This informative book goes to great lengths to explain how scientists around the world use the metric system and related tools to help them compare, contrast, and analyze the measurement data they collect. Opportunities for hands-on learning make the content meaningful to readers as they refine their measuring skills.
Books in the Hello, Everglades! series take young readers on a journey through the Everglades, exploring the flora and fauna of the region. Each book uses the whole language approach to literacy, a combination of sight words and repetition builds recognition and confidence. Bold, colorful photographs correlate directly to text to help guide readers through the book. Books in this series include author biography and teaching guides.
Discover how math applies to the game of football, from the length of the field to the calculation of players' stats.
From time of day to reading calendars, time concepts are part of daily life. Children will love this colorful and easy-to-understand introduction to the concepts of time. Amazing full-color images and useful, instructional text guides ensures readers understand the material.
This entertaining book takes the problem out of understanding beginner word problems. Readers will learn how to develop a step-by-step plan or strategy to solve basic word problems. This title uses real-life situations to model the problem-solving process for readers to teach skills such as identifying key information to determine which math operation is required, using drawings and models to see the problem, and carrying out the plan and communicating answers.
In the Dark! Find the lights in the scary night. What do sheep count to fall to sleep? Enjoy a silly story about when the lights go out… dancing. Learn how bats can fly at night and how they drink water in flight. Stories by Maggie Murphy, Amy S. Hansen, Noelle Poulet, Alison Pearce Stevens, Ph.D., Marianne Mitchell, and Marileta Robinson.
Deserts are full of surprises! An amazing array of animals calls this driest place on Earth their home. Through rhythm and rhyme, children meet a new animal on every page. They won’t be able to resist getting in on all the action as animal parents teach their babies how to live in this unusual place - camels kneel, armadillos dig, dingoes sniff, and jerboas jump. Cut paper collages capture the subtle beauty of the desert and also "hide" more animals for young eyes to find. Additional information, a world map, and tips from the author give parents and teachers all they need to make learning fun. One part song, one part story, and one part sheer delight!
An elementary introduction to the physics involved in the sport of baseball, including scientific concepts such as momentum and trajectory, and actions such as pitching and batting.
This title includes full-color photographs and facts on how time relates to seasons and years. What causes a season? How long does it take the Earth to orbit the sun? Those are some of the many questions that will be answered in this Time book.
Introduces readers to basic measurement tools, such as rulers and thermometers. Readers will learn how to use these tools to make different kinds of measurements. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, labeled diagrams, a quiz and answer key, a phonetic glossary, an index, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.
Introduces readers to the basic features of a graph, such as legends, labels, and scales. Readers will learn how to use these features to read bar graphs, line graphs, and many other kinds of graphs. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, labeled diagrams, a quiz and answer key, a phonetic glossary, an index, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.
Introduces readers to the basic features of a recipe, such as ingredient lists and the importance of following directions in order. Readers will learn how to measure liquids and solids and follow steps chronologically. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, labeled diagrams, a quiz and answer key, a phonetic glossary, an index, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.
This educational title explores the various habitats and behavior of animals that live together on a farm. From a band of horses to a farrow of piglets, large photos take children on a journey around the globe to learn about animal groups. Each page spread has a simple sentence followed by facts about the animals. SandCastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Have you ever seen a building that looks like a koala bear, a robot, an elephant, or a pair of pants? This intriguing title teaches readers about skyscrapers that truly stand out! From Beijing to Bangkok, students will learn how to calculate area while reading about the world’s most fascinating skyscrapers like the Robot Building and the Elephant Tower. This math reader builds literacy and math content knowledge while introducing students to the concept of area and vocabulary terms like vegetation, biodegradable, eco-friendly, seismic, and architecture. The DOK-leveled Math Talk section includes questions that facilitate mathematical discourse and activities that students can respond to at home or school. Let’s Explore Math sidebars and the extensive Problem Solving section provide ample opportunities for students to practice what they have learned. Text features such as a glossary, index, bold print, and a table of contents increase understanding and academic vocabulary. Excitement is on the rise with this high-interest reader that is sure to captivate grade 3 math students!
NASA wants to send humans to Mars within the next 25 years, but before that can happen, they must plan and prepare. This math reader will engage students as they read about STEM topics, building both their literacy skills and math content knowledge. With a focus on NASA’s Mission to Mars, students will learn problem solving through the use of real-world examples. Captivating images, practice problems, and mathematical charts and diagrams help develop students’ problem solving skills. Text features such as a glossary, index, and a table of contents increase understanding and build critical literacy skills. The DOK-leveled Math Talk section facilitates mathematical discourse and higher order thinking skills with questions that students can respond to at school or home. The extensive Problem Solving section and Let’s Explore Math sidebars provide numerous opportunities for students to practice what they have learned. Learning how to problem solve is fun and easy with this engaging grade 3 math reader!
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.
There are all sorts of ways to sort farm animals! This charming title teaches young readers how to recognize animals' different qualities and sort them into sets, familiarizing children with set theory, data analysis, and early STEM themes. With the help of familiar images, engaging "You Try It!" problems, and a glossary, children will be able to sort animals into many different categories--big or small, two-legged or four-legged, fast or slow!
Practice graphing while cleaning up the school! In this engaging title, a summer storm leaves the school in a mess, so students work to clean it up. Young readers can practice their graphing and STEM skills by creating graphs of the items collected to determine what needs to be recycled. This book improves graphing skills and encourages students to help their schools in any time of need! With vibrant images, simple examples, clear charts, and helpful mathematical diagrams, this book will make children confident in their graphing skills.
Use information about the Main Street animal shelter to practice graphing! This title introduces young readers to bar graphs, pictographs, and related early STEM concepts. Vivid, familiar images, clear tallies, and simple mathematical diagrams help children understand graphs and encourage them to create their own!
Practice nonstandard measurement at the community center! A rock climbing wall is the same height as eight children! A tennis racket is the same length as three ping pong paddles! This fun title uses vivid images, simple practice questions, and helpful mathematical diagrams to keep young readers engaged while helping them better understand nonstandard measurement and early STEM concepts.
Follow the story of two pen pals to learn about time measurement and the months of the year! This charming title teaches children about time, analog and digital clocks, and early STEM themes by telling the story of what happened to these two pen pals during each month of the year. Make time measurement fun and easy with vibrant images, practice problems, and this exciting story!
How do architects and contractors use math and geometry to help build a house? Readers will find out in this engaging nonfiction book that features bright images and charts, informational text, and intriguing facts that will familiarize children with construction, construction equipment and materials, and blueprints.
Early elementary readers find out how important lunch is in order to keep them energized throughout their busy day. Implementing a variety of mathematical skills, from addition to fractions, in conjunction with informational text, helpful charts and vivid images, children are encouraged to make healthy choices at lunch time to get the best nutrients and vitamins that their bodies need.
Lily, the librarian, has started a summer reading club. Children can follow along with the club's members to learn all about bar, line, and circle graphs, as well as concepts such as data, scale, maximum, and minimum.
Level 1 guided reader that introduces young students to the concept of time while supporting the development of reading skills.