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Let's Investigate Light

Buffy Silverman (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781618103703

With an emphasis on how important light is to our Earth, this title explains how light effects photosynthesis, how light travels, the different properties of light and how both animals and people depend on it. Whether it's ultraviolet light that help bees pollinate flowers to solar panels that use the Sun's light to heat our homes, it's all addressed in this beautifully illustrated book.

How Ecosystems Work

Julie K. Lundgren (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781618103505

This title explains what an ecosystem is and how the plants and animals within an ecosystem rely on and affect its existence. Different types of ecosystems are described, as well as the food webs within them. How some changes to an ecosystem can be good and how some harmful changes can destroy them. Teaches students what an important role they can play in keeping these intricate ecosystems alive.

Explore and Draw Monster Trucks

Ann Becker

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606943540

Learn basic art techniques and interesting facts while drawing monster trucks. Perfect for illustrated reports.

Frogs

Don McLeese (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781618103741

From how a frog's life begins as a tadpole to the transformation into a webbed-footed amphibian, this title gives students all the information they could ever want to learn about frogs. Their habitats, diets, the difference between frogs and toads and the discovery of new species found by scientists around the world are all discussed.

Galactic Geometry

Lisa Arias (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179430

Get ready to discover and uncover the properties of shapes. Learn all about dimensions, length, width, and 2- and 3-dimensional shapes. With the rhyming text in this book, you will discover hexagons, polygons, pentagons, and so much more in a fun and easy to understand way! So blast off and learn all about galactic geometry! This book will allow students to understand that attributes belonging to a category of 2- or 3-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category.

Scrumptious Statistics

Lisa Arias (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179577

This delicious book on statistics will have students eating up all the information presented. With rhyming text, step-by-step guidance, and sample problems, students will gobble up this mathematical treat, all while learning this concept in a fun, easy way! This book will allow students to develop understanding of statistical variability and summarize and describe distributions.

Writing a Research Paper

Colleen Hord (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179317

There are certain steps you can take when writing a research paper that will make the finished product a lot easier! Many people, such as scientists and businesspeople use research skills to make products better or more useful, and to teach others how to do their jobs more efficiently and effectively. Picking a topic, gathering and organizing your information, and putting it all together are discussed in this title. By following these steps, you are guaranteed to get an A on your next research paper! This book allows students to determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

Writing an Informational Essay

Precious McKenzie (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179294

Essays are a big part of schoolwork. They can be found in newspapers, books, and magazines. There are several types of essays but when you write to give information and facts about a specific topic, its writing an informational essay. This book will give you all the tips on staying organized, how to perform your research, and explain the topic or process clearly for your readers. Tips on sequencing, cause and effect, and comparing and contrasting are given to ensure your next informational essay is a winner! 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.

Writing an Opinion Paper

Meg Greve (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179300

Writing an opinion paper isnt writing about factual information, but writing about what your opinion on a topic is. The challenge is to appeal to other peoples feelings and emotions, while leaving yours out. This type of paper can be more challenging than you think. Organizing your thoughts, writing a list of reasons that support your opinion, and which reasons can be proven with facts and which are simply how you feel. Learn how to frame your paragraphs, formatting, and transition words that help you make your opinion clear and persuasive! This book will allow students to ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

Science Projects

Meg Greve (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179270

Have you ever been assigned a science project at school? It can be a little overwhelming. But, if you follow a few simple guidelines, it will make it an enjoyable experience. Think about something you wonder about. That is a good start. After picking your topic, conduct research by using the Internet or library, talk to experts about the topic youve chosen, form a hypothesis, test it and write down your observations, and form a conclusion based on them. Record all your information and present your prize-winning project to your class! This book will allow students to explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

Studying and Test Taking

Nina Simone Mosley (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179256

Studying for a test can be a daunting task. Some people wait until the last minute while others are organized and prepared when the time comes. Good study habits are all about paying attention in class, taking good notes, finding a quiet place where you can concentrate, and planning ahead! Learn how to reduce anxiety before a test by following a few simple rules that will help you to ace your next big test. This book will allow students to determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

Taking Notes and Close Reading

Meg Greve (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179263

Want to be more successful in school? This book will help you achieve this by using two important strategies that can help you understand what you are learning: note taking and close reading. With simple steps on how to stay organized for that upcoming quiz or project, readers will be able to tackle new ideas or challenging topics. This book is filled with great ideas on how to use these two strategies to ensure you ace your next test! This book will allow students to determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

Explore and Draw Cars

Ann Becker

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 1606948334

Learn basic art techniques and interesting facts while drawing cars. Perfect for illustrated reports.

Explore and Draw Dinosaurs

Ann Becker

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606943502

Learn basic art techniques and interesting facts while drawing dinosaurs. Perfect for illustrated reports.

Explore and Draw Horses

Ann Becker

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606943533

Learn basic art techniques and interesting facts while drawing horses. Perfect for illustrated reports.

Explore and Draw Knights and Castles

Ann Becker

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781615906420

Learn basic art techniques and interesting facts while drawing knights and castles. Perfect for illustrated reports.

Explore and Draw Spacecrafts

Ann Becker

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606943526

Learn basic art techniques and interesting facts while drawing spacecrafts. Perfect for illustrated reports.

Explore and Draw Wizards, Witches and Dragons

Ann Becker

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606948232

Learn basic art techniques and interesting facts while drawing wizards, witches, and dragons

STEM Jobs with Cars

Jane Katirgis (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179386

The problem-solving skills learned through STEM can take you to the next level in just about any career field. Learn all about the engineers who work with NASCAR, the design behind the GPS system in the cars we drive every day, and the engineers who start with a blueprint and turn it into a design! Improving the sound, safety measures, and ways in which cars can be better for our environment with the introduction of hybrid cars, which use less fuel and decrease the amount of pollutants into the atmosphere. Buckle up and learn all about STEM in cars. This book will allow students to analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.

STEM Jobs in Food and Nutrition

Jane Katirgis (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179393

What great STEM job may be waiting for you? How about a job in food and nutrition? Have you ever looked at your dinner and thought about all the people who helped get it to your table? Learn all about food chemists, dieticians, and the farmers who grow the food we eat. How and what animals eat to ensure our meat is healthy, how fertilizers play a part in the safety of our fruits and vegetables, and how what you eat plays an important role in your health. So, count your calories and read along to find out all about this exciting STEM career! This book will allow students to understand how systems may interact with other systems; they may have sub-systems and be a part of larger complex systems.

STEM Jobs in Music

Shirley Duke (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179355

STEM jobs in music range from developing new effects to recording performances. Sound engineers, technicians, and acoustic engineers are just a few of the ways you can contribute to the music industry without ever picking up an instrument! Learn about how music therapists use music to study its effects on the human brain and how audio engineers use technology to fine tune the music you listen to every day. So, next time you listen to your favorite song, you will have a better understanding of how many people were involved in the process! This book will allow students to understand how structures can be designed to serve particular functions by taking into account properties of different materials, and how materials can be shaped and used.

STEM Jobs in Fashion and Beauty

Carla Mooney (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179362

Would you like to be a fashion designer using cutting-edge technology to design an upcoming collection? How about a chemist who works in a lab developing the latest face cream or sunscreen? All industries need people with STEM skills to build and develop the next great thing. Learn how STEM can take fashion and beauty careers to the next level by developing eco-friendly materials, creams for special skin conditions, and fast-setting makeup lines. If you love fashion and beauty, this might be the career for you! This book will allow students to understand how small changes in one part of a system might cause large changes in another part.

STEM Jobs in Movies

Carla Mooney (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179379

Some of the most exciting careers are in STEM fields. A strong STEM education will allow you to research, test, and build new things. If you like movies, this book will teach you all about computer animation, industrial light and technical animators, motion capture engineers, and what education and degrees it takes to obtain these exciting careers. Learn all the tricks they use to make the special effects and simulations that make todays movies more exciting! This book will allow students to develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.

STEM Jobs with the Environment

Julie K Lundgren (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179331

STEM fields are increasingly important today and into the future. People who focus their education on STEM can choose from a wide range of exciting, in-demand careers. This book will introduce students to the importance of the problems our environment faces and the scientists, engineers, and other workers who have made careers trying to correct those problems. Each environmental STEM career is highlighted with the education needed to obtain these jobs and what each of these people do. Maybe one day you will make a difference for our environment by choosing one of these STEM careers! This book will allow students to use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.

STEM Jobs with Animals

Shirley Duke (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179348

STEM jobs are careers for the future. When you work in an animal related field, the possibilities for STEM are endless. From the zookeeper who looks after the animals and maintains the daily operations of the zoo, to the veterinarian who gives shots and performs surgery on injured animals, to the engineer who designs better cages or habitats for animals, all these wonderful careers and more are explained in this book. It also details the different degrees it takes to obtain these jobs and what each of these people do. This book will allow students to realize that small changes in one part of a system might cause large changes in another part.