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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
Animals come in all shapes and sizes! The lively images, compelling facts, and captivating sidebars work in conjunction with the supportive text and a glossary and index to give readers plenty of information on taxonomy. Readers will discover the various kingdoms and classes of the animal world including echinoderms, arthropods, chordates, amphibians, birds, and mammals. To aid in engaging readers in further scientific topics and themes, an alluring hands-on lab activity is included!
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!
Plants are living things that use energy to survive! In this fascinating title, readers will learn all about plants and how they adapt to their surroundings in order to survive. Through engaging photos, charts, and graphs, children will learn some of the basic and most important aspects of plant life, including photosynthesis, the water cycle, and the different parts of plants. Readers will be encouraged to explore plant life even further with a simple experiment! To aid in better understanding of the content, a glossary and index are provided.
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!
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!
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!
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!
Learn about the incredible life of Isaac Newton in this fascinating biography. The colorful photos, supportive text, and engaging sidebars and facts will have readers captivated as they learn how Newton researched gravity, acceleration, deceleration, motion, and light spectrum. An accommodating glossary and index are provided to give readers the tools they will need while a stimulating hands-on lab activity is featured that will be sure to keep them enthralled and engaged!
Force and motion are all around us and help us move and do great things! Through a variety of vivid images and stunning facts, readers will explore how forces and motions work. The easy-to-read text and accessible glossary and index ensure that readers have the tools they need to understand such concepts as gravity, equilibrium, acceleration, deceleration, electromagnetic fields, pressure, kinetic energy, and inertia. To gain further insight into how gravity, forces, and motion works, a stimulating lab activity is featured!
In this fascinating book on physical science, readers will discover some of the basics of physics, including matter, Atomic Theory, alchemy, electrons, neutrons, protons, nucleus, and radioactivity. The easy-to-read text and engaging facts and sidebars work in conjunction with the colorful, vivid images, photos, and diagrams to captivate and delight readers from cover to cover. A glossary, index, and hands-on lab activity provides readers with the opportunity to explore the world of matter on their own!
Max Planck is one of the most well-known physicists of all time! This interesting biography highlights his incredible life and what he did to make strides in the field of physics. Readers will learn about thermodynamics, entropy, and quantum theory through a variety of vivid images, fascinating facts, and easy-to-read text. Other important physicists are featured as well, including Isaac Newton, Marie Curie, Stephen Hawking, and Sally Ride. To aid in further engagement and better understanding of the content, a glossary and index are provided, as well as a hands-on lab activity!
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!
This enlightening book asks readers to explore the ideas of environmental science by imagining Earth as a spaceship with a limited amount of resources. With a creative outlook, stunning images, easy-to-read text, and an accommodating glossary and index, readers will learn about important topics like global warming, greenhouse gases, deforestation, pollution, biodiversity, and other environmental issues. An intriguing hands-on lab activity will leave children interested and eager to learn more!
Readers will learn about the basics of matter, including the three states of matter--solid, liquid, and gas--as well as atoms and elements, the periodic table of elements, compound elements, and mixtures. Through vivid images and photos, engaging facts, and accessible glossary and index, readers will be delighted and captivated as they learn about matter and get an introduction to the basics of chemistry. An appealing hands-on lab activity will help readers further understand the separation of mixtures.
Each Flash Points: Disaster! eShort is a single chapter from the full Flash Points: Disaster! title, packaged as a mini eBook. Flash Points: Disaster! eShorts include The Triangle Factory Fire, The Hindenburg, Chernobyl, and The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.
Humanity’s impact on the natural world can have disastrous effects. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch shines a light on the giant accumulation of garbage in the Pacific Ocean. With abundant charts and diagrams and large-format photos, this title explores the science behind ocean currents and plastic’s chemical composition to explain the threat trash, especially plastic, poses for the world’s oceans, and considers actions people and governments can take to try to improve the situation. Features include a flow chart showing the disaster’s causes and effects, a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.