Geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere—each of these spheres make up planet Earth. From deep below Earth's surface where metals are made to the thermosphere that protects our planet from harmful sunrays, travel through each layer of these spheres to see how every living thing is connected. In this engaging science e-book, fifth-grade readers will learn about the lithosphere, mantle and core of Earth's interior; five zones of the hydrosphere; groundwater and surface water; the entire world's ecosystem; 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!