The Empire State Building is a famous skyscraper. It was once the tallest building in the world! In Building the Empire State Building, young readers will find out more about this engineering marvel and how it was built. Compelling photographs and easy-to-read text brings this story to life, followed by a comprehensive quiz. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles.
The Hoover Dam is an extraordinary dam. It provides water to much of the US Southwest! In Building the Hoover Dam, young readers will find out more about this engineering marvel and how it was built. Compelling photographs and easy-to-read text brings this story to life, followed by a comprehensive quiz. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles.
Hospitals are the focus of this book. Included is information about who works in hospitals, how they help us, and why people have to stay there.
Explore the colorful customs, people, and places of Idaho. With straightforward text and captivating photos, this book is a great introduction to the state. Maps and symbols are included to enrich the student's understanding of geography and state identity.
The Florida Everglades are located in the most southern part of Florida where the peninsula breaks off into thousands of tiny mangrove islands. This beautiful area, known by the Native Americans as the "grassy river" is made up of marshy swamp lands, mangrove clusters, and pine forests. It is home to a variety of both plant and animal species. The blue heron, alligator, manatee, flamingo, and bobcat all make this place their home. As a national park, the Everglades' natural beauty has been preserved so that it can be around for future generations.
Drive to the northern corner of Montana and you'll discover a national park filled with soaring mountain peaks, sparkling teal-blue lakes, more than 2,000 plant species, and hundreds of animal species. Glacier National Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the country and has been a world biosphere reserve since 1974. But the glaciers are in trouble from global warming. Scientists estimate that all the glaciers in the park will be gone by the year 2030. Find out what people are doing to help preserve this national treasure.
Boiling hot springs, spouting geysers, and bubbling mud volcanoes-all these unusual features and more are found at Yellowstone National Park. And those are just the features that have to do with volcanic activity! The park is also home to a bountiful wildlife ranging from gray wolves and grizzly bears to bison, bluebirds, bull elk, and beavers. Yellowstone is a nature lover's paradise and one of the most loved national parks in the country. Haven't had a chance to visit for yourself yet? Well, then come on inside-this book will take you on a grand tour of Yellowstone, and you won't even have to leave home to do so.
Want to go to a place where there are hundreds of waterfalls, trees as tall as skyscrapers, and towering slick rock mountains just begging for climbing? If so, you'll love visiting Yosemite National Park. This stunning park is located in California. It is where the giant sequoias live, some of the world's largest trees. The biggest, Grizzly Giant, is 30 stories tall and thousands of years old. Among the park's many types of animals are rare great gray owls and endangered bighorn sheep. John Muir loved this place. So did President Theodore Roosevelt. Ever since they helped make Yosemite a national park, millions of visitors have come to enjoy its natural beauty.
Walk right up to the rim of the Grand Canyon and watch the ground fall away, taking your breath with it. The drop is a mile straight down to the skinny green Colorado River. But the wide walls of canyon rock catch your eye first. They spread out in all directions, farther than you can see, a never-ending stack of soft rainbow colors. You can't take a bad picture at the Grand Canyon, and yet no picture truly captures it. When he visited in 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt declared that the Grand Canyon was the "one great sight every American should see." Today, Grand Canyon National Park protects a rich Native American heritage, beautiful geology, endangered species, and miles of exciting hikes. In 2019, Grand Canyon National Park, will celebrate its 100th anniversary. See why, each year, the Grand Canyon continues to be one of America's favorite destinations.
Have you ever seen a bird with a beard? Would you like to meet a centipede as long as your foot? How about saying hello to a panda as it sleeps and eats the day away? Step into Asia. Here, youll see komodo dragons battle for the perfect mate and watch birds eat bones for lunch!
A girl visits Yellowstone National Park and observes a wolf packs behavior in the wild. Includes range map, glossary, and further resources.
A girl travels to the Gobi Desert, joins a group of photographers who are studying wild camels, and learns how camels have adapted to the desert and how they behave in the wild. Includes range map, glossary, and further resources.
A boy travels to Africa, observes hippopotamuses in the wild, and learns how dangerous they can be when defending their herds. Includes range map, glossary, and further resources.
A young girl pretends to be a pediatrician while waiting for her baby brother's checkup and shows what its like to be a professional doctor. Includes hands-on activity and glossary of doctor terms.
A young boy pretends to be a veterinarian while playing with a friend after school, showing what it's like to be a professional veterinarian. Includes hands-on activity and glossary of veterinarian terms.
Describes how dinosaur fossils are found, prepared, and displayed in museums, and what you might see at a dinosaur museum. Includes visual literacy activity.
Describes the pyramids of ancient Egypt, including how and why they were built, the pharaohs who were buried inside, and what the ruins are like today.
A child goes on an adventure to the Florida Everglades, discovering what the climate is like and encountering many animals and plants that live in wetlands. Includes world map of wetlands and glossary.
A child goes on an adventure to Australia in search of the largest crocodile and learns about the dangers of these wild reptiles.
A child goes on an adventure to three types of forests in North America, discovering what the climate is like and the animals and plants that make their homes in different parts of the forest biome. Includes world map of temperate forests and glossary.
A child goes on a deep-sea diving adventure in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, learning about the ocean, and encountering animals and plants that make their homes in this biome. Includes world map of coral reefs and glossary.
A child goes on an adventure to the tall grass prairie of the Kansas Flint Hills, encountering bad weather and harsh climates, as well as encountering the animals and plants that live in this biome. Includes world map of prairies and glossary.
A child goes on an adventure in the Great Basin desert, learning about the climate, and encountering animals and plants that live in the desert biome. Includes world map of deserts and glossary.
A child goes on an adventure to the Amazon Rainforest, discovering what the climate is like and encountering some of the many species of animals and plants that live in a tropical rainforest. Includes world map of tropical rainforests and glossary.
A child goes on an African safari and observes the behavior of Cape buffalo in the wild as they defend their herd.