Readers will learn about the sixteenth and seventeenth UN Sustainable Development Goals and what it takes to promote peace and strengthen implementation of the UN's mission by 2030. Aligned to curriculum standards, this book also highlights key 21st Century Content: Global Awareness, Public Policy, Health and Wellness, Civics Literacy, and Environmental Stewardship. Includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and infographics.
Readers will learn about the eighth and ninth UN Sustainable Development Goals and what it takes to promote economic growth and sustainable industry by 2030. Aligned to curriculum standards, this book also highlights key 21st Century Content: Global Awareness, Public Policy, Health and Wellness, Civics Literacy, and Environmental Stewardship.
Readers will learn about the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth UN Sustainable Development Goals and what it takes to commit to combating climate change and conserving our oceans and land by 2030. Aligned to curriculum standards, this book also highlights key 21st Century Content: Global Awareness, Public Policy, Health and Wellness, Civics Literacy, and Environmental Stewardship.
Readers will learn about the seventh UN Sustainable Development Goal and what it takes to commit to ensuring access to affordable and clean energy by 2030. Aligned to curriculum standards, this book also highlights key 21st Century Content: Global Awareness, Public Policy, Health and Wellness, Civics Literacy, and Environmental Stewardship.
Less than 100 years ago, the northern elephant seal was thought to be extinct. Today more than 250,000 elephant seals swim in the Pacific Ocean from Alaska to Mexico. In Return from Extinction: The Triumph of the Elephant Seal Linda L. Richards tells the story of their dramatic recovery. Elephant seals were hunted to near extinction for their precious oil before the Mexican government stepped in to protect them. Many people thought it was too late. Even though the life of the elephant seal is difficult and only 20 percent of pups born will make it to adulthood, the species adapted and came back from the brink. They are a true conservation success story.
While playing in her tree house, Jesse is intrigued by a falling sycamore seed that slowly spins to the ground. But when she sees acorns falling fast directly down to the ground, she must solve the riddle while learning about propellers and windmills and using technology to understand aerodynamics.
Wolverines and honey badgers are both known for being ferocious fighters. But what would happen if these beasts faced off? This high-interest title explores basic facts, attack moves, and secret weapons of both animals. Features such as charts and profiles offer visual representations and allow for comparisons. A final fight scene brings all the information to an action-packed finale in this title for reluctant readers.
Scorpions and tarantulas may be small. But these two animals know how to fight! In this high-interest title, reluctant readers will learn about how these two creatures get ready to battle. Visual features offer stats and comparisons to highlight traits of each animal. A final fight scene applies the content of the book in an action-packed finale!
Two predators challenge each other for dominance in North America. Who will come out on top? Mountain lions and coyotes face off in this high-interest title. Reluctant readers will learn basic information about mountain lions and coyotes, as well as how these animals do battle. Action-packed images highlight the strengths of these animals, while animal profiles and other features show off their battle tools. Let the fight begin!
There’s trouble brewing on the Serengeti! Two powerful beasts go head-to-head in this high-interest title. Reluctant readers will learn all about lions and Cape buffalo, from basic facts like size to secret weapons and attack moves. Clean, visual features offer stats and comparisons between the two animals while a final scene narrates a clash showing each animal’s strengths. Get ready for action with this fun title!
Shares awesome, disgusting, and unusual facts about everything stinky, squishy, and slimy through conversational text and creative images.
Put your favorite carnivorous plants in the ring, and let's test their fighting skills. This book pairs two very unusual plants together for an imaginary fight. Readers will have to compare and contrast the features to decide what wins.
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!