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.
A primer of the familiar fairy-tale characters of fairy godmothers, from how they use their magical powers to those they help, plus famous stories and movies in which they have appeared.
A primer of the familiar fairy-tale characters of magical creatures, from the various forms they take to the tricks they play, plus famous stories and movies in which they have appeared.
A primer of the familiar fairy-tale characters of princes and princesses, from what they are like to whom they interact with, plus famous stories and movies in which they have appeared.
A primer of the familiar fairy-tale devices of spells and potions, from who uses them to their effects upon recipients, plus famous stories and movies in which they have appeared.
People shop for things they need and things they want. Before spending money, smart shoppers save, budget, and compare. This introduction to financial literacy helps us learn ways to spend wisely.
This title examines the fascinating life of Justin Bieber. Readers will learn about Bieber's family background, childhood, education, and rise to fame. Colorful graphics, oversize photos, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text that explores Bieber's music career and the release of his hit albums My World and My World 2.0, his popularity on Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, and Twitter, his personal style, and his fans. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and fun facts. Contemporary Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Put readers in the driver's seat of a chopper! With vibrant graphics, action-packed photographs, and engaging text, this book will get readers excited about the fast, thrilling world of choppers. Readers will learn how these amazing vehicles are custom built for power and style. Comprehensive diagrams display the main parts of a chopper and its engine. Also discussed are safety measures and chopper history. Features include a table of contents, fast facts, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
This title explores the development and use of the versatile AH-64D Apache Longbow attach helicopter. Readers will follow the history of its origins, from the AH-56 Cheyenne to the AH-64. Chapters detail the aircraft's military and performance specifications as well as its features and advantages in the field, such as its Northrop Grumman millimeter-wave Longbow radar, its two turboshaft engines, and its powerful guns and missiles. Readers will also learn about the Apache Longbow's use in Panama, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Anaconda, and other significant combat and peacekeeping missions.
Take your readers beyond the world of dogs and cats with Unique Pets! In this title, they will discover the iguana's love of basking in the sun and its tail-dropping defense. Easy-to-read text introduces the behaviors, size, appearance, natural habitat, diet, reproduction, development, and care and keeping of this prized reptile. Large, full-color photos show off the iguana's special features. Your readers are unique individuals. Shouldn't their pets be, too? Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Take your readers beyond the world of dogs and cats with Unique Pets! In this title, they will discover the Madagascar hissing cockroach's impressive climbing skills, nocturnal habits, and fascinating variety of hissing sounds. Easy-to-read text introduces the behaviors, size, appearance, natural habitat, diet, reproduction, development, and care and keeping of this prized insect. Large, full-color photos show off the Madagascar hissing cockroach's special features. Your readers are unique individuals. Shouldn't their pets be, too? Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Take your readers beyond the world of dogs and cats with Unique Pets! In this title, they will discover the potbellied pig's renowned intelligence and cleanliness and its unique breed history. Easy-to-read text introduces the behaviors, size, appearance, natural habitat, diet, reproduction, development, and care and keeping of this prized mammal. Large, full-color photos show off the potbellied pig's special features. Your readers are unique individuals. Shouldn't their pets be, too? Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
This title explains how humans and animals have a skeleton to support the inner workings of their bodies and how the muscle attached helps us move. Also explains how exoskeletons have a skeleton on the outside of their bodies, giving examples of insects such as ants. Endoskeletons are also exampled. Gives detailed information on each, along with their habitats, eating habits, and ways they adapt to survive. A special section called, "Explore Your World" outlines an experiment that allows them to identify and examine first-hand this intriguing topic.
The tools used by scientists are addressed in this title. Beakers, scales, microscopes, scientific calculators, and other important things used to investigate and create new technology. Communicating with these tools via satellite or sensors that are being developed to warn people of tsunamis are just part of the many science tools talked about in this title.
Force and motion are introduced in this easy to understand book. Gives examples that students can relate to in their everyday lives. As with every title in this series there is a "Show What You Know" section in the back of the book which reinforces the text and allows students to answer three questions relating to the book. Brightly colored photographs enhance the text.
This title explains how all forms of energy belong to one of two groups: potential or kinetic. It addresses how energy can be used in the form of water to create electricity, in the form of solar to heat our homes, and in the form of wind to turn the blades on a wind turbine.
Mixtures and solutions exist everywhere and students will learn how some materials mix easily while others won't mix at all. Gives examples students can use to make a physical mixture and gives detailed information on how different components make up different solutions.
Matter is anything that has mass, and this title teaches students about how temperature affects the different states of matter and why. Talks about the International System of Units and measuring mass and volume.
The life cycle of a plant is explained as well as how different plants use different ways to reproduce. How the different parts of a plant play a role in how it receives the nutrients it needs to survive. How plants are pollinated and how more plant species are being discovered every day.
Students will learn how plants are becoming endangerd or even extinct due to changes in climate, deforestation to build new homes, or by invasive plant species that are brought from other places. How plants make adaptations to survive their ever changing habitats is also discussed.
This book teaches students about what a marsupial is, the gestation period, how they raise their young, and whether they are carnivores, omnivores, or herbivores
Grouping things by similar characteristics is how you classify things. This title goes into great detail about the six kingdoms of all living organisms. Filled with information and interesting facts, students will love learning about this interesting scientific topic.
Wendy was always being forgetful. She never turns off lights, or the TV and always leaves the fridge open when searching for a snack. When her mom tells here that is like throwing money down the drain Wendy finally thinks she understands. She starts to empty the money from her piggy bank down the drain until her mom explains that was just a figure of speech.
Peering out the window on a cold, snowy day Jonathan sees something in the doghouse in the backyard. Only it can't be his dog, Gizmo because he's safe and warm inside the house. As he investigates he finds it is a rabbit trying to stay warm. He and his mom give the rabbit some fruit and veggies, only to discover each time they check there are more and more rabbits. As the snow melts and Jonathan goes out to check on the rabbits they are all gone. He was proud he had provided a nice, warm place for them.