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Galapagos Islands Research Journal

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120656

Follow along as a fictional researcher observes and makes journal entries about their field trip through the Galapagos Islands ecosystem. Outstanding photographs highlight the animals, plants, and people that inhabit this unique group of islands. Simple graphs show facts about the islands, and the final report describes efforts being made to preserve them.

Great Barrier Reef Research Journal

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119308

Follow along as a researcher observes and makes journal entries about their field trip across the Great Barrier Reef ecosystem. Outstanding photographs highlight the animals, plants, and people that inhabit this diverse reef in Australia. Simple graphs show how much the reef has changed, and the final report describes efforts being made to preserve it.

Great Lakes Research Journal

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120625

Follow along as a fictional researcher observes and makes journal entries about their field trip through North America's Great Lakes ecosystem. Outstanding photographs highlight the animals, plants, and people that inhabit the world's largest group of freshwater lakes. Simple graphs show facts about the lakes, and the final report describes efforts being made to preserve them.

Mississippi River Research Journal

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120632

Follow along as a fictional researcher observes and makes journal entries about their field trip down the Mississippi River ecosystem. Outstanding photographs highlight the animals, plants, and people that inhabit one of the world's major river systems. Simple graphs show facts about the river, and the final report describes efforts being made to preserve it.

Rocky Mountains Research Journal

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119315

Follow along as a researcher observes and makes journal entries about their field trip through the Rocky Mountains ecosystem. Outstanding photographs highlight the animals, plants, and people that inhabit the mountains that stretch down along the west coasts of Canada and the United States. Simple graphs show how much the mountain range has changed, and the final report describes efforts being made to preserve it.

Serengeti Research Journal

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120649

Follow along as a fictional researcher observes and makes journal entries about their field trip through the Serengeti ecosystem in Africa. Outstanding photographs highlight the animals, plants, and people that inhabit this diverse habitat where the world's largest land mammal migration takes place. Simple graphs show facts about the land, and the final report describes efforts being made to preserve the area.

Sonoran Desert Research Journal

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119322

Follow along as a researcher observes and makes journal entries about their field trip through the Sonoran Desert ecosystem. Outstanding photographs highlight the animals, plants, and people that inhabit this hot desert that straddles the United States and Mexico. Simple graphs show how much the desert has changed, and the final report describes efforts being made to preserve it.

A Tunnel Runs Through

Crystal Sikkens (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118516

Engineers design tunnels to help solve transportation challenges for people everywhere. Young readers will learn about the steps in the engineering design process and see what shapes and materials are used in construction to make tunnels stable. A link to interactive activities online plus an activity in the book allow readers to create tunnels that can withstand weight, weather, water, and natural disasters!

The Science of Light Waves

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118561

This engaging book describes the properties of light waves, how they move, and the way our eyes receive them. Readers will learn that we see an object when light reflects from its surface and into the eye. A link to interactive activities online plus an activity in the book allow readers to create models that explore how to redirect and block the path a light wave travels.

The Science of Sound Waves

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118554

This engaging book describes the properties of sound waves, how they move, and the way our ears catch them. Readers will learn how sound waves travel through different mediums and be amazed by the different ways sound waves are used in real life, such as for communication with animals and deep-sea exploration. A link to interactive activities online plus an activity in the book allow readers to experiment with sound waves to achieve different sounds.

Waves and Information Transfer

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118578

In this fascinating title, readers explore how light and sound waves transfer information. From telescopes that extend our sense of sight to satellites that help us communicate across large distances, patterns of waves transfer information in many ways. A link to interactive activities online plus an activity in the book allow readers to use what they have learned about waves to engineer wave patterns that communicate across distances.

What Are Waves?

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118585

This exciting title introduces readers to the concept of a wave and the patterns and properties common to both light and sound waves. Clear text and detailed diagrams combine to demonstrate the cause-and-effect relationships involved in the properties of amplitude, wavelength, and frequency. A link to interactive activities online plus an activity in the book allow readers to explore key concepts close up by creating their own wave models.

A Bridge Goes Over

Kylie Burns (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118547

Engineers design bridges to help solve the challenges of barriers that block the movement of people. Young readers will learn about the steps in the engineering design process and see how different types of bridges suit different types of obstacles. They will also discover what materials are used in construction to make bridges stable. A link to interactive activities online plus an activity in the book allow readers to create bridges that stand up to the forces of extreme weather and natural disasters.

A Dam Holds Back

Crystal Sikkens (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118530

Engineers design dams to help solve the challenges of providing drinking water and electricity to people's homes. Young readers will learn about the steps in the engineering design process and see what materials are used in construction to make dams strong enough to hold up against the strong forces of water, weather, and natural disasters. A link to interactive activities online plus an activity in the book allow readers to create stable dams.

A Skyscraper Reaches Up

Kylie Burns (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118523

Engineers design skyscrapers to help solve the challenge of making room for a large number of people on a small piece of land. Young readers will learn about the steps in the engineering design process and see what shapes and materials are used in construction to make tall buildings stable. A link to interactive activities online plus an activity in the book allow readers to create skyscrapers that can withstand weight, weather, natural disasters—and time!

What Is Motion?

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427190161

Motion is a change in an objects position. This fascinating title explains in a clear, simple way how objects are moved by a change in energy. Simple activities show young readers how energy is changed by applying a force, either by coming in contact with an object or by a force that does not touch it physically, like gravity.

A Savanna Habitat

Rebecca Sjonger, Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165091

The grasslands of Africa are home to some of the most interesting plants and animals in the world. A Savanna Habitat uses beautiful photographs, detailed illustrations, and clear language to teach young readers all about this amazing habitat. This book teaches children about the small and huge animals that graze on the grasses, the carnivores found in the savanna and how they hunt, and how animals find food, water, and shelter on the savanna.

Cranes

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180575

How are the tallest buildings built? How do the biggest boats get into the water? The crane, also known as a bridge or overhead crane, is the large machine used for these big, tall jobs. Children will learn about the different types and sizes of cranes and how they perform, how a crane is a vehicle, and why the crane provides power that people and animals cannot.

How are plants helpful?

Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193704

From providing the oxygen we breathe to supplying nutritious foods, this engaging title examines some of the many ways plants are essential to all living things. In addition to encouraging an appreciation for the natural world, readers will learn some personal choices they can make to help protect plants and their habitats.

Rainforest Food Chains

Bobbie Kalman, Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427164162

Featuring stunning photographs, beautiful illustrations, and detailed text, Rainforest Food Chains examines the delicate balance of life maintained in lush Southeast Asian tropical rain forests. Children will learn how the plants and animals in a rain forest rely on one another to survive. Highlights include rainforest photosynthesis, how rainforest plants and animals have adapted to survive, and the dangers to rain forests and their inhabitants.

The Arctic Habitat

Bobbie Kalman, Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165145

An Arctic Habitat provides children with an introduction to this cold, vast region. Easy-to-read text and colorful photographs help children learn about this unique habitat and how the plants and animals have adapted to the harsh environment. Young readers will learn about the characteristics of both land and water habitats in the Arctic, the plants and animals that live in the Arctic, and how animals find food and shelter in the Arctic.

What Shapes the Land?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790297

Amazing photographs give young readers a fun-filled look at what makes Earth so beautiful. Topics include what are landforms, how different landforms are created, a look at land-shaperswind, water, fire, and ice, different kinds of erosion, how erosion shapes the land, and how some animals form islands.

Human-made Disasters

David West, Steve Parker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197610

Human negligence, engineering miscalculation, mechanical failure - human activity has been responsible for some of the gravest harm to people and the world. Thirteen famous disasters are featured is this fascinating book. Each one became well-known for the unique scientific process that led to the destruction, as well as for the structural changes and safety measures proposed in its aftermath. Topics include the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown, the sinking of the Titanic, the Russian submarine Kursk explosion, the Tacoma Narrows suspension bridge collapse, the Hindenburg airship explosion, and the Twin Towers collapse.

Natural Disasters: Moving Earth

David West, Steve Parker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197627

The natural forces of planet Earth have been responsible for some of the world's greatest devastation, such as the earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan in 2011 and the Indian Ocean in 2004. Thirteen kinds of disasters are featured in this amazing book, showing the process and science of each disaster from the action that triggered it to its dire consequences. Topics include volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, avalanches, landslides, and mudslides.

Glorious Grains

John Burstein (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797951

Slim explores the nutritional value of the grains group in this fascinating new book. Children will learn about the long history of grain cultivation, where grains are grown today, what types of food products are made from grains (ie. pasta, rice, bread, etc.), the importance of eating whole grains, different grains grown around the world, and how much grain a person needs each day to keep healthy.