Learn all about planet Earth in this engaging, colorful title! Earth is our home. It is a big, beautiful place that orbits the sun. What else is there to know about Earth? Read this book to find out!
How does a gas change to a liquid? Through condensation! Condensation is the liquid that appears on your bathroom mirror after a hot shower. It is the big gray clouds in the sky just before a rain. In this book, learn all about condensation and how it happens.
What takes the shape of the container it is in and changes shape when the container changes? Liquids! Liquid is a state of matter that has some big differences from solids and gases. Learn all about liquids with this colorful title!
What continues to expand to take up all the space it can? Gases! Gas is a state of matter, like a liquid or a solid. But it has properties that are quite different. In this book, read all about the differences and what makes a gas a gas.
Ice cream is a solid. But when it melts, it becomes a liquid. Solids can change to liquids and back again by melting and freezing. Read this book to learn what happens when heat and cold and solids meet.
What does this book, a table, and your big toe have in common? They are all solids! A solid keeps its shape and always has the same volume. Read this book to learn about solids and how they are different from liquids and gases.
How does a liquid become a gas? Through evaporation! Evaporation helps make puddles disappear after it rains. In this book, learn all about evaporation and how it happens.
There is a contest at a school to design a new playground. The students use blocks to build their models. As they build, they use three-dimensional shapes. Some students build a train out of blocks for the younger students to play on. Can you guess which three-dimensional shape they use for the train's wheels? Read to find out which design wins.
The students in this book are learning about gardens. Each grade will plant its own garden. One grade will plant a pizza garden with all the vegetables and herbs needed to make a yummy pizza sauce. Another grade will plant a storybook garden. Although each grade will plant different things, they will all use patterns in their planning. Look inside to see how many patterns you can find.
Find three-dimensional shapes in a fort! This fun title, that has been translated into Spanish, challenges children to find cylinders, cones, and pyramids in a fort while introducing them to terms like base, vertex, face, and more! Young readers will improve their STEM skills and learn how to recognize these three-dimensional shapes all around them! Vibrant images, clear examples, and helpful mathematical diagrams work together to make geometry seem easy and fun!
Practice graphing while cleaning up the school! In this engaging title, a summer storm leaves the school in a mess, so students work to clean it up. Young readers can practice their graphing and STEM skills by creating graphs of the items collected to determine what needs to be recycled. This book improves graphing skills and encourages students to help their schools in any time of need! With vibrant images, simple examples, clear charts, and helpful mathematical diagrams, this book will make children confident in their graphing skills.
Bikes, balloons, trains, ships, and more - this book is filled with the many different ways to get where you need to go. Use addition to figure out how many people are on board a cruise ship or how long it took to build two famous railways in Russia. You will even learn about the biggest jet in the world. What is your favorite way to get around?
Readers learn all about tropical and temperate rainforests and the differences between these two unique biomes. Rainforests are filled with wonder and mystery, from the tall trees in the canopy to the dark and damp leaves on the forest floor. The plants and animals that inhabit these rainforests are varied and exotic. They depend on the rainforest, as does the rest of the world.
A forest is unlike any other biome on Earth. There are many life cycles found within a forest. Learn about the energy pyramid that explains the numbers of forest plants and animals. Learn about threats to these lively forests and how they thrive and survive!
A pond may seem quiet and subdued, but this unique ecosystem is filled with active life cycles. Students learn what distinguishes a pond from other bodies of water, the plant and animal life within it, and how their life cycles contribute to the pond itself.
Oceans cover 70 percent of the Earth's surface, providing students with a variety of plant and animal life to learn about. An ocean biome includes the saltwater below the waves and everything on, above, and near the surface. Students will also learn about the beach, tides, cliffs, bays, coastlines, coral reefs, and tide pools.
This book will be a hit with both thrill seekers and with those who prefer to stay safely on the ground. After an introduction to Newton's three laws of motion, readers learn the mechanics of various amusement park rides including roller coasters, Ferris wheels, merry-go-rounds, and gravity rides. They learn how to measure motion, and how kinetic and potential energy apply to their favorite rides.
Most of the Earth's changes happen over millions of years, but earthquakes can force significant changes to the land in just a few moments. Readers will learn the science of plate tectonics and its role in the development of earthquakes around the globe. They will also learn that not all rocks are created equal. In fact, rocks are all different ages! This book concludes with images of the damage and destruction that earthquakes can cause.
Images of an erupting volcano can be mesmerizing. Readers may be surprised to learn that volcanoes erupt every day. Some erupt constantly, while others lie dormant for years or even centuries. Through engaging text and brilliant photos, readers learn what happens beneath the Earth to cause a volcanic eruption and the different structures beneath the Earth that cause new land to form.
Floods and blizzards may be very different, but they do have some things in common. In this book, readers will discover they have one vital ingredient in common: water. Readers will learn the powerful forces of water as it pertains to floods and blizzards. They also discover that although these two forces of nature can cause difficulties for people, they are nature's way of cleaning up and re-nourishing the land.
As far as dangerous weather goes, tornadoes may be the most fierce and powerful of storms. Readers will learn how and where tornadoes hit, and how people protect themselves from life-threatening winds. While most people run away from tornadoes, storm chasers actually run after these swirling masses! Readers will be highly engaged from cover to cover as they learn the science behind these storms.
Hurricanes plague the tropics from June through November. Some years bring just a handful of storms. Other years, meteorologists run out of names because there are so many. Readers learn how and where these storms form and the dangers they pose to the land and people who live in Gulf and Atlantic coast regions.
Readers learn all about wetlands and their complex interactions with plants and animals in this colorful title! Although wetlands don't necessarily need to be covered in water all year long, most areas are pretty wet. Whether they are freshwater or tidal, they play a key role in the health of the Earth. They provide homes for many different kinds of plants and animals that are well adapted for the soggy conditions.
Deserts may seem like harsh, uninhabitable places, but actually they support a diverse quantity of plant and animal life. And, they aren't always hot! Deserts serve an important role in Earth's existence, too. Readers learn about hot and cold deserts alike, as well as semi-arid and coastal deserts. From the Horned Lizard to the Saguaro cactus rooted in rich soil, the desert biome will amaze readers.
Perhaps nothing is more frightening than seeing a forest fire rage out of control. Sometimes, however, fires are set intentionally to benefit the environment. Readers will learn what fire is, how it burns, and how fires can both help and harm the areas they affect.