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Desastres naturales (Natural Disasters)

Diana Noonan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480756151

Learn how estimation and approximation theory can be helpful when natural disasters strike! This nonfiction Spanish-translated e-book tells the stories of Hurricane Katrina, tornadoes and thunderstorms in Oklahoma, and a tsunami in Indonesia. All of these natural disasters were very dangerous and devastating, but estimations and predictions saved lives! This digital resource teaches Spanish readers about the properties of natural disasters, while reminding them how vital mathematics can be! Children can explore the math behind these natural disasters through practice problems. These practical examples, along with vibrant images, clear mathematical diagrams, easy-to-read informational text, STEM themes, and text features such as a glossary and index, will keep readers engaged and will re-enforce the importance of mathematics.

Personas que predicen (People Who Predict)

Diana Noonan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480756168

Explore estimation and geophysical predictions by learning about seismologists, volcanologists, and meteorologists in this digital resource! This exciting Spanish-translated nonfiction e-book showcases the importance of predicting and preparing for disasters in order to save lives. Volcanologists test gases on a volcano to predict eruptions! Meteorologists use Doppler radars to predict tornadoes! These data collectors use estimation in order to do this. Spanish readers can use sample problems to practice estimation with the help of easy-to-read informational text, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, and text features such as a glossary and index. This e-book encourages children to improve their problem solving and STEM skills.

Shaping Our Environment

Shelly Buchanan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751545

People are always changing their environment. Farmers use the land to grow crops and raise animals. People cut down trees and build roads. Many people live in big buildings in cities. We must take care of the earth and protect our environment. Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.

Our Ever-Changing Environment

Shelly Buchanan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751552

The earth is constantly changing. Earthquakes shake the ground. Volcanoes create new land. Water and wind erode rocks. These natural things are changing the face of our planet. Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.

Chemical Reactions

Jenna Winterberg (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751224

Dynamite is highly explosive. This is because it’s a chemical reaction waiting to happen. Chemical reactions happens all the time - even inside us! Reactants change to make new products. Explore physical and chemical properties of the substances that surround us in this explosive physical science e-book. From decomposition to acid-base reactions, fifth-grade readers will learn about six types of chemical reactions; activation energy and hopping electrons; reactivity, catalysts, and inhibitors; physical changes of mixtures; 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.

The Four Spheres of Earth

Paul Larson (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751231

Geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere—each of these spheres make up planet Earth. From deep below Earth's surface where metals are made to the thermosphere that protects our planet from harmful sunrays, travel through each layer of these spheres to see how every living thing is connected. In this engaging science e-book, fifth-grade readers will learn about the lithosphere, mantle and core of Earth's interior; five zones of the hydrosphere; groundwater and surface water; the entire world's ecosystem; 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.

The Powerful Ocean

Shelly Buchanan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751248

Out of all the water on Earth, 96 percent of it is found in the ocean. And yet, we know more about space than the dark depths of our own ocean. Dive into the wild waters of the hydrosphere to explore discoveries about our ocean’s habitats, life, and zones in this engaging science e-book. From the abyssal plain to the continental shelf, fifth-grade readers will learn all about underwater land features, tectonic plates, currents and waves, the hydrologic cycle, the ocean’s effects on climate, 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.

The Milky Way: A River of Stars

Suzanne Sherman (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751255

Amidst more than 200 billion stars in a galaxy measuring 100,000 light years across, life has been discovered only in one place in the Milky Way: planet Earth. Yet the Milky Way is only one of many galaxies in the vast universe. While extraterrestrial life remains a mystery, explore discoveries about the stars and galaxies we see in the night sky with this engaging science e-book. Fifth-grade readers will launch into learning about types of galaxies, Earth’s place in the universe, properties of the Milky Way, astronomical tools, 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, a timeline of major space science discoveries from 1610 to 2010, and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to reinforce content-area literacy and improve close reading.

Stars

Shelly Buchanan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751262

Stars light up the sky on a clear night. They may look the same from Earth, but they come in many sizes and colors. From the balanced forces of nuclear fusion and gravity keeping a star stable to their potentially violent “deaths,” explore why these huge balls of burning gas have captivated ancient and modern astronomers alike in this dynamic science e-book. Fifth-grade readers will launch into learning about the composition and classification of stars, the “life cycle” of these nonliving luminaries, galaxies, our solar system, 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, including a Venn diagram of the three types of galaxies, and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to reinforce content-area literacy and improve close reading.

Global Warming

Shelly Buchanan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751279

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.

What the Evidence Shows

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751286

Science is not all about the facts. It’s about the evidence! Scientists often launch into unexpected directions as they follow where the evidence leads. Learn how to navigate through the scientific inquiry journey and analyze evidence to discover truth in this dynamic science e-book. Fifth-grade readers will learn all about authentic scientific evidence and its role in each of the eight main science practices 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.

Life and the Flow of Energy

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751132

Every time you eat a sandwich, an apple, or a piece of cake, it’s like you are eating a little piece of sunshine! The sun is the source of all energy on Earth and flows through all life - even through the waste of an organism. From microscopic creatures living under your couch to gigantic elephants roaming Earth, explore the interdependence of all organisms in this fact-filled science e-book. Fifth-grade readers will learn all about our amazing sun, fusing elements, photosynthesis, energy exchange in ecosystems, 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.

Life and Non-Life in an Ecosystem

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751149

Earth is a unique place to live. Being just the right size and distance from the sun to maintain life is remarkable! Life depends on non-life in order to live. Explore the interdependence of living and nonliving things in ecosystems with this dynamic science e-book. Fifth-grade readers will learn about the definition of life, the importance of soil, the nitrogen and oxygen cycles, 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.

Digestion and Using Food

Wendy Conklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751156

You eat food every day. In fact, every living organism can’t live without it. Digestion is a complex, sometimes gross, process by which our bodies turn a meal into energy. From humans to birds and herbivores to decomposers, find out what happens after food enters the body in this dynamic science e-book. You’ll be amazed to learn that you really are what you eat. Fifth-grade readers will learn about the digestive systems of humans and animals, photosynthesis, organ structure and function, 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.

Cells

Stephanie Herweck Paris (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751163

The human body is made of up trillions of cells! Without cells and their remarkable abilities, there would be no life. Layer by layer, you’ll journey into animal and plant cells to discover what these building blocks of life look like and how they function in this fact-filled life science e-book. From prokaryotes to eukaryotes, fifth-grade readers will learn all about cell theory, cell function, mitosis and meiosis, organelles in plant and animal cells, 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.

DNA

Wendy Conklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751170

DNA is known as the blueprint for life! Found in every cell of every living thing, DNA strands are packed inside a cell’s nucleus carrying instructions and genetic information. Climb the double helix ladder and crack the DNA code in this fact-filled life science e-book to explore genetics and why parts of you may appear identical to your great, great, great grandparent. Fifth-grade readers will learn about DNA structure and replication, proteins and genes, chromosomes, inherited traits and alleles, cloning, 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, a timeline of genetic discoveries, and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to reinforce content-area literacy and improve close reading.

Composition of Matter

Morgaine Paris (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751187

Matter is everywhere. It is anything that can be touched, moved, or interacted with physically. But when breaking matter down into its tiniest pieces, we find that atoms are made almost entirely of empty space. Join nuclear physicists in exploring how matter acts to make predictions about the world in this engaging physical science e-book. Fifth-grade readers will examine subatomic particles and electron shells, elements and compounds, covalent and ionic bonds, the periodic table of elements, 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.

Mixtures and Solutions

Hugh Westrup (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751194

Why are chemists so great at solving problems? Because they have all the solutions! Get it? Knowing how mixtures and solutions work makes our lives easier and more enjoyable. Examine the molecules behind mixtures and solutions such as pizza, oatmeal raisin cookies, smoothies, and lemonade in this engaging physical science e-book. Fifth-grade readers will learn all about heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures, colloids, solubility, physical and chemical changes, 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.

Conservation of Mass

Jenna Winterberg (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751200

You can't make something out of nothing. This is because there are certain laws that everything in the universe follows. It may seem like magic, but it's really a matter of matter. Join physicists from past and present to uncover the magic of how matter changes yet remains the same in this physical science e-book. Fifth-grade readers will learn about physical and chemical changes; how mass, energy, and volume are related; discoveries that led to the law of conservation of mass, scientific words such as hypothesis, theory, and law; 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.

Conservation of Energy

Suzanne I. Barchers (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751217

Energy literally makes the world go ’round. Without it, nothing would live, move, or react. While energy cannot be created or destroyed, we rely on it to change form when we warm our hands with a cup of hot cocoa, ride a roller coaster, and digest our food. From potential to kinetic and electrical to chemical, become an energy expert through this engaging physical science e-book. Fifth-grade readers will learn all about the first and second laws of thermodynamics; energy transformations; movement of thermal energy through conduction, convection, radiation; 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.

Sound Waves and Communication

Jenna Winterberg (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751057

Sound waves are all around us creating a multitude of different frequencies. Some we can hear, and some we cannot hear. Discover the ways in which animals, insects, and birds communicate through sound as well as how sound is beneficial for other uses -- even if we can’t hear it! High-interest, informational text paired with vibrant images and photos, intriguing facts, and a helpful glossary and index will keep readers engaged from cover to cover. A “Think Like a Scientist” activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the e-book for students to apply what they’ve learned about sound.

Light and Its Effects

Jenna Winterberg (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751064

Light heats our skin, helps us see in the dark, and even helps cure cancer. Light is also used for many things that we may not know about. Learn how light is formed, how it helps us every day, and much more by diving into the pages of this engaging e-book. High-interest text and vibrant images and photographs fill the pages of this e-book to make learning about light and its effects fun and interesting. A “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the e-book for students to use what they learned in the text and apply that knowledge to the activity. A helpful glossary, table of contents, and index are also included for additional support.

Earth's Cycles

Wendy Conklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751071

Many cycles occur on Earth that keep Earth’s different systems connected. Introduce students to the various elements that help create Earth’s many cycles. Create an interest in this topic and keep students engaged throughout their reading with high-interest text, vibrant images and diagrams, engaging 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.

We Are Here

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751088

Just how big is Earth compared to our solar system, the Milky Way, or even the universe? Although Earth is home to many different species and it seems huge to us, it is very small in comparison to our solar system and the universe. Discover what scientists have uncovered so far about Earth, our solar system, and the universe in this engaging e-book. High-interest text and vibrant images and photographs fill the pages of this e-book to keep students engaged while learning about space. A “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the e-book for students to use what they learned in the text and apply that knowledge to the activity. A helpful glossary, table of contents, and index are also included for additional support.

The Rock Cycle

Wendy Conklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751095

Rocks are constantly changing form through weathering, heat, pressure, and erosion. Although rocks are constantly changing, the process can take millions of years! Over time different types of rocks form, deconstruct, and recycle. Find out just how amazing rocks are by diving into the pages of this exciting 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.