Describes the deepest part of the ocean, called the abyss, and explains how, with new equipment and technology, humans are beginning to learn more about the abyss and the creatures who live there.
Explores the world of a river otter as she goes from total dependence on a loving mother to becoming a playful member of the community.
This book provides information about various kinds of large lizards including komodo dragons, iguanas, and monitor lizards. Discusses the physical characteristics, life cycle, survival skills, and natural defenses of giant lizards.
This book is about Jason who wants to be a research scientist someday. He is studying dolphins with his uncle in the Florida Keys and wants to write a story based on his experiences.
Provides a history of balls and ball games and offers instructions for playing different ball games and for making balls from cloth, felt, and rubber bands.
Follows the life of Callie, a great gray owl, from the day that she and her mate find a nest to the day that two of their three chicks are ready to establish their own territories.
Provides factual information about the natural history of the Florida manatee through the fictional story of a young manatee named Dudley.
Provides a history of kites and kite making, and offers step-by-step instructions for making a wind sock and different types of two- and three-stick kites.
This book discusses the history and development of textiles. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book takes a scientific look at different records and oddities regarding weather in our world. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book discusses how learning more about diseases, health, and your environment can play a part in your own disease prevention. Reading Essentials in Science.
This brief overview of mammals describes their basic characteristics and life cycles. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book discusses the early people, creatures, and plants of the Grand Canyon.
This book explains the causes and effects of floods, and how people prepare for and survive floods. Reading Essentials in Science.
Scientists have discovered that stars are not equal. They vary in size and color. Variable stars change in brightness over the course of hours, days, weeks, or years. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book introduces the various types of environments in an ocean and along an ocean's shore, including rocky cliffs where hardy plants grow and the underwater communities of the coral reefs. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book is an introduction to biomes and ecosystems and provides background for the in-depth discussion of the tropical forest biome. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book takes a scientific look at telescopes and the exploration that uses this technology. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book takes a look at the microscopic organisms, including mold and bacteria, discusses the causes of allergies, and looks at the invention of the microscope. Reading Essentials in Science.
Climate is the normal weather in an area. It includes factors such as temperatures, precipitation, winds, sunlight, and humidity. Climates create habitats such as rain forests, deserts, and tundra. Reading Essentials in Science.
This overview of volcanoes looks at how they form, the destruction they cause, and how scientists are learning to predict eruptions. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.
This book discusses the formation and development of tornadoes, including what scientists study about them, the destruction they cause, and the technology people use to help prepare for their wrath of destruction. Reading Essentials in Science.
Water is constantly changing form and moving around the environment in the water cycle. Water exists in three forms. It changes from one form to another as it moves from the ground to the air and back to the ground again. Reading Essentials in Science.
The immune system is a group of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to defend a body against invasion by harmful microbes. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book discusses the make up of soil, its formation and how taking care of soil will reap benefits for all living things. Reading Essentials in Science.