Every day more of the world’s forests disappear. Trees are cleared for agriculture, lost in wildfires and harvested for the valuable products they supply. Called the lungs of the planet, forests play a critical role in climate moderation. What happens when they’re gone? Are replanting and afforestation efforts helping? In If A Tree Falls: The Global Impact of Deforestation, author Nikki Tate gives an accessible and balanced look at forest practices throughout history, the growth of industry and the fight for preservation. Global deforestation affects us all. Find out what you can do to protect forests today and keep them healthy for future generations.
From oceans and lakes to people’s bodies, tiny creatures live everywhere. They are too small to see with the eye. Microscopes make it possible to view their world. Take a closer look at what makes these life forms so amazing.
Flying around and building without having to worry about zombie mobs? It's all fun and games when you play Minecraft in Creative mode! Fun tips, STEM content, and a fun coding feature will have players enthralled.
By completing these story-based projects, readers will gain a solid baseline in coding and have fun while learning. Build a slideshow, design a flag, create headlines that scroll across the bottom of newscasts, and more! Page Plus links to hands-on coding activities are included. These project-based titles are created in partnership with Vidcode, a rigorous and creative online coding platform designed for grades 4 and up that appeals as strongly to girls as to boys.
What happens when a young elephant steps on a buried land mine? What happens when a sea turtle’s flipper is injured by a predator? Thanks to recent advances in technology, we have new ways to design and build prosthetic body parts that can help these animals thrive. Meet an Asian elephant named Mosha, a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle named Lola, a German Shepherd named Cassidy, a greylag goose named Vitória, and Pirate, a Berkshire-Tamworth pig. Each of these animals was struggling, but through a variety of techniques and technologies, humans created devices that enabled the animals to live and move more comfortably. Discover the stories of how veterinarians, doctors, and even students from around the world used 3D printing and other techniques to build bionic body parts for these amazing animals.
Ships, bridges, and tall buildings are marvels of engineering. They are designed to be strong and safe. But even state-of-the-art designs don't always hold up in the real world. Learn about the biggest engineering goofs throughout history—from bridges that collapsed to ships that sank. Discover how engineering mistakes have also led to improvements, such as stricter building regulations and the use of sturdier materials.
Explore outer space through interactive augmented reality experiences! Space is a dangerous place for humans. That's where robots and rovers come in! These cutting-edge space machines can explore planets, moons, and comets that are off-limits to people. Learn about space machines and the jobs they do through this augmented reality reading experience.
Charles Darwin's scientific work transformed the way people think about life on Earth. From his childhood in England to his pivotal ocean voyages, he took every opportunity to study the natural world. And he helped shape a new understanding of how life forms change over time. This graphic biography highlights Darwin's youthful push to become a naturalist—against the wishes of his stern father. It also shares a look at his field research, collaborations, and scientific breakthroughs.
Stephen Hawking is one of the world's most celebrated and inspiring physicists, known for his theories on relativity, black holes, and quantum mechanics. He wrote the bestseller A Brief History of Time to explain a range of cosmology topics to the general public.
Albert Einstein rewrote the rules of physics and changed how scientists see space and time forever. Learn how a boy who struggled in school became one of history's most renowned scientists.
Albert Einstein's restless intelligence drove him to ponder the biggest topics the universe has to offer: light, time, mass, energy, and more. His conclusions changed the way people thought about the laws of physics. But first, he had to pass his university entrance exams. This graphic biography traces Einstein's path from his home country of Germany to his studies in Switzerland to his time in the United States. It also follows his life as an international scientific celebrity and his refusal to stay silent in the face of anti-Semitism.
At the start of the twentieth century, Marie Curie, a Polish physicist and chemist, stunned the scientific world. Her research led to the discovery of two elements, polonium and radium. She also examined the most unusual property of these elements: radioactivity. This graphic biography follows Curie from her early life in Poland to her scientific education in France. It also spotlights her work with Pierre Curie and her efforts to treat wounded soldiers during World War I.
Create a filter, dress up a photo, share it with your friends! Beginning coders learn solid skills while they build their own filters. Page Plus links to hands-on coding activities are included. These project-based titles are created in partnership with Vidcode, a rigorous and creative online coding platform designed for grades 4 and up that appeals as strongly to girls as to boys.
As Earth's human population grows, scientists and farmers must find new ways to create more food with less space. Learn about the challenges farmers face, how the meat industry may change, and more about the future of food.
The fossil fuels powering cars, trains, and planes are harming the environment, but scientists are creating innovative and clean transportation solutions. Explore the future of transportation from self-flying drones to levitating trains.
Explore the future of fun! With virtual reality, augmented reality, holograms, and even digital smells, technology is already changing the world of entertainment. What other innovations will emerge to help people have fun?
Doctors and scientists work hard to find ways to keep people healthy. Discover the innovations in medical technology that will help them in the future, from watches that track your body's processes to gene editing.
Explore how your body works through interactive augmented reality experiences! Oozing stomach acid. Booming belches. Stinky farts. These revolting reactions happen during the digestion of food. Once you’ve chewed up and swallowed a meal, your body turns it into energy, water...and poop. Find out about all the nasty things that happen deep inside your belly—and learn why they sound, smell, and feel the way they do. Through close-up pictures, interactive augmented reality experiences, and lots of disgusting facts, you’ll learn all about the gross science behind your body’s functions.
Bitcoin is a digital currency—money that exists only online. Some people have used it to get rich. Others have accidentally lost it forever. Learn what decides bitcoin's value and how anyone with a fast computer can mine it. You'll also explore blockchains, the technology used to make bitcoin transactions. See how the blockchains may change the internet forever.
Explore outer space through interactive augmented reality experiences! Did you know that more than forty spacecraft have explored Venus? Or that some astronomers think an unknown planet might be awaiting discovery beyond Pluto? Find out the latest discoveries in planetary science with augmented reality that brings space alive.
Explore outer space through interactive augmented reality experiences! Billions of comets and asteroids orbit the sun. Most travel through space far from Earth, but when the planet crosses paths with an asteroid, the results can be beautiful, destructive, and long-lasting. Learn about the latest discoveries in comet and asteroid science in an augmented reality adventure that gives readers a close-up look at space.
Stars are unimaginably massive and hot, and galaxies have billions of them. Stars are born in enormous clouds of dust and gas and often die in violent explosions that cause space itself to ripple. Discover the secrets of galaxies and stars with the help of augmented reality.
With customizable projects, readers learn to combine pictures and text to create hilarious memes! Page Plus links to hands-on coding activities are included. These project-based titles are created in partnership with Vidcode, a rigorous and creative online coding platform designed for grades 4 and up that appeals as strongly to girls as to boys.
Crime scene investigators walk past the yellow tape with one mission: to figure out what happened. Discover what it takes to be an investigator and learn about the investigation process in this high/low book, from hunting for evidence to interviewing witnesses.
A good detective knows that crime scene evidence can make or break a case. Learn how to look for evidence, how to collect it, and what it can tell us in this captivating high/low title!