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Investigating Plate Tectonics

Greg Young (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433390883

In this adventurous title, readers learn all about plate tectonics! A brief history of Alfred Wegener's theory of continental drift introduces readers to the development of plate tectonics and how it helped form the Earth we know today. Through colorful images, helpful charts and graphs, and easy-to-read text, readers will discover such fascinating topics as magnetic pole reversal, divergent and convergent plate boundaries, the ocean-continental division, and the San Andreas Fault. A captivating lab activity is featured to encourage children to further explore geology!

Weather Scientists

Debra J. Housel (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433390814

Readers are introduced to some of the most important weather scientists that ever lived in this engaging book! Featuring stunning photos, fascinating facts, easy-to-read text, and mini-biographies, readers will be excited to learn about Galileo, Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, Benjamin Franklin, and Tetsuya Theodore Fujita. A captivating hands-on lab activity is featured to encourage readers to explore all they can about weather and science!

Water Scientists

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433390852

Mohammed Karaji, Edmond Halley, Henry Darcy, and Pelageia Polubarinova-Kochina are some of the most important water scientists highlighted in this nonfiction book. Readers will love the vivid images, easy-to-read text, helpful charts and graphs, and accessible glossary and index. Featuring a captivating hands-on lab activity, this book will leave readers eager and excited to learn more!

Inside the Water Cycle

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433390845

Explore the water cycle in this fascinating book! Readers will learn the various steps of the water cycle--including evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. Featuring plenty of stunning images, colorful charts and graphs, accessible glossary and index, and easy-to-read text, readers will learn about different forms and types of water such as rain, sleet, snow, freshwater, and saltwater. Readers will also learn about clouds, the different types, how they are formed, and what role they play in the water cycle. An engaging hands-on activity allows readers to explore weather and science even further!

Pioneers of Earth Science

Lynn Van Gorp (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433390876

Gerardus Mercator, John Wesley Powell, Grove Karl Gilbert, William Morris Davis, Albrecht Penck, and Florence Bascom are some of the incredible geologists and geographers that readers will learn about in this biographical title. With a variety of colorful, vivid images and graphs, easy-to-read text, and intriguing facts and sidebars, readers will be excited and engaged from cover to cover! Readers will feel confident in their growing scientific knowledge with the featured glossary and index, while the captivating lab activity provides a stimulating hands-on approach!

Industrial Giants

Debra J. Housel (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433390654

Several major industrialists facilitated the growth of industry in America. This interesting title allows readers to learn about such individuals as Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, and Henry Ford, who were responsible for building industries that employed many people and provided commodities necessary for life in the United States. The colorful scrapbook layout, engaging sidebars, fascinating facts, and detailed images combine with an accessible table of contents, glossary, and index to give readers the opportunity to learn about such topics as monopolies, the creation of the assembly line, stocks, and investments.

Industrial Revolution

Debra J. Housel (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433390647

The Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain during the 1700s and spread to America in the early 1800s as the colonies formed and grew. Readers will learn about this important time in U.S. history in this enlightening nonfiction title. Through fascinating facts and engaging sidebars, children will learn how industrialism provided the means for development and expansion in America as life transitioned from rural beginnings to large cities. Industry was a large factor for innovation and employment at the beginning of the 20th Century through such creations as assembly lines, patents, and labor unions. Detailed images and easy-to-read text show readers the ups and downs of this time period, including child labor laws, labor unions, muckrackers, and immigrant and slave labor. The colorful scrapbook layout, helpful table of contents, and accommodating glossary combine to create a reading experience that is easy for readers to navigate through.

Mighty Micros: Little Things Big Results

Jennifer Kroll (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383663

Some of the most powerful things in the world are so tiny they can't be seen with the naked eye! Readers will be amazed at what they see when they take a glance at the world of the mini but mighty in this stunningly fascinating nonfiction title that features remarkable images and graphics, informational text, index, and glossary. Through these features, readers are able to explore and discover such micros as DNA, atoms, bacteria, phytoplankton, and nanotechnology items like nano-robots and microchips!

Action! Making Movies

Sarah Garza (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383670

Action! It's time to enter the world of movie magic! Readers are taken behind the scenes to find out what is needed to make a film. From the director to the actor, the director of photography to the costume designer, children will be fascinated to learn about the various aspects that go into motion pictures. With its vivid images, informational text, and impressive facts, this nonfiction title will have readers engaged through the entire book as they discover amazing facts about their favorite genre--whether it be comedy, drama, action, or horror!

Fearless! Stunt People

Jessica Cohn (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383595

When stunt performers go to work, they make dangerous feats look fun and easy, but there is a lot of risk behind this profession. Explore what stunt people do to prepare and keep themselves safe for a truly unique profession. Readers will be introduced to a brief history of stunt performance as well as the latest tips and tricks, including stunt driving, professional fighting, and even digital effects such as computer-generated imagery and are encourged to explore college majors and areas of study are recommended to become a stunt person. With thrilling language and stunning images in conjunction with informational text, a useful glossary, and an interview with a real-life stunt-man, readers are sure to be fascinated and stimulated from cover to cover!

Pop! Air and Water Pressure

Stephanie Paris (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383571

What does swimming in a pool, drinking through a straw, breathing in air, and circulating blood all have in common? They all require a form of air or water pressure! Readers will discover the variety of ways that air and water pressure make an impact on our lives and the things in them. This fact-filled nonfiction title includes real-life examples and basic experiments to aid in the development of understanding physic and scientific concepts. Readers will be introduced to and learn about Archimedes Principle, atmospheric pressure, vacuums, water density, and hydraulics through the use of informational text and stimulating facts in conjunction with vivid images and helpful graphs and diagrams.

Endangered Animals of the Desert

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383540

Many desert animals around the world are in danger of becoming extinct. In this enlightening nonfiction title, readers will learn a few of the causes of extinction in the desert and what problems extinction causes for animals, wildlife, and humans alike. Through vibrant photos of beautiful animals and stunning facts in conjunction with informational text and useful charts and diagrams, readers will learn and understand concepts such as habit loss and learn ways that animal activists help to protect animals and their environments, as well as helpful tips to get involved in conserving biodiversity.

Vroom! Speed and Acceleration

Stephanie Paris (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383564

Accelerate through the pages of this book and introduce readers to physics and how it assists objects to move. This stimulating nonfiction title includes real-life examples and basic experiments to facilitate further understanding of physics. Readers will learn about velocity, Newton's Second Law of Motion, thrust, gravity, momentum, and g-force through vibrant and colorful images, fascinating facts in conjunction with informational text, accomodating graphs and diagrams.

Drag! Friction and Resistance

Stephanie Paris (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383588

In this stimulating nonfiction book, readers will discover the various types of friction--including rolling friction, sliding friction, fluid friction, and static friction--and the huge impacts it has on nature, machines, and our lives. In addition, readers are encouraged to perform basic experiments to assist in the understanding of friction, kinetic energy, and water resistance. With real-life examples, colorful images, accomodating graphs and charts, and informational text, children will be inspired and engaged as they move through this book.

22nd Century: Future of Space

Stephanie Paris (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383434

Travel to the 22nd century in this captivating nonfiction title that allows readers to discover the future of space. Elementary readers will be fascinated with the possibilites that may await human life in the future. Readers will discover the technology that may be used to one day allow humans to live on another planet, new worlds, alien life, and artificial intelligence. Featuring vibrant photos, images, informational text, a glossary of terms, and a list of helpful websites for more explorations, children will be excited and enthralled as they move through this title.

21st Century: Mysteries of Deep Space

Stephanie Paris (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383427

Elementary readers will get a look into space exploration as they move through this fascinating nonfiction title. Readers will discover galaxies like the Milky Way, the effect gravity has on the inner and outer planets, comets, asteroids, constellations, and what measures scientists are taking to learn more about the vast body of the universe and more, including the Hubble Telescope and the Mars Rover. With vivid images, intriguing facts, informational text, a glossary, and a list of helpful websites, readers are encouraged to discover what they would explore in deep space!

All in a Day's Work: ER Doctor

Diana Herweck (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383489

Discover what it takes to be an Emergency Room doctor in this enlightening nonfiction title. Readers learn about the hard work and dedication it takes to have a career as an ER doctor and what a typical day is like in the emergency room. From medical school to residency, medical symptoms to diagnosis, children will learn all about the steps it takes to get involved in this profession. This engaging title features vivid photos, helpful charts and diagrams, informational text, a glossary of terms, and an interview with a real life ER doctor to delight, inform, and encourage children from beginning to end.

20th Century: Race to the Moon

Stephanie Paris (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383410

Discover the history of the space race in this exciting and riveting nonfiction title! Elementary readers will learn about the Kennedy Space Station, the Cold War, Sputnik, the first astronauts and cosmonauts to make it into space, and the first landing on the moon. Through captivating images, informational text, and impressive facts, readers will be enthralled and inspired by the amazing accomplishments that occured during the race to space!

Terror in the Tropics

Timothy J. Bradley (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383403

In this fascinating nonfiction title, elementary readers are invited to discover terrifying plants and animals of the tropics. Readers will discover what makes poisonous plants so harmful and why dangerous jungle animals are so deadly through engaging features, including bright images, diagrams, and charts, informational text, and captivating facts.

Demons of the Deep

Timothy J. Bradley (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383380

This fascinating nonfiction book will allow elementary readers to discover the dangerous and strange creatures of the deep ocean. Readers come along on deep sea exploration to learn about marine animals they may have never heard of, including gulper eels, yeti crabs, and deep-sea lizardfish. With detailed stunning photos and images, informational text, a glossary of terms, and intriguing facts, children will be excited to learn about these unbelievable predators.

Straight Talk: Drugs and Alcohol

Stephanie Paris (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383250

Readers are given helpful information about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, including narcotics, hallucinogens, and prescription medications in this nonfiction book. Through detailed images, diagrams, informational text, an index, a glossary of terms, and a list of websites that provide additional information, readers are given the tools and information they need to educate themselves about addiction, drug abuse, the health and social issues that drugs and alcohol can cause, and how to say no to peer pressure.

Strange but True: Gross Anatomy

Timothy J. Bradley (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383267

Find out the truth about our bodies and learn exactly what makes us human in this fascinating nonfiction reader! Featuring detailed, vibrant images, diagrams, and charts that familiarize readers with digestion, the circulatory system, and bacteria in conjunction with biological and anatomical vocabulary, readers will learn all about gross anatomy, some of the amazing things our bodies can do, and how it performs day-to-day activites--from digesting to pumping blood.

Strange but True: Bizarre Animals

Timothy J. Bradley (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383274

Blobfish, pangolin, and flower mantis are just a few of the names of the bizarre bugs and animals that readers will learn about in this fascinating nonfiction title. Through vibrant images and photos, informational text, a glossary of terms, and an index, readers will learn some of the strange ways that arthopods, invertebrates, and mammals have adapted over time to camoflauge themselves and develop interesting ways to keep predators away.

Straight Talk: Smoking

Stephanie Paris (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383243

Inform readers of the dangers of smoking with this fact-filled nonfiction title. Through helpful diagrams, detailed images, and truthful facts, readers are given the tools and information to educate themselves about smoking, tobacco, addiction, and the health problems that smoking can cause. With informational text, an index, glossary of terms, and list of websites, children are encouraged to say no to smoking, to peer pressure, and learn what steps they can take to help prevent others from starting.

Strange but True: Tiny Creatures

Timothy J. Bradley (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383281

Readers will learn about arachnids, insects, arthropods, and even parasites in this fascinating nonfiction reader. Featuring photos of these tiny creatures (some up to 100 times their normal size!), informational text, a glossary, and an index to aid in vocabulary development, this book will have children eager to learn more about these tiny creatures and the big impact they have on human life!