Don't get caught wearing flip flops in the snow! Knowing about the climate of different places will prepare you for any kind of weather. Take a trip from the equator to the polar regions of Earth and learn about the different climate zones in this exciting e-book. Teach third-grade students about the distinct features of climate zones categorized by latitudinal location. In this high-interest informational text filled with engaging photographs, students will enjoy exploring nonliving features that affect climate development, climate's effects on living things, and the patterns of climate change recently identified by scientists. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity is included at the end of this e-book, providing students with an opportunity to apply what they've learned in the text. Helpful diagrams and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to improve content-area literacy and support STEM education.
If you’ve worn headphones, watched TV, worked on a computer, or ridden in a car, then you have experienced the power of electromagnetism. Learn all about electricity, magnetism, the link between these forces: electromagnetism, and how these forces impact our lives. Teach third-grade students about atoms, currents, circuits, magnetism, and more with the colorful images and fun facts in this high-interest informational text. Featuring a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity that is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, this e-book supports STEM instruction and helps students apply what they've learned in the text. Helpful diagrams and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to improve content-area literacy.
Will you need a jacket today? You would if it’s going to be like the coldest day on record: -134°F! We depend on the weather forecast to help us make choices every day. But how do meteorologists make their predictions? Join storm chasers and explore the tools they use to measure and track invisible patterns in the sky in this exciting e-book. Teach third-grade students about measuring temperature, wind speed, air pressure, rain, and more with the colorful images and fun facts in this high-interest informational text. Featuring a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity that is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and instructions for making tools such as a thermometer, barometer, and anemometer, this e-book helps students apply what they've learned in the text and supports STEM instruction. Helpful diagrams and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to improve content-area literacy.
Playing Tug-of-War, pedaling a bike, jumping rope - these actions all require force! We typically don't notice most of the forces around us, but they surround us all the time. Find out how force works, and then harness your knowledge to design and build like an engineer! Third-grade students will enjoy learning about inertia, tension and gravity, lift and air resistance, electric and magnetic forces, combined forces, and more through this high-interest informational text filled with vibrant photographs. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity is included at the end of this e-book to provide students with an opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in the text. Helpful diagrams and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to improve content-area literacy and support STEM instruction.
Adapt or die. From migration to camouflage, species’ traits have adapted over time to make life livable in the harshest of environments. Explore common, uncommon, and just plain weird survival traits that enable animals to live, thrive, and survive! Colorful images and fun facts paired with age-appropriate text will keep third-grade students engaged from the beginning to the end of this e-book! Featuring a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity that is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, this e-book helps students apply what they've learned in the text and supports STEM instruction. Helpful diagrams and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to improve content-area literacy.
Have you ever seen a tree at the grocery store buying dinner? Probably not! Discover how plants harness solar energy and other elements to make their own food through photosynthesis, a crucial process upon which all living things depend. Third-grade students will enjoy learning about photosynthesis and plant structures through this high-interest informational text filled with fun facts and colorful images. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity is included at the end of the book, providing students with an opportunity to apply what they've learned in the e-book. Helpful diagrams and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to improve content-area literacy and support STEM education.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!