Learn all about the water cycle, the amazing process that keeps water moving around our planet. Simple explanations and diagrams show how water evaporates from the ocean, gathers as clouds in the sky, and falls as rain. Read about the natural places on Earth where water collects and is stored, and how important the water cycle is to human life.
Environmental concerns are at the forefront of many industries. From renewable energy sources to sustainable agricultural practices, green jobs are a growing part of many industries. If becoming a trained professional in a well-paying career appeals to you, this book will help you pick and choose from a wide variety of specialized jobs. Find out what path you need to follow in education and training to reach your dream job.
Introducing the design thinking process as a vehicle for change, this timely title motivates readers to create environmentally sustainable practices and make them easily accessible in their communities. Beginning with a detailed look at the steps involved in design thinking, readers are guided through the process so they can design their own solutions to big issues—from minimizing pollution to limiting usage of non-renewable energy.
Creative readers with a green thumb and an eye for design will be inspired to create their own gardening and landscaping projects in unique spaces. From vertical gardens to urban parklets, this title will motivate readers to "green up" spaces in their communities in a way that promotes environmental awareness, collaboration, and group planning. Profiles of innovators and their green creations encourage readers to embrace their own ideas and create their Maker visions.
When a tiger cub goes missing from the reserve, Neil is determined to find her before the greedy Gupta gets his hands on her to kill her and sell her body parts on the black market. Neil's parents, however, are counting on him to study hard and win a prestigious scholarship to study in Kolkata. Neil doesn't want to leave his family or his island home and he struggles with his familial duty and his desire to maintain the beauty and wildness of his island home in West Bengal's Sunderbans.
A look at jellyfish, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their bells, behaviors, relationships with humans, and their overabundance in the world today.
Why has coal been such a prominent energy source? How can renewable energies be stored most effectively? Linking science to practical applications and social issues to realistic goals, this new series orients ecologically conscious readers toward the future of Harnessing Energy. With a special section on historical moments involving the energy source, details on key inventors and notable discoveries, and statistics to back up objective reports, each title seeks to present a fully contextualized history of the featured energy form. A must-have for any STEM unit dealing with energy studies. In this title examine the ways in which coal has historically been used as an energy source and how current and future energy demands are changing its technical applications and efficiency levels.
Introduces readers to careers in Wildlife Conservation by exploring and connecting the opportunities to the study of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Gives an overview of various jobs related to Wildlife Conservation and points out how each position relates to STEAM subjects.
A look at the engineering processes that go into construction disaster-proof structures.
Some are bigger than a school bus. Others are as small as a candy sprinkle. Some make people itch. What are they? Plant leaves! Find out why leaves are a certain shape and size, how they help plants grow, and perform your own experiment to find out just what leaves need to grow.
Learn about backyard habitats with Super Simple Backyard Projects! Kids will discover plants and animals that live in backyards and read about backyard food chains. Then, they will learn how to create an insect inn, make a squirrel feeder, and more. Each project has color photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles.
From a tiny seed to a towering tree, plants reproduce and carry on generations in the most amazing ways. Learn the “how” and “why” about plant reproduction in this intriguing e-book. Filled with engaging diagrams and interesting facts, students will get an in-depth look at how plant reproduction works and why each plant is quite different. High-interest text and vibrant images and photographs fill the pages of this e-book to make learning about plant reproduction fun and interesting. A “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the book for students to use what they learned in the text and apply that knowledge to the activity. A helpful glossary, table of contents, and index are also included for additional support.
Nuclear energy, with the potential to provide vast amounts of power, is a controversial topic. The science, history, and the controversy are explained here.
A primer on the basic dos and don’ts of fishing, including tips on choosing a proper rod and reel, advice on how to land a catch, and instructions for making a landing net.
A primer on the basic dos and don’ts of fishing, including tips on finding and accessing new fishing spots, advice on how to avoid polluted waters, and instructions for making a creel.
An elementary exploration of giant short-faced bears, focusing on fossil evidence that helps explain how their long legs and wide snouts helped these beasts adapt to the last Ice Age.
A primer on the basic dos and don’ts of fishing, including tips on where to find certain species, information on how a fish’s anatomical makeup helps it avoid getting hooked, and instructions for cleaning a catch.
A primer on the basic dos and don’ts of fishing, including tips on the best times to go fishing, advice on how to prepare for a fishing outing, and instructions for making a bug lure.
A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of falcons, Earth’s fast-flying birds of prey. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why peregrine falcons are such good fliers.
A look at manatees, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their unique respiratory system, behaviors, relationships with humans, and the protected status of these intelligent creatures in the world today.
A look at snow leopards, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their retractable claws, behaviors, relationships with humans, and their ability to survive changing climates in the world today.
A look at a common food chain in a South American rainforest, introducing the cacao tree that starts the chain, the jaguar that sits atop the chain, and various animals in between.
A look at a common food chain in the Rocky Mountains, introducing the ponderosa pine tree that starts the chain, the mountain lion that sits atop the chain, and various animals in between.
A narration of the origins, advancements, and future of the life sciences, including botany and zoology, and the ways in which scientists utilize the scientific method to explore questions.
An exploration of Big Bend National Park, including how its desert canyons were formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the hiking route called Chimneys Trail.