Do you wonder why your light bulb turns on? Theres actually hidden wires that connect from your house to a power plant! There are many people in place to ensure that electricity gets to your home safely. From the electrician to the power plant manager to the worker, each person plays an important role in your light bulbs working! This title allows students to identify the connection between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
Do you hear a siren? Well, pull over and learn about the chronological timeline of events just after an accident is discovered to the time it takes to transport the victim(s) to the hospital. 9-1-1- operators, police, EMTs and paramedics, and emergency room staff are all described with the duties they perform. This title will help kids sequence and order events. Filled with photographs and captions, informational sidebars, and clear, precise text, it will be a must read for kids. This title will allow students to describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
Have you ever seen an empty lot and wondered what it would take to build something on it? Well, this book describes the step-by-step process of everyone involved. From the architect, who designs the plans, to the contractor who oversees the work of the carpenters, plumber, electrician, concrete mason, and finally, the landscape architect who puts the finishing touches on the outside of the building! Photographs with captions, informational sidebars, and simple to understand text helps kids sequence and order events. This title will allow students to distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.
Where do bicycles come from? Bicycles dont grow on trees or in the ground, they are created with the help of many people. From the designer who draws out the bike plans, to the assembly worker who puts the parts together, to the shop owner who sells the bike. There are many steps in place to make sure you get a well-constructed bicycle to ride. Filled with photographs with captions, informational sidebars, and simple, sequenced text, children with see the importance of each step of the process. This title allows students to describe the relationship between the illustrations and the text.
Do you know the journey food takes to get onto your plate? A French fry isnt grown, its made! It starts on a farm as a potato and then many hands help move it along to become the French fry on your plate. Explore all the helpers along the way such as the farmer tending the crop, workers at the processing plant, the delivery driver, and the chef. Sequenced text, real photographs, and informational sidebars provide an engaging text for children to understand the world around them. This title allows students to describe the relationship between the illustrations and the text.
Ever wonder what is going to happen to that car broke down on the road? Well, this book explains the trip that car will take to recovery. From the tow truck driver, who tows the car, to the mechanic, who diagnosis the work that needs to be done. Photographs and informational sidebars explain all the different jobs needed to fix a single car. This title will allow students to describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
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.
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.
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.
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.