Learn how to make your own clothes and other items by sewing. Crafters practice reading comprehension as they follow the steps for each project. The easiest crafts are at the beginning, to allow the reader to practice scaffolding their knowledge as they learn the domain-specific vocabulary.
Wouldnt it be fun to live in a tree house? This book explores adventure homes in a fun and humorous layout. Through a narrative format, students examine problems and solutions that arise when building an adventure homeon or off the ground!
Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as a wildlife photographer. The book also explains the necessary educational steps, useful character traits, potential hazards, and daily job tasks related to this career. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia. Questions in the backmatter ask for text-dependent analysis. Photos, a glossary, and additional resources are included.
Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as a sound engineer. The book also explains the necessary educational steps, useful character traits, potential hazards, and daily job tasks related to this career. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia. Questions in the backmatter ask for text-dependent analysis. Photos, a glossary, and additional resources are included.
Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as a biological illustrator. The book also explains the necessary educational steps, useful character traits, and daily job tasks related to this career, in the framework of the STEAM, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, movement. Photos, a glossary, and additional resources are included.
Walk down the street of just about any city in the world and you will see someone listening to music on an MP3 player. This book will introduce readers to the history behind the development of MP3 Players and take them on a journey to companies around the world where they are manufactured.
Homes are not just lived in. From a windmill to a lighthouse, this exciting title portrays homes that, quite literally, work. Introducing simple engineering concepts, this book encourages students to be creative and think outside the box.
This eco-friendly title focuses on green homes. Readers will learn how architects apply sustainable practices to earth-friendly structures. Recycled materials, solar panels, and more are explored through engaging illustrations and accessible text.
There was an old lady who lived in a shoe...but how was her shoe house designed? Students will love learning how their favorite storybook characters thought up and designed their quirky homes.
Ideal for students living in an urban area, colorful illustrations and humorous characters outline the steps needed to build towering homes. Building big and building up, students learn about problems and solutions encountered by engineers and architects.
From sound effects in video games and movies to surround-sound theatres, this fact-filled book explores the many ways audio engineers apply the science of sound. Readers will explore how sound travels and the characteristics of sound waves. Readers will also learn how to combine their understanding of sound science and the engineering design process to tackle a design challenge of their own.
From the impoverished inner-city streets of Milwaukee to her own nationally syndicated talk show in Chicago, Oprah has persevered to become one of the most recognized personalities in the world. Readers will learn how her courage, kindness, and perseverance have led her to found Oprah's Angel Network, a charity whose mission is to help the underprivileged of the world.
Readers will be introduced to Robert L. Johnson. They'll find out how his charisma, determination, and sharp business skills helped him earn a Master's degree from Princeton University, found one of the biggest television networks in the world, and become driving forces of the entertainment industry.
Yo-Yo Ma is a world-class cellist who has won numerous Grammy awards and is beloved by audiences worldwide. Readers will discover how hard work and talent helped Ma rise to the top and how he uses his gifts to promote unity by bringing together musicians from around the world in his Silk Road Project.
Bono and the band U2 have delighted audiences worldwide for more than 20 years. Readers will learn about Bono's rise to pop stardom and how he continues to use his talent and charisma to help third world countries fight diseases such as AIDS and Malaria.
Music, movies and television, sports all make use of sound engineers. This book describes the tasks and expectations of this cool job.
Architects are designing more and more amazing buildings every year. Many are "green buildings", friendly to the environment. Look inside to learn about the history of architecture, what architects do, and some unique examples of their work.
Photography is so much a part of life today that the average person my encounter more than 1,000 camera images a day. Cameras are now integrated with cell phones, digital images can be sent instantly to almost anywhere in the world. How is this possible? Innovation! This book helps students understand the role innovation has played in the development of the camera.
Radio has been commercially available since the late 1800's. But today's radio is has evolved greatly over the last 200 years. What factors drove this evolution? Using a product that kids are familiar with, radio, this book introduces kids to the concept of innovation and its impact on their everyday life.
Television has been commercially available since the late 1930's. But today's television is very different from the TV our grandparents knew. Using a product that kids are familiar with, television, this book introduces kids to the concept of innovation and its impact on their everyday life.
Somewhere along the way, something happened to give art that crucial kick that gave life to still images: motion. The art of animation, both hand-drawn and computer-animated, has a long and rich history spanning nearly a century of experimentation and innovation. This book helps students understand the role innovation has played in the development of animation industry.
Kids have always loved movies. But the way they make, access, buy, and listen to movies has changed radically over the years. What has driven this change? Innovation! This book uses Movies to get students to think critically about the impact of innovation.
Kids have always loved music. But the way they make, access, buy, and listen to music has changed radically over the years. What has driven this change? Innovation! This book uses music to get students to think critically about the impact of innovation.
Kidnapped from West Africa and sold as a slave in Boston in 1761, the young girl who became Phillis Wheatley grew up to become an icon during the period of the American Revolution. Given the last name of her owner, Wheatley lived as a household slave but was encouraged to read and write. Readers will get a close-up look at this young African woman who became a celebrated poet of her time, writing elegies, or tributes to people she admired, as well as poems that used the themes of America's struggle for independence.
Learn how the European Renaissance came to be! See those most notably involved in this fascinating era. Take a look inside a typical Renaissance home. Follow along as great strides were made in trade, exploration, religion, architecture, and the arts.