Jack climbed up a giant beanstalk that shot straight to the sky. But what would it take for a beanstalk to grow so tall? And how does it stay standing? Professor Everafter and STEM have the answers!
Rod Liberal was struck by lightening while climbing a mountain in Teton National Park, Wyoming. Join Rod and his friends on the journey from survival to recovery.
Have you ever wondered how that gingerbread house Hansel and Gretel munched on in the middle of the woods stood up in the first place? Learn the STEM behind the fairy tale with the help of Professor Everafter.
I need a place to put all my books. I need a shelf! Who builds the things we use daily? A carpenter does! Read all about these important community helpers.
I'm so hungry. I am going out to a restaurant. Who makes your food in restaurants? A chef does! Read all about these important community helpers.
Space Cat is curious about how tools, technology and engineering are used to keep buildings and structures from falling down.
Join Space Cat and her friend Dog as they compare the natural world and the world humans made. Discover how STEM skills play a role.
Growing plants and vegetables and studying food sources can help children make good food choices, which is likely to result in overall healthier lives. Readers will learn skills for choosing food wisely.
Today's amusement parks are filled with amazing, high-tech rides. Some even take the fun to the water! Amusement parks of the past were exciting places as well. Amusement parks have been around for hundreds of years. Readers discover the history of these fun-filled places!
The Amazon Rain Forest is home to tree-strangling vines, poison frogs and killer dolphins. And if it were its own country, it would be the ninth largest in the world! Imagine that! Readers will explore dangers of the rainforest and discover scientific mysteries along the way.
Have you ever wondered what the coldest place on Earth is like? Antarctica is a large ice-covered continent at the southernmost point on the planet. Readers will explore this icy land and learn about the various types of glaciers and icebergs.
Volcanoes are more than just fiery mountains spewing smoke and ash into the air. In this book readers will get a close-up look when these majestic mountains blow their tops. Readers learn about magma and lava flow, and how volcanoes form.
Carpenters help build the world! Whether they’re raising buildings or making furniture, these helpers work hard to get the job done. This engaging title uses leveled text and vibrant photos to explore the ins and outs of a carpenter’s job, from their daily duties to the tools they use. Special features introduce carpenter skills and gear, and a picture glossary helps illustrate important words.
From pushing down trees to moving piles of rocks and dirt, bulldozers have a lot of jobs! Beginning readers can learn basic facts about these powerful machines through easy-to-read text and action-packed photos in this title. Features call out bulldozer parts and jobs to aid in reader comprehension. This title gives readers who are just starting out a push in the right direction!
Airplanes travel all around the world! In this title, beginning readers can learn about the parts of these mighty machines as well as the jobs they do through simple, predictable text and bright photos. Features such as a labeled diagram of airplane parts support and reinforce the text. This low-level title will help students just beginning to read independently to take flight!
Highlights fascinating facts about space, from the hottest planet in the solar system to volcanoes that spew icy slush. Learn about the planet that spins on its side, the only animal that can survive in space without a spacesuit, an asteroid so big that scientists mistook it for a planet, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.
Illustrates the differences between renewable and nonrenewable energy. Explains what makes energy sources renewable or nonrenewable and how they affect everyday life. Colorful photographs and diagrams help illustrate each science concept. A chart compares the concepts head-to-head to help solidify readers' grasp of the material. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.
Highlights fascinating facts about natural disasters, from rumbling earthquakes to spinning hurricanes. Learn about the Alaskan earthquake that sunk boats in Louisiana, the volcanic eruption that blocked sunlight for months, the hurricane that blew Pacific seabirds all the way to Arizona, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.
Highlights fascinating facts about inventions, from the first usage of glue tens of thousands of years ago to 3-D printers used in space. Learn about a forgotten drink turned into a beloved summer treat, the first words ever recorded, a remote controlled boat from the 1800s, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.
Highlights fascinating facts about engineering, from ancient pyramids to space-age telescopes. Learn about the flooded colosseum, a dam large enough to slow Earth's rotation, computers smaller than a grain of rice, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.
Highlights fascinating facts about Earth, from deep within its core to high in the atmosphere. Learn about Earth's flipping magnetic pole, scorching deserts, exploding lakes, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.
Highlights fascinating facts about dinosaurs, from their first appearance on Earth to their extinction 65 million years ago. Learn about a dinosaur nicknamed after a rock star, a battle between two dinosaurs that are forever captured in a series of fossils, the dinosaurs as long as a jumbo jet wing, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.
Computer technology is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource on the history of computing for elementary students. Back in the 1950s, computers were only for employees of the government and universities. They were way too expensive for the average person. In 1975, the Altair 8800 kit made them affordable. It also inspired a guy named Steve Wozniak to start Apple Computers with his friend Steve Jobs. Then came mice, GUIs, MacIntosh versus PC, and the World Wide Web. In the 2000s, computers got into cell phones and now everyone carries a computer in their pocket. Where will artificial intelligence take computers in the future?
The history of movie technology is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource for elementary students. It took 50 years from the invention of photographs to the magical motion of movies. In the 1890s, Thomas Edison’s company decided to make a camera that could take a bunch of pictures really fast. Next came silent films, talkies, and Technicolor. New technology gave us widescreens, 3-D, IMAX, and, finally, the digital revolution. How will virtual reality change movie-going in the future?
Telephone technology is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource on the history of landlines and cell phones for elementary students. Once upon a time, no one carried a phone around. Phones plugged into a wall and you could only move as far as the cord let you. And it basically stayed that way for 100 years! When we finally got cordless phones, you still had to stay in your house to call. The first mobile phones weighed 80 pounds and had to be carried around in a car—hence the term car phone. The dawn of the cell phone was the 1980s with the Motorola Dynatec. Phones changed forever. Now we have smart phones in our pockets!