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Adventure Homes

Gerry Bailey (author), Michelle Todd, Joelle Dreidemy, and Moreno Chiacchiera (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711334

Where do you live – in an apartment block, a townhouse, a cottage in the country? Sounds nice but it’s a bit ordinary, isn’t it? What if you lived somewhere really special – like a house built high up in the trees, or in one that sailed from place to place whenever you wanted a change of scenery? Or you could travel around in a Gypsy caravan

Working Homes

Gerry Bailey (author), Michelle Todd, Joelle Dreidemy, and Moreno Chiacchiera (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711341

Imagine living and working in the same building! Many people have to make a journey to work each day, but in the windmill, you would just you have to climb some stairs. And you’d have to climb even more stairs if you lived and worked in a lighthouse.

Towering Homes

Gerry Bailey (author), Michelle Todd, Joelle Dreidemy, and Moreno Chiacchiera (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711358

Some people live in a house that’s close to the ground, in a small cottage or a single-story bungalow. Others enjoy living high above the ground.

Storybook Homes (US)

Gerry Bailey (author), Joelle Dreidemy and Karen Radford (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711365

Where do you live – in an apartment building, a townhouse, a cottage in the country? Sounds nice but it’s a bit ordinary, isn’t it? What if you lived somewhere really special – in a fairy tale castle with tall spires and steeples, for instance?

Adventure Homes (US)

Gerry Bailey (author), Michelle Todd, Joelle Dreidemy, and Moreno Chiacchiera (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711372

Where do you live – in an apartment building, a townhouse, a cottage in the country? Sounds nice but it’s a bit ordinary, isn’t it?

Working Homes (US)

Gerry Bailey (author), Michelle Todd, Joelle Dreidemy, and Moreno Chiacchiera (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711389

Imagine living and working in the same building! Many people have to make a journey to work each day, but in the windmill, you would just you have to climb some stairs. And you’d have to climb even more stairs if you lived and worked in a lighthouse.

Towering Homes (US)

Gerry Bailey (author), Michelle Todd, Joelle Dreidemy, and Moreno Chiacchiera (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711396

Some people live in a house that’s close to the ground, in a small cottage or a single-story home. Others enjoy living high above the ground.

The First Geologists

William B. Rice

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743905541

Some of the first geologists came from ancient Greece and Egypt. Later, scientists in China studied how land was formed and figured out how erosion wears away mountains, rocks, and other landforms. Scottish scientist James Hutton's The Theory of the Earth became the basis for modern geology. William Smith started out as a farmer, but went on to create what is thought to be the first geologic map. German Friedrick Mohs studied minerals and came up with a hardness identification scale that is still used by every geologist.

Pioneers of Earth Science

Lynn Van Gorp

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743905589

Maps and globes are among the most important tools that scientists have for studying the earth. In the 1500s, Gerardus Mercator created the first globes and maps. William Davis helped make geography a school subject and is a founder of geomorphology, the study of landforms. He also made important discoveries about the cycle of erosion. Many of today's discoveries come from photos taken from satellites that orbit our planet.

Alfred Wegener: Uncovering Plate Tectonics

Greg Young

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743905602

Alfred Wegener studied astronomy and meteorology—and was even a record-holding balloonist—before he became famous for his theories on how the land and seas on Earth were formed and change. These ideas are continental drift and plate tectonics. Seeing that the continents fit together like a puzzle, Wegener proved the theory that all of Earth's continents were once connected. Although his theories weren't accepted until after his death, scientists use plate tectonics to explain volcanoes and many other changes on Earth.

Astronomers Through Time

Lisa E. Greathouse

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743905626

Ancient astronomers looked at movements in the sun, moon, and stars to guide travelers and keep track of the seasons. Nicholas Copernicus was the first to challenge people's beliefs that Earth was the center of the solar system and is known as the founder of astronomy. Galileo Galilei built a telescope and spotted craters on the moon and sunspots on the sun. Isaac Newton invented the reflecting telescope and discovered the law of gravity. Astronomers continue to work every day to uncover the mysteries of the universe.

From Hubble to Hubble: Astronomers and Outer Space

Connie Jankowski

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743905640

Much of what we know today about Earth is from images taken by cameras on powerful telescopes. Edwin Hubble changed our view of the universe. Working in an observatory, he found that there are other galaxies besides the Milky Way. He also showed that the universe is still growing. Lyman Spitzer, Jr. proposed placing telescopes in space, and in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched. It sends us amazing images of the universe.

Rachel Carson: Nature's Guardian

Gina Dal Fuoco

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743905664

Rachel Carson began writing about nature when she was just 10 years old. She became a zoologist in 1932 and went to work for the United States government as a biologist and writer. She wrote about natural resources and encouraged others to care for the planet. She wrote books that helped people understand the world around them. Everyone can play a part in keeping the Earth healthy.

Max Planck: Uncovering the World of Matter

Jane Weir

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743905688

Planck studied physics, the science of matter and energy. He wound up making big discoveries in the area of thermodynamics, which is the study of heat and how it moves. Planck won the Nobel Prize for his work in Quantum Physics, which is the movement inside of atoms. It changed the way scientists understood the world.

Marie Curie: Pioneering Physicist

Elizabeth R.C. Cregan

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743905701

Marie Curie's work in radioactivity changed the way scientists think about matter and energy and led to advancements in the treatment of disease. With her fellow scientist and husband, Pierre Curie, she searched for the source of radioactivity and discovered two elements, radium and polonium. They shared the 1903 Nobel Prize, the world's highest science award, for their discovery.

Albert Einstein: Gentle Genius

Don Herweck

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743905725

Albert Einstein is probably the most influential scientist and greatest physicist of the twentieth century. He revolutionized our ideas about time and space and is best known for his theory of relativity and his equation E=mc^2, which explains the relationship between energy and mass. By age 30, he was considered by many to be one of the world's greatest scientific thinkers.

Investigating Forces and Motion

Jane Weir

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743905732

Forces can't be seen, but without them, nothing around us would happen! A force is a push or pull that usually causes movement. Friction is a force that opposes motion and slows things down or stops them. Famous scientist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton wrote the rules about forces and motion.

Isaac Newton and the Laws of the Universe

Jane Weir

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743905749

Isaac Newton is considered one of the greatest scientists who ever lived. His work changed the way humans understand astronomy, physics, math, and more. He is probably most famous for three laws about the way things move, called Newton's Law of Motion.

Investigating Electromagnetism

Elizabeth R.C. Cregan

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743905756

Electromagnetism is the combined power of electricity and magnetism. Almost everything we do—from watching television to using a computer—is affected by electromagnets. In the 1830s, scientist Michael Faraday proved that electricity and magnetism are different ways to observe a unified force that he called electromagnetism.

The World of Elements and Their Properties

Lynn Van Gorp

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743905817

There are 90 different elements, like the oxygen that we breathe, that can be found in nature. When two or more elements combine, they are held together by a chemical bond and form a compound. In 1869, chemist Dmitri Mendeléev organized the elements into a chart that is known as the Periodic Table of Elements.

Cell Scientists: Discovering How Cells Work

Kimberly Fekany Lee

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743905848

British scientist Robert Hooke built an early microscope and was the first scientist to observe cells and give them their name. Anton van Leeuwenhoek created the best microscopes of his time and used them to study living organisms. Matthias Schleiden, Theodor Schwann, and Rudolf Virchow created Cell Theory, which says that all living things are made of cells; cells are the smallest part of a living thing; and all cells come from other cells.

Louis Pasteur and the Fight Against Germs

Lisa Zamosky

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743905886

French scientist Louis Pasteur has been called the founder of modern medicine. He proved that germs spread disease, and his work has saved millions of lives. A university chemistry professor, Pasteur is best known for discovering pasteurization, a process by which bacteria and molds are killed when liquids are heated. The process was named for him and is used today.

George Washington Carver: Agriculture Pioneer

Stephanie Macceca

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743905909

George Washington Carver was born a slave, but he became an important scientist and teacher. He experimented with soil and became famous for his work as a botanist. He used peanuts and other plants to make new products. Before Carver's research, plants were only used for food and clothing. His creative approach to agriculture taught people that plants could be used to make many products, like rubber, ink, fuel, and paper, to name a few.

Pioneering Ecologists

Debra J. Housel

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743905923

Ecologists study the connections living things have with one another and their surroundings. John Woodward did some of the first ecology experiments in 1699 and figured out algae bloom. Aldo Leopold's work led to the Endangered Species Act to protect plants and animals from becoming extinct, and he led the U.S. government to begin considering the environmental impact of land use. Eugene Odum was the first to see Earth as a set of interlocking ecosystems. His work led to laws to protect wetlands.

The World of Animals

Joshua BishopRoby

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743905930

What things do all animals have in common? How do scientists classify animals? How are humans classified and what makes them different? Enter the animal kingdom with zoologists who study animals! You'll explore how scientists use a system called taxonomy to classify and organize different kinds of living things as you explore the wonderful world of animals.