The focus of the book is on motion and forces. The reader is encouraged to make predictions, perform purpose-driven research, and creatively solve problems presented about motion and forces.
Mathematicians say that symmetry has to be identical parts, but nature is never truly identical. However it is far more interesting than geometric shapes! Reading this book, children will become aware of the balance of things in nature. They will delight at amazing photographs of butterflies, beetles, leaves and flowers, fruit, sea creatures, and children. This book will show how a person with arms outstretched has five-fold symmetry like a sea star, and if you drew a circle around his or her body in that position, the navel would be at its center.
We measure time in minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, seasons, years, and in historical dates. We talk about mealtimes, bedtimes, school times, holiday times, and good times. We also use words such as past, present, future, next, last, before, and after. This engaging book looks at human time as well as how time passes in nature. Time is about change. How do animals and plants sense changes in time? What changes do we see in nature throughout a day, month, and year?
This interesting new book provides essential information with plenty of full-color images to help explain the basics of importing and exporting in a global economy. Aspects such as importing and exporting regulations are carefully and easily explained in this latest Crabtree title.
The business of borrowing is the cornerstone of an economy. How do Mortgages, Loans, and Credit Work? explains clearly the different kinds of financial borrowing and their uses.
Insurance is all around usat home, at work, in the caracting as a safety net in our daily lives. Look inside What is Insurance? to learn all about this fascinating and essential part of modern living.
This book carefully explains how countries around the world engage in trade. Whether it is a detailed description of how countries negotiate trade agreements, how countries use tariffs to make buyers want to buy locally produced goods, or the extremes of using trade embargoes as political tools, this book provides essential information with plenty of full-color images to help explain the basics of trade in a global economy.
Children are consumers, too, though they often do not realize it. This strikingly illustrated book helps youngsters understand the concepts of goods and services so that they recognize their role in the cycle of commerce. Readers will examine various jobs to understand where goods are made or services are provided. The concepts of producers and consumers are also carefully explained in a manner children will understand and enjoy.
This is a volume designed to inform children what taxes are and why they are needed. Emphasis is placed on how taxes provide the funds needed to keep governments running, from local to federal levels. Young readers will understand how taxes are used to dissuade people from buying some items, such as cigarettes and gas-guzzling vehicles. Attractive color images help de-mystify this fascinating and important aspect of government.
This book describes resources to younger readers, including capital resources and natural resources. Emphasis is placed on how most resources are of limited supply, so producers and consumers must make choices when things they want or need become scarce. An impressive array of full-color images enhances the reading experience.
Take an in-depth look at mathematics in this science encyclopedia.
Take an in-depth look at physics in this science encyclopedia.
Real-world examples and engaging activities guide readers in learning about measuring temperature. Readers practice selecting appropriate measuring tools and units of measurement, converting between units, and solving problems by measuring.
Real-world examples and engaging activities guide readers in learning about measuring time with a calendar. Readers practice selecting appropriate measuring tools and units of measurement, converting between units, and solving problems by measuring.
Real-world examples and engaging activities guide readers in learning about measuring volume. Readers practice selecting appropriate measuring tools and units of measurement, converting between units, and solving problems by measuring.
Real-world examples and engaging activities guide readers in learning about measuring length. Readers practice selecting appropriate measuring tools and units of measurement, converting between units, estimating length using standard and metric units, and solving problems by measuring.
Real-world examples and engaging activities guide readers in learning about measuring time from an analog and digital clock using a.m. and p.m. Readers practice selecting appropriate measuring tools and units of measurement, converting between units, and solving problems by measuring.
La abuela Rosenda y Elena se lanzan a una aventura. La abuela dobla rápidamente un gorro de pirata y lo coloca sobre la cabeza de Elena y juntas empiezan su misión para limpiar el parque de la ciudad. Su voluntariado se torna en una búsqueda de un tesoro ya que Elena encuentra pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters e incluso, un dólar. Con cada descubrimiento, Elena obtiene un gorro nuevo y la abuela Rosenda le enseña cómo contar sus monedas mientras recogen la basura en el parque. Cuando Elena cuenta su dinero, tiene lo suficiente para comprar helado. ¿Ó debería donarlo?
Tape measures are among the most commonly used tools in any handyman's or handywoman's arsenal. This book will help students develop word recognition and reading skills while discovering what these incredible tools can do and how they do it. They will also find out how tape measures can be used to tackle specialized projects. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate important information and learn new words.
From the five lines on a music staff to the seven colors of the rainbow, all the way up to the famous 100th day of school, Number 1 Teacher: A School Counting Book takes a by-the-numbers approach to helping young readers understand and identify many of the concepts and lessons they'll learn in elementary school. There are 3 forms of matter we learn in science class-- One is liquid; two is solid; and the third is gas. Geography, music, and how to tell time are just a few of the many topics featured.
Our next stop as we Count Our Way Across the USA is to Maine where we can listen to the call of the loon, hike through the Eastern white pine forests, or enjoy a clambake at the beach while watching whales splash in the ocean. Fishing for Numbers is packed with enough Maine facts, lore, and history to keep readers fishing for hours. Readers will learn why Maine is known for their shipbuilders, how fast a puffin can fly, and which is the only domestic cat native to North America. There is even a recipe for a traditional baked bean supper.
Following the success of S is for Sunflower: A Kansas Alphabet, husbandand- wife author team Devin and Corey Scillian join illustrator Doug Bowles in another rousing state tribute. One Kansas Farmer: A Kansas Number Book "counts out" an entertaining and educational travelogue of the state's history, geography, famous people, and places. Topics include the dancing prairie chickens and the invention of the microchip.
Learning about fractions isn't always easy, but who says it can't be fun? Using one very entertaining cow, math teacher Taryn Souders has devised a very clever (and fun) way of explaining fractions to beginning learners. One whole cow, calmly eating hay, decided to act differently on this particular day. One whole cow - what should we do? I know! Let's paint one half blue! Prompted by a poem and a visual clue, students are asked to answer what fraction is illustrated in the cow's antics, starting with halves and progressing into thirds, fourths, eighths, and tenths. What fraction of the cow is blue? Answer: What fraction of the cow is white? Answer: With the math problem featured as part of the artwork, students get an immediate sense of how to apply and understand the concept of fractions. How moo-velous! Taryn J. Souders lives in Winter Park, Florida. With a background in math education, she is passionate about keeping math fun for young students. This is her first children's book. Tatjana Mai-Wyss was born in Switzerland. She remembers learning about fractions with the help of a typical Swiss cake. Tatjana has illustrated several children's books and her work has been published in books and magazines in the United States and abroad. She lives in South Carolina.
Harry is excited! Today is the first day at his new job at the Four Color Balloon Factory. Harry loves balloons almost more than anything! When Mr. Huffy, his new boss, tells him to blow up 100 balloons for Mrs. Doopido's birthday party, Harry can't wait to get started. But when Harry wants to make sure he has the correct number of balloons for the birthday party, counting the balloons gets confusing. And no matter what he does, the number still comes out wrong. What is the best way to count to 100? Colorful illustrations and a clever storyline will help young readers figure out what Harry needs to do to solve his math dilemma. A former music and English teacher, Wendy Ulmer was inspired to write Zero, Zilch, Nada because of her own "math phobia" and struggles with math as a child. She also wrote A Isn't for Fox: An Isn't Alphabet. Wendy lives in Arrowsic, Maine. Laura Knorr is also the illustrator of the popular holiday title, The Legend of Papa Nol. Zero, Zilch, Nada is her second book with Wendy Ulmer and her fifth book with Sleeping Bear Press. Laura lives in Commerce, Georgia.
This alphabet book brings the topic of economics down to a child's level, using tangible examples and scenarios to explain complex ideas. M is for Money uses snappy rhymes and expository text to introduce subjects ranging from supply and demand to taxes. Dynamic and witty artwork brings each topic to life.