The invention of the combustion engine changed huge parts of daily life. It allowed people access to much more of the world, including the air and sea. These engines improved the food, clothes, and other everyday items that we use to live. It Changed the World: Invention of the Combustion Engine provides readers with a before-and-after look at the way the world has changed. Each book in the NGSS-aligned It Changed the World series introduces readers to some amazing inventions. Interesting facts and vivid photos show how these inventions changed, and continue to change, the lives of people around the world. Each book includes a glossary, comprehension questions, and an extension activity for further learning.
Beautiful photos and text examines the issues endangered sea turtles face and how they can be saved.
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.
A look at the engineering processes that go into designing transportation methods.
Take an in-depth look at plant and fungi life in this science encyclopedia.
Easy to follow video and photography production makerspace projects using free and inexpensive software for library, classroom and home.
Using interesting facts and photographs, this book discusses the properties of light.
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. The book discusses how some changes to an ecosystem can be good and how some harmful changes can destroy them as well as what an important role students can play in keeping these intricate ecosystems alive.
The human body is an amazing thing. It also has some really strange traits! From boogers to brains, find out some really weird stuff about human bodies!
Introduces readers to careers in space exploration by exploring and connecting the opportunities to the study of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Gives an overview of various jobs related to space exploration and points out how each position relates to STEAM subjects.
Introduces readers to careers in Wildlife Conservation by exploring and connecting the opportunities to the study of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Gives an overview of various jobs related to Wildlife Conservation and points out how each position relates to STEAM subjects.
Introduces readers to careers in social media by exploring and connecting the opportunities to the study of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Gives an overview of various jobs related to social media and points out how each position relates to STEAM subjects.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 three-dimensional makerspace projects, including 3D printing, for library, classroom and home.
A look at the engineering processes that go into designing helmets for sports and work.
A look at the engineering processes that go into designing protective clothing for heat and cold resistance.
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.