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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.

Living!

Elizabeth Austen (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751293

Can you spot whether something is living or not living? Learn all about living things and inanimate objects in this colorful, engaging science reader! With clear, easy-to-read text combined with familiar images, young readers will be able to comprehend these examples and master an understanding of things that are living and not living. This reader also includes a fun science activity and practice problems to give students additional practice in sorting living and not living things. A helpful glossary and index are also included.

Seeds

Elizabeth Austen (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751316

Learn all about seeds and how they grow! The vibrant images and simple text engage students while helping them easily comprehend the cycle of how seeds grow into plants that grow new seeds. Discover how seeds come in many shapes and sizes, what seeds need to grow, how seeds are spread, and more! Instructions for a fun science activity are also included to give students additional practice in identifying baby animals. A helpful glossary and index offer additional support.

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.

Our Resources

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751101

Natural resources, renewable resources, and nonrenewable resources are types of resources that we rely on every day. However, some of these resources are being overused and may run out if we aren’t careful. Discover the impact you can have on Earth and the wonderful resources it has to offer by reading through the pages of this 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.

The Story of Fossil Fuels

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751118

Have you ever studied fossils? Have you heard of fossil fuels? Fossil fuels are a very important part of our environment and some fossil fuels are being used up faster than they can be produced. Learn how fossil fuels form and the amazing impact they have on society by diving into the pages of this 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.

What a Scientist Sees

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751125

Scientists see things much differently than the average person. They observe and research, create hypotheses, make predictions, and much more when conducting experiments. They follow something called the scientific method to make their hypothesis valid, and this can take a long time. Dive into a scientist's thought process by flipping through the pages of the 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.

Predict It!

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750968

Are you good at predicting? Have you ever made a scientific prediction? This dynamic science e-book will help third-grade students learn all about scientific predictions and the steps that scientists take to make good predictions. With a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity that is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, this is a perfect tool to develop students’ scientific practices and support STEM Education. Including a glossary and index, the helpful text features in this easy-to-read informational text support the development of content-area literacy while vibrant images keep readers engaged from cover to cover.