Rocks are constantly changing form through weathering, heat, pressure, and erosion. Although rocks are constantly changing, the process can take millions of years! Over time different types of rocks form, deconstruct, and recycle. Find out just how amazing rocks are by diving into the pages of this exciting 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Different animals need different habitats to match their specific needs. This means the right soil, water, food, light, climate, and predators! Learn all about different habitats and how they help animals survive in this fascinating science reader. 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 create a habitat. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.
Explore the ocean and learn all about coordinate planes simultaneously! This exciting title teaches readers about ocean maps and the history of ocean navigation. Learn about Earth's five oceans and how these oceans can be mapped--with sonar, submersibles, and satellites. Readers will get plenty of experience mapping coordinates through related practice problems, familiarizing themselves with latitude, longitude, and intersections between them. Vibrant images, easy-to-read text, simple practice problems, exciting nautical charts, and mathematical diagrams work together to help readers feel confident in their understanding of coordinate planes and improve their mathematical and STEM skills.
Readers learn all about tropical and temperate rainforests and the differences between these two unique biomes. Rainforests are filled with wonder and mystery, from the tall trees in the canopy to the dark and damp leaves on the forest floor. The plants and animals that inhabit these rainforests are varied and exotic. They depend on the rainforest, as does the rest of the world.
A forest is unlike any other biome on Earth. There are many life cycles found within a forest. Learn about the energy pyramid that explains the numbers of forest plants and animals. Learn about threats to these lively forests and how they thrive and survive!
A pond may seem quiet and subdued, but this unique ecosystem is filled with active life cycles. Students learn what distinguishes a pond from other bodies of water, the plant and animal life within it, and how their life cycles contribute to the pond itself.
Most of the Earth's changes happen over millions of years, but earthquakes can force significant changes to the land in just a few moments. Readers will learn the science of plate tectonics and its role in the development of earthquakes around the globe. They will also learn that not all rocks are created equal. In fact, rocks are all different ages! This book concludes with images of the damage and destruction that earthquakes can cause.
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.
Floods and blizzards may be very different, but they do have some things in common. In this book, readers will discover they have one vital ingredient in common: water. Readers will learn the powerful forces of water as it pertains to floods and blizzards. They also discover that although these two forces of nature can cause difficulties for people, they are nature's way of cleaning up and re-nourishing the land.
As far as dangerous weather goes, tornadoes may be the most fierce and powerful of storms. Readers will learn how and where tornadoes hit, and how people protect themselves from life-threatening winds. While most people run away from tornadoes, storm chasers actually run after these swirling masses! Readers will be highly engaged from cover to cover as they learn the science behind these storms.
Hurricanes plague the tropics from June through November. Some years bring just a handful of storms. Other years, meteorologists run out of names because there are so many. Readers learn how and where these storms form and the dangers they pose to the land and people who live in Gulf and Atlantic coast regions.
Readers learn all about wetlands and their complex interactions with plants and animals in this colorful title! Although wetlands don't necessarily need to be covered in water all year long, most areas are pretty wet. Whether they are freshwater or tidal, they play a key role in the health of the Earth. They provide homes for many different kinds of plants and animals that are well adapted for the soggy conditions.
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.
Perhaps nothing is more frightening than seeing a forest fire rage out of control. Sometimes, however, fires are set intentionally to benefit the environment. Readers will learn what fire is, how it burns, and how fires can both help and harm the areas they affect.
Learn how estimation and approximation theory can be helpful when natural disasters strike! This informative title tells the stories of Hurricane Katrina, tornadoes and thunderstorms in Oklahoma, and a tsunami in Indonesia. All of these natural disasters were very dangerous and devastating, but estimations and predictions saved lives! This title teaches readers about the properties of natural disasters, while reminding them how vital mathematics can be! Children can explore the math behind these natural disasters through practice problems. These practical examples, along with vibrant images, clear mathematical diagrams, easy-to-read text, STEM themes, and an accessible glossary, will keep readers engaged and will re-enforce the importance of mathematics.
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.
Explore estimation theory and geophysical predictions by learning about seismologists, volcanologists, and meteorologists! This exciting title showcases the importance of predicting and preparing for disasters in order to save lives. Volcanologists test gases on a volcano to predict eruptions! Meteorologists use Doppler radars to predict tornadoes! These data collectors use estimation in order to do this. Readers can use sample problems to practice estimation with the help of easy-to-read text, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, and an accessible glossary. This title encourages children to improve their problem solving and STEM skills.