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 Rocky Mountain National Park, including how its mountainous landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the towering summit of Longs Peak.
An in-depth look at the people and policies behind the government agency known as the EPA, from its founding in 1970 to the controversies and challenges it faces today.
A look at jellyfish, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their bells, behaviors, relationships with humans, and their overabundance in the world today.
An exploration of Yellowstone National Park, including how volcanoes helped form its landscape, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the geyser called Old Faithful.
A look at Komodo dragons, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their sawlike teeth, behaviors, relationships with humans, and threatened status in the world today.
Managing Green Spaces introduces the many available jobs in wilderness and wildlife management. Potential careers include park-services jobs, trail designing, security and police work, and emergency services in case of fires, floods, and other natural disasters.
You don't have to live in the Great Bear Rainforest to benefit from its existence, but after you read Nowhere Else on Earth you might want to visit this magnificent part of the planet. Environmental activist Caitlyn Vernon guides young readers through a forest of information, sharing her personal stories, her knowledge and her concern for this beautiful place. Full of breathtaking photographs and suggestions for ways to preserve this unique ecosystem, Nowhere Else on Earth is a timely and inspiring reminder that we need to stand up for our wild places before they are gone.
Following a student interviewing experts about biofuels, this exciting title teaches readers about biofuels as an energy source. The book covers biofuels' history, how they are used today, and innovative ways we may use biofuels in the future.
A series for the young architect, designer or engineer who wants to understand how animals build their amazing homes - and copy their ideas!
Amazing photographs give young readers a fun-filled look at what makes Earth so beautiful. Topics include what are landforms, how different landforms are created, a look at land-shaperswind, water, fire, and ice, different kinds of erosion, how erosion shapes the land, and how some animals form islands.
Earthquakes are a terrifying yet fascinating force of nature. Seismologist Johanna Wagstaffe takes you through her own journey of understanding the earth beneath our feet. Along the way you’ll learn the science behind what makes the earth rumble and hear from kids around the world who have experienced the wonder, and terror, of an earthquake.
Explore the "science" of Superpowers! This action-packed nonfiction reader examines super villains and heroes, scientists that have gone bad, mighty mutants, and real-life superpower qualities and capabilities found in nature. Featuring TIME content, this high-interest book builds critical literacy skills and academic vocabulary and is purposefully leveled to engage different types of learners. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, the text includes a table of contents, captions, glossary, index, and images to deepen understanding. The detailed sidebars feature fun facts that develop higher-order thinking. The Try It! culminating activity provides additional language-development activities. Aligned with McREL and WIDA/TESOL standards, this text features complex content appropriate for middle school students.
Learn about different animals that live in the city, collecting data and making predictions about each of them! This entertaining e-book, translated in Spanish, follows the story of a fourth-grade class field trip to a park where students study and investigate different animals such as mallard ducks, sparrows, rabbits, dragonflies, and more. Children will be encouraged to build analytical habits as they are engaged with simple practice problems relating to ecology and mathematics. With STEM themes, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, easy-to-read informational text, vivid images, and text features such as a glossary and index, this Spanish-translated nonfiction e-book will encourage readers to collect data and make predictions about animals and many other topics on their own!
Explore the ocean and learn all about coordinate planes simultaneously! Translated in Spanish, this exciting e-book teaches readers about ocean maps and the history of ocean navigation. Learn about Earth's five oceans and how these oceans can be mapped - with sonar, submersibles, and satellites. Readers will get plenty of experience mapping coordinates through related practice problems and familiarizing themselves with latitude, longitude, and the intersections between them. Vibrant images, easy-to-read informational text, simple practice problems, exciting nautical charts, and mathematical diagrams work together to help Spanish readers feel confident in their understanding of coordinate planes and improve their mathematical and STEM skills.
Learn how estimation and approximation theory can be helpful when natural disasters strike! This nonfiction Spanish-translated e-book 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 digital resource teaches Spanish 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 informational text, STEM themes, and text features such as a glossary and index, will keep readers engaged and will re-enforce the importance of mathematics.
Explore estimation and geophysical predictions by learning about seismologists, volcanologists, and meteorologists in this digital resource! This exciting Spanish-translated nonfiction e-book 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. Spanish readers can use sample problems to practice estimation with the help of easy-to-read informational text, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, and text features such as a glossary and index. This e-book encourages children to improve their problem solving and STEM skills.
We need natural resources to survive. Natural resources are things that nature gives us. But we need to be careful that we do not use too many of Earth's resources. We need to take care of Earth because it takes care of us! Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.
People are always changing their environment. Farmers use the land to grow crops and raise animals. People cut down trees and build roads. Many people live in big buildings in cities. We must take care of the earth and protect our environment. Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.
The earth is constantly changing. Earthquakes shake the ground. Volcanoes create new land. Water and wind erode rocks. These natural things are changing the face of our planet. Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.
Many of America's natural landmarks have become famous. People like to visit them because they are unique and beautiful. They remind us of the power of nature. It is important to preserve these places so that everyone can enjoy them. Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.
Geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere—each of these spheres make up planet Earth. From deep below Earth's surface where metals are made to the thermosphere that protects our planet from harmful sunrays, travel through each layer of these spheres to see how every living thing is connected. In this engaging science e-book, fifth-grade readers will learn about the lithosphere, mantle and core of Earth's interior; five zones of the hydrosphere; groundwater and surface water; the entire world's ecosystem; 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 and a "Your Turn" page at the end of the e-book support STEM Education and provide young scientists 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 reinforce content-area literacy and improve close reading.
Out of all the water on Earth, 96 percent of it is found in the ocean. And yet, we know more about space than the dark depths of our own ocean. Dive into the wild waters of the hydrosphere to explore discoveries about our ocean’s habitats, life, and zones in this engaging science e-book. From the abyssal plain to the continental shelf, fifth-grade readers will learn all about underwater land features, tectonic plates, currents and waves, the hydrologic cycle, the ocean’s effects on climate, 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 and a “Your Turn” page at the end of the e-book support STEM Education and provide young scientists 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 reinforce content-area literacy and improve close reading.