Find out what surfers need to know to have fun and stay safe in the water in this engaging nonfiction reader! Invite readers to learn about the history of surfing, surfing culture, what equipment is needed, and more using vibrant images and informational text in conjunction with math skills and upper-level features such as chapter format, a glossary of terms, and an index.
A young monster who takes her sister’s tablet computer without asking gets a lesson in online etiquette and appropriate use of electronics.
A colorful survey of Ferris wheels, including their cars and other features, descriptions of the ride experience, and a brief history. Famous Ferris wheels such as the London Eye are spotlighted.
Kids will love learning all about the world's biggest, most powerful earthmovers! No job is too big or too tough for these extreme machines. Packed with dazzling photos and fascinating information, Huge Earthmovers is guaranteed to delight young readers.
Have a need for speed? Check out the blazing velocity achieved by rally racing champions! These expert drivers are pushing their sport to new limits with huge jumps, tight turns, and maximum speed. Fast-paced narratives and full-color photos will engage young readers in the excitement of this extreme adventure sport. A "gear page" shows the equipment and safety features used by pros and beginners alike.
Hold on tight! Kids are about to discover the biggest, fastest, and scariest roller coasters in the world. From the "Kingda Ka" in New Jersey that's as tall as a 45-story building to the "Steel Dragon 2000" in Japan that covers the length of 27 football fields, these gigantic structures will capture the imagination and delight of every young reader.
Discover the world's biggest, most awesome airplanes! From immense passenger jets to king-sized cargo planes, the aircraft featured in this book all share one quality--they're HUGE! Dazzling photos combined with fascinating information will engage kids as they learn all about these super-huge machines.
Cities around the world are going green! But what exactly does this mean? There are many ways a city can be environmentally friendly, from its recycling laws and air-quality regulations to the community's use of renewable energy sources and public transportation. Making Cities Green uses clear, simple text and real-life examples to help kids understand the current efforts to make their planet greener.
With their awesome heights and unique architecture, skyscrapers have always captured people's imaginations. Now there's one more reason to admire these buildings: They're going green! Skyscrapers have traditionally been large consumers of energy, but today there's a movement to make these huge structures more eco-friendly. In Building Green-scrapers, kids will learn about the latest innovations that are making skyscrapers more energy-efficient. Large, full-color photos and fascinating facts will engage young environmentalists as they learn about the current efforts to make their planet greener.
Can we meet today's energy challenges with clean, cheap, renewable sources of energy? Yes! And one of the solutions is right under our feet. Using Earth's Underground Heat uses clear, simple text to explain how people around the world are harnessing geothermal heat to meet our 21st-century energy needs in agriculture, industry, and residential heating. Kids will also discover ways they can help make their planet greener.
People around the world are traveling green! From hybrid cars that are more fuel-efficient to new public transportation projects that emit fewer pollutants, kids will discover the new and innovative ways people are protecting the environment and making the world a better place. Packed with large, full-color photos and interesting facts, Traveling Green is sure to engage young environmentalists as they learn all about the current efforts to make their planet greener--and discover ways that they can help out, too!
Could life-forms from other parts of the universe really travel all the way to Earth? If alien sightings are just fictional stories, why have so many people provided such similar accounts of encounters with extraterrestrials and their spacecraft? What would it be like to witness an alien or UFO from another world, and how can you tell if the object speeding across the sky has been sent by an advanced civilization to studyor even invadeour planet? In Aliens and Other Visitors, children will read historical stories and modern-day accounts of alien encounters. Kids will get all the information they need to help them spot possible UFOs. Children will also investigate the truth behind alien stories, exploring the fears and superstitions of different cultures and looking at the scientific facts that might explain the seemingly unexplainable. If you love a scary story that sounds like its straight out of science fiction but also want to investigate the truth behind these myths, this is the book for you!
Simply describes the forces of friction and other physics concepts using common toys such as bicycles and yo-yos. Includes experiments.
Describes the scientific concepts of heat, melting, freezing, and boiling using everyday cooking examples. Includes experiments.
Introduces the concept of energy, how we use it, and earth friendly ways kids can help conserve it and save the earth on a daily basis.
To prove she’s still the tech expert at Blue Lake Junior High, Bridget agrees to write a review of a secret cutting-edge tablet that her dad’s company is developing. When Bridget’s post goes viral, however, the secret’s out, and the trouble begins.
Bridget and her friends, Eric and Emma, get a chance to use a research drone for a project at school. When Eric and Emma start acting weird around her, Bridget decides to use the drone for a different reason, and the secret she discovers isn’t what she was expecting.
After a bad first soccer practice, Bridget feels pressured to get in better shape. She hopes a new fitness gadget will help her reach her fitness goals. Instead, it leads to a fierce competition, and it affects a friendship. Is Bridget’s latest tech passion pushing her too far?
Bridget and her friend Emma are surprised by the attention they receive at school after the launch of their e-zine, Cyber Hills Holler. So when a classmate starts up a competing site with edited photos of their classmates, they decide to fight back to retain their newfound popularity. Not everyone is happy with the results.
Meet a girl and her robot Dot who likes to do a lot, while learning words in the –ot word family.
Ava teaches her younger brother Noah that the brain is like a computer, controlling the body through the spinal cord and the nerves.
From simple board games to the latest in video game technology makers are hard at work designing fun new ways to play. Readers will discover new processes, integrate visual information with text, and and learn technical word meanings as they find out how games are designed and what makes a good game. They will also learn how to plan and create games of their own.
With the latest advances in GPS technology and online map software, exploring the world is easier than it's ever been. Readers will find out what digital maps are and learn how to use them in a variety of situations.
As they become more common and more powerful, 3D printers are allowing makers everywhere to bring their ideas to life. Readers will discover new processes, integrate visual information with text, and learn technical word meanings as they discover how 3D printers work and how makers are using them today. They will also learn how to create their own inventions from 3D computer models.
Did astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson really kill the planet Pluto? Not exactly, although he admits he did "drive the getaway car." He was a teenager when some insisted that comet was going to destroy the world. He disagreed - it would simply be a great chance to take some cool photos - and he was right. When DC Comics needed someone to find Superman's home planet, they called him. See why people turn to Tyson, one of the world's most famous scientists, for his thoughts on the universe.