Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. This comprehensive set helps students with the transition from K-4 to 5-8 grade level studies. From basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology, students will find what they need. Make Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia an important part of your reference library.
Expanding on our popular Lets Explore Science series, this book focuses on light and sound. Every day, waves bring light and sound. A wave is a disturbance that travels through matter or space. Students will learn about electromagnetic and mechanical waves, the properties of waves and sound, pitch, amplitude, and the electromagnetic spectrum, as well as how all these things affect the products we use and even us as humans! This book will allow students to apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.
Expanding on our popular Lets Explore Science series, this book focuses on electricity! We depend on electricity to light our homes, power our computers, and so much more. It all starts with atoms, and this book explains just how these tiny building blocks are at the center of electrical currents. Conductors, insulators, and electrical safety tips are all discussed to make this topic come together. So, turn on the light and read this interesting book on electricity! This book will allow students to make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.
Expanding on our popular Lets Explore Science series, this book focuses on erosion. How its caused, the effects it has on the current landscape, and the way it impacts our Earth are all explained. Great changes take place to form mountains and break apart the land. Erosion carries away broken rocks and soil through a process called weathering. Explore the tremendous ways our planet has changed in this fact-filled book on erosion. This book will allow students to use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly.
Expanding on our popular Lets Explore Science series, this book focuses on the scientific method. The scientific method is a step-by-step process for solving science problems. Scientists use it every day. Explaining each of the five parts: observing and asking questions, researching your topic, forming a hypothesis and testing it, designing and conducting an experiment, and analyzing and drawing conclusions from your result are all mapped out in detail. Learn how this straightforward topic can sometimes be a little trickier than it seems! This book will allow students to generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
Expanding on our popular Lets Explore Science series, this book focuses on Hypothesis, Theory, and Law. All three of these are important in the process of scientific inquiry, which is the way scientists study the natural world. As they explore, they develop explanations based on what they learn from their work. By forming a hypothesis, testing and evaluating theories, and describing the laws that exist in chemistry and physics, students will learn all about this important science topic. This book will allow students to learn that cause and effect relationships are routinely identified and used to explain change.
Science fairs can be a timely assignment, but they can also be fun, rewarding, and sometimes help you to earn scholarships and prizes, too! The recipe for a great science fair or engineering project has just a couple of simple ingredients: a topic you care about and a question you can test. Learn every step of how to make your next science fair or engineering project a winner by following the detailed instructions, helpful hints, and design information in this title. So, dont be scared, be prepared, and you are sure to have science fair success! This book allows students to understand how knowledge of relevant scientific concepts and research findings is important in engineering.
Sometimes you just need to slow down in order to understand what is going on. This book will take things slowly so that you wont miss any important information. Get ready to travel through time using visual representations, rhyming text, and guided instruction, allowing students to understand the working of time! This book will allow students to solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time.
This title explains the enormous variety of life on Earth and how it is all interconnected. Goes into great detail about the biodiversity within biomes, the threats the plants and animals within these biomes face, and the possibilities of extinction. Very detailed information on this interesting topic for students.
This book explains the water cycle and how water is used to generate many forms of electricity. It introduces students to the importance of keeping our water supplies clean has detailed information about the effects water has on different formations on our Earth. From weathering to landslides, it can all be found in this title.
From basic information about air pressure to cloud formations, this book goes on to explain violent weather conditions and how to prepare for them. Also talks about the Earth's changing weather patterns and climates and what role we play in those changes.
This title introduces students to the world of agriscience with in depth information on how animal science affects our daily lives. Also gives a wide array of careers in this growing field, from biologists to geneticists, to zoologists.
Students will learn about the latest, cutting edge technology in medicine today. How this technology can diagnose disease, treat those diseases and where medical technology will lead us in the future.
This book goes into great detail about the different layers of our Earth and how the shifting tectonic plates can cause disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis. In depth information and great photographs reinforce the informative text.
Explores The Different Parts Of The Nervous System, Including The Brain, Spinal Cord, And Central Nervous System.
This Book Explores The Tremendous Contribution That NASA Has Made Over The Last Half Century. Detailed Timelines About Space Exploration And The Development Of The Space Program Are All Discussed In Detail. Also Gives Detailed Information About Astronauts And Their Explorations.
Big cats, reptiles, and ocean killers are just a few of the predators discussed in this book. How they chase their prey and what weapons they use to hunt them down and kill them. This exciting book is filled with beautiful photos that will have students on the edge of their seats.
For millions of years, Hippos and Rhinos have roamed the Earth. This book discusses their habitats, what they like to eat, their enormous size, and concerns about the future of these animals due to land restrictions and human harm are all discussed in this wonderful title.
From vultures to crabs, every type of scavenger is discussed in this book. Facts about their habitat, diet, reproduction, and how they help the environment are all discussed in detail.
Students will learn about the fiercest predator in the ocean. From the biggest to the smallest, what adaptations sharks have made to remain on Earth for so long, scientific research and medicinal contributions the shark has made are all discussed, as well as their unique ability to hunt and survive.
This book teaches students about what a marsupial is, the gestation period, how they raise their young, and whether they are carnivores, omnivores, or herbivores
This title is all about the scientific method of conducting an experiment. The book gives detailed information on every step a scientist goes through , from hypothesis to communicating the results. Great tool for science projects.
Experiments are the focus of this title. How they are conducted by using the scientific method of forming a hypothesis and collecting data to prove or disprove their theory. The periodic table is introduced as well as mixtures, solutions, and compounds.
This title introuduces students to the basic concept of sounds. How sounds can be heard but not seen. How sound is a form of energy that is transmitted through sound waves which travel through your eardrum to be heard. How sound travels through air and at what rate of speed. Useful examples are given throughout to help students understand the concept.
This title teaches students that everything is made of matter, and that physical changes create different forms or states of matter. Gives examples of these different states in easy to understand text and introduces students to the Law of Conservation of Mass.