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Building the Gateway Arch

Annie C. Holdren (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490418

From initial design to grand opening, this nonfiction early chapter book shows how the Gateway Arch was engineered and built. As the tallest arch in the world, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis is an engineering feat. Millions each year travel to the viewing deck on top using the unique tram system. Elementary readers will learn why the “gateway to the west” was built and how engineers designed and constructed it. A progressive timeline highlights the construction sequence, from idea to national landmark.

Building the Golden Gate Bridge

Annie C. Holdren (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490395

From design to dedication, this nonfiction early chapter book shows how the Golden Gate Bridge was engineered and built. Once the world’s longest suspension bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco was an engineering triumph of its time. Elementary readers will learn how engineers designed the bridge and what obstacles construction crews faced. A progressive timeline highlights the building sequence, from idea to national landmark.

Building Mount Rushmore

Annie C. Holdren (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490388

From blasting a mountainside to carving four presidents’ heads, this nonfiction early chapter book shows how Mount Rushmore was engineered and built. Tucked away in the South Dakota Black Hills, Mount Rushmore attracts millions of visitors each year. Elementary readers will learn about Gutzom Borglum’s idea and how it was carved from a mountain. A progressive timeline highlights the building sequence, from idea to national landmark.

Rainy Day Magic

Harriet Ziefert (author) R. W. Alley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801149

Lots of fun, lots of science: when Sophie and Hank fill up a bowl with rainwater on a gloomy day, they have a great time seeing what happens when the water freezes, when it’s mixed with food coloring, and when it’s left out in the sun. 

School Worms

Harriet Ziefert (author) Barry Gott (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801163

Mr. Bunsen’s class has a fun assignment today: to look at wiggly, squiggly, squirmy WORMS! The students have lots of interesting experiments to carry out and questions to answer, from whether worms like water to how long they are when they stretch out. 

Egg Drop Challenge

Harriet Ziefert (author) Barry Gott (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621984

In this contest, which asks students to protect an egg and then drop it from a specified height so that it lands on the ground intact, it's all or nothing. If Hank's egg falls to the ground without breaking, he wins. If it breaks or smashes, he loses. Surely Irma, the smartest dog in the world, can help Hank figure out how to emerge a winner.

Tunnels

Paige V. Polinsky (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786972

Readers will have a blast learning about Tunnels. From mining tunnels to the Channel Tunnel, this book explores how they are built, how they are used, and the engineer’s job to build and plan for them. Bright, full-page photos fill the pages of this fun title, while easy-to-read text introduces readers to key STEM concepts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Skyscrapers

Paige V. Polinsky (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786965

Readers will have a blast learning about Skyscrapers. From apartment buildings to the Empire State Building, this book explores how they are built, how they are used, and the engineer’s job to build and plan for them. Bright, full-page photos fill the pages of this fun title, while easy-to-read text introduces readers to key STEM concepts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Dams

Elsie Olson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786941

Readers will have a blast learning about Dams. From beaver dams to the Hoover Dam, this book explores how they are built, how they are used, and the engineer’s job to build and care for them. Bright, full-page photos fill the pages of this fun title, while easy-to-read text introduces readers to key STEM concepts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Bridges

Paige V. Polinsky (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786927

Readers will have a blast learning about Bridges. From truss bridges to suspension bridges, this book explores how they are built, how they are used, and the engineer’s job to build and care for them. Bright, full-page photos fill the pages of this fun title, while easy-to-read text introduces readers to key STEM concepts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Super Simple Rain Forest Projects

Carolyn Bernhardt (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624024009

Learn about rain forest habitats with Super Simple Rain Forest Projects! Kids will discover what plants and animals live in rain forests and read about rain forest food chains. Then, they will learn how to create a tree terrarium, make a rain forest animal mosaic, and more. Each project has color photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles.

Super Simple Backyard Projects

Carolyn Bernhardt (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023965

Learn about backyard habitats with Super Simple Backyard Projects! Kids will discover plants and animals that live in backyards and read about backyard food chains. Then, they will learn how to create an insect inn, make a squirrel feeder, and more. Each project has color photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles.

Super Simple Ocean Projects

Carolyn Bernhardt (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023996

Learn about ocean habitats with Super Simple Ocean Projects! Kids will discover what plants and animals live in the ocean and read about ocean food chains. Then, they will learn how to create a tide pool, make an arctic glacier, and more. Each project has color photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles.

Steve Irwin

Lauren Kukla (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023934

All animals deserve safety. But sometimes they are mistreated and misunderstood. In this Steve Irwin book, kids will follow him on his journey to become a wildlife expert and conservationist. From his TV show The Crocodile Hunter to work with Australia Zoo and Wildlife Warriors, Irwin cared for the safety of reptiles and animals. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles.

Jack Hanna

Lauren Kukla (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023927

All animals deserve safety. But sometimes they are mistreated and misunderstood. In this Jack Hanna book, kids will follow him on his journey to become an animal expert. From improving conditions for zoo animals to his TV show Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, Hanna cared for the safety of animals and protecting their habitats. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles.

Temple Grandin

Rebecca Felix (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023910

All animals deserve safety. But sometimes they are mistreated and misunderstood. In this Temple Grandin book, kids will follow her on her journey to become a livestock expert. From having autism to becoming a scientist and inventing a “squeeze machine”, Grandin works to improve the treatment of cows, sheep, and other farm animals. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles.

Electricity and Magnetism

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781781216347

Get your young scientists started with simple, clear information about how electricty and magnetism work. With leveled text, infographics, and real-life examples, students will be engaged and inspired. This early guide to basic STEM concepts will take readers on a journey to discover how the concept affects the world around them.

Human Body

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781781216354

Get your young scientists started with simple, clear information about how the human body works. With leveled text, infographics, and real-life examples, students will be engaged and inspired. This early guide to basic STEM concepts will take readers on a journey to discover how the concept affects the world around them.

Light

Anne O'Daly (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781781216361

Get your young scientists started with simple, clear information about how light and energy work. With leveled text, infographics, and real-life examples, students will be engaged and inspired. This early guide to basic STEM concepts will take readers on a journey to discover how the concept affects the world around them.

Forces and Motion

Anne O'Daly (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781781216378

Get your young scientists started with simple, clear information about how forces and motion work. With leveled text, infographics, and real-life examples, students will be engaged and inspired. This early guide to basic STEM concepts will take readers on a journey to discover how the concept affects the world around them.

Simple Machines

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781781216385

Get your young scientists started with simple, clear information about how simple machines work. With leveled text, infographics, and real-life examples, students will be engaged and inspired. This early guide to basic STEM concepts will take readers on a journey to discover how the concept affects the world around them.

States of Matter

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781781216392

Get your young scientists started with simple, clear information about how states of matter work. With leveled text, infographics, and real-life examples, students will be engaged and inspired. This early guide to basic STEM concepts will take readers on a journey to discover how the concept affects the world around them.

Technology

Catherine C. Finan (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647476915

Trains that zip passengers along while hovering just above the ground, doctors that can print human body parts, and a gadget that cleans your dirty dishes while making soil for your plants. Sounds like science fiction, right? But it's all real technology! For as long as we've been around, humans have created stupendous solutions to our peskiest problems. Discover the extreme facts about technology in this kooky book.

The Human Body

Catherine C. Finan (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647476885

It makes enough energy to light a light bulb, contains acid that can burn through a piece of wood, and is self-cleaning. It's the human body! From the brain in your head and heart in your chest, to the blood that rushes through your veins and the skin that wraps it all together, the human body is pretty amazing. Discover the extreme facts about the human body in this kooky book.

The Oceans

Catherine C. Finan (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647476892

We know the ocean is full of creatures that can make their own light, a reef that houses 25 percent of all known ocean species, and about 20 million pounds of gold. We've begun to explore the deepest-known trench of the ocean--7 miles below the water's surface--and travel along underwater mountain ranges that are almost long enough to stretch around the world twice. What we have found has been incredible, despite having explored less than 20 percent of Earth's oceans. Discover the extreme facts about the oceans that cover our planet in this kooky book.