We cannot always prevent landslides and avalanches, but we can learn how to minimize their impact on humans. This informative book examines what scientists know about the sudden movement of earth or snow, whether we can predict these slides, and how we learn from each event. By studying the harm they cause, scientists and engineers continue to come up with new and improved technologies to predict landslides and avalanches and make cities, buildings, and people safer. Case studies and brief bios of key scientists and organizations highlight the information.
How can modern DNA analysis of ancient tombs help us learn more about life in ancient Greece? Can ground-penetrating radar reveal hidden city structures? What can we learn from 3D recreations of ancient Greek structures, artifacts, and art? This fascinating title will satisfy curious readers as it examines how forensic science has allowed scientists, archaeologists, and historians to solve mysteries and answer questions about ancient Greece.
A helpful guide for understanding the mathematical concepts and real-world applications of geometry, including classroom tips, common terms such as segments, and exercises to encourage hands-on practice.
Learn how architects and designers use perimeter and area to make famous works of art! In this vibrant title, readers will continue to develop their geometry skills, reviewing topics like dimensions, irrational numbers, polygons, and measurement. With the help of eye-catching images, easy-to-read text, simple practice problems, STEM topics, and clear mathematical diagrams, readers will feel confident in their ability to measure perimeter and area in useful ways!
Practice measuring surface area and volume while following the story of a family as they pack and move into a new house! Understanding how to measure two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes by radius, diameter, surface area, and volume can make packing a much easier, more efficient process! This title encourages readers to practice their measurement skills and shows them how they can put these skills to use outside of the classroom. With the help of familiar images, easy-to-read text, simple practice problems, and mathematical diagrams, readers will be able to improve their developing mathematical and STEM skills in a practical, useful way!
Understanding geometry is very important when designing a backyard! Designers have to know how to measure the perimeter and area of design spaces. This vibrant title teaches readers about landscape architecture and design while encouraging them to practice their geometric measurements, like perimeter, area, diameter, radius, and angles. With the help of interesting images, easy-to-read text, related practice problems, STEM topics, and clear mathematical diagrams, this title makes geometry fun and simple, allowing readers to use their mathematical skills creatively!
Learn how designers work with two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes, measuring their surface area, volume, diameter, and radius, to create great package designs! Students will learn about familiar package designs while practicing their own measurement and STEM skills. With familiar images, easy-to-read text, simple practice problems, and clear mathematical diagrams, this title will leave readers more confident in their measurement skills while showing them how mathematics affects them and the products that they use every day!
Learn all about calculating volume at the aquarium! Aquarium workers have to understand volume to design the best tanks for marine animals. Volume helps them determine how much water to put in a tank and how much food to feed the animals. Readers will learn about this and more, all while practicing volume calculation and mathematical formulas in a practical and fun way! With the help of eye-catching images, easy-to-read text, simple practice problems, clear mathematical charts, and an engaging story, this text will leave readers entertained and confident in their cubic measurement and STEM skills.
Learn how builders use perimeter and area to build towns and cities! Perimeter and area are important measurements that help builders design homes, parks, and more! This charming title teaches children how cities are built, while giving them great examples to practice calculating perimeter and area, improving their mathematical skills through STEM themes. With easy-to-read text, engaging practice problems, clear mathematical diagrams, and an accessible glossary, this title gives readers everything they need to make these calculations with ease. By the end of this book, readers will feel very familiar with perimeter, area, and grid patterns.
Practice measurement while learning all about sharks! These exciting creatures will fascinate children as they improve their mathematical and STEM skills, using familiar units of measurement to measure sharks and their ocean environment. With exciting images, simple practice problems, easy-to-read text, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, and an accessible glossary, this title will leave readers more confident in their measurement skills, encouraging them to measure things in their daily lives as well!
Find patterns in nature, art, fashion, and more all while practicing algebraic thinking! This title introduces readers to many types of patterns, including tessellations and the binary system, mainly focusing on geometric patterns and number patterns. Clear mathematical charts and diagrams simplify number patterns and number sequences. Patterns can be great shortcuts! Find a pattern that makes multiplying by nine easy! This book gives readers many ways to practice algebra and use mathematical charts to find number patterns, developing their mathematical and STEM skills.
Identify three-dimensional shapes all around the world! This vibrant title gives readers practice identifying familiar shapes like cones, cylinders, pentagons, polygons, and prisms, while familiarizing them with STEM themes and more advanced geometry concepts. Children will learn more about vertices, symmetry, and bases. With each shape, this book gives readers information about an example of the shape, be it a building, a honeycomb, or a tree trunk! With an accessible glossary, clear mathematical diagrams, practical examples, and easy-to-read text, readers will have all the tools they need to improve their geometry skills and find shapes on their own!
Find three-dimensional shapes while learning about architecture and historic architects! A good understanding of geometry and three-dimensional shapes is essential for architects building houses because all houses have three-dimensional shapes like pentagons and prisms. Readers can follow the process of building a house from start to finish, mastering geometric concepts through practice problems. These problems, along with clear mathematical diagrams, easy-to-read text, and vibrant images will keep readers engaged and confident in their geometry skills and STEM skills.
Leo teaches his cat Pallas all about squares by applying his knowledge of geometry to their Stone Age world. Funny illustrations and stories provide a humorous introduction to math concepts, explaining how lines and angles of equal size form squares that frame, support, and enclose. Information boxes accompany each story to explore real applications of squares in the natural and designed world.
This book explains the history and characteristics of light and how it is used. Reading Essentials in Science.