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Ecosystems

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750678

There are different kinds of ecosystems all over the world! An ecosystem is the way that living things in an area behave with each other and use resources like the soil, water, and sun. Learn all about the science behind ecosystems in this fascinating reader! Vibrant images pair with easy-to-read text to keep students engaged from cover to cover. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity where students can conduct their own scientific experiment to see how they can change the balance of something. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.

Pollination

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750654

Plants and insects depend on each other to survive. Insects make it possible for plants to grow because of pollination! Learn all about how plants are pollinated. Vibrant images pair with easy-to-read text to keep students engaged from cover to cover. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity to promote further understanding. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.

Interdependence of Living Things

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750661

No living thing on Earth can survive without depending on the help of other living things. Learn all about interdependence and how familiar things rely on each other to live. Vibrant images pair with easy-to-read text to keep students engaged from cover to cover. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity to help students better understand how different living things rely on each other. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.

Landscape by Design

Christine Dugan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399411

Understanding geometry is very important when designing a backyard! Designers have to know how to measure the perimeter and area of design spaces. This vibrant title teaches readers about landscape architecture and design while encouraging them to practice their geometric measurements, like perimeter, area, diameter, radius, and angles. With the help of interesting images, easy-to-read text, related practice problems, STEM topics, and clear mathematical diagrams, this title makes geometry fun and simple, allowing readers to use their mathematical skills creatively!

Watch It Grow

Lori Barker (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399367

Learn how scientists use algebraic expressions to explore the growth of amoebas, euglenas, and bacteria! This informative title challenges readers to master new mathematical concepts like algebraic expression and exponential form. After learning about the microscopic creatures that scientists study, readers can complete related practice problems to familiarize themselves with algebraic expressions. Featuring easy-to-read text, related practice problems, mathematical diagrams, STEM themes, and a glossary and index, this book gives readers the necessary tools to feel comfortable writing, simplifying, and evaluating expressions!

Ponds

Yvonne Franklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433393037

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.

Rainforests

Yvonne Franklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433393044

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.

Wetlands

Yvonne Franklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433393013

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.

Tornadoes

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433392962

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.

Natural Disasters

Diana Noonan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433391569

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.

Patterns in Nature

Tony Hyland (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433391477

Follow through a campsite to find patterns in nature! This title encourages algebraic thinking and pattern perception by pointing out the patterns of animals, plants, and more! Vibrant images, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, easy-to-read text, and an accessible glossary give readers all the tools they need to feel confident finding fun patterns and sequences in nature and elsewhere around them. Thanks to patterns, students can learn easy, helpful mathematical shortcuts, improving their algebra and STEM skills.

George Washington Carver

Stephanie Macceca (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433391194

George Washington Carver was a skilled botanist who became famous for his work with peanuts and other plants. Readers will discover the captivating life of this incredible scientist in this engaging scientific biography. Using colorful photos and graphs, children will learn why Carver was known as "The Plant Doctor" as a child and how his work with peanuts, sweet potatoes, and pecans helped change the way people used plants! The helpful glossary and index aid in better understanding of the content, while a simple, interesting experiment leaves children engaged and excited to learn more!

Inside Ecosystems and Biomes

Debra J. Housel (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433391200

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!

Pioneering Ecologists

Debra J. Housel (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433391217

Ecologists want to know how things fit together in the natural world. This enlightening book will give readers a chance to learn about some of the ecologists who have made big impacts on the world of science and ecology. The captivating facts, helpful sidebars, colorful images and charts, and easy-to-read text work together to create an engaging reading experience as children learn about such ecologists as John Woodward, Aldo Leopold, Ruth Patrick, Eugene Odum, Jane Lubchenco, Neo Martinez, and Marie Lynn Miranda. Featuring a simple, hands-on lab activity, this book will have readers captivated and eager to learn more!

Louis Pasteur and the Fight Against Germs

Lisa Zamosky (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433391170

Pasteurization is used on many foods and drinks, including milk and yogurt! This engaging biography introduces readers to the scientist who first began pasteurization--Louis Pasteur. Featuring vibrant images, easy-to-read text, and intriguing facts, readers will discover the incredible accomplishments of Pasteur and how he dedicated his life to studying various molds, bacteria, and yeast to change science forever. Readers will be encouraged to discover even more through a simple and captivating experiment.

Investigating Simple Organisms

Lisa Zamosky (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433391163

Flip through the pages of this book and explore microorganisms! With a brief history of how microorganisms were discovered, vibrant, clear images and charts, and easy-to-read text, readers will be excited to learn about things like bacteria, archaea, protista kingdoms, and fungi. To assist in creating an exciting and engaging reading experience, a simple and captivating experiment is included!

Looking Inside Cells

Kimberly Fekany Lee (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433391125

Readers will get to explore the inside of a cell in this fascinating book! Using a variety of vivid images, charts and photos, easy-to-read text, intriguing facts, and sidebars, readers will learn about the various parts of animal and plant cells, including the cell membranes, cytoplasm, nucleus, chromosomes, chloroplasts, endoplasmic reticulum, vacuoles, and lysosomes. To aid in further understanding of the content and vocabulary, a glossary and index are provided, as well as an engaging, hands-on lab activity!

Pioneers in Cell Biology

Elizabeth Cregan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433391156

Explore the lives and work of incredible cell biologists in this captivating book! From Gregor Mendel to Rita Levi-Montalcini, Anton van Leeuwenhoek to August Weismann, readers will be amazed at the things these incredible scientists discovered! Single-celled organisms, mitosis, dominant and recessive genes, stem cells, and cloning are just some of the topics that readers will explore as they move through this book that features plenty of vivid, detailed images, stimulating facts, captivating sidebars, and easy-to-read text. An engaging lab activity is featured to further delight and captivate readers.

All About Mitosis and Meiosis

Elizabeth Cregan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433391149

What is the difference between mitosis and meiosis? Children will learn the answer through this stimulating book that features stunning images and photos, captivating facts, engaging sidebars, and easy-to-read text. The steps of mitosis and meiosis--including interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase, cytokinesis, and meiosis I and meiosis II--are explained in easy-to-read text. The accessible glossary and index ensure that readers have the tools they need to better understand the content. Featuring an engaging lab activity, this book will have readers captivated and delighted from beginning to end!

The World of Elements and Their Properties

Lynn Van Gorp (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433391101

From compounds to chemical reactions, readers will learn all about elements, their properties, and how they react with other elements in this stunning book that features colorful images and intriguing facts! Ionic bonds, chemical bonds, the Periodic Table of Elements, mixtures, and solutions are some of the topics that are discussed. The accessible glossary and index gives readers the tools they need to better understand the content, while a fascinating hands-on lab activity will leave readers engaged and excited to learn more!

All About Light and Sound

Connie Jankowski (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433391088

Light and sound help us recognize objects and noises! This fascinating book will allow readers to understand how vibrations, radiant energy, wavelength, frequency, amplitude, reflection, optics, and sound waves help us to see and hear the world around us. Through vivid images, helpful facts, intriguing sidebars, an accommodating glossary and index, and a hands-on lab activity, readers will be engaged from beginning to end!

Investigating Electromagnetism

Elizabeth Cregan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433391040

Electromagnetics are everywhere--inside our homes, in our computers, even our televisions! Readers will explore the history of electromagnetics and how they work through numerous images and supportive text. The fascinating facts and sidebars will have children excited and eager to learn more about things such as alternating and direct currents, electricity, magnetic fields, conductors, amps, volts, and generators. Readers will also learn about scientists like Nikola Tesla and Michael Faraday. Featuring an accessible glossary and index and a stimulating hands-on lab activity, readers will be sure to be excited and captivated from beginning to end!

Isaac Newton and the Laws of the Universe

Jane Weir (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433391033

Learn about the incredible life of Isaac Newton in this fascinating biography. The colorful photos, supportive text, and engaging sidebars and facts will have readers captivated as they learn how Newton researched gravity, acceleration, deceleration, motion, and light spectrum. An accommodating glossary and index are provided to give readers the tools they will need while a stimulating hands-on lab activity is featured that will be sure to keep them enthralled and engaged!

Investigating the Chemistry of Atoms

Elizabeth Cregan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433390982

In this fascinating book on physical science, readers will discover some of the basics of physics, including matter, Atomic Theory, alchemy, electrons, neutrons, protons, nucleus, and radioactivity. The easy-to-read text and engaging facts and sidebars work in conjunction with the colorful, vivid images, photos, and diagrams to captivate and delight readers from cover to cover. A glossary, index, and hands-on lab activity provides readers with the opportunity to explore the world of matter on their own!

Investigating Forces and Motion

Jane Weir (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433391026

Force and motion are all around us and help us move and do great things! Through a variety of vivid images and stunning facts, readers will explore how forces and motions work. The easy-to-read text and accessible glossary and index ensure that readers have the tools they need to understand such concepts as gravity, equilibrium, acceleration, deceleration, electromagnetic fields, pressure, kinetic energy, and inertia. To gain further insight into how gravity, forces, and motion works, a stimulating lab activity is featured!