Why can we see through some materials and not others? This informative title helps young readers discover the answer to this question and more. Readers explore the differences between transparent and opaque materials, including examples of their uses in everyday life.
Why is your desk smooth? Why is sandpaper rough? What is friction? This engaging title invites curious readers to discover the answers to these questions. Vibrant photographs and accessible text encourage readers to investigate how smooth and rough materials are used in everyday life.
This new book will blow readers away! Accessible text, interesting facts, and bright, colorful design create an engaging combination for young readers. Readers will discover how wind forms, its affect on people, plants, and animals, and the tools scientists use to measure wind direction and speed. A hands-on experiment teaches readers how to make a wind vane and use it to find the winds direction.
This engaging title introduces readers to materials that are either hot or cold. Accessible text and close picture support invite readers to identify hot and cold things around them and understand why things melt and freeze. Readers will also learn how people measure temperature.
This colorful and engaging title is sure to attract curious readers! Using familiar examples, readers will discover the difference between magnetic and nonmagnetic materials. Accessible text and supportive images encourage readers to identify and classify materials based on magnetic attraction.
This title has mass appeal! Colorful images and clear and concise text invite readers to look at the property of weight. Using familiar examples, readers learn how to tell the difference between heavy and light objects and learn how people weigh objects. Readers then identify, describe, and compare materials based on weight.
This book looks at the difference between flexible and rigid objects. Using familiar objects, readers discover how flexible and rigid objects are used in everyday life. Readers are encouraged to identify and classify materials based on these physical properties.
Temperature is a measure of how hot or cold something is. Temperature affects our lives from the clothes we wear to the activities we do. This engaging and entertaining title inspires a solid understanding of this essential concept. Readers also discover how a thermometer is used to measure temperature using units called degrees.
Weather changes from day to day and season to season. But what exactly is weather and how is it created? Readers will discover the answers to these questions and many other weather wonders. Bright, full-color photographs, inviting text, and engaging questions introduce readers to the different types of weather in our world and how it affects our lives.
From gentle showers to heavy downpours and slow flurries to hail, this appealing title will be a hit with readers rain or shine! Readers will learn the basic concepts of the water cycle, the features of different kinds of precipitation, and the role temperature has in determining what falls from our clouds.
In this fascinating new book Slim explores the essential nutritional value of oils and water. Children will learn why oils are essential to health, what foods produce oils, what oil products are consumed around the world, and how much oil is needed every day. Readers will also learn about why drinking enough water is essential to good health and how much water they need each day.
In this meaty new book Slim explores the essential nutritional value of the meat group. Children will learn that this group is made up of more than meat. It includes poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs and nuts. They will also discover why tofu is part of this group, how this group helps build strong muscles, what different kinds of meats, poultry, fish, etc. are eaten around the world, and how much a person needs to eat each day from this group.
In this interesting new book Slim explores the essential nutritional value of the vegetable group. Children will learn about the incredible variety of vegetables and vegetable products, the history of vegetables in the human diet, what is special about dark green and leafy vegetables, what changes occur when vegetables are cooked, vegetables grown around the world, and how many vegetables a person needs each day.
In this sweet new book Slim explores the essential nutritional value of the fruit group. Children will learn about the amazing amount of water in fruit, how fruit blossoms, why the tomato is considered a piece of fruit, the wide variety of products made with fruit, groves and orchards around the world, how worms get into apples, and how many fruits a person needs to eat each day.
In this interesting new book Slim explores the essential nutritional value of the dairy group. Children will learn about why dairy products are so important for healthy bones and teeth, how milk is brought to market, the difference between whole milk and fat-free milk, how cheese and yogurt is made, what kinds of animals produce milk, different dairy products used around the world, and how much dairy a person needs to consume each day.
This title provides curious young readers with a close-up look at plant stems. Readers will discover why plants need stems, the different kinds of stems, and how new plants can grow from the stems of mature plants.
Different kinds of plants form different amounts of seeds. Some plants form only a few seeds while others form many seeds. Accessible text and vivid photographs introduce readers to seeds describing how they spread and their different uses.
This essential overview title introduces readers to the wonders of the plant world! Vibrant images and clear, simple text teach readers what plants need to survive, the basic parts of a plant, and the stages in a plant's life cycle.
This delightful book teaches readers about the world of baby animals by identifying animals that share the same names. Adorable photos feature pups (baby dogs and foxes), cubs (baby wolves and bears), and kids (baby goats and human children).
Young readers are introduced to the many changes children experience in their early years. The simple text takes readers on a journey from the day a child is born through the first six years of life. An interactive activity asks them how old they were when they reached their own growth milestones of first teeth, first steps, and first day of school.
This entertaining book teaches young readers about the different body parts they use to move and play. Body parts are labeled on the photos showing how elbows, knees, ankles, and fingers bend.
By introducing young readers to the colors of food, they also learn about healthy eating. Eating fruits and vegetables in as many colors of the rainbow everyday ensures that we get all of the important vitamins and nutrients we need to stay healthy.
This clear, simple book introduces children to the concept that living things need energy, and energy comes from food. Starting with an introduction to photosynthesis, children will follow along the food chain as the energy flows to herbivores and carnivores. A diagram, using photos of plants, a rabbit, and a fox, demonstrates a food chain. A detailed illustration of a forest food web follows.
Children will love the entertaining photos in this book, which feature animals in motion-walking, climbing, swinging, and pouncing. They will also be amazed by the way animals without legs move-sliding on mucus, slithering, and swimming. An activity asks children to write down all the ways they move in one day.
This intriguing book asks children to identify objects made from different materials-metals, wool, rubber, glass, wood, and paper. Simple explanations follow each object describing where these materials come from. An activity asks children to match objects with the materials from which they are made.