when Mike Philips and Doug Smith relocated 14 wolves to Yellowstone in 1995, it was the first time in over 70 years that the species had stepped foot on the land. With the whole park suffering, this last change to save the gray wolf was also crucial to saving the balance of a delicate ecosystem. Follow along on this graphic adventure based on a true story to learn how a bold plan brough the gray wolf back from the brink. Then, learn more about gray wolves and other wolves in danger.
Brothers John and Frank Craighill knew there was a problem when they saw fewer and fewer grizzly bears at Yellowstone National Park. But how did grizzlies--with a population size once as big as 100,000--wind up on the endangered species list? Follow along in this graphic adventure based on a true story of how the Craighill brothers learned all they could about these beautiful bears in order to save the silvertip. Then, learn more about grizzlies and other bears in danger.
When Howard Sharpe spotted a group of southern sea otters floating off the coast of California, he was nearly as surprised as if he had seen a dinosaur. The otters were thought to be nearly extinct, and yet he spotted hundreds splashing in the water. Soon, Howard and other environmental activists sprang into action to make sure this once nearly extinct species didn't disappear forever. Follow along on this graphic adventure based on a true story about how fur-tastrophe was avoided in the southern sea otter comeback. Then, learn more about southern sea otters and other marine mammals in danger.
William Hornaday admired the American bison. He wanted every American to see the beautiful animal that was once plentiful across the Great Plains. But in 1886 he made a shocking prediction. Unless something changed quickly, bison would disappear from America forever. Follow along on this graphic adventure based on a true story to learn how William and other activists brought the bison back from the brink. Then, learn more about bison and other animals in danger.
Learn about the history, potential, and dangers of cloning, from the first cloned salamander to Dolly the sheep and beyond.
Wild birds are everywhere, from the dry deserts to the icy poles. We see them soaring overhead, paddling across water, flitting through trees, pecking at the ground or our backyard bird feeders and singing from fence posts. Birds contribute to the health of the planet and provide pleasure for millions of people, but wild birds are in trouble. Today, almost 200 bird species are critically endangered. They are threatened by habitat loss, invasive species, climate change, pesticides, plastics in the environment, human-made structures and other animals. Bird’s Eye View looks at why wild birds are important, why they need help and what young people all over the world are doing and can do to give wild birds a boost.
Some scientists say there could be 200 million different types of living things in the world. Actually, nobody really knows. But there is a problem. Many of these different types of things are becoming extinct. Find out why. Find out which animals are in danger and what we can do to save them. Then read Where The Forest Ended. It's a story that shows that sometimes answers aren't easy.
The Monitor Lizard is large; adults can grow up to 7 feet in length. A vicious predator that will eat anything it can fit into its mouth. Native to Africa, the Monitor Lizard has successfully established a new home in Florida, disrupting an already delicate ecosystem.
The Small Indian Mongoose was imported to the Hawaiian Islands to control the rat population. Now, it threatens to disrupt the ecosystem of the island. Read this book to learn how this happened and what can be done to control this invasive species.
Less than a decade ago, there were only a few pythons in the everglades. Today more than 100,000 of them are slithering around south Florida, crushing what was already a delicate ecosystem. Readers will be introduced to the concepts of invasive species and challenged to think critically about the cause, effect, and control of dangerous creatures.
A look at raccoons, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their facial masks, behaviors, relationships with humans, and their hunted status in the world today.
A look at storks, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their long legs, behaviors, relationships with humans, and their threatened status in the world today.
A look at iguanas, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their dewlaps, behaviors, relationships with humans, and their protected status in the world today.
Gliding quietly along the banks of a river, crocodiles are formidable members of the animal kingdom who don't give their prey much warning. Young readers get a glimpse at various crocodile species and habitats and learn about the hunting skills that make these creatures famous. Informative text and exciting pictures introduce kids to the incredible reptiles that have prowled our planet for millions of years.
Butterflies may be one of nature's most beautiful creatures. But do we really know all that much about them? Learn some great butterfly information in this book, from cocoon shapes and migration patterns to strange techniques in fending off predators.
Animals have senses just like we do, but their senses work much differently than ours. Birds eyes don’t move at all and some insects use their feet to smell things! Find out about the unique ways in which animals use their senses in this fact-filled e-book! High-interest text paired with colorful images and graphics fill the pages of this e-book to engage students from cover to cover. Encourage students to apply what they’ve learned in the text by completing the “Think Like a Scientist” activity, that supports STEM instruction, included at the end of the e-book. A helpful glossary, table of contents, and index are also included for additional support.
Take a captivating journey across the continents of Australia and Antarctica to view the incredible array of plants and animals that live, hunt, and hide in their distinct habitats. Stunning photographs take you among the colorful corals of the Great Barrier Reef, through lush rainforests, up Aoraki (Mount Cook), and across the icy wastelands of Antarctica.
Take a captivating journey across the continent of South America to view the incredible array of plants and animals that live, hunt, and hide in South America’s distinct habitats. Stunning photographs take you deep inside the Amazon rain forest, across the wide pampas grasslands, by spectacular waterfalls, and high up in Andean lakes.
Take a captivating journey across the continent of North America to view the incredible array of plants and animals that live, hunt, and hide in North America’s distinct habitats. Stunning photographs take you among giant redwood forests, deep inside the Grand Canyon, through the vast expanse of the Everglades wetlands, and across the towering Rocky Mountains.