Flying, swimming, or hopping, running for cover or running down prey - some animals on Earth use super speed to survive.
Join Space Cat on an exploration of systems in both the natural world and in the human-made world. Readers discover how STEM skills keep systems working.
Space Cat is curious about how tools, technology and engineering are used to keep buildings and structures from falling down.
Space Cat and her pal Dog help readers understand simple and complex tools we all use every day.
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 mighty ant has been around since the age of dinosaurs. These hard-working insects can be found on every continent except Antarctica. Readers discover how ants work as a team and why they've been able to survive so long as we explore an ant colony.
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 laid on the ground at night looking up at the twinkling stars? Those stars are the millions of planets, moons, suns and space dust that make up the Milky Way Galaxy. Imagine what it must be like to zip through space and look back to Earth where kids around the globe are gazing into the night sky. Includes the most up-to-date findings from the New Horizons satellite.
If you’ve eaten a strawberry or a tomato, then you've swallowed a seed! But why didn’t a new plant grow inside your stomach? In this book, readers discover what a seed needs to grow into a fruit-bearing plant.
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.
Habitats are home to a variety of plants and animals. They all have a role in keeping the habitat healthy. Plants and animals that live together in a habitat form a community. While thinking about their own backyard or local park, this book takes the reader on an exploration of the community living among the blades of green.
On a basketball. On a door handle. Even in the air you breathe! Germs are everywhere. What can you do about it? Learn ways to avoid germs, to guard against getting sick, and to keep from passing germs along to others.
Have you ever thought about how all the buildings and bridges in your community get built? Who designs them? How are they built so they don’t fall down? Let’s learn about the jobs and skills needed to go On The Job in Construction.
Do you like helping people? Would you like to help feed hundreds of people each day? Then you might like to go On the Job at a Farm. Discover what the key business of farming is all about.
Energy is all around us. Food and sleep are the fuels our bodies use to create the energy we need to move, talk, and think. But scientists tell us some of the fuels that keep our homes and businesses running, power our transportation, and keep us safe are hurting Earth. Learn why energy companies are working to come up with cleaner ways to supply oil and gas, how fuels in the future will be safer for Earth, and what you can do now to use energy wisely. Book features: Table of Contents; Glossary; For More Information including books and web sites; Index; photos and captions; charts and graphs; source notes.
You know the 3Rs: reduce, reuse, and recycle. But what does it really mean and why is it important to cut back on waste? Each year, businesses and homes in the United States throw away enough garbage to equal 251 million elephants. Where would we keep that many elephants? More to the point, where does all that garbage go? Discover why waste is creating problems for Earth and how you can reduce, reuse, and recycle now. Book features: Table of Contents; Glossary; For More Information including books and web sites; Index; photos and captions; charts and graphs; source notes.
How many places do people go in a day? People are always on the go between school, work, shopping, and activities. But how we go can be just as important as where we go. Learn about different ways people move from one place to another, how transportation affects our air, land, and water -- and how you can get there green now to make a difference for Earth. Book features: Table of Contents; Glossary; For More Information including books and web sites; Index; photos and captions; charts and graphs; source notes.
Have you thought about where your food comes from? Do you know the difference between organic and nonorganic foods, and is organic always a more healthful choice? Some farmers have opened their farms to the local community to help grow and pick crops. In this book, you'll read why community-supported agriculture is growing fast and how the choices you make at the grocery store can make a big difference in Earth's health as well as your own. Book features: Table of Contents; Glossary; For More Information including books and web sites; Index; photos and captions; charts and graphs; source notes.
The quiet nature of trees hides the fact that trees are always working for us and for Earth. Trees give us goods to meet our basic needs. Trees are home to animals, insects, and birds. But their biggest and most important job is playing a role in making Earth and our environment healthy. Learn some of the ways trees help, why they are in danger, and what you can do to help protect them now. Book features: Table of Contents; Glossary; For More Information including books and web sites; Index; photos and captions; charts and graphs; source notes.