What causes snow to melt? What is a vital part of all living things' growth and development? The sun, of course! Through engaging photographs, beginning readers will be able to create a story of their own about what the sun does in this wordless e-book. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, this book covers sunlight on Earth and its effects on living things. Each engaging photograph will encourage students to collaborate with each other while creating exciting ideas about what the sun does.
Amidst more than 200 billion stars in a galaxy measuring 100,000 light years across, life has been discovered only in one place in the Milky Way: planet Earth. Yet the Milky Way is only one of many galaxies in the vast universe. While extraterrestrial life remains a mystery, explore discoveries about the stars and galaxies we see in the night sky with this engaging science e-book. Fifth-grade readers will launch into learning about types of galaxies, Earth’s place in the universe, properties of the Milky Way, astronomical tools, and more through this high-interest informational text filled with vibrant photographs. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity and a “Your Turn” page at the end of the e-book support STEM Education and provide young scientists with an opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in the text. Helpful diagrams, a timeline of major space science discoveries from 1610 to 2010, and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to reinforce content-area literacy and improve close reading.
Stars light up the sky on a clear night. They may look the same from Earth, but they come in many sizes and colors. From the balanced forces of nuclear fusion and gravity keeping a star stable to their potentially violent “deaths,” explore why these huge balls of burning gas have captivated ancient and modern astronomers alike in this dynamic science e-book. Fifth-grade readers will launch into learning about the composition and classification of stars, the “life cycle” of these nonliving luminaries, galaxies, our solar system, and more through this high-interest informational text filled with vibrant photographs. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity and a “Your Turn” page at the end of the e-book support STEM Education and provide young scientists with an opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in the text. Helpful diagrams, including a Venn diagram of the three types of galaxies, and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to reinforce content-area literacy and improve close reading.
Just how big is Earth compared to our solar system, the Milky Way, or even the universe? Although Earth is home to many different species and it seems huge to us, it is very small in comparison to our solar system and the universe. Discover what scientists have uncovered so far about Earth, our solar system, and the universe in this engaging e-book. High-interest text and vibrant images and photographs fill the pages of this e-book to keep students engaged while learning about space. A “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the e-book for students to use what they learned in the text and apply that knowledge to the activity. A helpful glossary, table of contents, and index are also included for additional support.
While only 12 people have actually had contact with it, many songs and movies have featured this shining object. But it's not a superstar, or even a star at all. It's our moon. From tides and tracking time to gravitational pull on orbits, the moon affects life here on Earth. Take a trip to the moon through the fact-filled pages of this e-book! Third-grade students will enjoy learning about the physical features and phases of the moon, tides, lunar calendars, and more through this high-interest informational text filled with vibrant photographs. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity is included at the end of this e-book, providing students with an opportunity to apply what they've learned in the text. Helpful diagrams, including the eight phases of the moon, and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to improve content-area literacy and support STEM instruction.
The sun gives us warmth and light. It also helps make the seasons change. Learn about all the says that the sun is very important to our planet! Vibrant, familiar images combine with easy-to-read text to provide readers with a clear understanding of the effect of the sun, simplifying scientific concepts. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity and practice problems to further students' understanding of the sun in a creative way. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.
The earth and the moon are always moving! Learn all about how the moon travels around the earth and why the moon looks different from night to night. The moon goes through different phases based on its position in relation to the earth and the sun. Vibrant images pair with easy-to-read text to keep students engaged from cover to cover. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity and practice problems to further students' understanding of the earth and moon in a creative way. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.
Discover all the cool things you can see in the night sky! Learn all about telescopes and how they help us see the moon and stars up close. The vibrant images in this book keep students engaged and excited about astronomy. Easy-to-read text helps simplify scientific concepts. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity and practice problems to further students' understanding of astronomy in a creative way. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.
Explore the history and physical details of our planet--including the atmospheric layers, the plates underground, and the solar system--in this engaging nonfiction reader that introduces early elementary readers to scientific ideas and concepts. Featuring bright images, supportive charts and diagrams, and lively text, children will be intrigued from cover to cover!
Take a trip to the ends of the universe and introduce early elementary readers to beginning astrological ideas and concepts including galaxies, planets, asteroids, and the entire universe. This fascinating title features bright images, charts, diagrams, and engaging, informational text.
Explore our solar system and Earth's place in it as readers flip through the pages of this nonfiction title. Featuring vibrant images in conjunction with accessible charts and diagrams, readers will be fascinated from cover to cover!
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first man to ever walk on the moon! Readers will be engaged from cover to cover as they learn about Armstrong's inspirational career as an astronaut in this biography that features additional information on gravity, NASA, and the moon landing. The vivid images work in conjunction with the supportive text, timeline, glossary, and index to allow for better understanding of the content.
Earth is a planet, moving around the sun. But Earth is not the only planet in our solar system! It is one of eight planets, many moons, and other objects that orbit our sun. The planets have much in common, but they have many differences, too. In this book, learn all about these exciting planets.
There is a bright light in the night sky. Sometimes it is round like a ball, sometimes it is a crescent, and sometimes it is not there at all! What is this strange and changing thing? It is the moon, of course! Read all about our moon and the moons surrounding other planets in this book.
Asteroids and comets shoot straight through space. They just look like bright lights with tails, but there is much more to these fascinating objects! Learn all about asteroids and comets in this book.
Bright stars twinkle in the night sky. Have you looked up into the sky on a clear night and seen these tiny points of light? Did you know that there are many kinds of stars in space? Find out all about them in this book.
What does the sun do for us other than give us light during the day? It gives us warmth, energy, and so much more! Learn all about the sun in this book.
Learn all about planet Earth in this engaging, colorful title! Earth is our home. It is a big, beautiful place that orbits the sun. What else is there to know about Earth? Read this book to find out!
Readers find out what it's like for astronauts to eat, sleep, and work on a manned space flight in this adventurous nonfiction reader. Children will discover what it's like to be weightless in zero gravity, how Mission control helps keep astronauts safe, and what astronauts do during their free time through vivid photographs, interesting, informative text, and stimulating facts.
Learn about outer space exploration, from the Hubble telescope to the latest space shuttle launches, in this delightful nonfiction title! Readers will learn about famous astronauts, the history of exploring space, and what the future holds for space exploration through vivid images and photographs, informative text, and intriguing facts. With a glossary and index, readers will want to learn all they can about exploring space!
Provides information on the planets that make up our solar system and their relationship with Earth. This book is at a reading level of 2.6 with a word count of 607.
An overview of the different characteristics of the Earth that make it unique. This book has a reading level of 2.6 and a word count of 604.
An educational look into what is known about outer space and its many wonders. This book has a reading level of 2.6 and a word count of 622.
Ancient astronomers looked at movements in the sun, moon, and stars to guide travelers and keep track of the seasons. Nicholas Copernicus was the first to challenge people's beliefs that Earth was the center of the solar system and is known as the founder of astronomy. Galileo Galilei built a telescope and spotted craters on the moon and sunspots on the sun. Isaac Newton invented the reflecting telescope and discovered the law of gravity. Astronomers continue to work every day to uncover the mysteries of the universe.
Much of what we know today about Earth is from images taken by cameras on powerful telescopes. Edwin Hubble changed our view of the universe. Working in an observatory, he found that there are other galaxies besides the Milky Way. He also showed that the universe is still growing. Lyman Spitzer, Jr. proposed placing telescopes in space, and in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched. It sends us amazing images of the universe.