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The Four Spheres of Earth

Paul Larson (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751231

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.

The Powerful Ocean

Shelly Buchanan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751248

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.

Global Warming

Shelly Buchanan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751279

While Earth is constantly changing, evidence shows that humans are speeding up the process of the greenhouse effect. Extreme weather, plant and animal extinction, and reshaping of our coastlines are harmful effects of rising temperatures. Understand the causes of global warming and explore ways we can reduce our carbon footprint and impact on the planet in this dynamic science e-book. Teach fifth-grade readers about climate and weather, the carbon cycle, deforestation, melting ice caps, renewable energy, 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.

Living!

Elizabeth Austen (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751293

Can you spot whether something is living or not living? Learn all about living things and inanimate objects in this colorful, engaging science reader! With clear, easy-to-read text combined with familiar images, young readers will be able to comprehend these examples and master an understanding of things that are living and not living. This reader also includes a fun science activity and practice problems to give students additional practice in sorting living and not living things. A helpful glossary and index are also included.

Baby Animals

Elizabeth Austen (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751309

Learn all about baby animals in this bright and colorful science reader! Young readers will love the vibrant photos of these adorable baby animals. With the help of familiar examples, students will learn the names of their favorite animals' babies. They can also practice counting the number of animals in each picture! Instructions for a fun science activity are also included to give students additional practice in identifying baby animals. A helpful glossary and index offer additional support.

Seeds

Elizabeth Austen (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751316

Learn all about seeds and how they grow! The vibrant images and simple text engage students while helping them easily comprehend the cycle of how seeds grow into plants that grow new seeds. Discover how seeds come in many shapes and sizes, what seeds need to grow, how seeds are spread, and more! Instructions for a fun science activity are also included to give students additional practice in identifying baby animals. A helpful glossary and index offer additional support.

Life and the Flow of Energy

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751132

Every time you eat a sandwich, an apple, or a piece of cake, it’s like you are eating a little piece of sunshine! The sun is the source of all energy on Earth and flows through all life - even through the waste of an organism. From microscopic creatures living under your couch to gigantic elephants roaming Earth, explore the interdependence of all organisms in this fact-filled science e-book. Fifth-grade readers will learn all about our amazing sun, fusing elements, photosynthesis, energy exchange in ecosystems, 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.

Life and Non-Life in an Ecosystem

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751149

Earth is a unique place to live. Being just the right size and distance from the sun to maintain life is remarkable! Life depends on non-life in order to live. Explore the interdependence of living and nonliving things in ecosystems with this dynamic science e-book. Fifth-grade readers will learn about the definition of life, the importance of soil, the nitrogen and oxygen cycles, 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.

Composition of Matter

Morgaine Paris (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751187

Matter is everywhere. It is anything that can be touched, moved, or interacted with physically. But when breaking matter down into its tiniest pieces, we find that atoms are made almost entirely of empty space. Join nuclear physicists in exploring how matter acts to make predictions about the world in this engaging physical science e-book. Fifth-grade readers will examine subatomic particles and electron shells, elements and compounds, covalent and ionic bonds, the periodic table of elements, 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.

Conservation of Energy

Suzanne I. Barchers (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751217

Energy literally makes the world go ’round. Without it, nothing would live, move, or react. While energy cannot be created or destroyed, we rely on it to change form when we warm our hands with a cup of hot cocoa, ride a roller coaster, and digest our food. From potential to kinetic and electrical to chemical, become an energy expert through this engaging physical science e-book. Fifth-grade readers will learn all about the first and second laws of thermodynamics; energy transformations; movement of thermal energy through conduction, convection, radiation; 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.

What a Scientist Sees

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751125

Scientists see things much differently than the average person. They observe and research, create hypotheses, make predictions, and much more when conducting experiments. They follow something called the scientific method to make their hypothesis valid, and this can take a long time. Dive into a scientist's thought process by flipping through the pages of the engaging e-book! High-interest text and vibrant images and photographs fill the pages of this e-book to keep students engaged while learning about space. A “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the e-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.

Sound Waves and Communication

Jenna Winterberg (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751057

Sound waves are all around us creating a multitude of different frequencies. Some we can hear, and some we cannot hear. Discover the ways in which animals, insects, and birds communicate through sound as well as how sound is beneficial for other uses -- even if we can’t hear it! High-interest, informational text paired with vibrant images and photos, intriguing facts, and a helpful glossary and index will keep readers engaged from cover to cover. A “Think Like a Scientist” activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the e-book for students to apply what they’ve learned about sound.

Earth's Cycles

Wendy Conklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751071

Many cycles occur on Earth that keep Earth’s different systems connected. Introduce students to the various elements that help create Earth’s many cycles. Create an interest in this topic and keep students engaged throughout their reading with high-interest text, vibrant images and diagrams, engaging facts, an easy-to-navigate table of contents, and a helpful glossary and index. To bring concepts to life, a “Think Like a Scientist” activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the e-book.

The Rock Cycle

Wendy Conklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751095

Rocks are constantly changing form through weathering, heat, pressure, and erosion. Although rocks are constantly changing, the process can take millions of years! Over time different types of rocks form, deconstruct, and recycle. Find out just how amazing rocks are by diving into the pages of this exciting e-book! Vibrant, colorful images and photographs fill the pages paired with high-interest informational text, fun facts, an easy-to-navigate table of contents, and a helpful glossary and index. To bring concepts to life, a “Think Like a Scientist” activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the e-book.

Our Resources

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751101

Natural resources, renewable resources, and nonrenewable resources are types of resources that we rely on every day. However, some of these resources are being overused and may run out if we aren’t careful. Discover the impact you can have on Earth and the wonderful resources it has to offer by reading through the pages of this e-book. Vibrant, colorful images and photographs fill the pages paired with high-interest informational text, fun facts, an easy-to-navigate table of contents, and a helpful glossary and index. To bring concepts to life, a “Think Like a Scientist” activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the e-book.

The Story of Fossil Fuels

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751118

Have you ever studied fossils? Have you heard of fossil fuels? Fossil fuels are a very important part of our environment and some fossil fuels are being used up faster than they can be produced. Learn how fossil fuels form and the amazing impact they have on society by diving into the pages of this e-book. Vibrant, colorful images and photographs fill the pages paired with high-interest informational text, fun facts, an easy-to-navigate table of contents, and a helpful glossary and index. To bring concepts to life, a “Think Like a Scientist” activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the e-book.

Predict It!

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750968

Are you good at predicting? Have you ever made a scientific prediction? This dynamic science e-book will help third-grade students learn all about scientific predictions and the steps that scientists take to make good predictions. With a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity that is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, this is a perfect tool to develop students’ scientific practices and support STEM Education. Including a glossary and index, the helpful text features in this easy-to-read informational text support the development of content-area literacy while vibrant images keep readers engaged from cover to cover.

Plant Reproduction

Shelly C. Buchanan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750975

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.

Producers and Consumers

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750982

Herbivores, carnivores, scavengers, and omnivores all contribute to many of Earth’s life cycles. So, what are they and how are they different? Teach students about producers and consumers in this exciting e-book! Fun facts and high-interest text paired with colorful images and graphics fill the pages of this book to keep students interested from cover to cover! A “Think Like a Scientist” activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the e-book for students to use what they’ve 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.

Animal Senses

Shelly C. Buchanan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750999

Animals have senses just like we do, but their senses work much differently than ours. Birds eyes don’t move at all and some insects use their feet to smell things! Find out about the unique ways in which animals use their senses in this fact-filled e-book! High-interest text paired with colorful images and graphics fill the pages of this e-book to engage students from cover to cover. Encourage students to apply what they’ve learned in the text by completing the “Think Like a Scientist” activity, that supports STEM instruction, included at the end of the e-book. A helpful glossary, table of contents, and index are also included for additional support.

Adaptations

Monika Davies (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751002

Adaptation has been happening for thousands of years and continues to happen today. As animals’ environments change, they have to learn how to adapt to that new environment. Read through the pages of this fascinating e-book to discover how adaptation has helped animals survive and change over time. High-interest, age appropriate text paired with colorful images and graphics fill the pages of this e-book to make learning about adaptation fun and interesting! A “Think Like a Scientist” activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the e-book for students to apply what they’ve learned to the activity. A helpful glossary, table of contents, and index are also included for additional support.

The Nutrient Cycle

Lisa Greathouse (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751019

The nutrient cycle powers the world and keeps everything balanced. Each living organism requires key nutrients to survive and function properly. Students will learn about the importance of the nutrient cycle through high-interest, age appropriate text paired with colorful images and graphics that fill the pages of this e-book to make learning about this topic engaging and fun. A “Think Like a Scientist” activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the e-book for students to apply what they’ve learned to the activity. A helpful glossary, table of contents, and index are also included for additional support.

Electricity

Hugh Westrup (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751026

Ever wonder what life would be like without electricity? Become electrified with the amazing facts about how electricity was discovered and how it has evolved over time. High-interest text and vibrant images and photographs fill the pages of this e-book to make learning about electricity fun and interesting. A “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the e-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.

Transferring Energy

Torrey Maloof (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751040

Energy is everywhere and the transfer of energy is constant. Energy never stops! Use your kinetic energy to flip through the pages of this e-book to learn about the amazing ways that energy works. High-interest informational text, vibrant images and photographs, and fun facts throughout the e-book make learning about energy exciting. A “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the e-book for students to use what they learned in the text and apply that knowledge to the activity. A helpful table of contents, glossary, and index are also included for additional support.

Energy in Action

Suzanne Barchers (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750876

There are many types of energy. From potential energy to kinetic energy, electrical energy to mechanical energy, energy is constantly changing from one form to another. Learn how energy powers our world in this exciting physical science e-book. Colorful images and fun facts paired with age-appropriate text will keep third-grade students engaged from start to finish! 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.