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.
Is it the cat, a dandelion, or just a common cold? Fun illustrations and entertaining text help give kids a clear understanding of the everyday mechanisms required to create a sneeze. Readers will also love the everyday trivia pages that provide weird and wonderful facts about sneezing.
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.
Want to know how bones, fingernails, and hair form and grow throughout our lives? Fun illustrations and entertaining text help give kids a clear understanding of how our bodies grow and change throughout our lives.
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.
Want to know how arteries carry oxygen-rich blood throughout our bodies and what blood type means? Fun illustrations and entertaining text help give kids a clear understanding of the blood and circulatory system.
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.
Want to know why you drool on your pillow or what your taste buds are for? Fun illustrations and entertaining text help give kids a clear understanding of the form and function of the mouth, tongue, and teeth.
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.
Have you ever wondered how your body sends you itchy signals? Fun illustrations and entertaining text help give kids a clear understanding of how insect bites, dry skin, and allergies cause itching sensations and how our brains are in on the action.
The human body is amazing, and at times, disgusting. Fun illustrations and entertaining text help give kids a clear understanding of bodily functions related to the digestive system, as well as useful facts about how the body works.
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.
Towers are tall, narrow structures used for many purposes, from measuring and predicting weather to offering a bird's-eye view of surroundings. This interesting book takes children through the engineering design process, giving them an inside look at how engineers design towers to suit specific purposes and hold steady in different environments. Reader-centered examples illustrate concepts for children, and a model-building activity allows them to design their own tower solution.
Engineers design structures using domes because of their amazing ability to withstand outside forces such as weather and weight. This unique book shows readers how engineers use the engineering design process to design dome-shaped structures that suit the environments in which they are built. Reader-centered examples illustrate concepts for children, and a model-building activity allows them to design their own dome solutions.
Houses are structures that allow people to meet their basic need for shelter. From its design to the materials used to build it, engineers design houses to withstand many different weather conditions and suit many different environments. Child-centered language takes readers through the engineering design process to design a house to solve a problem, and an activity allows readers to design a model of their own.
Engineers design roads to be as safe and efficient as possible for the people who travel on them. From roundabouts and speed bumps to the routes that roads take, readers will learn how engineers follow the engineering design process to design roads that suit different environments and people who will use them. Vibrant photographs, child-centered examples, and a model-building activity allow readers to step into the shoes of engineers.
From time of day to reading calendars, time concepts are part of daily life. Children will love this colorful and easy-to-understand introduction to the concepts of time. Amazing full-color images and useful, instructional text guides ensures readers understand the material.
With over 1700 species, more than one-third of all mammals are rodents. From the jumping jerboa to the humungous capybara, What is a Rodent? gnaws through rodent myths to expose the facts about this often misunderstood group. Readers of all ages will be fascinated by the rodent family tree, a rodent's body and amazing teeth, homes underground and in watery habitats, millions of mice and rats, many rodent cousins from squirrels to prairie dogs, their prickly quills, webbed feet, and fabulous fur, and pet care tips.