What do kangaroos, movie special effects, an opera house, and electric refrigerators have in common? They all have histories in Australia, one of Earth’s seven continents. In this exciting learning adventure, Great Minds and Finds in Australia, you'll discover these great inventions and more from ancient and modern Australia!
What do telescopes, rainforests, earthquake-proof buildings, and lizards all have in common? They have histories in South America, one of Earth’s seven continents. In this exciting learning adventure, Great Minds and Finds in South America, you'll discover these great inventions and more from ancient and modern South America!
What do eyeglasses, fossils, chewing gum, and color television all have in common? They all have histories in North America, one of Earth’s seven continents. In this exciting learning adventure, Great Minds and Finds in North America, you'll discover these great inventions and more from ancient and modern North America!
What do ancient ice, deep-sea creatures, a red waterfall, and amazing journeys have in common? They all have histories in Antarctica, one of Earth’s seven continents. In this exciting learning adventure, Great Minds and Finds in Antarctica, you'll discover these great inventions and more from ancient and modern Antarctica!
What do writing, surgery, glaciers, and fossils have in common? They all have histories in Africa, one of Earth’s seven continents. In this exciting learning adventure, Great Minds and Finds in Africa, you'll discover these great inventions and more from ancient and modern Africa!
What do kites, writing, gunpowder, and the number zero have in common? They all have histories in Asia, the world’s largest continent! In this exciting learning adventure, Great Minds and Finds in Asia, you'll discover these great inventions and more from ancient and modern Asia!
This book focuses on erosion and discusses the effects it has on the current landscape and the way it impacts Earth.
It may be a parent's dream, but imagine life without the internet or world wide web. Would airlines be able to fly? Would our nation's security be at risk? What can be done to safeguard the internet?
It seems they're everywhere. But scientists believe bees are at risk of survival. What has put bees at risk and should we care? Imagine a world without these important pollinators and you'll see a world with fewer and fewer critical food sources.
Empires have been built from it, Wars have been fought for it. Imagine a world without oil. What alternatives do we have in a future with limited oil and other fossil fuels?
Look around. Plastic is everywhere. But some experts say today's plastic will be in our landfills for thousands of years to come. Imagine a world without plastic, in some communities, it's a new reality. Explore the good and the bad of plastic in our lives.
Wolves are apex predators in their habitat, but that does not mean they don’t fear the awesome strength of a bull moose! This action-packed title looks at both animals to compare battle advantages and methods of attack. Features include size comparisons and stat-packed profiles, while a fight narrative wraps up the book. Who will be the victor today?
Many people know that virtual reality is used in video games. But this cutting-edge technology is also used to train doctors, pilots, and more! This high-interest title introduces readers to the past, present, and future of virtual reality through engaging text and vibrant photos. A diagram shows off how virtual reality works, a pro/con comparison examines the technology of VR, and a graph explores how many people use this fascinating technology!
Vehicles can take us around the block or into outer space! In this hands-on title, step-by-step instructions help kids fold a variety of origami vehicles, from a monster truck to the Batmobile. Accompanying text presents facts about each one, while tips and tricks help kids turn from paper folders into paper engineers!
Are we there yet?! You’ve been in the car for hours. If only you could teleport to your destination. One day, it might be possible! Through leveled text and engaging photos, this title introduces readers to the exciting possibilities of teleportation. It highlights the use of teleportation in fiction, describes the science behind the superpower, and explores how teleportation may one day be possible! Additional features provide visual support to the text by profiling a popular superhero with the power, showing how teleportation would affect the human body, and more!
How much strength does it take to be a superhero? In this fun title, readers will find out! Engaging text and fun photos introduce super strength in fiction, exploring the origins of a popular hero with the power. Then, each chapter introduces how it is possible in the real world, and explores what the future of super strength science holds. Added features provide visual fun, explaining how the science of super strength works, profiling a popular superhero, exploring super strength in nature, and more!
Ever wondered what you could do with super speed? You could get to school in the blink of an eye! In this title, a narrative opener puts readers in the action. Then, fact-filled chapters cover the use of super speed in fiction, how it appears in real life, and the power’s possibilities for the future. Special features explore real-life examples of super speed in nature, highlight an example in popular culture, profile a favorite superhero, and more. Readers will race through this fun text at super speed!
Although he cannot see, Daredevil uses his super senses of smell, touch, taste, and sound to save the day! Humans don’t quite have the super senses of Daredevil. But in this title, readers will explore how people and animals use their senses in super ways! Informative text highlights the superpower in fiction, the science behind the power, and the power’s future possibilities. Special features reinforce the text by profiling a popular superhero, highlighting the superpower in the media, showing off its use in nature, and more!
Tigers and bears, oh my! These powerful predators each have terrifying traits that firmly place them at the top of the food chain. But what would happen in a matchup between the two of them? Reluctant readers can weigh each animal’s advantages and compare their attack moves with this high-interest title. Profiles offer stats including height and weight, while infographics highlight special abilities. A final narrative follows a fight between the two animals. Who will be ruler of the north?
Self-driving cars don’t need a human to guide them. Instead, they have plenty of help in the form of sensors, cameras, and radar! In this fascinating title, engaging text and crisp photos show readers how self-driving cars work, how they developed, and how they are used. Added features such as a diagram, timeline, graph, and pro/con comparison highlight additional information about self-driving cars. Readers will love learning about these vehicles that may one day take over the roads!
Building a robot requires wires, metal, and knowledge of computers. But building an origami robot just takes a sheet or two of paper! With this hands-on origami guide, readers can construct favorite fictional robots, from Wall-E and Eva to BB-8 and the Iron Giant. Engaging text offers facts about each robot, while tips and tricks sidebars help with paper folding techniques.
Nanotechnology uses materials that are smaller than a speck of dust. These nanomaterials are used to make waterproof clothing, medical devices, and more! In this title, readers will explore how this fascinating technology developed, how it works, and what its future holds. Engaging text and crisp photos combine with special features such as a diagram, timeline, graph, and pro/con comparison to create a compelling read about one of the world’s most cutting-edge technologies!
Is invisibility possible? Some scientists think so! This amazing superpower may seem like a far-off dream, but scientists are researching its possibilities. This high-interest title explores those possibilities through leveled text and interesting photos. Readers will discover popular superheroes with the gift of invisibility, explore invisibility in the real world, and learn the science behind the superpower. Added features introduce the science behind the superpower, show off where the power appears in nature, and explore the effects it may have on the human body!
Have you ever dreamed of soaring high above the clouds? Humans may not have the power of flight, but the future may change that! In this high-interest title, readers can feed their dreams as they explore how our favorite high-flying fictional characters got their abilities. Leveled text introduces the science of human flight and explores how it might be possible in the future. Added features demonstrate the power of flight in nature, show how the human body would respond to flight, and more! This engaging text will make readers soar!
The first drones were hot-air balloons used in the 1800s! Later, drone airplanes took over the skies. Today, drones are used by the military, delivery companies, and even drone racers! This high-interest text explores each of these uses, as well as the history and future possibilities of drones. A diagram, timeline, graph, and pro/con comparison offer even more information about how drones work, what they’re used for, and how they may change in the future.