The field of life science involves the study of living organisms, their organization, life processes, and the characteristics of all living things, such as plants, animals, and human beings. The reproducible activity pages supplement life science textbooks with stand-alone or coordinate one-page lessons. Sample activities include: Angiosperms and Gymnosperms, Animal Cell, Bacteria, Cell Functions, Comparing Fish/Amphibians/ Reptiles, Comparing Vertebrate Hearts, Ferns, and More!
The first Siamese cats were probably bred around 500 years ago in Siam, the country that is now called Thailand. Some legends say that the cats lived in temples and were owned only by royalty. Today, the Siamese is one of the most popular cat breeds in the United States. Siamese cats are known as good communicators with an unusually loud meow. They're also smart and can be trained to obey commands such as "sit" and "stay." Some Siamese cats will even walk on a leash! Full of amazing, real-life stories, Siamese: Talk to Me! recounts the breed's history, personality, suitability as a pet, and the special characteristics that set it apart from other breeds. Cat lovers will agree that it's the purr-fect read!
A helpful guide for understanding the mathematical concepts and real-world applications of measurements, including classroom tips, common terms such as volume, and exercises to encourage hands-on practice.
Coral snakes have bright colors to warn predators that they are poisonous. Young learners will find out how these small snakes look, where they live, and how they hide from predators and sneak up on prey. Blastoff! Series
Praised by Jacques Cousteau, this book, illustrated and written by a16 year-old, is a classic introduction to the marine habitat. This 1994 alphabet and alliteration book continues to be a favorite of kids, parents, and teachers everywhere. It is truly an exceptional swim through an alphabet of sea creatures. Each page highlights a selected species with a full-color illustration and a paragraph of fascinating facts, surrounded by a frame full of extra creatures and vocabulary. It reaches a large age range because the large text is for young readers, while smaller text is for you or more advanced children. Kristin Joy Pratt (A Walk in the Rainforest) once again successfully inspires a generation of children about one of the most precious and fragile realms on Earth.
Get ready for a hot read on some cool cars! From modified 1930s Ford cars, such as the "Deuce" roadster and classic Model T, to crazy VW Bugs and pumped-up pickup trucks, Hot Hot Rods will show kids what makes these jaw-dropping cars and their powerful engines so special! With incredible, full-color photographs, thrill-seeking readers will learn all about the history of hot rods and the people who create and drive them. So fasten your seat belt and get ready for a fast ride!
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The fictional chapters of this book tell the story of Luke Fletcher and his family as they make their journey along the Oregon Trail. The book's nonfiction chapters detail the realities of life on the Oregon Trail.
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This book discusses the early people, creatures, and plants of the Grand Canyon.
You are alone and lost. You have no water. No food. No cell phone. No map. The Sun is getting hotter and hotter. Would you know how to survive in a desert? This fantastic survival handbook combines adventure, real-life survival tactics, and fascinating facts about desert habitats. How can ants or bird droppings be a clue to a source of water? How do you build a shelter when there is nothing around but sand? And which desert animals are dangerous, and how can you avoid them?
You are alone and lost. You have no water. No food. No cell phone. No map. All you can see is a thick tangle of trees in every direction. Would you know how to survive in a jungle? This fantastic survival handbook combines adventure, real-life survival tactics, and fascinating facts about jungle habitats. What is the best way to catch rainwater? How do you stop ticks and leeches from attacking your body? How do you build a shelter using leaves and branches? And which jungle creatures can you eat, and which will eat you?
In 2007, U.S. Army Sergeant Edward Watson and his regiment, who were serving in the Iraq war, found a nearly starved puppy covered with fleas. The men took the dog, which they named Charlie, back to their base. Sgt. Watson knew it was against military rules for them to keep animals as pets, but he saw how much the tiny pup lifted his men's spirits. He hoped Charlie could be kept a secret. However, the group was scheduled to leave Iraq. Fearing Charlie would die if he left him, Watson contacted the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals International (SPCAI). The group was touched by Sgt. Watson's request to take Charlie home with him. After months of planning, the SPCA International flew Charlie out of Baghdad to live with Sgt. Watson and his family in Arizona. This is just one of many inspiring stories found in Baghdad Pups. With dramatic, full-color photographs of the brave soldiers and their rescued dogs, this book is sure to warm the hearts of dog lovers everywhere.
Do some animals really have the power to kill by zapping their prey with electricity? The shocking answer is yes. And that's not all that electric animals can do with their super-charged powers. Some can target their victims in near-total darkness while others "talk" to each other using electricity. These are just some of the surprising facts kids will discover as they enter the world of these amazing animals. Eye-popping photos and clear, simple text bring these one-of-a-kind creatures to vivid life.
In 2001, biologist Karsten Heuer witnessed thousands of caribou traveling together in Northern Canada as they made their way north on their annual migration. The spectacular sight inspired Heuer to set out on an incredible adventure of his own. He and his research partner decided to follow the Porcupine caribou herd for five months through freezing weather conditions as the animals migrated north to rich feeding grounds where they would raise their young. The scientists' mission would bring to light some amazing facts about how these beautiful Arctic animals survive in their chilly habitat. In Caribou: And Reindeer, Too, kids go on an real-life adventure with biologist Karsten Heuer as he follows the Porcupine caribou herd through Northern Canada. Along the way, children will discover how caribou survive in their bone-chilling environment. Readers will also learn about the caribou's close relative, the reindeer. Large, full-color photos and a narrative format will keep readers turning the pages for more.
In the spring of 2010, wildlife biologist Tony Fischbach visited the Chukchi Sea off the northwest coast of Alaska. He was there to study walruses in their remote Arctic habitat, but it wasn't an easy task. The Arctic is one of the coldest places on Earth, and Tony--unlike a walrus--wasn't naturally adapted for life in the extreme cold. Eventually, Tony was able to attach a radio transmitter to several walruses so he could track where they would travel. He was surprised--and disturbed--by what he discovered. What did Tony learn about these animals and how they survive in their chilly Arctic habitat? In Walrus: Tusk, Tusk, kids go on a real-life adventure with wildlife biologist Tony Fischbach as he studies walruses in one of the northernmost places in the world. Along the way, children will learn how walruses survive in their bone-chilling environment, including how they hunt, stay warm, and raise their babies. Large, full-color photos and a narrative format will keep readers turning the pages for more.
How do wolverines survive the harsh weather conditions of the Arctic? In Wolverine: Super Strong, kids will discover the answer as they follow the work of biologist Audrey Magoun and other scientists in the freezing-cold Arctic tundra. From the long, thick fur that keeps a wolverine warm, to the long claws and powerful jaws that allow it to tear through frozen meat, children will learn all the different ways that these strong scavengers are built to survive in the Arctic. Packed with large, full-color photos and written in a compelling narrative format, Wolverine: Super Strong will show kids how wolverines survive in their bone-chilling environment, including how they hunt, stay warm, and raise their babies.
Humpback whales are prolific singers. These marine mammals belt out songs that travel incredible distances through the ocean and can continue for hours on end. The whales use howls, cries, moans and other noises to create their intricate songs. These are just some of the fun facts kids will discover as they learn all about these animal loudmouths. Spectacular photos and clear, easy-to-read text will engage emergent readers as they come face-to-face with these noisy animals. In addition, children discover where the animals live, how they stay safe, and the different ways their sounds help them communicate with each other. A "Sound Check" chart at the end of the book compares the decibel level of the humpback whale to familiar noises, including an ambulance, a lawnmower, and a whisper.
While hyenas are most famous for the loud "laughing" noises they make, some of these social animals can produce a wide variety of sounds. The spotted hyena, for instance, will groan, grunt, giggle, and make whooping sounds that can be heard from miles away! While these noisy carnivores may look like they are similar to dogs, they actually are more closely related to cats. These are just some of the fun facts kids will discover as they learn about all the sounds these animal loudmouths make. Spectacular photos and clear, easy-to-read text will engage emergent readers as they come face-to-face with these noisy creatures. In addition, children discover where hyenas live, how they stay safe, and the different ways their sounds help them communicate with each other. A "Sound Check" chart at the end of the book describes the different noises that hyenas make and what each sound is used for.
Mockingbirds are talented singers. They can mimic the songs of many other birds, not to mention the sounds of barking dogs, chirping crickets, and car alarms! In fact, the mockingbird's name comes from this special talent, as at one time the word "mock" meant the same things as to "mimic." Male mockingbirds will sing all day and night when they're looking for a mate. The loud, long-lasting song tells female mockingbirds that he's ready to mate and also warns other males to stay out of the area. These are just some of the fun facts that kids will discover as they learn about these harmonious birds. Spectacular photos and clear, easy-to-read text will engage emergent readers as they come face-to-face with these animal loudmouths. In addition, children discover where mockingbirds live, how they stay safe, and the different ways their sounds help them communicate with each other--and tell other mockingbirds to stay away! A "Sound Check" chart at the end of the book describes the different noises that mockingbirds make and what each sound is used for.
Buckle your seat belt and get ready to discover the fastest cars in drag racing! In Dynamic Drag Racers, thrill-seeking readers will discover all of the different types of vehicles in the sport, from Top Fuel dragsters and Pro Stock Motorcycles to Funny Cars and exhibition wheelstanders. If you have a need for speed, this is the book for you! With full-color photographs and clear, simple text, kids will learn all about the history of drag car racing and the people who create and drive these super-fast vehicles. It's a must-have for kids who love cool cars!
In Electrifying Eco-Race Cars, kids will discover some of the coolest and most Earth-friendly cars around! From hydrogen-fueled race cars that can reach speeds of over 300 miles per hour to wind-powered speedsters that don't use a motor, kids will see that the next generation of race cars is going green. With profiles of eight of the fastest eco-race cars around, kids will see how race car design is speeding into the future. With large, full-color photographs, thrill-seeking readers will learn all about eco-race cars and the people who create and drive them. So fasten your seat belt and get ready to discover some Earth-friendly cars that can achieve super-fast speeds!
The greyhound is the world's fastest dog. It can run at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour--that's faster than the average speed in the Tour de France bicycle race! One of the oldest dog breeds, greyhounds were raised as hunting dogs hundreds of years ago in Europe. Their speed and agility helped them catch their prey. These are some of the surprising facts kids will discover as they learn all about these lightning-fast canines. Eye-popping photos and clear, easy-to-read text will engage emergent readers as they discover the anatomical features that help greyhounds reach fast speeds. A "Speed-o-Meter" graphic compares the greyhound's top speed to that of humans and cats.
The killer whale is one of the fastest mammals in the ocean. It moves through the water at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour--that's faster than a Bengal tiger runs. The killer whale's super speed helps it catch over 500 pounds of food a day! These are just some of the fascinating facts kids will discover in the world of these powerful ocean predators. Eye-popping photos and clear, easy-to-read text will engage emergent readers as they discover the anatomical features that help killer whales reach fast speeds. A "Speed-o-Meter" graphic compares the killer whale's top speed to that of other animals.
The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal in the world. It can fly at a speed of 68 miles per hour, and it can dive through the air at an even more amazing speed: 200 miles per hour! The falcons make these high-speed dives in order to catch other birds for food. They attack their prey in midair! These are just some of the fascinating facts kids will discover in the thrilling world of these swift birds of prey. Eye-popping photos and clear, easy-to-read text will engage emergent readers as they discover the anatomical features that help peregrine falcons reach fast speeds. A "Speed-o-Meter" graphic compares the peregrine falcon's top speed to that of fastballs and roller coasters.
The pronghorn is the fastest land mammal in North America. It can reach speeds of up to 60 miles per hour! Even more impressive, the pronghorn is built for endurance, and can run at 30 miles per hour for several miles. Cheetahs are the only animals that can run faster, but they can only sprint at top speed for a short distance before getting tired. These are some of the surprising facts kids will discover as they learn all about these endurance runners. Eye-popping photos and clear, easy-to-read text will engage emergent readers as they discover the anatomical features that help pronghorns reach fast speeds. A "Speed-o-Meter" graphic compares the pronghorn's top speed to that of other animals.