This title explains what an ecosystem is and how the plants and animals within an ecosystem rely on and affect its existence. Different types of ecosystems are described, as well as the food webs within them. How some changes to an ecosystem can be good and how some harmful changes can destroy them. Teaches students what an important role they can play in keeping these intricate ecosystems alive.
The four planets farthest from the Sun are called the gas giants. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are different from the other planets in our solar system. They are not solid, but are made of liquids and clouds of gas with gravity pulling it all together into a planet shape. Learn facts about the climate, gases, size, and other quirky things each of the planets possess. This book isn't filled with hot air! Pull out your telescope and see if you can observe one of these planets. This book will allow students to understand that patterns in the natural world can be observed, used to describe phenomena, and used as evidence.
Our solar system is made up of the millions of objects in the sky above us, including the Sun, moon, stars, and planets. This book examines the four planets closest to the Sun, known as the rocky planets. All four planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars are described with information about their atmosphere, landscape, orbits, and Fun Facts that give additional information about each of these rocky planets! This book will allow students to use observations of the Sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.
We all love our computers, video games, and other devices! They make our lives easier and help us complete things faster and with less effort and time. Learn all about the advances in technology in space, with medicine, and in our everyday lives. Power on and get ready to see how everyone uses technology! This title will allow students to, with prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text. • World map • Bold keywords with picture glossary • Multicultural • Text based questions
When you flip a light switch, it turns on the light. But how? Where does that energy come from? How does it get to the light bulb? Learn about all kinds of energy that power our world and how we can make sure we never run out!
Imagine being able to taste or hear with your feet, or feel your way through the dark with your nose! Like humans, animals interact with the world through their senses. Unlike humans, many animals use their senses in truly unique ways to communicate, reproduce, and survive.
What makes up every single thing in the universe? Teeny tiny specks called atoms. Atoms are the tiniest forms of matter, and matter is everything.
Lions and bees and meerkats, oh my—these are a few of the many animals that survive and thrive in groups. Discover how group members help each other face life’s challenges. From finding food to raising young, some animals are just better off together
Why do animals, plants, and people look like their parents? Learn about heredity, genes, and chromosomes in simple-to-understand language. Discover how the father of heredity, Gregor Mendel, unlocked the secrets of how living things pass down traits to their children.
Engineers are the reason we have everything from thumbtacks to rocket ships. But what do engineers think about? Where do they get their amazing ideas? Discover the ways engineers solve problems, learn about some engineering feats, and find out whether you may also think like an engineer.
Make your own electronic devices. Turn on a light with pencil lead, run a clock with potatoes, experiment with play dough power, make touchscreen gloves, and transform a shoe box into a lamp. Who knew circuits could be so much fun?
Jumping, spinning, twisting, turning, racing—the power is in your hands. Make bots that jump and spin, build a rubber band racer and a bottle boat, power a boat and a car with air. Make machines that move!
Easy to follow video and photography production makerspace projects using free and inexpensive software for library, classroom and home.
A look at some of the most amazing elevators in the world. Addresses the obstacles of construction, the impact on society, and the science of engineering such superstructures.
An in-depth overview of the engineering processes involved in constructing the international space station. Addresses the obstacles of construction, the impact on society, and the science of engineering such superstructures.
An in-depth look at the design and engineering of massive scientific telescopes. Addresses the obstacles of construction, the impact on society, and the science of engineering such superstructures.
Some are bigger than a school bus. Others are as small as a candy sprinkle. Some make people itch. What are they? Plant leaves! Find out why leaves are a certain shape and size, how they help plants grow, and perform your own experiment to find out just what leaves need to grow.
Soil hides most of the time, but it’s important. Dig into the layers of soil and learn how it is made. Find out how soil helps plants and other living things thrive. Are you ready to get your hands dirty?
Plant roots are amazing! From keeping plants anchored in the ground to sucking up water from the soil, roots are an essential part of plants. Some go deep below Earth’s surface while others spread far and wide just below the dirt. Dig in to discover how roots help plants survive.
Flowers are more than just decoration. They have an important job. But they can’t always do it alone. Find out more about the work of flowers, how they attract help, and how they help plant species survive.
Ever wonder how plants reach toward the sun? Or how water gets from the roots to the leaves? A plant’s stem is like a highway, transporting water and food where it’s needed. Dig in to discover how stems work to support a plant’s survival.
Alex is part of the Gumshoe Gang at Watson Elementary and is a science fanatic. He and his friends help solve cases that happen in their school. This time Alex is the one affected by a crime and the case revolves around him. Someone has destroyed his Science Fair project! Can the Gumshoe Gang find the culprit before the Science Fair tonight? Will Alex still be able to participate in the Science Fair he was so excited about? These mysteries are perfect for your early fluent reader. With longer sentences and fewer illustrations, these are suited to keep readers guessing as they solve for clues. Paired to the nonfiction title Winning By Waiting.
Five and counting! So far, astronomers have discovered five dwarf planets in our solar system. Pluto, which was once thought of as the ninth planet, is today classified as a dwarf planet. This book looks at the current dwarf planets, characteristics, size, and orbital patterns, as well as the three rules scientists follow to characterize these tiny, round space objects. Every day new discoveries are being made. Who knows how many dwarf planets we will find in the future! This book will allow students to understand that patterns in the natural world can be observed, used to describe phenomena, and used as evidence.
Home, Sweet Home! This title is about Earth, the planet we live on! The layers of the Earth, how it relates to the other planets in our solar system, and how it is the only known planet to sustain life, as far as we know, are all discussed in this science title. Learn about how the Earth rotates on its axis, giving us day and night, and how it orbits and is warmed by that giant star we call the Sun. This book will allow students to make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface.
Our closest solar system is about 10 light years away. It has two main types of planets. Some are rocky and small, like planet Earth, while others are huge balls of gas, like Jupiter. Learn about how astronomers once thought our solar system was the one and only, to how they have now discovered hundreds of stars with planets orbiting them, which means there could be billions of solar systems in outer space! Just maybe, these alien worlds could host life, like our own amazing planet. This book allows students to use observations of the Sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.