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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.

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.

Ocean Maps

Julia Wall (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433394027

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.

Ponds

Yvonne Franklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433393037

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.

Rainforests

Yvonne Franklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433393044

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.

Forests

Yvonne Franklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433393020

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!

Wetlands

Yvonne Franklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433393013

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.

Hurricanes

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433392979

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.

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.

Tornadoes

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433392962

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.

Fires

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433392993

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.

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.

Earthquakes

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433392948

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.

Floods and Blizzards

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433392986

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.

Natural Disasters

Diana Noonan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433391569

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.

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.

People Who Predict

Diana Noonan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433391576

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.

Looking at Maps

Moira Anderson (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433391507

Learn all about maps in this informative title! This book teaches readers how to read maps, introducing them to symbols, keys, compasses, grid coordinates, and map ratios. Find symbols on a map! Identify the coordinates of a point on a map! Use map ratios and mathematical and STEM skills to determine distances on a map! With vibrant images, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, simple practice problems, and an accessible glossary, this book gives readers plenty of opportunities to practice reading maps with ease.

Tracking Time

Dianne Irving (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433391385

Learn the basics of measuring time in this engaging title! Review the history of time measurement, seeing many ways people have measured time in the past and continue to today! In the past, people used sundials, water clocks, and sandglasses to measure time. Now, we have very accurate and widely used units of time, like months, days, and years. Learn all about units of measurement, time zones, daylight savings time, and STEM themes! Vibrant images, simple practice problems, and helpful mathematical diagrams simplify time measurement so readers will feel more confident measuring time in their daily lives.

Inside Ecosystems and Biomes

Debra J. Housel (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433391200

Explore the various types of ecosystems and biomes in this fascinating title that uses bright images, engaging charts and graphs, intriguing facts, and easy-to-read text to captivate readers from beginning to end! Readers will be enthralled as they learn about such ecosystems and biomes as the tundra, grassland, desert, temperate forests, rainforests, and even riparian and pelagic biomes. A glossary and index are included to aid in readers' further understanding of the content while an engaging and exciting experiment is featured to keep children delighted and interested!

Investigating Plate Tectonics

Greg Young (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433390883

In this adventurous title, readers learn all about plate tectonics! A brief history of Alfred Wegener's theory of continental drift introduces readers to the development of plate tectonics and how it helped form the Earth we know today. Through colorful images, helpful charts and graphs, and easy-to-read text, readers will discover such fascinating topics as magnetic pole reversal, divergent and convergent plate boundaries, the ocean-continental division, and the San Andreas Fault. A captivating lab activity is featured to encourage children to further explore geology!

Alfred Wegener

Greg Young (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433390890

In this appealing biography, children will read about the fascinating life, theories, and discoveries of Alfred Wegener. From his time in Greenland studying meteorology with hot balloons to his theory of Pangea, readers will be eager to learn more about Wegener's contributions to science and the strides he took towards developing the study of plate tectonics. The easy-to-read text, accessible glossary, helpful index, and intriguing facts work in conjunction with the lively images and captivating lab activity to engage readers from beginning to end!

Investigating Landforms

Lynn Van Gorp (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433390869

Earth's surface is always changing and scientists study landforms to learn about these changes. Destructive forces like earthquakes and volcanoes are discussed as well as weathering and erosion from water runoffs. Readers will learn about some of the most famous and majestic landforms in existence, like the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Angel Falls, Mount Fuji, and Columbia River Gorge, through stunning images, easy-to-read text, fascinating sidebars, and supporting glossary and index. An engaging lab activity is featured to encourage readers to further explore how landforms occur!

Water Scientists

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433390852

Mohammed Karaji, Edmond Halley, Henry Darcy, and Pelageia Polubarinova-Kochina are some of the most important water scientists highlighted in this nonfiction book. Readers will love the vivid images, easy-to-read text, helpful charts and graphs, and accessible glossary and index. Featuring a captivating hands-on lab activity, this book will leave readers eager and excited to learn more!

The World of Rocks & Minerals

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433390821

What is the difference between a rock and a mineral? Readers will learn the answer to that and much more in this fascinating informational text! Igneous rock, sedimentary rock, metamorphic rock, geologists, and gemstones are some of the topics that are introduced through clear, stunning photos, interesting charts and graphs, supportive text, and an accessible glossary and index. An intriguing and captivating hands-on lab activity is featured to encourage readers to learn more about geology!