Expanding on our popular Lets Explore Science series, this book focuses on light and sound. Every day, waves bring light and sound. A wave is a disturbance that travels through matter or space. Students will learn about electromagnetic and mechanical waves, the properties of waves and sound, pitch, amplitude, and the electromagnetic spectrum, as well as how all these things affect the products we use and even us as humans! This book will allow students to apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.
Expanding on our popular Lets Explore Science series, this book focuses on electricity! We depend on electricity to light our homes, power our computers, and so much more. It all starts with atoms, and this book explains just how these tiny building blocks are at the center of electrical currents. Conductors, insulators, and electrical safety tips are all discussed to make this topic come together. So, turn on the light and read this interesting book on electricity! This book will allow students to make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.
Expanding on our popular Lets Explore Science series, this book focuses on the scientific method. The scientific method is a step-by-step process for solving science problems. Scientists use it every day. Explaining each of the five parts: observing and asking questions, researching your topic, forming a hypothesis and testing it, designing and conducting an experiment, and analyzing and drawing conclusions from your result are all mapped out in detail. Learn how this straightforward topic can sometimes be a little trickier than it seems! This book will allow students to generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
Expanding on our popular Lets Explore Science series, this book focuses on Hypothesis, Theory, and Law. All three of these are important in the process of scientific inquiry, which is the way scientists study the natural world. As they explore, they develop explanations based on what they learn from their work. By forming a hypothesis, testing and evaluating theories, and describing the laws that exist in chemistry and physics, students will learn all about this important science topic. This book will allow students to learn that cause and effect relationships are routinely identified and used to explain change.
FEMA stands for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Learn all about how FEMA responds to earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, and hurricanes, and brings relief and help to the people in need. During a tragedy FEMA responds by helping people find lost family members, friends, and even pets! Offering loans to rebuild and counseling victims, this federal agency is a life-saving organization for people in need. This book will allow students to refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Can you imagine having to disable a bomb? Well, that is exactly what bomb disposal experts do every day around the world. Using robots equipped with cameras to see inside suspicious packages, to dogs with special training to sniff out explosive materials, its all in a days work for these brave, highly-trained individuals. Learn all about the ways bomb experts detect, disarm, and dispose of bombs. This book will allow students to analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
Hazmat teams are responsible for cleaning up hazardous materials. Dressed in body-covering suits with hoods and visors, they protect us from liquids or gases that are harmful to people or the environment. Learn about the training, techniques, and equipment these brave men and women use, as well as when the first hazmat teams were formed and who the individuals that work on a hazmat team are. Different, real-life examples of actual hazmat clean-up missions are also discussed. This book will allow students to determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.
Police have the duty to uphold and enforce the laws of the town, district, state, or even the country in which they work. Police serve alongside firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians, as first responders. They risk their lives every day in dangerous situations to protect the public from crime. Learn all about the training, ranks, politics, equipment, and skills needed to be a police officer, as well as the history of how the police force was established. This book will allow students to analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).
A SWAT team is called in when criminal emergencies become too dangerous for regular police officers. Although most SWAT team members are police officers, they are trained in the use of powerful firearms and military tactics, and only used in very high-risk situations. The skills, equipment, training, and courage of these individuals are all discussed in this book, as well as how SWAT teams originated and have become one of our biggest defenses against terrorist attacks. This book will allow students to determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.
What if you were stranded in an unknown area, buried in an avalanche, or lost at sea? Search and rescue teams find victims in these situations every day. They are experts at finding and helping people that are lost, have been in an accident, or natural or manmade disaster. Equipped with everything they need for the specific task, using animals, such as dogs and even pigeons, these brave men and women risk their lives to save others. Learn all about the tracking devices they use, the equipment they bring on their missions, and even how to become a rescuer yourself! This book will allow students to determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
EMTs, also known as Emergency Medical Technicians are first responders. When you call 9-1-1, the dispatcher sends an EMT to the location site of the accident. That is where their work begins. This book gives you an inside look at the intense training, commitment, and dedication of these highly-trained individuals who save lives every day. With the fast paced world we live in, the job of an EMT has become increasingly more demanding. Read all about these life-saving heroes and see if this might be a career you would like to pursue one day! This book will allow students to determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Firefighters are first responders. When someone calls for help, firefighters will often be the first ones to arrive. With more than 350,000 fires in the United States each year, firefighters must be ready at all times of the day and night to protect and save lives, homes, and land from the devastation a fire causes. The rigorous training, dangerous conditions, equipment, and commitment of these brave individuals are all detailed in this book. Next time you hear the roar of a siren, stop and think about these life-saving heroes who protect us every day! This book will allow students to cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Step into the unknown and find balance in math equations. This book, with rhyming text, explores how to solve equations by checking that both sides are balanced. By using visual representations and sample questions, students will master one-variable equations. This book will allow students to write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.
Multiplying and dividing fractions can be a funky mess if you dont take the right steps. The rhyming text in this book will help students understand, in a fun way, just how to tackle these fractions with step-by-step directions and visual representations. Students can then practice what they learned by completing the sample problems! This book will allow students to apply and extend previous understanding of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions.
This book is designed to make a point about decimals! With the rhyming text and catchy title, students will learn that adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing decimals is not scary at all. With step-by-step instructions, tips, and sample problems, students will have the confidence to solve these dazzling decimal problems! This book will allow students to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths.
Dont be scared of division, just dive right in! With guided instruction, tips, and rhyming text, students will understand how to divide with various techniques. Sample problems allow students to show what they know. This book will allow students to understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division and solve problems.
Get to the bottom of fractions with this rhyming title about dynamic denominators. Understand the importance of like denominators when comparing fractions and how to convert fractions so they have the same denominator! Students will gain a better understanding of this math concept with the help of step-by-step instructions, tips, and sample problems. This book will allow students to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators.
With rhyming text, this book will have students mastering multiplication with easy tricks and tips! With visual representation, sample problems, and easy to follow instructions, students will see the pattern within multiplication rules. This book will allow students to understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division.
Dont have a meltdown! You will understand factors and multiples with step-by-step instructions, sample problems, and tips to help you along the way. Visual representations paired with rhyming text will help students avoid any math meltdown. This book will allow students to gain familiarity with factors and multiples.
Take action in understanding all about fractions in this rhyming text with sample questions, picture representations, and easy to follow instructions. Students will learn about the different types of fractions and how to add and subtract them! This book will allow students to develop understanding of fractions as numbers.
Properties arent magic! They are special rules that numbers follow so you can solve problems quickly in your head. Using detailed instructions and rhyming text, students gain understanding of when and how to use mathematical properties. This book will allow students to apply properties of operations as a strategy to add and subtract, or multiply and divide.
Sometimes you just need to slow down in order to understand what is going on. This book will take things slowly so that you wont miss any important information. Get ready to travel through time using visual representations, rhyming text, and guided instruction, allowing students to understand the working of time! This book will allow students to solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time.
Power up with this title on place value! Guided with rhyming text and color-coded numbers, students gain a better understanding of place values. This book helps give students the power to understand the place value of numbers through sample questions and tips, making this math concept fun to learn! This book will allow students to understand place value.
The St. Louis Gateway Arch is a tribute to Thomas Jefferson and the explorers and pioneers who shaped the American West. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, it stands 630 feet (189 meter) high, making it the tallest monument in the United States. Included on the grounds of the arch are the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the Museum of Westward Expansion, and St. Louis Old Courthouse, the site of the first two trials of an American slaves fight to gain freedom. This true American symbol is something you will want to visit on your next family vacation! This book will allow students to determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
The Star Spangled Banner became the national anthem of the United States of America in 1931. Originally written as a poem by Francis Scott Key, it became the most important song in our countrys history. Uniting Americans with pride every time it is played at sporting events, during official events for our nation, or for school events, it always brings a sense of loyalty and honor to the citizens of the United States of America! This book will allow students to describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.