A powerful wind can be good or bad. Do you like the wind?
We see with our eyes. What places have you seen?
This entertaining and insightful book will show young readers about the chemical compounds that make up the world around them. Colorful illustrations encourage interest in this vital basic science, giving readers knowledge of the periodic table and the importance of chemical compounds in their lives.
Almost everything around us is a combination of different things. These are mixtures and solutions. Seawater, for example, is a solution of salt and water. The engaging text and vivid illustrations in this book will help readers understand how mixtures and solutions form, and how they apply to everyday life.
This book gives young readers a better understanding of the different states of matter. Through colorful photographs and lively discussions of familiar materials, readers will be drawn in to learn about matters many forms.
Did you know that cola is an acid? And your saliva is a base? Young readers will learn about common acids and bases from lemon juice to ammonia. Through vivid examples and exciting illustrations, this book will eagerly explore these important chemical compounds.
Through exciting, familiar examples and engaging illustrations, readers will discover how chemicals react and change. Topics include how chemicals react with one another, chemical changes such as precipitation and oxidation, how catalysts affect chemical reactions, and what everyday events are actually chemical reactions
Young readers will be amazed to learn about the tiny particles that make up everything in the world around them. Colorful illustrations and fun fact boxes will help readers understand how atoms come together to form molecules, the building blocks of everything in the universe.
This engaging title explains that electromagnetism is the combined power of electricity and magnetism. Detailed images, clearly written text, and opportunities for hands-on learning combine to teach readers the core concepts of electromagnetism and their many applications in everyday lifefrom watching television to using a computer. Readers will learn how to build an electromagnet and perform tests to understand how to increase its strength.
This comprehensive title introduces readers to current electricity and circuitsthe pathways through which electricity flows. Detailed diagrams and supportive text explain the basic components of an electric circuit and the functions of these parts. Through real-life examples and opportunities for hands-on learning, readers understand and construct simple open, closed, parallel, and series circuits.
This informative title introduces readers to the electrical properties of different materials. Readers will learn that conductors are materials that allow the flow of electricity, while insulators are materials that do not allow the flow of electricity. Clear text and relatable, real-world examples help readers understand the importance of conductors and insulators and how each reacts to electric current. Readers will also learn how to perform simple tests to identify materials that are conductors and insulators.
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.
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 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.
Sung to the tune of If You're Happy and You Know It, this reminds students that getting the proper amount of sleep helps their brains and bodies function as they should