An exploration of Big Bend National Park, including how its desert canyons were formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the hiking route called Chimneys Trail.
An exploration of Badlands National Park, including how its carved landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the rock formation known as the Badlands Wall.
An exploration of Yosemite National Park, including how its mountainous landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the granite monolith called El Capitan.
An exploration of Everglades National Park, including how its wetlands-rich landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the bus route called Tram Road.
An exploration of Grand Canyon National Park, including how its enormous canyon was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the overlook called Mather Point.
An exploration of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including how its mountainous landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the historic settlement called Cades Cove.
A group of storm chasers stands along the highway filming as a tornado rips its way across the landscape. Some storm chasers are ordinary people looking for a thrill, but many are meteorologists working to find out more about dangerous weather. Look inside to find out more about how these adventurous scientists help keep people safe from deadly storms.
You don't have to live in the Great Bear Rainforest to benefit from its existence, but after you read Nowhere Else on Earth you might want to visit this magnificent part of the planet. Environmental activist Caitlyn Vernon guides young readers through a forest of information, sharing her personal stories, her knowledge and her concern for this beautiful place. Full of breathtaking photographs and suggestions for ways to preserve this unique ecosystem, Nowhere Else on Earth is a timely and inspiring reminder that we need to stand up for our wild places before they are gone.
Amazing photographs give young readers a fun-filled look at what makes Earth so beautiful. Topics include what are landforms, how different landforms are created, a look at land-shaperswind, water, fire, and ice, different kinds of erosion, how erosion shapes the land, and how some animals form islands.
Out of all the water on Earth, 96 percent of it is found in the ocean. And yet, we know more about space than the dark depths of our own ocean. Dive into the wild waters of the hydrosphere to explore discoveries about our ocean’s habitats, life, and zones in this engaging science e-book. From the abyssal plain to the continental shelf, fifth-grade readers will learn all about underwater land features, tectonic plates, currents and waves, the hydrologic cycle, the ocean’s effects on climate, 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 and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to reinforce content-area literacy and improve close reading.
Earth is a unique place to live. Being just the right size and distance from the sun to maintain life is remarkable! Life depends on non-life in order to live. Explore the interdependence of living and nonliving things in ecosystems with this dynamic science e-book. Fifth-grade readers will learn about the definition of life, the importance of soil, the nitrogen and oxygen cycles, 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 and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to reinforce content-area literacy and improve close reading.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!