This comprehensive title examines the structures and functions of the brain. Accessible text and supportive design elements introduce different parts of the brain and explain their key functions. Readers will also discover how the brain interprets and responds to messages received from different sensory receptors. Hands-on investigations help reinforce and extend core concepts. This title supports NGSS Structure, Function, and Information Processing - 4-LS1-1; MS-LS1-8.
The first few years of life were thought to be the most important in brain development. With the aid of modern brain-imaging technologies, we now know the brain undergoes a substantial remodeling process during adolescence. This insightful title is designed to empower readers as they learn how areas of the brain related to decision-making, planning and goal setting, impulse control, and social interactions are affected by this process of change. They will also discover that personal choices, experiences, and environment play a pivotal role in adolescent brain development. Strategies help readers build emotional intelligence, manage stress, and adopt a proactive, mindful approach to minimize vulnerabilities and maximize their potential for positive personal development during adolescence.
This title explores some of the amazing careers available in the field of mathematics—and they're not just limited to the classroom! From helping athletes gain a competitive edge to helping eradicate hunger around the world, readers may be surprised to learn what exciting careers math can lead to.
A career in science can involve traveling around the world—and maybe even leaving it! From tracking violent storms or studying penguins in the Antarctic to repairing the International Space Station or searching for new planets, this fascinating book shows that a career in science can lead to thrilling and limitless possibilities.
This title explores the fantastic careers available in technology. From designing smart objects, such as a fridge that tells you what groceries you need, to protecting people from online hacking, a career in technology can change and improve people's lives.
Careers in architecture and construction involve designing, planning, managing, building, and maintaining structures. This book highlights a variety of specialized jobs with promising growth potential. Find out what path you need to follow in education and training to reach your dream job.
Environmental concerns are at the forefront of many industries. From renewable energy sources to sustainable agricultural practices, green jobs are a growing part of many industries. If becoming a trained professional in a well-paying career appeals to you, this book will help you pick and choose from a wide variety of specialized jobs. Find out what path you need to follow in education and training to reach your dream job.
From protecting computer systems from hackers to developing the latest apps, Information Technology careers are growing in our high-tech world. This book highlights a wide variety of specialized jobs in the design, development, management and support of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services. Find out what path you need to follow in education and training to reach your dream job.
Qualified workers are required every day in manufacturing. If becoming a trained professional in a well-paying career appeals to you, this book will help you pick and choose from a wide variety of specialized jobs in the planning and managing of the processing of materials into products, including technical support and maintenance. Find out what path you need to follow in education and training to reach your dream job.
Qualified workers are required every day in the transportation industry. If becoming a trained professional in a well-paying career appeals to you, this book will help you pick and choose from a wide variety of specialized jobs in the planning, management, technical support, and logistics of the movement of people, materials, and goods. Find out what path you need to follow in education and training to reach your dream job.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Perhaps no two people in history exemplify the spirit of invention better than brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright. Born in the Midwest in the late 1800s, Orville was exceptionally good at creating mechanical devices, and Wilbur had a genius for ideas. The turn of the 20th century came during an age of invention and technological development. Inspired by a fierce worldwide competition to be the first to invent a machine that could fly and be controlled by a pilot, the Wright brothers tested and refined several prototypes. At last, on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they achieved their pioneering flight. The brothers went on to develop machines and controls that made possible powered, fixed-wing flights and laid the foundation for pilot-controlled aviation as we know it today. They also founded the Wright Company, which built airplanes for the rising new industry of commercial aviation. Had Wilbur not died at the early age of 45, who knows what else the innovative pair might have accomplished.
This unique title allows budding young engineers, architects, and designers to use their personal creativity to design communities and their spaces. Through engaging photographs, clear explanations, and realistic activities, readers will be inspired to design parks and other elements that make communities enjoyable and accessible for all people. Opportunities to take plans from paper to screen build digital skills, making projects diverse and multi-level for all types of readers.
Creative readers with a green thumb and an eye for design will be inspired to create their own gardening and landscaping projects in unique spaces. From vertical gardens to urban parklets, this title will motivate readers to "green up" spaces in their communities in a way that promotes environmental awareness, collaboration, and group planning. Profiles of innovators and their green creations encourage readers to embrace their own ideas and create their Maker visions.
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.
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.
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!
This exciting title inspires readers to get active, use their creativity, and collaborate to explore new ideas in the world of sports. Engaging activities, inspiring biographies, and clear photographs help readers create new and entertaining sports games and activities. A focus on accessibility and safety makes this title a strong addition to any makerspace.
What will houses look like in the future? From space stations to pod living, this innovative title examines how architects design and plan for the world of tomorrow. Readers put concepts to work when they design their own home based around a unique shape.
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.