Roam the frozen tundra with the polar bear! Engaging text and oversized, striking photos invite readers to travel to the Arctic Circle and learn about the polar bear's body structure, diet, life cycle, social behavior, and habitat. Simple, labeled maps highlight the animal's home territory. Background information about the Arctic is also given, as well as threats to the polar bear's survival. The book closes with a page of kid-friendly facts. Readers are left with a deeper understanding of this amazing and fragile region and the incredible polar bear! Table of contents, glossary, and index included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
This book explains the causes and effects of floods, and how people prepare for and survive floods. Reading Essentials in Science.
Changing Weather: Storms is an exciting book that introduces kids to the kinds of storms that take place each year. Large, full-color images of storms such as hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, and blizzards accompany clear explanations of how different storms develop and the kinds of effects these storms have on the lives of people and animals. Kids will also learn about storm safety and ways they can help their families be prepared. Changing Weather: Storms provides detailed information on three important elements of most storms: clouds, precipitation, and wind, the water cycle and its part in the development of storms, the role of updrafts and downdrafts in the creation of thunderstorms and many other storms, and the ways in which meteorologists study storms and how their knowledge can help save lives.
This informative title introduces readers to four of the states that make up the Southwest region of the United States: Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The Southwest has many people of Hispanic descent as well as Native-American people from nations such as the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, and Apache. Readers will discover how the climate, population distribution, history, and culture of this region make it distinct.
The Hands on Science series provides students with background on key concepts in Science. Each title includes engaging hands on exercises that bring the concepts to life for kids. Real World Science: Ecosystems, examine and define what are ecosystems, how living things get energy in an ecosystem, competing and surviving in an ecosystem, and extinction and its causes.
The Hands on Science series provides students with background on key concepts in Science. Each title includes engaging hands on exercises that bring the concepts to life for kids. Real World Science: Soil, provides students with information on the importance of soil, how soil forms, properties of soil, soil loss, and conserving soil.
This book discusses the science behind tsunamis. The chapters describe destructive tsunamis and their aftermath, explain why tsunamis occur, and explore scientists' efforts to predict these disasters. Diagrams, charts, and photos provide opportunities to evaluate and understand the scientific concepts involved.
This book discusses the science behind avalanches and their effects. The chapters explore case studies of avalanches, identify environmental factors that cause these disasters, and explain how experts prevent avalanches. Diagrams, charts, and photos provide opportunities to evaluate and understand the scientific concepts involved.
This book discusses the science behind floods. The chapters describe historical floods, analyze climate conditions that cause floods, and examine how scientists predict these disasters. Diagrams, charts, and photos provide opportunities to evaluate and understand the scientific concepts involved.
In this book, students see the NextGen Science process at work in a real-world situation. Readers practice close reading as they look for clues that will lead to a deeper understanding of volcanoes and scientists study them. The NextGen Science process pushes students to apply critical thinking as they learn new methods of exploration and build on concepts they may already know. Additional tools, including a glossary and index, help students learn new vocabulary and locate information.
In this book, students see the scientific method at work in a real-world situation. Readers practice close reading as they look for clues that will lead to a deeper understanding of erosion, sinkholes, and Earth's structure. The scientific method pushes students to apply critical thinking as they learn new methods of exploration and build on concepts they may already know. Additional tools, including a glossary and index, help students learn new vocabulary and locate information.
Written in the narrative voice of a budding meteorologist, this book explains weather patterns. Readers begin to understand how the process of forming and answering questions is a key to investigation and scientific communication.
Long known as a potential power source, geothermal energy - heated water from within the Earth - is now being tapped. This book outlines those efforts and looks to the future.
Extreme weather has increasingly played a destructive role on planet Earth. Thirteen kinds of disasters are featured in this amazing book, showing the process and science of each weather-related disaster from the conditions that triggered it to its dire consequences. Topics include hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, wildfires, and droughts. superstorms
A seemingly barren, harsh, and cold wilderness, the often icy tundra appears to support little life. However, peel back the corners of this fascinating biome and you will be amazed by the living organisms that thrive within one of Earth's toughest environments. Discover the living things that function within the tundra, from polar bears and caribou to seabirds and foxes. Explore tundras all over the world and find out what you can do to help protect the riches of these mysterious places.
Swamps, bogs, marshes, and estuaries - wetlands come in a variety of forms and are vital for many organisms around the world. Peel back the corners of a wetland and find out what lives there, from herons and algae to alligators and jaguars. Learn how these organisms operate in their delicate ecosystems. Discover, too, where in the world wetlands are found and what you can do to help protect these rich, diverse lands.
When separated from his fellow scientists on the ice in the Arctic, Joe must learn how to survive in the harsh climate. Joe builds an igloo, goes ice fishing, and makes a few animal friends in this engaging title.
After a freak wave maroons Joe on a deserted island, he investigates the food chain of the island's ecosystem. He learns to gather food and build shelter, copying other living things and using whatever materials he can find on the island.
Adrift in heavy seas after a hurricane, Joe finds his boat pulled by strong currents and winds. He follows a flock of birds and discovers other sea creatures moving in the same direction toward some rocks. Can Joes science skills help him to survive?
Separated from his science team on a mountain after a landslide, Joe is in no hurry to get back. The slide has carried a wealth of fossils with it for him to study! Joe examines these and the mountain terrain to learn how the mountains formed and figure out how old they are.
Step into the desert - a dry, dusty place with little water and vegetation. What could live in this hostile environment? Peel back the corners of the desert to discover the incredible organisms that survive in this ecosystem, from scorpions and cacti to musk oxen and seals. Find out how deserts work as a system, carving out an existence in one of the most extreme biomes on Earth. Learn, too, how deserts are found all around the world and what you can do to help protect these amazing wildernesses.
Step into the forest - a vast, green landscape of trees and plants, home to countless animals. Peel back the corners of the forest to discover the incredible organisms that live in this ecosystem, from insects and birds to deer and bears. Learn how each organism functions within its forest ecosystem and how it survives in one of the most diverse biomes on Earth. Find out, too, where forests are found all around the world and what you can do to help protect one of Earths most precious resources.
Huge, far-reaching landscapes of swaying grass or shrubs, grasslands support a whole host of organisms and are one of the most important biomes for people, too. Peel back the corners of the grassland to find out how many different organisms rely upon this ecosystem for survival, from elephants and gazelles to prairie dogs and horses. Discover how each organism functions within its grassland ecosystem, and learn about the daily fight for survival that takes place in these huge hunting grounds. Explore grasslands all over the world and find out what you can do to help protect these rich and varied landscapes.
Step onto an islandland surrounded by water, a habitat for land-living organisms as well as creatures that visit from their ocean homes. Peel back the corners of the island to discover the incredible organisms that live in this ecosystem, from lizards and birds to possums and bats. Discover how each organism functions within its island home, and the fight for survival that takes place when these delicate ecosystems are threatened. Learn, too, where in the world islands are found and what you can do to help protect these beautiful and precious places.
Let's climb a mountain - a towering, sky-scraping world that reaches high above Earths surface. What can live so high up where it is harder to breathe and the hillsides are steep? A whole ecosystem of life! Peel back the corners of a mountain to discover the incredible organisms that live in this ecosystem, from wolves and birds to frogs and goats. Find out how they work as a system, carving out an existence in one of the most remote biomes on Earth. Learn, too, where mountains are found all around the world and what you can do to help protect these amazing wildernesses.