What does it mean to "think outside the box"? It means to challenge your usual way of thinking, and to develop your imagination. Thinking outside the box helps you come up with new solutions, solve problems, and invent new things. Featuring TIME For Kids content, this nonfiction reader introduces students to the idea of creative thinking and the concept of "thinking outside the box." This high-interest title includes detailed photos, stimulating facts, and clear, informational text to engage students as they build their critical literacy skills. The book includes text features such as bold font, captions, a table of contents, a glossary, and sidebars to increase understanding, improve academic vocabulary, and prompt critical thinking. This text prepares students for college and career and is aligned with state and national standards. Keep grade 2 students engaged from cover to cover with this imaginative reader!
A level A Amicus Reader that compares and contrasts young and old animals, showing how old animals teach young ones. Includes comprehension activity.
Sung to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell, this book teaches students the importance of keeping germs to yourself and not spreading them to others by sneezing into a tissue and washing hands frequently to not spread bacteria.
Patience is a South African penguin. She is small at roughly 6 pounds and approximately 20 inches tall; but at 24 years old, she is the "penguin in charge" of the penguin exhibit at New Orleans's Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hits, devastating the city and surrounding areas with its catastrophic winds and flooding. The aquarium is severely damaged. With no electricity or relief in sight, the temperature in the aquarium reaches dangerously high degrees, putting the penguins in peril. Patience, and the 18 other penguins, along with some of the other zoo animals, must leave their home and their favorite human, Tom, the penguin keeper. Tom drives his penguins to Baton Rouge where an airplane transfers them to the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. Here the penguins will recuperate and live until they can return home to New Orleans. After nine long months away from Tom and their home, the aquarium is finally restored. And Patience, who has been patient, and her penguins return to New Orleans to a cheering homecoming.
Readers learn how this simple machine makes it easier to move things from one place to another. They also learn a wheel works with an axle. By the end of the book, readers know the difference between complex and simple machines and how wheels are used in everyday life to make work easier.
Readers learn how this simple machine makes it easier to split things apart or stop them from moving. They learn how thicker wedges need more force to split something apart than thinner wedges. By the end of the book, readers know the difference between complex and simple machines and how wedges are used in everyday life to make work easier.
Watch as Opal Owl and Stew Rabbit learn to use search engines to find information online, evaluate online resources, and discover the difference between fact and opinion.
Have you ever thought about what really happens when you flush a toilet? In this book, students will learn all about this quirky subject and the different parts of this simple machine. From the bowl, the tank, the handle, and stopper, students will learn about something we all do on a daily basis but dont really ever think about. So, next time you flush, youll know exactly what happens! This book will allow students to develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
Did you know the microwave oven was actually invented by mistake? That mistake led to the technology that has made cooking faster, more convenient, and more popular than conventional cooking. This book addresses the differences between a standard oven and a microwave oven. So, pop in a snack, set the timer, and in a few seconds youll be ready to enjoy! This book will allow students to plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.
An escalator is a moving staircase with steps that go up or down. This book discusses how an escalator is based off a conveyor system, moving objects up and down using gears. This form of transportation has made it more convenient to go from one floor to another without walking up flights of stairs. So, next time you have a chance to ride an escalator, hold on to the handrails and get a free moving staircase ride! This book will allow students to analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull.
Bluetooth devices use radio waves to connect. It makes the things we do every day so much more convenient. No wires, cables, or cords, allows you to take computers, game controls, and many other objects from room to room. But how does it work? Learn about the signals these devices send to talk to each other and make your technology easier to use. This book will allow students to use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance.
Can you imagine having to actually get up to change the channel on your TV? Well, before the remote control was invented, thats exactly what you had to do. A remote control can actually turn your lights on and off, change the temperature in a room, and even lock your doors! But, be sure not to lose it or YOU might actually have to get up and do it for yourself! This book will allow students to ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.
Where would we be without the Internet? How would you research a school project or look for things you want to read about or buy online? This book details just what the Internet is, how it works, and how to be responsible when using it. So, be safe and happy surfing! This book will allow students to ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
Speakers have only one job. To deliver sound! Whether its your iPod, radio, or television, without speakers you wouldnt be able to hear anything. From currents, to magnets, coils and cones, and amplification and volume, all the intricate parts of a speaker are addressed to show how they make sound possible. So, put your headphones on and start listening to your favorite sounds! This book will allow students to plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.
What kind of mouse has no ears, nose, or feet? A computer mouse! This book teaches students how a mouse and a computer work together. When you move your mouse, the cursor on your screen moves, making it quicker and easier to perform tasks on your computer. All the components of a computer mouse are outlined and give a better understanding of this important and useful computer tool. And, they dont squeak or have fur! This book will allow students to make observations and/or measurements of an objects motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.
Sung to the tune of If You're Happy and You Know It, this reminds students that getting the proper amount of sleep helps their brains and bodies function as they should
Sung to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell, this book emphasizes the different food groups and how important they are for healthy teeth and bones.
Sung to the tune of Do You Know the Muffin Man?, this book stresses the importance of staying active to feel better and keep their bodies healthy.
Sung to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat, this book teaches young readers about how eating, sleeping, and other things we do require us to brush and floss our teeth everyday. Also emphasizes how dental check ups are part of good oral hygiene.
Sung to the tune of Row, Row, Row your boat, this book teaches yound readers the importance of personal hygiene and keeping your hands clean
After observing his mother use a stick to fish for termites in an anthill, a young chimpanzee learns how to do the same.
A cricket, a rat, and a bat live happily in a dark cave. Each one has a unique way of navigating without light, but one day, an explorer enters the cave and brings light. Written in rhyme, this is a good beginner reader.
Inspired by the need for environmental protection, Brian Wildsmith explores what would happen if Professor Noah were able to build a spaceship to remove animals from their endangered habitats and find them pristine forest homes.
Come and get it! This book compares the different ways food is grown, harvested, and stored throughout history as well as the properties of growing and selling food. Take this mouth-watering journey packed with vocabulary related to food preparation and distribution.