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.
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.
The way we live affects our home - Earth. While people have lived on Earth for a long time, we are just beginning to see the impact of our actions on our planet. From pollution to thoughtful farming, explore the harmful and beneficial ways we use natural resources so that we can become conservationists that protect our planet. Teach third-grade students about deforestation, desertification, the greenhouse effect, terracing that prevents land erosion, and more with the vibrant photographs 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, 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.
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.
Oceans cover 70 percent of the Earth's surface, providing students with a variety of plant and animal life to learn about. An ocean biome includes the saltwater below the waves and everything on, above, and near the surface. Students will also learn about the beach, tides, cliffs, bays, coastlines, coral reefs, and tide pools.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Journey to Africa to explore the world of the grasslands! Readers are taken on an adventure through the grasslands to learn about the various animal and plant life and grassland conservation in this fascinating nonfiction book that features striking photographs and riveting facts. Even the most reluctant of readers will be captivated as they move from cover to cover.
Death Valley is one of the hottest and driest deserts of the world! Readers are taken on an adventure through Death Valley to learn about the plants and animals that survive in this dry, hot desert landscape in this engaging nonfiction title. Featuring vivid photographs, informational text, and riveting facts about desert ecology, readers will be fascinated from beginning to end!