Introduces the plant life cycle. Readers will gain insight into the journey from seed to plant, why plants are important to living things, and how pollution can damage plants. Additional features include a diagram of the cycle, table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research.
Learn about measures of central tendency while following the lives and work of hurricane hunters! This engaging title teaches readers about the instruments that hurricane hunters use and encourages them to analyze the data that these instruments collect. With these exciting examples, readers will be able to master mathematical statistics, measures of central tendency, mean, median, mode, range, and more! This title features vivid images, exciting practice problems, easy-to-read text, STEM themes, clear mathematical charts, and an accessible glossary and index.
Learn about measures of central tendency while following the lives and work of some brave individuals--tornado chasers! This exciting title teaches readers about the instruments that tornado chasers use, encouraging them to analyze the data that these instruments collect. With these exciting examples, readers will be able to master mathematical statistics, measures of central tendency, box plots, mean, median, mode, and more! This title features eye-catching images, exciting practice problems, easy-to-read text, STEM themes, clear mathematical charts, and an accessible glossary and index.
A forest is unlike any other biome on Earth. There are many life cycles found within a forest. Learn about the energy pyramid that explains the numbers of forest plants and animals. Learn about threats to these lively forests and how they thrive and survive!
Deserts may seem like harsh, uninhabitable places, but actually they support a diverse quantity of plant and animal life. And, they aren't always hot! Deserts serve an important role in Earth's existence, too. Readers learn about hot and cold deserts alike, as well as semi-arid and coastal deserts. From the Horned Lizard to the Saguaro cactus rooted in rich soil, the desert biome will amaze readers.
Perhaps nothing is more frightening than seeing a forest fire rage out of control. Sometimes, however, fires are set intentionally to benefit the environment. Readers will learn what fire is, how it burns, and how fires can both help and harm the areas they affect.
Floods and blizzards may be very different, but they do have some things in common. In this book, readers will discover they have one vital ingredient in common: water. Readers will learn the powerful forces of water as it pertains to floods and blizzards. They also discover that although these two forces of nature can cause difficulties for people, they are nature's way of cleaning up and re-nourishing the land.
Images of an erupting volcano can be mesmerizing. Readers may be surprised to learn that volcanoes erupt every day. Some erupt constantly, while others lie dormant for years or even centuries. Through engaging text and brilliant photos, readers learn what happens beneath the Earth to cause a volcanic eruption and the different structures beneath the Earth that cause new land to form.
Most of the Earth's changes happen over millions of years, but earthquakes can force significant changes to the land in just a few moments. Readers will learn the science of plate tectonics and its role in the development of earthquakes around the globe. They will also learn that not all rocks are created equal. In fact, rocks are all different ages! This book concludes with images of the damage and destruction that earthquakes can cause.
Learn about different animals that live in the city, collecting data and making predictions about each of them! This entertaining title teaches readers about many different kinds of animals and encourages analytical habits, engaging children with simple practice problems relating to ecology and mathematics. Predict where students can find ducks, sparrows, rabbits, dragonflies, and more animals! With STEM themes, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, easy-to-read text, an accessible glossary, and vivid images, this book will engage readers and encourage them to collect data and make predictions about animals and many other topics on their own!
This engaging title tells the story of two different ecosystems--the declining fish population in the Claymount Stream and the declining number of birds in the Mainsville Woods. These stories show prime examples of predicting causes, collecting data, and making conclusions and problem-solving solutions. Not only will children practice collecting data and making predictions, but they will also learn about ecology and STEM themes. The interesting stories, vivid images, easy-to-read text, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, and accessible glossary will keep readers engaged and confident that they can learn to analyze data to solve these problems and many others!
Explore estimation theory and geophysical predictions by learning about seismologists, volcanologists, and meteorologists! This exciting title showcases the importance of predicting and preparing for disasters in order to save lives. Volcanologists test gases on a volcano to predict eruptions! Meteorologists use Doppler radars to predict tornadoes! These data collectors use estimation in order to do this. Readers can use sample problems to practice estimation with the help of easy-to-read text, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, and an accessible glossary. This title encourages children to improve their problem solving and STEM skills.
Learn how wildlife scientists use graphs, charts, and data analysis! It is important for wildlife scientists to assess probability and more when working with wild animals like polar bears and chimpanzees! This title uses mathematical diagrams and charts to improve readers' data analysis and STEM skills. Learn about Jane Goodall's work in chimpanzee conservation! Accurate data analysis is essential to her work and the work of many other scientists! These exciting examples will engage readers, while practice problems and clear diagrams will make them more confident in their own data analysis skills.
Readers will discover the way genetics makes people, animals, and plants look the way they do in this intriguing and stimulating book! DNA, recessive and dominant traits, chromosomes, alleles, and the steps of mitosis are just some of the captivating topics that are discussed. Featuring numerous vivid, colorful images, fascinating facts, supportive text, and an accessible glossary and index, readers will be delighted from beginning to end. A helpful and interesting lab activity encourages readers to explore genetics even further!
Animals come in all shapes and sizes! The lively images, compelling facts, and captivating sidebars work in conjunction with the supportive text and a glossary and index to give readers plenty of information on taxonomy. Readers will discover the various kingdoms and classes of the animal world including echinoderms, arthropods, chordates, amphibians, birds, and mammals. To aid in engaging readers in further scientific topics and themes, an alluring hands-on lab activity is included!
Plants are living things that use energy to survive! In this fascinating title, readers will learn all about plants and how they adapt to their surroundings in order to survive. Through engaging photos, charts, and graphs, children will learn some of the basic and most important aspects of plant life, including photosynthesis, the water cycle, and the different parts of plants. Readers will be encouraged to explore plant life even further with a simple experiment! To aid in better understanding of the content, a glossary and index are provided.
Many scientists have dedicated their lives to finding out how cells work. In this appealing book, readers will learn about scientists whose research on cells has made a big impact on the world of science. Robert Hooke, Joan Wright Goodman, Mathias Schleiden, Hans Krebs, Gerty and Carl Cori, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Stanley Cohen, and Elaine Fuchs are some of the inspiring scientists that are featured, as well as such topics as cell theory and DNA. The vibrant photos, fascinating facts, and engaging sidebars work in conjunction with the easy-to-read text, accessible glossary and index, and captivating hands-on lab activity to provide readers with an inviting reading experience that will leave them eager to learn more!
Rachel Carson is one of the most influential leaders of the modern environmental movement. This enlightening biography allows readers to discover the inspiring life of Carson and the impact she made on the environment through a variety of colorful images and easy-to-read text. A glossary and index are provided to aid in better understanding of such topics as chemical pesticides, deforestation, preservationism, and ecosystems. Readers will love the stimulating hands-on lab activity and will be eager to learn more!
Plants and fungi can be weird. Did you know some plants can bleed? Or eat meat? In Weird Science: Plants and Fungi, readers will explore the science behind plants and fungi. This high-interest series is written at a low readability to aid struggling readers. Educational sidebars include a science activity, a spotlight biography, fast facts, and an unsolved mystery! A table of contents, glossary of keywords, index, and author biography are included.
The Rise of Environmentalism was a defining era that shaped America--and the world. Readers will turn back the clock to history's turning points during that era and will take a closer look at the major challenges and hurdles the United States faced. Readers will review how this period influenced the American culture from the fashion to the policies to the entertainment. The series includes educational sidebars and backmatter that align with the 4 C's of 21st Century Learning: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Books also include a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and timeline.
Once imported into the United States for their fur, nutrias have destroyed marshes and their ecosystems. This series highlights the innovative technology scientists use to track and control this invasive population. Engaging inquiry-based sidebars encourage young readers to think, create, guess, and ask questions. Book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.
Plants might look harmless, but they can be killers. Some plants, like oleander, can stop a person's heart. Others destroy cells and cause organ failure. This narrative nonfiction series features some of the most interesting--and deadly--plants on the planet. Each book in this series includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and a feature on animal and plant mutualism.
The rosy wolf snail was imported to help control the population of the African land snail, but the cannibal snail has quickly become a problem. This series highlights the innovative technology scientists use to track and control this invasive population. Engaging inquiry-based sidebars encourage young readers to think, create, guess, and ask questions. Book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.
Plants might look harmless, but they can be killers. Some plants have huge thorns filled with stinging insects. Others can poke a person's skin with tiny poison daggers. This narrative nonfiction series features some of the most interesting--and dangerous--plants on the planet. Each book in this series includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and a feature on animal and plant mutualism.
Learn all about environmental activism, from climate change to ending plastic pollution. Get a global look at the history of the movement, meet the activists involved, and celebrate some of the legal victories! Each chapters end with a call to action, so kids can feel inspired to get involved in their own communities. This high-interest book is written at a lower reading level for struggling readers. Considerate text and engaging art and photographs are sure to grab even the most reluctant readers. Series includes a table of contents, sidebars, bibliography, glossary, index, and author biography.