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Inventions and Inventors

Darren Sechrist (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789550

Edison, Marconi, and Bell. Inventors and Inventions brings these scientists and others to life. Young readers take a front row seat as Thomas Edison invents the light bulb. They'll also listen in as Guglielmo Marconi tests his first wireless telegraph, and Alexander Graham Bell makes the first phone call. This colorful graphic history is sure to inspire young readers.

What is a solid?

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191113

Accessible text and vibrant design combine to provide readers with a solid introduction to this form of matter. Readers will learn the unique properties of solids and the conditions under which they change state.

What is a gas?

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191090

Carefully constructed text and detailed photographs help readers identify the properties of gases. Readers will discover different kinds of gases and their practical, everyday uses.

How do we measure matter?

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191083

This innovative title supports both math and science standards. Readers learn to identify different tools used to measure matter, such as balances, rulers, and thermometers. Easy to follow text helps readers gain hands-on experience measuring, collecting and recording data, and graphing their results.

What is electricity?

Ron Monroe (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180544

Inspire readers to get wired for knowledge! This informative new title introduces the scientific principles of electricity. Full-color photographs, accessible text, and relatable, real-life examples explain how electricity is created, stored, and moved. Readers learn that electricity can occur naturally or can be produced by batteries or machines. Hands-on activities encourage readers to experience science in a meaningful way.

Elements and Compounds

Lynnette Brent (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789642

This entertaining and insightful book will show young readers about the chemical compounds that make up the world around them. Colorful illustrations encourage interest in this vital basic science, giving readers knowledge of the periodic table and the importance of chemical compounds in their lives.

Mixtures and Solutions

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789659

Almost everything around us is a combination of different things. These are mixtures and solutions. Seawater, for example, is a solution of salt and water. The engaging text and vivid illustrations in this book will help readers understand how mixtures and solutions form, and how they apply to everyday life.

States of Matter

Lynnette Brent (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789666

This book gives young readers a better understanding of the different states of matter. Through colorful photographs and lively discussions of familiar materials, readers will be drawn in to learn about matters many forms.

Atoms and Molecules

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789628

Young readers will be amazed to learn about the tiny particles that make up everything in the world around them. Colorful illustrations and fun fact boxes will help readers understand how atoms come together to form molecules, the building blocks of everything in the universe.

Is it transparent or opaque?

Susan Hughes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180650

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.

Acids and Bases

Lynnette Brent (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789611

Did you know that cola is an acid? And your saliva is a base? Young readers will learn about common acids and bases from lemon juice to ammonia. Through vivid examples and exciting illustrations, this book will eagerly explore these important chemical compounds.

Chemical Changes

Lynnette Brent (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789635

Through exciting, familiar examples and engaging illustrations, readers will discover how chemicals react and change. Topics include how chemicals react with one another, chemical changes such as precipitation and oxidation, how catalysts affect chemical reactions, and what everyday events are actually chemical reactions

Is it smooth or rough?

Heather Rising (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180643

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.

What is wind?

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191434

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.

Is it hot or cold?

Susan Hughes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180629

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.

Is it magnetic or nonmagnetic?

Trudy Rising (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180636

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.

Is it heavy or light?

Susan Hughes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180612

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.

Is it flexible or rigid?

Sheila Fletcher (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180605

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.

What is temperature?

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191410

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.

What is weather?

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191427

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.

What is precipitation?

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191403

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.

What is electromagnetism?

Lionel Sandner (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180551

This engaging title explains that electromagnetism is the combined power of electricity and magnetism. Detailed images, clearly written text, and opportunities for hands-on learning combine to teach readers the core concepts of electromagnetism and their many applications in everyday lifefrom watching television to using a computer. Readers will learn how to build an electromagnet and perform tests to understand how to increase its strength.

What are electrical circuits?

Ron Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180520

This comprehensive title introduces readers to current electricity and circuitsthe pathways through which electricity flows. Detailed diagrams and supportive text explain the basic components of an electric circuit and the functions of these parts. Through real-life examples and opportunities for hands-on learning, readers understand and construct simple open, closed, parallel, and series circuits.

What are insulators and conductors?

Jessica Pegis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180537

This informative title introduces readers to the electrical properties of different materials. Readers will learn that conductors are materials that allow the flow of electricity, while insulators are materials that do not allow the flow of electricity. Clear text and relatable, real-world examples help readers understand the importance of conductors and insulators and how each reacts to electric current. Readers will also learn how to perform simple tests to identify materials that are conductors and insulators.

What is the Animal Kingdom?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166746

All types of creatures, including insects, mammals, and fish, are covered in this engaging book on the animal kingdom. Young readers will learn all the basics of kingdoms, orders, classes, and species.