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Extreme Weather

Torrey Maloof (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750913

People experience extreme weather all over the world every day. From blizzards that pack cities with snow to thunderstorms that create terrifying tornadoes, this wild weather can be very dangerous and people must learn to be well prepared when it strikes! Teach students about meteorologists, the Fujita scale, condensing water vapor that may form a hurricane, dust storms, and more in this exciting informational text. 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.

Tracking the Weather

Monika Davies (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750920

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.

Climate

Torrey Maloof (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750937

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.

People and the Planet

Torrey Maloof (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750944

The way we live affects our home - Earth. While people have lived on Earth for a long time, we are just beginning to see the impact of our actions on our planet. From pollution to thoughtful farming, explore the harmful and beneficial ways we use natural resources so that we can become conservationists that protect our planet. Teach third-grade students about deforestation, desertification, the greenhouse effect, terracing that prevents land erosion, and more with the vibrant photographs 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 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.

Life Cycles

Wendy Conklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750814

Plants, insects, snakes, salmon, eagles, elephants, humans; these living things all pass through a life cycle from birth to adulthood. Examine moth cocoons, the feather gills of a salamander larva, beaver yearlings, and more to discover how each life cycle is different and unique! 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.

Food Webs

Lisa Perlman Greathouse (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750821

What are food webs and how do they affect our environment? Discover the ways in which energy is transferred through interdependent living things in this engaging e-book! Third-grade students will enjoy learning about producers, consumers, and decomposers through this high-interest informational text filled with fun facts and colorful images. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, a “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity is included at the end of the 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 education.

Traits for Survival

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750838

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.

Photosynthesis

Torrey Maloof (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750845

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.

The Right Environment

Debra J. Housel (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750852

Home sweet home. Organisms must live in the right habitat to survive. And when their needs are met, the right environment enables plants and animals to thrive. From the desert to the tundra, learn about food webs, animal niches, climates, and other features of various biomes and their ecosystems in this life science e-book. The colorful images and fun facts in this high-interest informational text will get third-grade students excited about exploring different types of biomes and the living and nonliving elements of the ecosystems found within them. 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.

Changing Matter

Karen Larson (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750869

Matter is all around us! Everything we see is made up of matter - including this e-book and even our bodies. Explore the different states of matter, its properties, how it changes, and much more in this fact-filled e-book! Third-grade students will enjoy learning about solids, liquids, gases, and plasma as well as physical and chemical changes 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 the 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.

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!

Hurricane Hunters

Pam Dase (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399442

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.

Tornado Chasers

Pam Dase (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399459

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.

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!

Moons

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433394775

There is a bright light in the night sky. Sometimes it is round like a ball, sometimes it is a crescent, and sometimes it is not there at all! What is this strange and changing thing? It is the moon, of course! Read all about our moon and the moons surrounding other planets in this book.

Condensation

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433394706

How does a gas change to a liquid? Through condensation! Condensation is the liquid that appears on your bathroom mirror after a hot shower. It is the big gray clouds in the sky just before a rain. In this book, learn all about condensation and how it happens.

Earth

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433394751

Learn all about planet Earth in this engaging, colorful title! Earth is our home. It is a big, beautiful place that orbits the sun. What else is there to know about Earth? Read this book to find out!

Forests

Yvonne Franklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433393020

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!

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.

Oceans

Yvonne Franklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433393051

Oceans cover 70 percent of the Earth's surface, providing students with a variety of plant and animal life to learn about. An ocean biome includes the saltwater below the waves and everything on, above, and near the surface. Students will also learn about the beach, tides, cliffs, bays, coastlines, coral reefs, and tide pools.

Earthquakes

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433392948

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.

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.

Fires

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433392993

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.

Deserts

Yvonne Franklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433393006

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.