In Chemist, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take early fluent readers on an informational interview with a chemical scientist. Readers learn about the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of this career and the things they can do now to prepare for work as an chemist. An infographic illustrates the tools of the trade, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about chemists online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Chemist also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
In Palm Islands, early fluent readers explore the mechanics behind this exciting engineering marvel. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about these man-made islands. An infographic illustrates how the islands were built, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Palm Islands using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Palm Islands also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
In Pyramids of Egypt, early fluent readers explore the mechanics behind this ancient engineering marvel. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about these monumental structures. An infographic illustrates how the pyramids were built, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Egyptian pyramids using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Pyramids of Egypt also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
We all know the limits of our own bodies. That's what makes these unusual examples so incredible. Readers will be amazed by these mysteries of the human body—feats of strength, spontaneous combustion, human hibernation, sleepwalking, firewalkers, human pincushions, colored sweat, skin-shredding, human magnets, and feral, or wild, children.
This fascinating book looks at modern methods of mapping that allow us to show and evaluate human behavior and interactions, as well as the impact humans have on the environment. Examples of mapping human activity include such areas of interest as crime, accidents, busy city streets, travel, or the spread of disease.
This unique title allows budding young engineers, architects, and designers to use their personal creativity to design communities and their spaces. Through engaging photographs, clear explanations, and realistic activities, readers will be inspired to design parks and other elements that make communities enjoyable and accessible for all people. Opportunities to take plans from paper to screen build digital skills, making projects diverse and multi-level for all types of readers.
City Birds is a witty, upbeat story about two falcon hatchlings named Stars and Stripes atop a skyscraper in Cleveland, Ohio. The two young birds are introduced to the life of a bird of prey in a big city. With their parents’ guidance, the young birds learn to catch pigeons (and not the “fowl” balls that come from the nearby baseball stadium), how to interact with humans (who are kind enough to feed the local pigeon “livestock”), and finally, how to fly, the final skill that will allow them to leave their concrete home to hunt for food and start their own homes and families. Told with tongue in cheek humor that will keep readers chuckling from cover to cover.
A brief exploration of what deep-sea fishers do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of record-breaking fishing off the coast of New Zealand.
In the northeastern region known as the Great North Woods, day dawns with quivering aspens, waters teem with life, forests prowl with predators, and nature is celebrated in rhyme.
A young explorer’s introduction to Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park, covering its geyser-filled landscape, plants, animals such as bison, and activities such as camping and fishing.
A young explorer’s introduction to California’s Yosemite National Park, covering its mountain landscape, plants, animals such as black bears, and activities such as rock climbing.
A young explorer’s introduction to Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park, covering its desert and forest landscape, plants, animals such as California condors, and activities such as hiking.
A young explorer’s introduction to California and Nevada’s Death Valley National Park, covering its desert landscape, plants, animals such as desert tortoises, and activities such as bird-watching.
A young explorer’s introduction to Florida’s Everglades National Park, covering its wetlands landscape, plants, animals such as West Indian manatees, and activities such as boating.
A young explorer’s introduction to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, covering its mountain landscape, plants, animals such as salamanders, and activities such as horseback riding.
Do you like helping people? Would you like to help feed hundreds of people each day? Then you might like to go On the Job at a Farm. Discover what the key business of farming is all about.
Do you like to eat different foods? Maybe you like to help in the kitchen by cooking or bringing food to the table. Running restaurants large and small is no easy task as you will discover when you go On The Job in a Restaurant.
Have you ever thought about how all the buildings and bridges in your community get built? Who designs them? How are they built so they don’t fall down? Let’s learn about the jobs and skills needed to go On The Job in Construction.
A group of storm chasers stands along the highway filming as a tornado rips its way across the landscape. Some storm chasers are ordinary people looking for a thrill, but many are meteorologists working to find out more about dangerous weather. Look inside to find out more about how these adventurous scientists help keep people safe from deadly storms.
Sports offer opportunities for readers to learn and apply concepts and principles related to force and motion. Readers learn how science plays a critical factor in any athlete's quest to be the best at his or her sport. They read how mass is related to acceleration and velocity. Physics and aerodynamics affect many sports and help athletes strategize their next moves against their opponents. This book covers a variety of interesting sports suitable for the casual to the most fanatic sporting enthusiast.
When stunt performers go to work, they make dangerous feats look fun and easy, but there is a lot of risk behind this profession. Explore what stunt people do to prepare and keep themselves safe for a truly unique profession. Readers will be introduced to a brief history of stunt performance as well as the latest tips and tricks, including stunt driving, professional fighting, and even digital effects such as computer-generated imagery and are encourged to explore college majors and areas of study are recommended to become a stunt person. With thrilling language and stunning images in conjunction with informational text, a useful glossary, and an interview with a real-life stunt-man, readers are sure to be fascinated and stimulated from cover to cover!
Animal trainers care for many different types of animals! Children will explore some of the methods that trainers use, such as affection bonding and classical and operant conditioning, while simultaneously gaining an understanding of animal instincts and animal rehabilitation. Readers are invited to learn about the variety of animals that trainers work with and are encouraged to find an area of study to focus on if they want to become an animal trainer. With stunning images, interesting facts, a glossary of useful terms, informational text, and an interview with a real-life animal trainer, readers will be intrigued and delighted as they move through this fascinating title.
Discover what it takes to be an Emergency Room doctor in this enlightening nonfiction title. Readers learn about the hard work and dedication it takes to have a career as an ER doctor and what a typical day is like in the emergency room. From medical school to residency, medical symptoms to diagnosis, children will learn all about the steps it takes to get involved in this profession. This engaging title features vivid photos, helpful charts and diagrams, informational text, a glossary of terms, and an interview with a real life ER doctor to delight, inform, and encourage children from beginning to end.
Mysterious events occur all over the world. It rains fish every year in Honduras, rocks in Pennsylvania make music, and large drawings can be found on the desert floors in Peru! Readers will learn about these strange phenomena and more curiosities like ESP and crop circles in this baffling and fascinating nonfiction reader. Vibrant images and intriguing facts in conjunction with a glossary of terms, informational text, and an index keep readers captivated from cover to cover!
Come find out what professional Crime Scene investigators do to solve a crime in this inspiring nonfiction book! In conjunction with detailed images and fascinating facts, readers learn about forensic science, criminal investigative evidence, and crime scene searches. This book includes an interview with a real-life CSI and a glossary, index, and list of useful sources.