Introduces facts about anacondas, including physical features, habitat, life cycle, food, and threats to these rainforest creatures. Photos, captions, and keywords supplement the narrative of this informational text. Questions in the backmatter ask for text-dependent analysis.
What causes pollution? How does pollution affect the environment? Why should we care about pollution? Read this book to find out more about the social, environmental, and economic issues related to pollution and what you can do about it.
Is human activity causing Earth's to heat up? Is global warming just a natural event? What are the possible effects of global warming? Read this book to learn more about the global warming debate and to start forming your own opinions.
Honeybees are known for their familiar buzzing and honey production. Learn how an experiment meant to increase honey production created aggressive Africanized honeybees that have taken over territory and caused big problems for beekeepers, farmers, and anyone unlucky enough to disturb them.
The Hands on Science series provides students with background on key concepts in Science. Each title includes engaging hands on exercises that bring the concepts to life for kids. Real World Science: Protecting Ecosystems, provides information on natural changes vs. changes brought about by people, wise use of ecosystems, and restoring damaged ecosystems.
Introduces readers to the cool career of wildlife photographer by giving a better understanding of this cool job.
Centuries ago, explorers brought hogs to the Americas as a food source. Some of these boars made it into the wild, where their offspring have managed to survive ever since. Wild boars will eat almost anything from garbage, to crops, to other animals. They can also spread disease. Read this book to find out more about how wild boars cause problems around the world and what experts are doing to find solutions.
the Sea Lamprey have invades the Great Lakes where they have killed off native species and harmed the fishing industry. Find out hoe they arrived, the problems they cause and other places that are on the lookout for these animals.
The Walking Catfish have upset the balance of the ecosystems and hurt local economies.
Fire ants are tiny, but they pack a powerful sting. Some kinds of fire ants were accidentally brought to North America from South America in cargo ships. Look inside to learn how these invasive fire ants have spread to many places around the world and why they are a threat to wildlife, human beings, and economies.
Bullfrogs are big eaters, consuming almost anything that fits in their mouths. Meals include birds, turtles, snakes, and even other frogs. At one time, bullfrogs lived only in North America and east of the Rocky Mountains. Today, the large frogs have invaded many parts of the world, causing problems for native wildlife. Look inside to discover how bullfrogs became an invasive species and what is being done to help stop their spread.
Termites can invade homes and cause a lot of damage. Termites that invade new countries can damage more than just homes. The Formosan subterranean termite was accidentally brought to the United States on infested ships. These invaders have disrupted ecosystems and caused billions of dollars in damage to buildings, crops, and trees. Look inside to learn more about these termite invaders and find out what experts are doing to fight back.
How the Giant African Snail destroyed field crops and flower gardens and spread diseases to people thousands of miles from their native Africa.
How the Brown Tree Snake made themselves at home, disrupted the island's ecosystem, and created problems for its people and native animals.
Following the scientific process, this title provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of the property of water.
Following the scientific process, this title provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of the power of solar energy.
Following the scientific process, this title provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of plants and plant life.
Following the scientific process, this title provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of the property and characteristics of soil.
Following the scientific process, this titles provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of the planet earth.
Provides step-by-step instructions for performing experiments designed to answer such questions about the weather as what makes it rain, how do scientists measure air pressure, and how does temperature affect air movement.
Describes experiments that can be performed using solar energy in order to learn about its properties, including how different colors absorb sunlight, if it cleans dirty water, and whether it can cook food.
Describes experiments that can be performed with seeds in order to learn about their properties such as how water temperature affects seeds, the direction roots grow, and the effect of talk on plant growth.
Describes experiments that can be performed with plants in order to learn about their properties, including whether roots grow before stems, the importance of light, and how plants drink water.
Complete a variety of fun science experiments with the plants in your garden.
A tour of the Missouri River and its surrounding area.