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Makers and Takers: Studying Food Webs in the Ocean

Gwendolyn Hooks

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781604723199

This book uses the ocean as a backdrop to define food webs and identifying the animals who act as predator, prey, or both.

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Technology

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781600446559

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. This comprehensive set helps students with the transition from K-4 to 5-8 grade level studies. From basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology, students will find what they need. Make Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia an important part of your reference library.

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Chemistry

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781600446511

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. This comprehensive set helps students with the transition from K-4 to 5-8 grade level studies. From basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology, students will find what they need. Make Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia an important part of your reference library.

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Physics

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781600446528

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. This comprehensive set helps students with the transition from K-4 to 5-8 grade level studies. From basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology, students will find what they need. Make Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia an important part of your reference library.

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Human Life

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781600446474

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. This comprehensive set helps students with the transition from K-4 to 5-8 grade level studies. From basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology, students will find what they need. Make Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia an important part of your reference library.

Time Travel

Lisa Arias (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179416

Sometimes you just need to slow down in order to understand what is going on. This book will take things slowly so that you wont miss any important information. Get ready to travel through time using visual representations, rhyming text, and guided instruction, allowing students to understand the working of time! This book will allow students to solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time.

Lives of Stars

Chana Stiefel (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179676

Our Sun is the nearest star and the center of our solar system, but there are billions of stars in the universe. Stars spend their lives making energy. They give off light and heat. This book explores what stars are made of, the different types of stars, what the lifespan of a star is, and the different colors and constellations they form. Learn all the facts on these powerful objects that give us so much enjoyment to look at. This book never shined so bright! This book allows students to use observations of the Sun, Moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.

The Universe

Mary Kay Carson (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179652

Bang! Scientists think the universe started with the Big Bang, an explosion that created the universe about 13.7 billion years ago. The universe is still expanding. Its spreading out faster as it ages. It is everything thats anywhere! Where do you live in it? And what else is out there? This book is out of this world with facts that represent the large space that is our universe. This book will allow students to understand that patterns in the natural world can be observed, used to describe phenomena, and used as evidence.

Comets and Meteors

Chana Stiefel (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179669

What has a head, two tails, and shoots across the sky? A comet. Coming from the far edges of the solar system, most comets travel around the Sun, while meteors appear as flashing streaks of light in the night sky. Explore these amazing celestial wonders as they zip through space! The physical characteristics of each are identified in detail. This book wont come crashing down! Its filled with Fun Facts that give additional information on this exciting science topic. This book allows students to use observations of the Sun, Moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.

Rocky Planets

Kyla Steinkraus (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179614

Our solar system is made up of the millions of objects in the sky above us, including the Sun, moon, stars, and planets. This book examines the four planets closest to the Sun, known as the rocky planets. All four planets are described with facts about their atmospheres, landscapes, orbits, and Fun Facts that give additional information about each of these rocky planets! This book will allow students to use observations of the Sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.

Giant Gas Planets

Kyla Steinkraus (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179621

The four planets farthest from the Sun are called the gas giants. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are different from the other planets in our solar system. They are not solid, but are made of liquids and clouds of gas with gravity pulling it all together into a planet shape. Learn facts about the climate, gases, size, and other quirky things each of these planets possess. This book isnt filled with hot air! Pull out your telescope and see if you can observe one of these planets. This book will allow students to understand that patterns in the natural world can be observed, used to describe phenomena, and used as evidence.

Dwarf Planets

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179638

Five and counting! So far, astronomers have discovered five dwarf planets in our solar system. Pluto, which was once thought of as the ninth planet, is today classified as a dwarf planet. This book looks at the dwarf planets characteristics, size, and orbital patterns, as well as the three rules scientists follow to identify these tiny, round space objects. Every day new discoveries are being made. Who knows how many dwarf planets we will find in the future! This book will allow students to understand that patterns in the natural world can be observed, used to describe phenomena, and used as evidence.

Solar Systems

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179645

Our closest solar system is about 10 light years away. It has two main types of planets. Some are rocky and small, like planet Earth, while others are huge balls of gas, like Jupiter. Astronomers once thought our solar system was the one and only. But now we know of hundreds of solar systems. One may even have a planet like Earth! Just maybe, these alien worlds could host life, like our own amazing planet. This book allows students to use observations of the Sun, Moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.

What Happens When You Flush?

Kelli Hicks (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627178907

Have you ever thought about what really happens when you flush a toilet? In this book, students will learn all about this quirky subject and the different parts of this simple machine. From the bowl, the tank, the handle, and stopper, students will learn about something we all do on a daily basis but dont really ever think about. So, next time you flush, youll know exactly what happens! This book will allow students to develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.

Microwave Ovens

Cristie Reed (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627178884

Did you know the microwave oven was actually invented by mistake? That mistake led to the technology that has made cooking faster, more convenient, and more popular than conventional cooking. This book addresses the differences between a standard oven and a microwave oven. So, pop in a snack, set the timer, and in a few seconds youll be ready to enjoy! This book will allow students to plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.

Escalators

Kelli Hicks (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627178891

An escalator is a moving staircase with steps that go up or down. This book discusses how an escalator is based off a conveyor system, moving objects up and down using gears. This form of transportation has made it more convenient to go from one floor to another without walking up flights of stairs. So, next time you have a chance to ride an escalator, hold on to the handrails and get a free moving staircase ride! This book will allow students to analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull.

Bluetooth

Cristie Reed (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627178877

Bluetooth devices use radio waves to connect. It makes the things we do every day so much more convenient. No wires, cables, or cords, allows you to take computers, game controls, and many other objects from room to room. But how does it work? Learn about the signals these devices send to talk to each other and make your technology easier to use. This book will allow students to use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance.

TV Remotes

Robin Koontz (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627178846

Can you imagine having to actually get up to change the channel on your TV? Well, before the remote control was invented, thats exactly what you had to do. A remote control can actually turn your lights on and off, change the temperature in a room, and even lock your doors! But, be sure not to lose it or YOU might actually have to get up and do it for yourself! This book will allow students to ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.

The Internet

Meg Greve (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627178853

Where would we be without the Internet? How would you research a school project or look for things you want to read about or buy online? This book details just what the Internet is, how it works, and how to be responsible when using it. So, be safe and happy surfing! This book will allow students to ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.

Speakers

Meg Greve (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627178860

Speakers have only one job. To deliver sound! Whether its your iPod, radio, or television, without speakers you wouldnt be able to hear anything. From currents, to magnets, coils and cones, and amplification and volume, all the intricate parts of a speaker are addressed to show how they make sound possible. So, put your headphones on and start listening to your favorite sounds! This book will allow students to plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.

Binoculars

Robin Koontz (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627178822

Having trouble seeing something far away? Well, you may need a pair of binoculars! This book investigates the pieces of a pair of binoculars and explains how they combine to magnify far away objects. You wont need a pair of binoculars to read this book, but its sure to be a topic youll want to learn more about. This book will allow students to make observations and/or measurements of an objects motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.

Computer Mouse

Robin Koontz (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627178839

What kind of mouse has no ears, nose, or feet? A computer mouse! This book teaches students how a mouse and a computer work together. When you move your mouse, the cursor on your screen moves, making it quicker and easier to perform tasks on your computer. All the components of a computer mouse are outlined and give a better understanding of this important and useful computer tool. And, they dont squeak or have fur! This book will allow students to make observations and/or measurements of an objects motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.

Using Tools to Understand Our World

Kelli Hicks (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781618103604

The tools used by scientists are addressed in this title. Beakers, scales, microscopes, scientific calculators, and other important things used to investigate and create new technology. Communicating with these tools via satellite or sensors that are being developed to warn people of tsunamis are just part of the many science tools talked about in this title.

Pull It, Push It

Buffy Silverman (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781618103598

Force and motion are introduced in this easy to understand book. Gives examples that students can relate to in their everyday lives. As with every title in this series there is a "Show What You Know" section in the back of the book which reinforces the text and allows students to answer three questions relating to the book. Brightly colored photographs enhance the text.

Energy All Around

Buffy Silverman (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781618103581

This title explains how all forms of energy belong to one of two groups: potential or kinetic. It addresses how energy can be used in the form of water to create electricity, in the form of solar to heat our homes, and in the form of wind to turn the blades on a wind turbine.