Atomic (nuclear) energy and technology can be used to produce electricity, power ships, preserve foods, and to diagnose and treat diseases. This book presents an introduction to atomic energy, covering topics such as the structure of an atom, fusion, fission, nuclear power plants, and the debate over atomic energy. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book takes a scientific look at extraterrestrial and if they exist here on Earth. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book introduces bones and the human skeleton and explains their functions, which include supporting the body, giving it shape and structure, and protecting the major organs such as the heart and lungs. Reading Essentials in Science.
Crustaceans, arachnids, and insects are part of the arthropod family. Reading Essentials in Science.
Bacteria are single-celled organisms with the ability to help and harm other living things. Viruses can only reproduce in host cells, often causing infections. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book introduces amphibians and reptiles, including information about the characteristics they share and those that are different. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book is an overview about air and wind and describes many of their features, for example, that air has weight and that wind is motion energy. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book is an introduction to the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book is an overview on birds and how they are grouped according to common characteristics, including songbirds, waterbirds, flightless birds, fowl, and birds of prey. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book explains what the brain and nervous system are and how they function in the human body. Reading Essentials in Science.
Acids release hydrogen ions. Bases release hydroxide ions or accept hydrogen ions. This book provides examples of these everyday acids and bases that are used daily, or in chemical laboratories. 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.