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?
One dog in a teacup, two caterpillars on a leaf, three horses having a conversation Fun photographs and simple repetitive text help introduce young readers to counting numbers from zero to ten. Strong picture-to-text support and a fish-counting activity encourage young readers to engage with the text.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why can we see through some materials and not others? This informative title helps young readers discover the answer to this question and more. Readers explore the differences between transparent and opaque materials, including examples of their uses in everyday life.
This book looks at the difference between flexible and rigid objects. Using familiar objects, readers discover how flexible and rigid objects are used in everyday life. Readers are encouraged to identify and classify materials based on these physical properties.
This title has mass appeal! Colorful images and clear and concise text invite readers to look at the property of weight. Using familiar examples, readers learn how to tell the difference between heavy and light objects and learn how people weigh objects. Readers then identify, describe, and compare materials based on weight.
This engaging title introduces readers to materials that are either hot or cold. Accessible text and close picture support invite readers to identify hot and cold things around them and understand why things melt and freeze. Readers will also learn how people measure temperature.
This colorful and engaging title is sure to attract curious readers! Using familiar examples, readers will discover the difference between magnetic and nonmagnetic materials. Accessible text and supportive images encourage readers to identify and classify materials based on magnetic attraction.
Why is your desk smooth? Why is sandpaper rough? What is friction? This engaging title invites curious readers to discover the answers to these questions. Vibrant photographs and accessible text encourage readers to investigate how smooth and rough materials are used in everyday life.
Sharpen your pencils and put on your goggles! It's time to see science in action! This book helps readers hone their observation and recording skills during an experiment. Students will learn how to effectively collect and record data in a journal, as well as organizing data using graphs, charts, and diagrams.
Sometimes a hunch isn't enough. Learn how scientists make educated guesses called hypotheses to test their theories. A hypothesis is the foundation of the scientific method. Readers will learn how to construct a measurable and focused hypothesis to test in an experiment.
It is essential that scientists design a plan to ensure their experiments are conducted accurately and safely. Readers will learn how to gather materials, and create a step-by-step procedure to test their hypothesis. Readers will become familiar with controls and variables in a scientific setting.
Science engages a curious mind. Questions can come from practically anywhere. Readers will learn why scientists ask questions and how to develop meaningful questions to help guide their scientific experiments.
Science never stops-even when the experiment is complete. Now is the time to make sense of your data. This title teaches young scientists how to analyze, interpret, and communicate the results of their data.
Science was meant to be shared with others. Scientists must now determine whether or not the data supports their hypothesis. This book illustrates fun and interesting ways in which to report your results, from a science fair demonstration to a written report. Readers are also encouraged to use their results as a springboard for further experimentation.
Its very important for a child to learn how to make good decisions. In this informative new book, Slim Goodbody helps children learn the steps they should follow in making almost any decision: Stop, Think, Act, Review (STAR).
Slim Goodbody provides children with the fundamentals of moneyincluding intrinsic value, and how to save and spend wisely. Money and the way people deal with it, affects almost every aspect of lifefrom purchasing healthy foods to buying running shoes.
One dog in a teacup, two caterpillars on a leaf, three horses having a conversation Fun photographs and simple text help introduce young readers to counting numbers from zero to ten. A fish-counting activity encourages young readers to practice their counting skills.
Polygons are shapes with a number of sides joined together. They are everywhere! A baseball field is a diamond-shaped polygon. Join Emily at a baseball game and look for different shapes. She discovers that the field is full of much more than baseball playersits filled with polygons, too.