Learn about telescopes and other tools used to explore space.
Science is in every part of our lives. Where there is science, there are scientists. Learn about areas of science you like and might someday be your career. Great for STEM and content literacy.
This fact-filled book describes all things plants! With terms like species, photosynthesis, life cycle, and habitat, students gain an understanding of how plants have survived on Earth for millions of years.
Word books give beginning readers chance to see real life words and a head start in science.
A first look at the tools young scientists can use to explore the world around them.
The idea of preserving bodies has been around for thousands of years. Mummies are intriguing to everyone, especially when so well preserved. Great for science and history.
Low level book describing what light is, how objects can only be seen with light, or if they give off their own light. How light can shine through transparent and translucent materials but not opaque materials. What causes shadows and what happens when you shine light on a mirror.
Landforms make up our earth. Landforms are underwater and on mountains. They are everywhere we look and make up different habitats. Most are changing everyday.
This book challenges young readers to look beyond Earth and consider the billions of objects that share our universe.
Seeing is one of our 5 senses and we need light to see. This book explains in simple terms how light shines on objects allowing our eyes to see and send messages to our brain about the world around us.
Hearing is one of our five scenses. Sound helps us identify things around us and helps us learn. Learn how sound travels in waves and we hear different pitches of sound
Children explore our world as they touch, taste, and change the matter that surrounds us.
Earth was a lot different when dinosaurs were around. The worlds oceans were also ruled by large predators and they left us important clues. Find out how scientists use these clues to learn what kinds of sea monsters lived and what they might have looked like.
Earth was a lot different when dinosaurs were around, but they have left us important clues. Find out how scientists use these clues to learn what kinds of dinosaurs lived where, what they ate, and how fast they could run. You may also be surprised to learn which animals living today are dinosaur relatives!
Young readers are introduced to some of the plants and animals in a forest habitat. They are encouraged to learn more about food chains in a forest and to draw one of their own.
Deserts are amazing ecosystems and ecosystems are an intrigal part of STEM. Deserts may have very little water, but they are home to many plants and animals. Young children are introduced to one desert food chain and are encouraged to learn more and draw a food chain of their own. Also see Food Chains In The Forest to help round out this topic.
Why do some things float while others sink? Readers learn about buoyancy and density, guess what type of objects will float or sink, and conduct a floating experiment of their own!
A great title for an early reader, this book builds vocabulary around an important science subject. This nonfiction book teaches ecosystems at a beginning level. Works great science test prep for the struggling learner.
From a reptile that looks like Spider Man to lizards that squirt blood from their eyes, this collection of weird and creepy reptiles is sure to engage the most reluctant reader—and bring to light important science information too!
Skeletons can look a little creepy, but this book will explain why people need them. Why some animals don't and why there are a lot of things we could not do if we did not have a skeleton.
Stomp through a world of the scariest, largest creatures that walked prehistoric Earth. Learn how paleontologists—dinosaur detectives—uncover the important clues that have revealed what we know about these terrifying animals.
Most of us use water all day, every day, without thinking about it. But how does it get to our homes? From the pitter patter of raindrops to the whoosh of water from the shower, this book follows the journey from the source to the resource. Water is one of the most vital natural resources for humans, and we use it in abundance for more than just drinking water. It is used in household chores, leisure activities, and in work and industry. Readers will learn about where water comes from and the water cycle, as well as how water is stored, treated, and pumped around the country and into our homes. Real-world examples consider the environmental impact of our water use and how we can reduce consumption in our daily lives, and how many people live in places around the world that do not have a reliable water supply and rely on local methods to clean water that is in short supply.
Most of us eat three full meals a day, but where does the food that reaches our plates, stocks our fridges, and fills the supermarket shelves come from? This informative book shows how methods of growing, using, and delivering food - one of the most vital resources to humans - have developed and changed throughout time. Find out about the history of food production and present-day methods of farming. Learn about food delivery, the processes used to preserve and store food to make it last longer, how different foods are prepared, and food safety. Real-world examples encourage discussion of the ethics and worldwide impact of the production, distribution, and consumption of this global resource.
This timely book looks at the world's production of oil and our dependence on this natural resource. The majority of today's forms of transportation run on fuel that comes from oil, and hundreds of thousands of the items we use every day come from oil or oil-based products. Readers will find out about the origins of oil and its first use in industry, and learn how it is found, mined, and processed into many different products that are used all over the world. Real-world examples also consider the environmental and human disasters related to oil, encouraging discussion of the ethics and worldwide impact of the production, distribution, and consumption of this global resource. Possible alternatives to using oil are also discussed now that this important, non-renewable natural resource is running out.
What happens when you flip a light switch or press the power button on the TV? Electricity flows to the device and it turns on. Most of us use electrical gadgets all day, every day, without thinking about it. This book follows the journey from source to resource of solar power, one of the most exciting forms of renewable energy today. Readers will learn how electricity is made and collected directly from the sun and how it reaches us to power our modern world. Other sources of energy are also examined, as well as how grids work to move electricity across land and sea, and how it is fed into our homes. Real-world examples look at solar farms, solar furnaces, solar towers, and even solar transportation. With the world's nonrenewable resources such as oil running out, the advantages and disadvantages of solar power as a renewable alternative are discussed.