Search Results: 95 books from 1 publisher. Learn more

Giant Galápagos Tortoise

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784664

Giant Galápagos tortoises have roamed the Galápagos Islands for thousands of years, but these creatures almost disappeared from their tropical habitat. Giant Galápagos Tortoise describes the world’s largest tortoise, how sailors and invasive species caused its population to dwindle, and how habitat preservation and captive breeding have helped save the species. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

American Bison

Anita Yasuda (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784633

American bison are an icon of the American West, but they nearly disappeared forever. American Bison reveals the importance of America’s national mammal to the West, how hunting in the 1800s nearly led to its extinction, and how people are using science to save the species. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Super Simple Farm Projects

Carolyn Bernhardt (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784404

Learn about farm habitats with Super Simple Farm Projects! Kids will discover what plants and animals live on farms and read about farmland food chains. Then, they will learn how to create a barn owl nest, make a mini pig pen, and more. Each project has color photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles.

Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Meg Marquardt (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784565

Fossil-fuel cars emit poisonous gases, but the only thing that comes from the tailpipe of a car powered by a hydrogen fuel cell is water. Hydrogen Fuel Cells shows how these fuel cells work, how they came to be, and how they are coming into wider use. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Wind Energy

Kris Woll (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784602

Across the country, huge open spaces are covered in gently turning wind turbines. In Wind Energy, explore how these machines generate electricity, learn about the history of wind power, and discover the latest advances in the field. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Ocean Energy

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784589

Throughout the world’s oceans, the tides are always in motion. In Ocean Energy, learn how scientists harness this motion to generate clean electricity, discover where ocean energy is being used today, and explore what the future of this technology may hold. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Solar Energy

Kate Conley (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784596

The sun shines down on Earth every hour of every day. In Solar Energy, learn how scientists are turning sunshine into electricity, discover the history of solar technology, and explore how solar power fits into the planet’s energy future. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Nuclear Energy

Meg Marquardt (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784572

A piece of nuclear fuel the size of your fingertip holds as much energy as 150 gallons (568 L) of oil. In Nuclear Energy, learn how scientists developed this amazing source of energy, how it works, and why it has attracted controversy. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Hydroelectric Energy

Terry Catasús Jennings (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784558

The movement of a rushing river is a valuable energy source. Hydroelectric Energy shows how engineers build and operate dams, turbines, and generators to turn this movement into electricity. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Geothermal Energy

Jodie Mangor (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784541

Vast amounts of heat exist below the planet’s surface. Geothermal Energy shows how scientists are tapping into this source of energy to heat homes and generate electricity. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Biofuels

Kate Conley (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784534

Fuels made from plants such as corn and sugarcane are powering millions of cars on the road today. Biofuels shows how plant-based fuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, are beginning to replace gasoline in many types of vehicles. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Rachel Carson: Extraordinary Environmentalist

Jill C. Wheeler (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614802686

In this title, examine the life of courageous environmentalist and author of Silent Spring, Rachel Carson. Readers will enjoy digging into Carson's personal story, beginning with her childhood writing stories and exploring the Allegheny River near her home in Pennsylvania. Students can trace Carson's success, from her education at PCW and Woods Hole to her roles with the Bureau of Fisheries and the FWS, before her writing career took hold. Engaging text and photos offer insight on topics such as marine biology, pesticide use, and the birth of the EPA. While a timeline, glossary, and index supplement the text, an entertaining science activity allows readers their own hands-on experience based on the science that inspired this woman's groundbreaking career.

Social Solutions

Jim Ollhoff (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617871986

Social Solutions seeks out what can be done to reverse climate change or prevent further damage. This title asks specifically what can governments, businesses, farmers, communities, consumers, and you can do. An emphasis is placed on working together and uniting towards a single, common goal. Facts, myths, and modern solutions are presented in clear, age-appropriate language. Readers learn what is being done to protect and live in the world of the future.

Science

Jim Ollhoff (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617871979

The Science covers the what and why of climate change. What is causing the change? What is the greenhouse effect? Are there other greenhouse gasses? What is the earth's climate history? What happens in a warmer world? These questions and more are answered in this title. Facts, myths, and modern solutions are presented in clear, age-appropriate language. Readers learn what is being done to protect and live in the world of the future.

Myths and Controversies

Jim Ollhoff (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617871962

There are a lot of different views on Climate Change. Myths and Controversies takes a look at some of the most popular arguments against climate change and why they are only myths. Debates of cold winters, natural processes, scientific errors, and global warming is a hoax are some of what is covered in this title. Facts, myths, and modern solutions are presented in clear, age-appropriate language. Readers learn what is being done to protect and live in the world of the future.

Technological Solutions

Jim Ollhoff (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617871993

Technological Solutions looks to finding an answer to climate change through scientific means. Many ways to reverse climate change are introduced from the obvious reducing pollution and carbon dioxide through renewable, future energy to the fascinating idea of using screens and mirrors to partially block sunlight, from building levees to prevent floods to creating artificial clouds and growing plankton to absorb extra carbon. Facts, myths, and modern solutions are presented in clear, age-appropriate language. Readers learn what is being done to protect and live in the world of the future.

Water and Ice

Jim Ollhoff (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617872006

Water and Ice demonstrates how climate change will affect the glaciers and oceans. This title answers how high sea levels will rise along with what will happen to Antarctica and the Arctic circle if earth continues to grow warmer. The title also describes the dreaded "worst-case scenario", thermohaline shutdown. Facts, myths, and modern solutions are presented in clear, age-appropriate language. Readers learn what is being done to protect and live in the world of the future.

Living in a Warmer World

Jim Ollhoff (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617871955

Living in a Warmer World describes what would happen if the earth's temperature were to rise by a few degrees and how humans and animals would have to adapt. Six degrees is all it takes to cause massive flooding, decreased forests, growing deserts, farmland loss, major hurricanes and storms, animal extinctions, and disease. Facts, myths, and modern solutions are presented in clear, age-appropriate language. Readers learn what is being done to protect and live in the world of the future.

Mighty Minerals

Christine Petersen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617849756

Dig into the world of geology with the Rock On! series! Mighty Minerals introduces readers to what minerals are, how they form, and how we use them today. Chapters discuss how to identify minerals, including color, luster, streak, fracture, hardness, specific gravity, magnetism, and fluorescence. A colorful diagram of the rock cycle furthers understanding of mineral formation and an at-home experiment provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Full-color photographs will draw in readers while the easy-to-read text and helpful diagrams break down complex concepts. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text.

Outrageous Ores

Christine Petersen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617849763

Dig into the world of geology with the Rock On! series! Outrageous Ores introduces readers to what ores are, minerals that can be mined for profit. Chapters build concepts from the ground up, from atoms and elements to mineral formation and the everyday importance of the metals they contain. Readers will learn about prospecting, exploration, aboveground and underground mining, and extracting metals from ores. They will also learn about the importance of protecting the environment before and after mining and of recycling metals. Full-color photographs will draw in readers while the easy-to-read text breaks down complex concepts. A colorful world map of where ores are found spreads across two pages and an at-home experiment provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text.

Super Soils

Christine Petersen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617849787

Dig into the world of geology with the Rock On! series! Super Soils introduces readers to what makes up soil, from humus and plants and animals to water and air. Chapters discuss how weathering, erosion, parent material, decay, bacteria, organic matter, climate, and time contribute to soil formation. Soil engineering comes to life with a real-world example, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Easy-to-read text and helpful diagrams break down complex concepts, such as soil horizons. Readers will also learn about composting and the importance of conservation of this vital natural resource. And, an at-home experiment provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Full-color photographs, glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text.

Forces and Motion in the Real World

Kathleen M. Muldoon (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624010446

Forces and motion are everywhere! This book uses real-world examples to bring the concepts of force and motion to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things, from the Hubble Telescope to a game of tug-of-war. The book covers the history of and key figures in the understanding of force and motion, including Galileo, Albert Einstein, and Stephen Hawking. Major concepts covered include Newton's Laws of Motion, friction, gravity, electromagnetism, weight, and momentum. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards.

Light in the Real World

Robin Koontz (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624010453

Light is everywhere! This book uses real-world examples to bring the concept of light to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things, from a light switch to the sun. The book covers the history of and key figures in the understanding of light, including Pythagoras, Christian Huygens, James Clerk Maxwell, Albert Einstein, and Thomas Edison. Major concepts covered include visible light, the electromagnetic spectrum, color, solar energy, optics, lasers, and the speed of light. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards.

Sound in the Real World

Rita Milios (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624010484

Sound is everywhere! This book uses real-world examples to bring the concept of sound to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things, from a train whistle to a thunder clap. The book covers the history of and key figures in the understanding of sound, including Pythagoras and Galileo. Major concepts covered include sound waves, frequency, amplitude, ultrasound, sonar, echoes, the Doppler effect, sonic booms, cochlear implants, noise pollution, echolocation, and decibels. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards.

States of Matter in the Real World

Roberta Baxter (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624010491

Matter is everywhere! This book uses real-world examples to bring the concept of the states of matter to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things, from gas grills to ice cubes. The book covers the history of and key figures in the understanding of the states of matter. Major concepts covered include solids, liquids, gases, plasma, crystals, atomic bonds, surface tension, diffusion, sublimation, and boiling points. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards.