When you flip a light switch, it turns on the light. But how? Where does that energy come from? How does it get to the light bulb? Learn about all kinds of energy that power our world and how we can make sure we never run out!
Imagine being able to taste or hear with your feet, or feel your way through the dark with your nose! Like humans, animals interact with the world through their senses. Unlike humans, many animals use their senses in truly unique ways to communicate, reproduce, and survive.
What makes up every single thing in the universe? Teeny tiny specks called atoms. Atoms are the tiniest forms of matter, and matter is everything.
Lions and bees and meerkats, oh my—these are a few of the many animals that survive and thrive in groups. Discover how group members help each other face life’s challenges. From finding food to raising young, some animals are just better off together
Why do animals, plants, and people look like their parents? Learn about heredity, genes, and chromosomes in simple-to-understand language. Discover how the father of heredity, Gregor Mendel, unlocked the secrets of how living things pass down traits to their children.
Engineers are the reason we have everything from thumbtacks to rocket ships. But what do engineers think about? Where do they get their amazing ideas? Discover the ways engineers solve problems, learn about some engineering feats, and find out whether you may also think like an engineer.
A scientific look at how rainbows are formed, why we can only see part of them, and how your location determines if you see one or not.
A scientific look at how clouds are formed, why there are different types, and what you can tell about a cloud by looking at it.
A scientific look at how trees grow, why they are important, and how they make other trees.
A scientific look at the natural processes that create waterfalls, and where they are likely to form.
Come learn how to save water in your house. Telling your parents how to use less water will help out everyone. Paired to the nonfiction title Water All Around Us.
Mrs. Murphy’s class is on a field trip. However, Tim and James keep fighting. Will they ever stop fighting? Paired to the nonfiction title I Dig Dinos.
Some are bigger than a school bus. Others are as small as a candy sprinkle. Some make people itch. What are they? Plant leaves! Find out why leaves are a certain shape and size, how they help plants grow, and perform your own experiment to find out just what leaves need to grow.
Soil hides most of the time, but it’s important. Dig into the layers of soil and learn how it is made. Find out how soil helps plants and other living things thrive. Are you ready to get your hands dirty?
Plant roots are amazing! From keeping plants anchored in the ground to sucking up water from the soil, roots are an essential part of plants. Some go deep below Earth’s surface while others spread far and wide just below the dirt. Dig in to discover how roots help plants survive.
Ever wonder how plants reach toward the sun? Or how water gets from the roots to the leaves? A plant’s stem is like a highway, transporting water and food where it’s needed. Dig in to discover how stems work to support a plant’s survival.
Flowers are more than just decoration. They have an important job. But they can’t always do it alone. Find out more about the work of flowers, how they attract help, and how they help plant species survive.
Alex is part of the Gumshoe Gang at Watson Elementary and is a science fanatic. He and his friends help solve cases that happen in their school. This time Alex is the one affected by a crime and the case revolves around him. Someone has destroyed his Science Fair project! Can the Gumshoe Gang find the culprit before the Science Fair tonight? Will Alex still be able to participate in the Science Fair he was so excited about? These mysteries are perfect for your early fluent reader. With longer sentences and fewer illustrations, these are suited to keep readers guessing as they solve for clues. Paired to the nonfiction title Winning By Waiting.
How windmills work to turn wind into electricity.
The technology and design of multiple types of drones.
Some animals have some unique ways of keeping safe from predators by using defense mechanisms in the way they smell or the scents they give off.
A look at the social and emotional lives, as well as communication methods, of gorillas.
Animals keep track of their young and other members of their family by using different sounds. Students will learn all about the unusual ways animals communicate with each other.
The mechanics and design that make thrill rides safe and fun.
A look at the social and emotional lives, as well as communication methods, of lions.