Why do animals, plants, and people look like their parents? Learn about heredity, genes, and chromosomes in simple-to-understand language. Discover how the father of heredity, Gregor Mendel, unlocked the secrets of how living things pass down traits to their children.
Words have the power to create change. Rachel Carson knew this, and she shared her love of nature and the need to protect it in her writing. She wrote several books about nature, including Silent Spring, which warned of the dangers of chemical pesticides. This book helped start the modern environmental movement. She inspires young people today to protect our planet. The Women in Science and Technology series introduces students to influential women in science and technology. From astronauts to medical doctors, these biographies highlight the accomplishments, dedication, and passion that drove these women to succeed. Each book includes a glossary, comprehension questions, and further reading suggestions.
Beautiful photos and text examines the issues endangered sea turtles face and how they can be saved.
Flowers are more than just decoration. They have an important job. But they can’t always do it alone. Find out more about the work of flowers, how they attract help, and how they help plant species survive.
This book explores how animals can protect and help each other in peculiar ways.
Take an in-depth look at plant and fungi life in this science encyclopedia.
This title explains what an ecosystem is and how the plants and animals within an ecosystem rely on and affect its existence. Different types of ecosystems are described, as well as the food webs within them. The book discusses how some changes to an ecosystem can be good and how some harmful changes can destroy them as well as what an important role students can play in keeping these intricate ecosystems alive.
Lions and bees and meerkats, oh my—these are a few of the many animals that survive and thrive in groups. Discover how group members help each other face life’s challenges. From finding food to raising young, some animals are just better off together
Imagine being able to taste or hear with your feet, or feel your way through the dark with your nose! Like humans, animals interact with the world through their senses. Unlike humans, many animals use their senses in truly unique ways to communicate, reproduce, and survive.
When you flip a light switch, it turns on the light. But how? Where does that energy come from? How does it get to the light bulb? Learn about all kinds of energy that power our world and how we can make sure we never run out!
What makes up every single thing in the universe? Teeny tiny specks called atoms. Atoms are the tiniest forms of matter, and matter is everything.
Soil hides most of the time, but it’s important. Dig into the layers of soil and learn how it is made. Find out how soil helps plants and other living things thrive. Are you ready to get your hands dirty?
Plant roots are amazing! From keeping plants anchored in the ground to sucking up water from the soil, roots are an essential part of plants. Some go deep below Earth’s surface while others spread far and wide just below the dirt. Dig in to discover how roots help plants survive.
Ever wonder how plants reach toward the sun? Or how water gets from the roots to the leaves? A plant’s stem is like a highway, transporting water and food where it’s needed. Dig in to discover how stems work to support a plant’s survival.
Some are bigger than a school bus. Others are as small as a candy sprinkle. Some make people itch. What are they? Plant leaves! Find out why leaves are a certain shape and size, how they help plants grow, and perform your own experiment to find out just what leaves need to grow.
The miniature donkey is a member of the equine family, along with horses and mules. Like horses, a miniature donkey is a herd animal. This small mammal only reaches 36 to 38 inches (91 to 97 centimeters) tall. It has many other interesting features.
This book describes the physical characteristics and behaviors of bearded dragons and presents information to consider before getting one as a pet, discussing care requirements and health issues.
When you think of skunks do you think, Pee-yew!? A skunk’s reputation as a natural stinker warns us to stay away. But remove their bad smell, and this boldly striped animal is curious, quick to learn, and tenderhearted.
Pygmy Goats are unusual pets but they are smart, social, and fun to own. Learn all about how to care for them and what special needs they may have to become a great pet!
Lawrence had big plans for Saturday. Doing nothing. It was going to be perfect but it was ruined when he had to tag along to volunteer with his sister for beach cleanup. He didn’t expect other kids his age or the adventure they were going to have. From the sandy beach to the tangled roots of the mangroves, Lawrence and his friends encounter a giant eyeball, a dinosaur, and treasure! Paired to the nonfiction title Marine Biologists.
This book offers a look at the social and emotional lives, as well as communication methods, of pigs.
This title highlights all the gross animals and the habits and habitats they thrive in.
Some animals have some unique ways of keeping safe from predators by using defense mechanisms in the way they smell or the scents they give off.
This book offers a look at the social and emotional lives, as well as communication methods, of gorillas.
This book offers a look at the social and emotional lives, as well as the communication methods, of elephants.