Discover the biomes of our planet, from lush rainforests and sweltering deserts to deep oceans and fast-flowing rivers. See how seasons and climates vary across the globe, and find out about amazing animal and plant adaptations. Learn about people who live in different places around the world and the dangers that threaten our natural environment.
Learn about the kind of resources Earth holds, and how they are extracted and used. Discover the problems and challenges posed by human consumption of these resources, from overfishing to dwindling supplies of fossil fuels. Read about the efforts being made to protect Earth's resources, including finding sustainable energy solutions and making our cities eco-friendly.
Explore mountains around the world, and find out how they are created. Discover what happens when mountains experience erosion and how climate and biomes change with elevation. Find out about the people, plants, and animals that live at high altitudes and the risk of deadly avalanches.
Learn about population in countries around the world, and how changes in the number, age, and gender of people living in a place affect life there. Explore different settlements, from ancient towns to sprawling, modern cities. Find out why and where people migrate, and discover how we can protect our planet from the risks of overpopulation.
Learn about rivers and coasts and how water shapes the landscapes in different ways. Follow rivers from their source to the sea, and explore coasts around the world. Find out how erosion creates stunning waterfalls, and see how water affects our lives, from tourism and industry to the risks of flooding.
Find out about the different types of volcanoes and how they form. Learn how scientists monitor volcanic activity, and what makes some eruptions so much more destructive than others. Read about some of the most famous volcanic eruptions in history and their effects on the people and environment surrounding them.
Learn all about the water cycle, the amazing process that keeps water moving around our planet. Simple explanations and diagrams show how water evaporates from the ocean, gathers as clouds in the sky, and falls as rain. Read about the natural places on Earth where water collects and is stored, and how important the water cycle is to human life.
Using evidence-based research and best practices, this informative title provides a thorough introduction to concussions. Content includes causes of concussion, physical, cognitive, and emotional, symptoms, treatments, and the recovery process. Case studies, personal accounts from people who have sustained concussions, and injury-prevention tips encourage readers to advocate for their own health and safety as well as for others.
Your brain has an amazing ability to make changes and reorganize itself throughout your lifetime. This is called neuroplasticity. Supported by the latest in brain research, this motivating title helps readers understand how our brains learn and how each of us has our own personal learning style. Key concepts include brain functions and processes related to learning such as memory, attention, executive functions, and other cognitive abilities, and how neural connections form and grow. Readers are encouraged to take on a growth mindset, which is the belief that we are not just born with certain talents—we can develop them. The book includes several brain-based learning strategies. Each strategy includes a hands-on activity or demonstration to help readers apply the strategy in the real world, be empowered to take more risks in their learning, and to unlock their personal potential.
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.
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.
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.
This book relays the factual details of the dropping of the atomic bombs that took place during World War II. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a Manhattan Project scientist, a witness in Hiroshima, and an aide to the US secretary of war. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about a historical event.