There’s much more to our ears than meets the eye! The human ear contains a chain of important links that work together to help us hear the world around us. From the ear’s tiny bones to its fluid-filled cochlea, each part is important. In this title, young readers will learn about the small wonders inside the human ear.
Introduces readers to the basic items on a nutrition label, such as serving size and nutrients. Readers will learn how to use this information to make healthful food choices. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, labeled diagrams, a quiz and answer key, a phonetic glossary, an index, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.
Engage readers with stories of a fun trip to the beach. Readers are introduced to the various activities that take place at the beach, and what it means to be safe in the sun and water. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research. A kid-friendly project inspires creativity and hands-on fun.
Details the actions of nurses, doctors, medics, ambulance drivers, and other medical personnel during World War I. Additional features include a bullet-point summary of the events, compelling narrative descriptions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, questions to spark critical thinking, sources to guide further research, historical photographs, informative captions, a table of contents, an index, and a phonetic glossary.
Why did medieval physicians fill a patient’s nostrils with hog’s dung? Can eating camel poop really help cure dysentery? And why are 21st-century doctors carrying out fecal transplants on patients with serious digestive problems? We often think of poop as yucky and dirty, but since ancient times, doctors have explored how it can be used as a treatment for illnesses and injuries. This new Science Slam! title will engross readers—and gross them out! Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of an early elementary audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. With fascinating photographs and surprising, high-interest facts about a material that we don’t usually read about, the book makes learning about excrement poop-sitively amazing!
In this book, readers will get the chance to investigate their bodies like scientists! They’ll learn all about their skeletons, muscles, hearts, lungs, and blood. They’ll also discover how to take care of their bodies and learn answers to the questions: Why is it important to drink lots of water? What foods should we eat every day? And why should we be active, brush our teeth, and get plenty of sleep?
In this book, readers will get the chance to learn about their senses as if they were scientists! They will discover how their senses work and learn lots of fascinating facts about their eyes, nose, ears, tongue, and skin. In this age-appropriate introduction to the topic, readers will get to investigate and challenge their own senses!
Specially created to support early years teaching, this beautiful new words and pictures book is perfect for children learning to read. As young readers turn the pages, they will have lots of opportunities to: tell and understand time; explore the importance of physical exercise, healthy eating, basic hygiene, and keeping healthy and safe; understand behavior and consequences; find out about technology in homes and schools; and look at the similarities and differences between everyday places and objects all over the world.
In 1963, Les Skramstad came home after a hard day’s work at the local mill and mine in Libby, Montana. His wife kissed him at the door and his kids playfully grabbed his legs. They didn’t mind that he was covered in powdery brown dust. Little did Les and his family know that the dust was deadly. Deadly Mine: Libby, Montana traces the tragic story of a small mining town that eventually became poisoned by a deadly mineral called asbestos. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.
In December 1952, a thick layer of black smog blanketed London. The filthy air blinded people on the streets and brought traffic to a screeching halt. Worst of all, the pollution was deadly. It sickened 100,000 people and took the lives of 4,000. Killer Smog: London, England traces the devastating story of air pollution that took thousands of lives and brought London to a standstill. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.
Imagine printing a human heart with the click of a button. Sound impossible? Scientists and doctors are getting closer to transplanting human body parts made from 3-D printers. Read how doctors are using 3-D printers to change lives as you add and subtract fractions. By integrating math and literacy skills, this math reader focuses on STEM topics and makes learning fractions simple, relevant, and fun. Let's Explore Math sidebars, the extensive Problem Solving section, and the clear mathematical charts and diagrams provide numerous opportunities for students to practice what they have learned. The DOK-leveled Math Talk section includes questions that facilitate mathematical discourse and activities that students can respond to at school or home. With intriguing full-color images, the book includes text features such as a glossary, index, captions, and a table of contents to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary. The real-world examples of problem solving allow students to explore STEM concepts in meaningful ways. Practice adding and subtracting fractions with this engaging grade 4 math reader!
In a doomsday scenario with resources disappearing, would you have what it takes to find water in order to survive? Learn about the biological effects of dehydration, methods to stay hydrated, and other basic survival skills. Featuring TIME content, this high-interest book builds critical literacy skills and academic vocabulary and is purposefully leveled to engage different types of learners. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, the text includes a table of contents, captions, glossary, index, and images to deepen understanding. The detailed sidebars feature fun facts that develop higher-order thinking. The Try It! culminating activity provides additional language-development activities. Aligned with McREL and WIDA/TESOL standards, this text features complex content appropriate for middle school students.
When a catastrophic event happens, will you have what it takes to build shelter in order to protect yourself from extreme temperatures? This nonfiction reader examines some of the methods to prevent exposure and other survival aspects when dealing with the harsh elements. Featuring TIME content, this high-interest book builds critical literacy skills and academic vocabulary and is purposefully leveled to engage different types of learners. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, the text includes a table of contents, captions, glossary, index, and images to deepen understanding. The detailed sidebars feature fun facts that develop higher-order thinking. The Try It! culminating activity provides additional language-development activities. Aligned with McREL and WIDA/TESOL standards, this text features complex content appropriate for middle school students.
If the world suddenly went cold and dark, would you have what it takes to survive? Struggle for Survival: Fire examines the importance of fire for survival and discusses important outdoor skills. Featuring TIME content, this high-interest book builds critical literacy skills and academic vocabulary and is purposefully leveled to engage different types of learners. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, the text includes a table of contents, captions, glossary, index, and images to deepen understanding. The detailed sidebars feature fun facts that develop higher-order thinking. The Try It! culminating activity provides additional language-development activities. Aligned with McREL and WIDA/TESOL standards, this text features complex content appropriate for middle school students.
Your marvelous hands can do so many things. They can even explore that pages of this e-book! Simple sentences, exact text-to-image relationships, large font, and vibrant photographs make it fun to learn all about the many things our hands can do! Children will be engaged from start to finish as they learn all about hands!
Feet are made to go! They go many places. They do many things. Go, feet, go! Featuring simple sentences, exact text-to-image relationships, large font, and vibrant photographs, this nonfiction e-book makes it fun to learn all about what our feet can do!
Each face has many parts. They can do many things. Smell, smile, hear wink -- the face does it all! Read through the pages of this e-book to learn all about faces! Simple sentences, exact text-to-image relationships, large font, and vibrant photographs make reading an enjoyable experience, even for children who struggle with reading.
Your body needs good food in order to stay healthy and strong. Which healthy foods do you eat? With a focus on nourishment, this nonfiction e-book aligns to Next Generation Science Standards and encourages children to make healthy food choices. Vivid photographs paired with simple sentences will keep children engaged from beginning to end.
Get moving! Get thinking! Exercise your body and brain. What things do you do to exercise your body and brain? Engaging photographs paired with simple sentences make it fun to learn about all of the activities children can do to exercise their brain and body. Aligned to Next Generation Science Standards, this e-book focuses on basic activities that help keep children healthy and strong.
Just like air, water, and food, we cannot live without love. This full-color picture e-book shows how we share our love with family, friends, teachers, pets, and more! With simple, repetitive sentences that foster word recognition skills and engaging photographs that develop the text-to-image relationship, this new fiction title builds student autonomy and reading confidence. Students will love exploring health and wellness concepts about basic human needs that align to the Next Generation and McREL Science Standards.
Encourage Spanish readers to practice multiplication, division, and fractions while learning all about bread through this digital book! Readers can apply multiplication, division, numbers and operations, and STEM skills throughout this informational text filled with practice problems and interesting facts about wheat grain, nutrition, bakeries, and more. With an accessible glossary, vibrant images, clear mathematical diagrams, a historic timeline of bread throughout the world, and easy-to-read text, this Spanish-translated e-book will engage readers and show them how to apply mathematics to their daily lives - even to what they eat!
Doctors, police officers, fire fighters, and even animals work hard to keep us safe and healthy! Can you think of any other workers that help take care of you? Featuring simple phrases, exact text-to-image relationships, large font, and vibrant photographs, this nonfiction e-book aligns to the National Council for the Social Studies, state standards, and helps students become familiar with the many people that help keep us safe and healthy.
Is your hair long? Is your hair short? Have you ever cut your hair? Vivid photographs throughout this e-book show long hair that has grown for a long time compared to hair that has been cut. Early learners can create a story on their own or collaborate with others to compare and contrast the differences between each picture. By exploring the pages of this e-book, students will be excited to share stories about how fast or slow their hair grows -- or even how often they have to cut their hair! Related to Next Generation Science Standards and McRel Science Standards, this e-book focuses on growth and change.
When reptiles and amphibians shed their skin, we can clearly see the process. These are not the only animals that shed. Did you know that humans shed too? We cannot always see when our skin sheds, but it happens all the time. This engaging e-book illustrates the stages that an iguana goes through when shedding its skin. Featuring vivid photographs with clear labels correlated with each photo, children will be engaged and use oral language skills as they interpret each photo and describe what they are seeing.
You eat food every day. In fact, every living organism can’t live without it. Digestion is a complex, sometimes gross, process by which our bodies turn a meal into energy. From humans to birds and herbivores to decomposers, find out what happens after food enters the body in this dynamic science e-book. You’ll be amazed to learn that you really are what you eat. Fifth-grade readers will learn about the digestive systems of humans and animals, photosynthesis, organ structure and function, 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.