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Our Resources

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751101

Natural resources, renewable resources, and nonrenewable resources are types of resources that we rely on every day. However, some of these resources are being overused and may run out if we aren’t careful. Discover the impact you can have on Earth and the wonderful resources it has to offer by reading through the pages of this e-book. Vibrant, colorful images and photographs fill the pages paired with high-interest informational text, fun facts, an easy-to-navigate table of contents, and a helpful glossary and index. To bring concepts to life, a “Think Like a Scientist” activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the e-book.

The Story of Fossil Fuels

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751118

Have you ever studied fossils? Have you heard of fossil fuels? Fossil fuels are a very important part of our environment and some fossil fuels are being used up faster than they can be produced. Learn how fossil fuels form and the amazing impact they have on society by diving into the pages of this e-book. Vibrant, colorful images and photographs fill the pages paired with high-interest informational text, fun facts, an easy-to-navigate table of contents, and a helpful glossary and index. To bring concepts to life, a “Think Like a Scientist” activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the e-book.

Extreme Weather

Torrey Maloof (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750913

People experience extreme weather all over the world every day. From blizzards that pack cities with snow to thunderstorms that create terrifying tornadoes, this wild weather can be very dangerous and people must learn to be well prepared when it strikes! Teach students about meteorologists, the Fujita scale, condensing water vapor that may form a hurricane, dust storms, and more in this exciting informational text. Colorful images and fun facts paired with age-appropriate text will keep third-grade students engaged from the beginning to the end of this e-book! Featuring a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity that is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, this e-book helps students apply what they've learned in the text and supports STEM instruction. Helpful diagrams and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to improve content-area literacy.

Tracking the Weather

Monika Davies (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750920

Will you need a jacket today? You would if it’s going to be like the coldest day on record: -134°F! We depend on the weather forecast to help us make choices every day. But how do meteorologists make their predictions? Join storm chasers and explore the tools they use to measure and track invisible patterns in the sky in this exciting e-book. Teach third-grade students about measuring temperature, wind speed, air pressure, rain, and more with the colorful images and fun facts in this high-interest informational text. Featuring a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity that is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and instructions for making tools such as a thermometer, barometer, and anemometer, this e-book helps students apply what they've learned in the text and supports STEM instruction. Helpful diagrams and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to improve content-area literacy.

Climate

Torrey Maloof (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750937

Don't get caught wearing flip flops in the snow! Knowing about the climate of different places will prepare you for any kind of weather. Take a trip from the equator to the polar regions of Earth and learn about the different climate zones in this exciting e-book. Teach third-grade students about the distinct features of climate zones categorized by latitudinal location. In this high-interest informational text filled with engaging photographs, students will enjoy exploring nonliving features that affect climate development, climate's effects on living things, and the patterns of climate change recently identified by scientists. 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 and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to improve content-area literacy and support STEM education.

People and the Planet

Torrey Maloof (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750944

The way we live affects our home - Earth. While people have lived on Earth for a long time, we are just beginning to see the impact of our actions on our planet. From pollution to thoughtful farming, explore the harmful and beneficial ways we use natural resources so that we can become conservationists that protect our planet. Teach third-grade students about deforestation, desertification, the greenhouse effect, terracing that prevents land erosion, and more with the vibrant photographs in this high-interest informational text. Featuring a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity that is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, this e-book helps students apply what they've learned in the text and supports STEM instruction. Helpful diagrams and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to improve content-area literacy.

Weathering and Erosion

Torrey Maloof (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750784

The Earth's surface is always changing. Learn how weathering and erosion constantly reshapes the earth through wind, water, and more! Even people can drastically change the earth's surface. With the help of easy-to-read text and bright, colorful images, this reader simplifies challenging scientific topics while keeping students engaged from cover to cover. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity where students can see what happens when land erodes. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.

Environment: A World of Change

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750692

The land, water, and air on our planet are always changing! Learn about the water cycle, the rock cycle, volcanoes and earthquakes, fires and floods, adaptation, and more. The earth is always changing, but it is just a part of life. 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 where students can plant some seeds to see how living things change. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.

Landforms

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750753

Learn all about the beautiful landforms that cover the earth. This book covers mountains, hills, plateaus, mesas, canyons, valleys, coastlines, peninsulas, bays, gulfs, seas, and more! 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 where students can make clay and create landforms. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.

Water Bodies

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750760

Learn about the water bodies that cover the earth, including ponds, rivers, oceans, seas, lakes, ponds, wetlands, rivers, and more! Readers will also learn about manmade water bodies. Learn how all of these water bodies form and what differentiates them. 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 where students can see how water bodies change. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.

Rocks and Minerals

Torrey Maloof (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750777

Learn all about rocks and minerals and how we study them. Almost all rocks are made of minerals. Learn about the three different types of rocks: igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks, and metamorphic rocks. A rock can even transform over millions of years from one type of rock to another during the rock cycle. Easy-to-read text paired with vibrant images keep students engaged from cover to cover. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity where students can see how crystals form. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.

The Seasons

William Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750593

Learn all about the seasons in this engaging science reader! The seasons go in a cycle each year from winter to spring to summer to autumn. The cycle always continues! 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 seasons in a creative way. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.

Step into the Rainforest

Howard Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399954

Using helpful maps, charts, and intriguing facts in conjunction with vibrant images and informational text, this fact-filled nonfiction title allows early elementary readers to explore the lush rainforests of the world. Readers will learn make their way from the forest floor to the understory, all the way to the canopy!

Our Earth

Kenneth Walsh (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399961

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!

Volcanoes!

Cy Armour (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399862

Explore how volcanoes are formed and what causes an eruption in this engaging and fascinating nonfiction reader. Featuring bright, vivid photos, explanatory diagrams, informational text, and stimulating facts, this fascinating title engages readers in the scientific and natural causes behind volcanoes and their eruptions.

Step into the Forest

Howard Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399930

From where they are located to the various animals that live there, early readers discover the lush forests of the world in this inviting nonfiction reader that features vivid, brilliant images in conjunction with informational text and intriguing facts about this amazing ecosystem.

Step into the Desert

Howard Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399947

Using helpful charts, graphs, informational text in conjunction with vivid images and intriguing facts, this fun and engaging title allows early elementary readers to explore the ecosystem, plants, and animals of the deserts around the world.

Next Stop: Mexico

Ginger McDonnell (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399817

Welcome to Mexico! From the various animals to the warm desert, readers are invited to explore all aspects of this beautiful country in this delightful nonfiction title. Using informational text in conjunction with vibrant photos, maps, and charts, readers will be engaged from beginning to end!

Next Stop: Canada

Ginger McDonnell (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399824

Welcome to Canada! From its majestic mountains to its exciting sports, readers are invited to explore what makes Canada so special in this exciting nonfiction title! With informational text, fresh vocabulary, and engaging maps, readers will be engaged from beginning to end.

Water

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399596

From streams to oceans, tide pools to rivers, water is all around us! Beginning readers explore different bodies of water in this nonfiction reader. Clear, informational text and engaging photos will educate and intrigue readers simultaneously!

Land

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399572

Every page in this colorful nonfiction reader features bright, vivid images in conjunction with descriptive vocabulary and nonfiction informational text to introduce beginning readers to various types of land. Examples include canyons, deserts, grasslands, mountains, forests, and beaches.

Oceans

Yvonne Franklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433393051

Oceans cover 70 percent of the Earth's surface, providing students with a variety of plant and animal life to learn about. An ocean biome includes the saltwater below the waves and everything on, above, and near the surface. Students will also learn about the beach, tides, cliffs, bays, coastlines, coral reefs, and tide pools.

Volcanoes

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433392955

Images of an erupting volcano can be mesmerizing. Readers may be surprised to learn that volcanoes erupt every day. Some erupt constantly, while others lie dormant for years or even centuries. Through engaging text and brilliant photos, readers learn what happens beneath the Earth to cause a volcanic eruption and the different structures beneath the Earth that cause new land to form.

Deserts

Yvonne Franklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433393006

Deserts may seem like harsh, uninhabitable places, but actually they support a diverse quantity of plant and animal life. And, they aren't always hot! Deserts serve an important role in Earth's existence, too. Readers learn about hot and cold deserts alike, as well as semi-arid and coastal deserts. From the Horned Lizard to the Saguaro cactus rooted in rich soil, the desert biome will amaze readers.

Journeys: Land, Air, Sea

Moira Anderson (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433391514

Go on a journey through land, air, and sea to learn all about reading maps! This exciting title familiarizes readers with many different types of maps, teaching them about map symbols, keys, compasses, and grid coordinates. From street maps to moon maps, maps are used every day, everywhere! Vibrant images, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, relatable practice problems, and an accessible glossary all work together to engage children and improve their map reading and STEM skills.