The Cold War was a different kind of war that lasted for more than 40 years. Countries did not shoot at one another, but they spied on and competed against one another. It was a war of beliefs as the United States believed in democracy and the Soviet Union advocated communism.
Through bright images, charts and graphs, and informational text, this nonfiction title provides readers with enlightening facts about what it takes to work in this exciting and unique profession. Featuring a glossary of terms, an index, a list of helpful websites, and an interview with a real-life deep sea fisher, children will be engaged from cover to cover!
From aliens to zombies, learn about the "science" behind the monsters that continue to frighten and fascinate us. This book examines the scientific aspects of monsters from pop culture, books, and movies such as the Thing, the Blob, the Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein, Godzilla, Medusa, Cerberus, werewolves, zombies, and many more. Featuring TIME content, this high-interest book builds critical literacy skills and academic vocabulary and is purposefully leveled to engage different types of learners. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, the text includes a table of contents, captions, glossary, index, and images to deepen understanding. The detailed sidebars feature fun facts that develop higher-order thinking. The Try It! culminating activity provides additional language-development activities. Aligned with McREL and WIDA/TESOL standards, this text features complex content appropriate for middle school students.
When a catastrophic event happens, will you have what it takes to build shelter in order to protect yourself from extreme temperatures? This nonfiction reader examines some of the methods to prevent exposure and other survival aspects when dealing with the harsh elements. Featuring TIME content, this high-interest book builds critical literacy skills and academic vocabulary and is purposefully leveled to engage different types of learners. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, the text includes a table of contents, captions, glossary, index, and images to deepen understanding. The detailed sidebars feature fun facts that develop higher-order thinking. The Try It! culminating activity provides additional language-development activities. Aligned with McREL and WIDA/TESOL standards, this text features complex content appropriate for middle school students.
Do you know when the first video game was made? Which games were the biggest hits? Which game company secretly created its own competitor? These facts, and many more, are part of the fascinating history of video games! Featuring TIME content, this high-interest nonfiction e-book builds critical literacy skills and academic vocabulary and is purposefully leveled to engage different types of learners. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, the text includes a table of contents, captions, glossary, index, and images to deepen understanding. The detailed sidebars feature fun facts that develop higher-order thinking. The Try It! culminating activity provides additional language-development activities. Aligned with McREL and WIDA/TESOL standards, this text features complex content appropriate for middle school students.
Explore the life of this self-educated mathematician, scientist, astronomer, and civil rights advocate with the Benjamin Banneker: Self-Made Man e-Book. This informational text profiles the life of the man who worked hard to educate himself and became an almanac writer and land surveyor for the nation's capital. Get your students excited as they explore this nonfiction reader filled with primary source material, offering a historical glimpse of what life was like back then. Build literacy and subject content knowledge with this nonfiction reader that explores US history, geography, and other social studies topics. The Benjamin Banneker: Self-Made Man e-Book provides access to every type of learner with appropriately leveled content. This book contains text features such as captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.
While Earth is constantly changing, evidence shows that humans are speeding up the process of the greenhouse effect. Extreme weather, plant and animal extinction, and reshaping of our coastlines are harmful effects of rising temperatures. Understand the causes of global warming and explore ways we can reduce our carbon footprint and impact on the planet in this dynamic science e-book. Teach fifth-grade readers about climate and weather, the carbon cycle, deforestation, melting ice caps, renewable energy, and more through this high-interest informational text filled with vibrant photographs. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity and a “Your Turn” page at the end of the e-book support STEM Education and provide young scientists with an opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in the text. Helpful diagrams and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to reinforce content-area literacy and improve close reading.
Natural resources, renewable resources, and nonrenewable resources are types of resources that we rely on every day. However, some of these resources are being overused and may run out if we aren’t careful. Discover the impact you can have on Earth and the wonderful resources it has to offer by reading through the pages of this e-book. Vibrant, colorful images and photographs fill the pages paired with high-interest informational text, fun facts, an easy-to-navigate table of contents, and a helpful glossary and index. To bring concepts to life, a “Think Like a Scientist” activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the e-book.
Have you ever studied fossils? Have you heard of fossil fuels? Fossil fuels are a very important part of our environment and some fossil fuels are being used up faster than they can be produced. Learn how fossil fuels form and the amazing impact they have on society by diving into the pages of this e-book. Vibrant, colorful images and photographs fill the pages paired with high-interest informational text, fun facts, an easy-to-navigate table of contents, and a helpful glossary and index. To bring concepts to life, a “Think Like a Scientist” activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the e-book.
Learn how architects and designers use perimeter and area to make famous works of art! In this vibrant title, readers will continue to develop their geometry skills, reviewing topics like dimensions, irrational numbers, polygons, and measurement. With the help of eye-catching images, easy-to-read text, simple practice problems, STEM topics, and clear mathematical diagrams, readers will feel confident in their ability to measure perimeter and area in useful ways!
Learn how builders use perimeter and area to build towns and cities! Perimeter and area are important measurements that help builders design homes, parks, and more! This charming title teaches children how cities are built, while giving them great examples to practice calculating perimeter and area, improving their mathematical skills through STEM themes. With easy-to-read text, engaging practice problems, clear mathematical diagrams, and an accessible glossary, this title gives readers everything they need to make these calculations with ease. By the end of this book, readers will feel very familiar with perimeter, area, and grid patterns.
Explore the ocean and learn all about coordinate planes simultaneously! This exciting title teaches readers about ocean maps and the history of ocean navigation. Learn about Earth's five oceans and how these oceans can be mapped--with sonar, submersibles, and satellites. Readers will get plenty of experience mapping coordinates through related practice problems, familiarizing themselves with latitude, longitude, and intersections between them. Vibrant images, easy-to-read text, simple practice problems, exciting nautical charts, and mathematical diagrams work together to help readers feel confident in their understanding of coordinate planes and improve their mathematical and STEM skills.
Explore shipwrecks to learn about underwater archaeology and mapping coordinates! This title encourages readers to familiarize themselves with coordinate planes by finding intersections between lines of latitude and longitude. Using geometry, STEM concepts, and an understanding of coordinate planes, readers can follow along as marine archaeologists find and explore shipwrecks! This exciting title uses vivid images, easy-to-read text, engaging practice problems, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, and a glossary to make mathematics feel simple and fun. Math can be so adventurous!
A pond may seem quiet and subdued, but this unique ecosystem is filled with active life cycles. Students learn what distinguishes a pond from other bodies of water, the plant and animal life within it, and how their life cycles contribute to the pond itself.
Readers learn all about tropical and temperate rainforests and the differences between these two unique biomes. Rainforests are filled with wonder and mystery, from the tall trees in the canopy to the dark and damp leaves on the forest floor. The plants and animals that inhabit these rainforests are varied and exotic. They depend on the rainforest, as does the rest of the world.
A forest is unlike any other biome on Earth. There are many life cycles found within a forest. Learn about the energy pyramid that explains the numbers of forest plants and animals. Learn about threats to these lively forests and how they thrive and survive!
Readers learn all about wetlands and their complex interactions with plants and animals in this colorful title! Although wetlands don't necessarily need to be covered in water all year long, most areas are pretty wet. Whether they are freshwater or tidal, they play a key role in the health of the Earth. They provide homes for many different kinds of plants and animals that are well adapted for the soggy conditions.
This book will be a hit with both thrill seekers and with those who prefer to stay safely on the ground. After an introduction to Newton's three laws of motion, readers learn the mechanics of various amusement park rides including roller coasters, Ferris wheels, merry-go-rounds, and gravity rides. They learn how to measure motion, and how kinetic and potential energy apply to their favorite rides.
Hurricanes plague the tropics from June through November. Some years bring just a handful of storms. Other years, meteorologists run out of names because there are so many. Readers learn how and where these storms form and the dangers they pose to the land and people who live in Gulf and Atlantic coast regions.
Deserts may seem like harsh, uninhabitable places, but actually they support a diverse quantity of plant and animal life. And, they aren't always hot! Deserts serve an important role in Earth's existence, too. Readers learn about hot and cold deserts alike, as well as semi-arid and coastal deserts. From the Horned Lizard to the Saguaro cactus rooted in rich soil, the desert biome will amaze readers.
Perhaps nothing is more frightening than seeing a forest fire rage out of control. Sometimes, however, fires are set intentionally to benefit the environment. Readers will learn what fire is, how it burns, and how fires can both help and harm the areas they affect.
Images of an erupting volcano can be mesmerizing. Readers may be surprised to learn that volcanoes erupt every day. Some erupt constantly, while others lie dormant for years or even centuries. Through engaging text and brilliant photos, readers learn what happens beneath the Earth to cause a volcanic eruption and the different structures beneath the Earth that cause new land to form.
Most of the Earth's changes happen over millions of years, but earthquakes can force significant changes to the land in just a few moments. Readers will learn the science of plate tectonics and its role in the development of earthquakes around the globe. They will also learn that not all rocks are created equal. In fact, rocks are all different ages! This book concludes with images of the damage and destruction that earthquakes can cause.
Floods and blizzards may be very different, but they do have some things in common. In this book, readers will discover they have one vital ingredient in common: water. Readers will learn the powerful forces of water as it pertains to floods and blizzards. They also discover that although these two forces of nature can cause difficulties for people, they are nature's way of cleaning up and re-nourishing the land.
The need for speed is the motivating factor in this engaging book. Readers learn the history of travel from the very slow to the supersonic and beyond, including everything in between. They learn and discover the factors that influence motion for all types of vehicles: land, air, and water alike. They also learn different ways to measure speed and read about energy uses for different vehicles. With greater speed comes greater risk. Readers learn how engineers are always seeking new and better ways to keep people safe as they travel faster and go farther.