During the 20th century, smallpox was responsible for 500 million deaths, yet by the end of the century the disease was eradicated. How did this amazing accomplishment happen? How was the smallpox and other vaccines developed? This book explores role innovation has played in the development of these powerful disease fighters.
When a medical emergency occurs, seconds often make the difference between life and death. Every day, people are saved as the results of improvements in diagnosis and care. Read this book to explore the many advancements that have occurred in emergency care and the role innovation played in their development.
There is a war raging that you may not be aware of, the fight to prevent the spread of diseases. Everyday health care professionals are focused on controlling the spread of disease. This book exposes students to the innovative tools and techniques healthcare professionals use to track, control, and combat the spread of dangerous diseases.
Following the scientific process, this title provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of the power of solar energy.
This title provides information on one of most promising emerging sources of energy, waste. Provides a background on the opportunity and challenges associated with using waste to produce alternative energy.
Introduces proper online etiquette for children, including respect, fairness, responsibilty, and manners.
What happens to the environment when a drought occurs? What are some of the causes of droughts? What can people do about the problems caused by droughts? How can you use your math skills to learn more about droughts? Read this book to find the answers to these questions and learn more about droughts.
The reader follows a student's journal as the student learns about oil and coal as an energy source, including how we used oil and coal in the past, how we use it today, and how we may use oil and coal in the future.
Following a student conducting research, the reader learns about water power as an energy source. This exciting title includes how humans used water power in the past, how we use energy from water power today, and how we may use it in the future.
The reader follows a student's journal as the student learns about geothermal power as an energy source. This engaging title includes how humans used geothermal power in the past, how we use geothermal energy today, and how we may use it in the future.
The reader follows a student's journal as the student learns about the history of solar power, how solar power is used as an energy source today, and the exciting future of solar energy.
The reader follows a student's journal as the student interviews experts about wind power as an energy source. This engaging book covers wind power's history, how we use wind power today, and how we may use the wind as an energy source in the future.
The ability to use the NextGen science processes is key to carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks. In this book, readers in real-world situations are tasked with following clues and using the NextGen science processes to find out more about pollution prevention. Informational text presents evidence and facts in the form of clues and side-bar details to help children develop critical thinking skills. A summary of the situation is included to show how each chapter contributes to the whole and for a solid understanding of the topic.
As the internet and online interaction have become a major part of more people's lives, the presence of cyberbulling has grown. Readers of this book will find out what makes a cyberbully and consider whether their own actions online could be considered cyberbullying. They will also learn appropriate ways of dealing with cyberbullies and find out what to do if they see one in action.
Learn about how nature has inspired technological innovations with this book on the similarities between an African plant and preserving vaccines. Integrating both historical and scientific perspectives, this book explains how a plant inspired the invention of a new way to preserve vaccines. Readers will make connections and examine the relationship between the two concepts. Sidebars, photographs, a glossary, and a concluding chapter on important people in the field add detail and depth to this informational text on biomimicry.
This book discusses the science behind oil spills and their effects. The chapters examine history's worst oil spills, explain how oil spills happen, and show how scientists are developing safer ways to collect and transport oil. Diagrams, charts, and photos provide opportunities to evaluate and understand the scientific concepts involved.
This title discusses how schools are built, including engineering, design and construction.
Discover how windmills work and how they can be used to create electricity without causing pollution.
Readers will discover the proper way to react when encountering stray animals and what to do if they are attacked.
Describes the requirements, education, and duties associated with becoming an environmentalist. Includes profiles of prominent environmentalists.
This title provides information on Coal as a source of energy. It highlights the positives and negatives of coal and discusses clean coal technology.
Following a student conducting research, the reader learns about the history of natural gas, how we use it today, and how we may use natural gas in the future.
Following a student conducting research, the reader learns about nuclear power as an energy source. This exciting title covers the history of nuclear power, its pros and cons, how we use nuclear power today, and how we may use it in the future.
The ability to use the scientific method is key to carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks. In this book, readers in real-world situations are tasked with following clues and using the scientific method to find out what happens as animals approach extinction. Informational text presents evidence and facts in the form of clues and side-bar details to help children develop critical thinking skills. A summary of the situation is included to show how each chapter contributes to the whole and for a solid understanding of the topic.
This book relays the factual details of the Dust Bowl through multiple accounts of the event. Readers learn details from the point of view of an Oklahoma farmer, a migrant farm worker, and a government journalist. This book offers opportunities to compare and contrast various narrative perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.