Humans are not the only ones that build things. Some animals are great builders. The things they build help them survive in the wild. Animals build to keep safe and warm. This book highlights animal homes, such as the sociable weaver nest, a termite mound, a spiders web, a beaver dam, and many other homes built by animal builders! This book will allow students to use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different animals and the places they live.
As Victoria and Jasper were enjoying their new sunflower, Jasper gets pollen on his nose. A bee soon arrives which sends the characters running. As they run through a baseball game screaming, Run, it's a Bee, all the players start to follow them. As they run through the school auditorium screaming, Run, it's a Bee, all the actors start following them. When they finally arrive back at their garden the bee lands on Jasper's nose and licks the pollen off. He soon proceeds on his way leaving the characters feeling silly that the bee never wanted to sting them, he just wanted the pollen!
The tools used by scientists are addressed in this title. Beakers, scales, microscopes, scientific calculators, and other important things used to investigate and create new technology. Communicating with these tools via satellite or sensors that are being developed to warn people of tsunamis are just part of the many science tools talked about in this title.
Force and motion are introduced in this easy to understand book. Gives examples that students can relate to in their everyday lives. As with every title in this series there is a "Show What You Know" section in the back of the book which reinforces the text and allows students to answer three questions relating to the book. Brightly colored photographs enhance the text.
This title explains how all forms of energy belong to one of two groups: potential or kinetic. It addresses how energy can be used in the form of water to create electricity, in the form of solar to heat our homes, and in the form of wind to turn the blades on a wind turbine.
Mixtures and solutions exist everywhere and students will learn how some materials mix easily while others won't mix at all. Gives examples students can use to make a physical mixture and gives detailed information on how different components make up different solutions.
Matter is anything that has mass, and this title teaches students about how temperature affects the different states of matter and why. Talks about the International System of Units and measuring mass and volume.
Students will love learning more about our Earth, Moon, and stars in this title. It gives information on the phases of the Moon, the constellations of stars that we see in the night sky, comets and meteors, and what exactly happens during a lunar eclipse.
In this title students will learn in depth information about the three layers our Earth is made of. Introduces students to how the tectonic plates, wind, and water are constantly changing our landscape. Gives detailed information on how scientists think our Earth was formed and has evolved.
The life cycle of a plant is explained as well as how different plants use different ways to reproduce. How the different parts of a plant play a role in how it receives the nutrients it needs to survive. How plants are pollinated and how more plant species are being discovered every day.
Students will learn how plants are becoming endangerd or even extinct due to changes in climate, deforestation to build new homes, or by invasive plant species that are brought from other places. How plants make adaptations to survive their ever changing habitats is also discussed.
This title explains how humans and animals have a skeleton to support the inner workings of their bodies and how the muscle attached helps us move. Also explains how exoskeletons have a skeleton on the outside of their bodies, giving examples of insects such as ants. Endoskeletons are also exampled. Gives detailed information on each, along with their habitats, eating habits, and ways they adapt to survive. A special section called, "Explore Your World" outlines an experiment that allows them to identify and examine first-hand this intriguing topic.
Big cats, reptiles, and ocean killers are just a few of the predators discussed in this book. How they chase their prey and what weapons they use to hunt them down and kill them. This exciting book is filled with beautiful photos that will have students on the edge of their seats.
For millions of years, Hippos and Rhinos have roamed the Earth. This book discusses their habitats, what they like to eat, their enormous size, and concerns about the future of these animals due to land restrictions and human harm are all discussed in this wonderful title.
From vultures to crabs, every type of scavenger is discussed in this book. Facts about their habitat, diet, reproduction, and how they help the environment are all discussed in detail.
Students will learn about the fiercest predator in the ocean. From the biggest to the smallest, what adaptations sharks have made to remain on Earth for so long, scientific research and medicinal contributions the shark has made are all discussed, as well as their unique ability to hunt and survive.
This book teaches students about what a marsupial is, the gestation period, how they raise their young, and whether they are carnivores, omnivores, or herbivores
Grouping things by similar characteristics is how you classify things. This title goes into great detail about the six kingdoms of all living organisms. Filled with information and interesting facts, students will love learning about this interesting scientific topic.
Darling and Lovey were two turtledoves in a class full of graceful eaglets. They could not fly as well and were made fun of by the other students. They practiced and practiced and slowly got better. A tornado threatens during flight school and due to their perseverance and always listening to their teacher, they lead the class safely through the storm.
Fascinating facts and information about organisms that survive by sucking blood.
Provides information about the wide variety of features that animals have and why their features are important.
Engaging text describes animals that don't always do what the rest of their species does.
Describes animals who have wrinkles, warts, or wattles. Gives information on how these special body parts are used and why they are important.