MTV. Pixar. Target. Twitter. They are names recognized around the world today, but just how did these companies grow into global giants? Creative Education’s popular Built for Success series now spotlights four more flourishing corporations and introduces the leaders who guided them to prominence. Each title surveys the featured company’s complete history, examining its triumphs and failures, products and innovations, and the impact it has had on the lives of people around the globe. An outstanding resource for STEM units on contemporary technology and industry. In this title, take a look at the origins, leaders, growth, and innovations of Pixar, the movie studio founded in 1986, which is one of the most successful producers of computer-animated films today.
Full of delicious recipes, Cool Fish Recipes is sure to inspire young chefs in the making. Kids will learn to make baked fish cakes, whip up some spicy fish tacos and more. This book in the Cool Main Dish Recipes series contains intros to cooking basics and terms, ingredients and tools lists, simple steps and easy-to-follow photography! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
This alphabet book brings the topic of economics down to a child's level, using tangible examples and scenarios to explain complex ideas. M is for Money uses snappy rhymes and expository text to introduce subjects ranging from supply and demand to taxes. Dynamic and witty artwork brings each topic to life.
Find out what life is like for a professional screenwriter and decide if it is the right career for you.
Explains how wood is cut and milled; discusses how graphite is produced and pencils are assembled at a factory; and how pencils become available to consumers.
At first Kaz intends to help the old lady who's fallen in the park. But then he starts thinking about how he never gets what he wants. The next thing he knows, he's running away with her purse. The purse contains only five dollars and a battered watch. When Kaz learns who the old woman is and where the watch came from, he begins to understand consequences in a new way.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
The Liberty Bell, which resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is over 260 years old and can be traced back to William Penn. Created to commemorate Penns visionary work, it now stands as one of our nations most valued symbols of peace, liberty, and freedom for all! Read all about William Penn and his visions for our great nation, and all the facts about this old, cracked bell that doesnt even ring anymore! 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.
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.
This title examines the fascinating life of Justin Timberlake. Readers will learn about Timberlake's childhood, family, education, and rise to fame. Colorful graphics, oversize photos, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text that explores Timberlake's early interest in music and acting that led to an appearance on Star Search, his big break on the Disney Channel's popular show The All New Mickey Mouse Club, and the creation of the boy band 'N Sync that released 'N Sync, No Strings Attached, and Celebrity. Timberlake's solo career and the release of his albums Justified and FutureSex/Love Sounds, his acting career, which includes hosting Saturday Night Live and appearing in several movies, including Alpha Dog, Black Snake Moan, Shrek the Third, The Social Network, and Bad Teacher, his MTV Music Video Awards, his Grammy Awards, his collaborations with other singers, his clothing line William Rast, his record label Tennman Records, and his time spent raising money for charities are also described. 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.