Did you know that a problem can have many different solutions? Read about how an engineer finds the best solution to solve a problem or meet a need.
Engineers build models to help them test how well their solutions will work. Read about how testing small-sized models helps them spot mistakes, make improvements, and create the best solution possible!
Computer scientists know how to follow steps, spot patterns, and fix problems to reach a goal. Read about how anyone can learn to think like a computer scientist!
Robots are machines that can do work on their own. Read about all of the different and exciting jobs robots do in our communities.
Did you know that an object can only move if a force is placed on it? Read about pushing and pulling—the forces that make objects move—and what happens when you change the strength or direction of a force.
Some objects must be made of certain kinds of materials to make them work the way they should. Read about how the properties of different materials, such as their hardness or weight, help make an object fit the job it is made for.
How does a frog grow? Follow the journey through a frog's life cycle, from the time the egg is laid, through it stage as a tadpole to becoming a fully grown frog.
How does a chicken grow? Follow the journey through a chicken's life cycle, from the time the egg is laid, through hatching as a chick to becoming a fully grown hen.
How does a butterfly grow? Follow the journey through a butterfly's life cycle, from the time the egg is laid, through hatching as a caterpillar, to forming a cocoon and emerging as a fully grown butterfly.
How does an oak tree grow? Follow the journey through an oak tre's life cycle, from an acorn to becoming a fully grown tree.
After receiving an electric shock, the Code Academy kids’ robot classmate, Ro-Bud, has forgotten all of her programming. Professor Chip and the class must learn how programming and operating systems work in order to get their trusty friend back in working order. With easy-to-understand examples and simple terms, readers will learn how computers operate as well as how they use hardware and software to do work.
The kids at Code Academy are memorizing their lines for a school play with the help of Ro-bud, their computer classmate. But when Ro-bud can't remember her lines, everyone panics! Professor Chip believes it's a memory storage problem. By relating human memory to machine memory, readers are introduced to the concepts of computer memory and storage systems in an easy-to-understand way.
The Code Academy class puts their robot classmate, Ro-Bud, to work tidying up the classroom. But their instructions to Ro-Bud don't get the job done. They must figure out the problem by making flow diagrams that use logic to help Ro-bud make decisions about what to do. A simple activity helps readers see how their own daily routines involve making decisions using logic.
When their robot classmate, Ro-Bud, gets a computer virus, the Code Academy gang is determined to help her. Along the way, they learn what a virus is, and how "hackers" break into computers to steal information or cause damage. This easy-to-follow book simplifies computer concepts to help readers learn why it's important to keep passwords secret to protect computers.
Join the Code Academy kids as they learn how to write computer code that tells Ro-bud, their robot classmate, how to feed Turing, the class guinea pig. The easy-to-understand example shows readers that code is a set of instructions that follow a simple pattern. When Turing gets a tummy bug, the kids learn how to figure out what went wrong and how to “debug” their code.
Professor Chip helps the class at Code Academy understand that computers communicate in a language that kids can learn. Simple sentences and easy-to-understand examples make learning binary code understandable and fun.
Bread is an everyday food, but do you know where it comes from and how it ends up on supermarket shelves? Follow the story of a loaf of bread, from wheat farming to the manufacturing process. Simple text is accompanied by large, attractive photographs.
Apples are a tasty food, but do you know where they come from and how they end up on supermarket shelves? Follow the story of an apple from the first pink buds on an apple tree, through the farming process to packing houses and eventually to your fruit bowl! Simple text is accompanied by large, attractive photographs.
Everyone loves chocolate, but do you know where it comes from and how it ends up on supermarket shelves? Follow the story of chocolate through the farming process to manufacturing. Simple text is accompanied by large, attractive photographs.
Honey is a tasty food, but do you know where it comes from and how it ends up on supermarket shelves? Find out what worker bees are busy collecting from flowers, how it becomes honey in the hive, and the process that brings it to your table! Simple text is accompanied by large, attractive photographs.
Readers bored with seeing the same information on renewable energy will love the focus on relevant contemporary examples in this book. How does solar power give energy to medical clinics in Ghana or cut fossil fuel use in Australia? Infographics make finding detailed information easy and interesting.
How can eating better ourselves improve life for everyone on the planet? This intriguing title combines images and infographics to help explain how choosing foods that don't have to be shipped long distances, don't add to world pollution, and are not in danger of running out helps to ensure the world's food supply. Close-up boxes and case studies illustrate relevant examples of topics such as soil protection, organic vs industrial farming, and overfishing.
From urban design that suits the local landscape to zero-carbon living, this fascinating book looks at how cities around the world are adapting to environmental change. Readers are presented with real-life, eco-city solutions to issues such as water use in times of drought, and why green spaces matter.
Want to know if the Canada lynx lives in any other countries, or where not to go if you don't want to run into a venomous cottonmouth snake? This vibrant atlas is packed with eye-catching images of animals and their ecosystems and territories. Useful maps and text provide readers with easy-to-access geographic and biological information on animals that live throughout the world.
How many uses can you find for an old glass jam jar? This engaging book looks at the always topical issues of managing our waste in a world with finite resources. Infographic details provide ready facts such as how much energy recycling one tin can provides and what that energy can be used for.