Walk right up to the rim of the Grand Canyon and watch the ground fall away, taking your breath with it. The drop is a mile straight down to the skinny green Colorado River. But the wide walls of canyon rock catch your eye first. They spread out in all directions, farther than you can see, a never-ending stack of soft rainbow colors. You can't take a bad picture at the Grand Canyon, and yet no picture truly captures it. When he visited in 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt declared that the Grand Canyon was the "one great sight every American should see." Today, Grand Canyon National Park protects a rich Native American heritage, beautiful geology, endangered species, and miles of exciting hikes. In 2019, Grand Canyon National Park, will celebrate its 100th anniversary. See why, each year, the Grand Canyon continues to be one of America's favorite destinations.
This book discusses the early people, creatures, and plants of the Grand Canyon.
This book explains what a redwood is and discusses the creatures and plants of the Redwoods National Park.
This book discusses the science behind sinkholes. The chapters examine historical sinkholes, describe environmental factors that cause sinkholes, and explain how scientists respond to these disasters. Diagrams, charts, and photos provide opportunities to evaluate and understand the scientific concepts involved.
With the latest advances in GPS technology and online map software, exploring the world is easier than it's ever been. Readers will find out what digital maps are and learn how to use them in a variety of situations.
The STEM Encyclopedia of Rocks presents an opportunity to explore a familiar science topic in a new way. A cross-curricular approach allows all the sciences to come together along with history, art and legend - building a thorough understanding of the presense of Rocks on our planet.
What happens to the environment when wildfires occur? What are some of the causes of wildfires? What can people do about the problems caused by wildfires? How can you use your math skills to learn more about wildfires? Read this book to find the answers to these questions and learn more about wildfires.
Being stranded on a desert island is a classic survival situation of countless books, movies, and cartoons. But would you know where to find water or how make fire if it happened to you? Young readers can learn these skills and more in this high-interest title of ultimate survival.
A hurricane warning was just issued! Hurricane dangers include more than just strong winds and rain. Are you prepared? Young readers learn how to be ready for when a storm hits and stay safe through floods and other possible dangers after the all clear is called in this exciting title.
When the weather on a mountain turns quickly, an afternoon activity can turn into a matter of life or death. Don’t be caught unaware! Read about how to protect yourself from wild animals and thin air to survive until rescue groups find you in this exciting book for students.
Scientists estimate that about 500,000 detectable earthquakes shake the earth each year. But the majority of them go unnoticed, as most register at the bottom of the 8.0+ magnitude scale. In this hi-lo title, kids will learn how to react to the dangerous quakes that can be felt.
Tornadoes are the most violent storms on Earth! Their twisting winds flatten houses and uproot trees in minutes. Young readers find out how to tell if a tornado is on its way, where to go, and how to stay safe in this high-interest title.
The force of an avalanche coming down a mountain is powerful. It can create winds strong enough to smash houses. Some avalanches can reach speeds of 200 miles per hour! In this book, young readers will discover how to predict sliding snow, ice, and rock before it buries them.
A wrong turn on a hike can quickly become a dangerous situation. Do you know what to do if a cougar is following you, or what berries are safe to eat? Sharpen your wilderness survival skills and become prepared for anything with this book for young readers.
Tsunamis make headlines around the world for their damage and destruction. What should you do if a killer wave is coming your way? Learn about tsunami preparations and procedures in this instructive title.
Examine how the fossils document the appearance, diversification, and extinction of many life forms.
Lush, moist, and teeming with life, rain forests are one of Earth's biome wonders. Peel back the corners of the rain forest to discover what lives within one of the planets busiest environments, from wolves and porcupines to monkeys and poison dart frogs. Learn how each organism functions within its rain forest ecosystem and how it survives in one of the most predatory biomes on Earth. Find out, too, how rain forests are found all around the world and what you can do to help protect these precious resources.
This fascinating book describes the geological makeup and history of the Sahara Desert in North Africa. The biggest hot desert on Earth, it covers parts of twelve countries, more area than the entire United States! The Sahara has oases scattered widely and sand dunes that can reach as high as 600 feet (182m). Readers will learn about the people, plants, and animals such as camels, goats, and fennec foxes that inhabit this desert habitat. Special sections describe the desert's natural resources, such as oil and natural gas, and the unique problems facing this region.
Political maps are often the first kind of maps children learn about. These maps identify the boundaries of countries, states or provinces, and cities, as well as such physical features as lakes and oceans. Detailed, up-to-date maps and clearly written text help readers understand how to use political maps to solve problems.
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: Soil, provides students with information on the importance of soil, how soil forms, properties of soil, soil loss, and conserving soil.
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.
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.