Why has coal been such a prominent energy source? How can renewable energies be stored most effectively? Linking science to practical applications and social issues to realistic goals, this new series orients ecologically conscious readers toward the future of Harnessing Energy. With a special section on historical moments involving the energy source, details on key inventors and notable discoveries, and statistics to back up objective reports, each title seeks to present a fully contextualized history of the featured energy form. A must-have for any STEM unit dealing with energy studies. In this title examine the ways in which water has historically been used as an energy source and how current and future energy demands are changing its technical applications and efficiency levels.
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.
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.
From kinetic to heat, readers will explore energy, how it works, and the various kinds in this stimulating book! Fossil fuels, potential energy, nuclear energy, wind and wave energy, and recycling are some of the topics that are discussed through a variety of intriguing facts, stunning photos and charts, and supportive text. Readers will feel confident in their understanding of the content with the accommodating glossary, index, and hands-on lab activity!
Several major industrialists facilitated the growth of industry in America. This interesting title allows readers to learn about such individuals as Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, and Henry Ford, who were responsible for building industries that employed many people and provided commodities necessary for life in the United States. The colorful scrapbook layout, engaging sidebars, fascinating facts, and detailed images combine with an accessible table of contents, glossary, and index to give readers the opportunity to learn about such topics as monopolies, the creation of the assembly line, stocks, and investments.
The Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain during the 1700s and spread to America in the early 1800s as the colonies formed and grew. Readers will learn about this important time in U.S. history in this enlightening nonfiction title. Through fascinating facts and engaging sidebars, children will learn how industrialism provided the means for development and expansion in America as life transitioned from rural beginnings to large cities. Industry was a large factor for innovation and employment at the beginning of the 20th Century through such creations as assembly lines, patents, and labor unions. Detailed images and easy-to-read text show readers the ups and downs of this time period, including child labor laws, labor unions, muckrackers, and immigrant and slave labor. The colorful scrapbook layout, helpful table of contents, and accommodating glossary combine to create a reading experience that is easy for readers to navigate through.
Introduces readers to the cool career of FBI special agent by giving a better understanding of this cool job.
Starlings have glossy feathers and are aggressive competitors for nesting sites. Native to Europe and Asia, these birds were introduced to North America, Australia, and South Africa. Find out why these feathered invaders pose a threat to native birds species and farm crops.
Forensics is the focus of this STEAM driven title that introduces students to all the jobs within this crimally related field.
Marketing is focused in this STEAM driven title for students addressing the degrees and duties of someone working in marketing.
Gaming is focused in this STEAM driven title for students addressing all the jobs and cutting edge techniques used in the development of video games.
Photography is the focus of this STEAM driven title in the world of photography by taking a look at the improvements in equipment.
Provides 12 informative questions and answers about the digital divide. Exciting, full-color spreads present related facts and tips and tricks you need to know to stay smart with technology.
Provides 12 informative questions and answers about your digital footprint. Exciting, full-color spreads present related facts and tips and tricks you need to know to stay smart with technology.
Examines the basic concepts of alcohol abuse through the lens of the latest scientific studies and finding. Provides tools for evaluating conflicting and ever changing ideas.
Did you know that popular cola drinks are bottled, produced, and sold in countries all over the world? Readers will be introduced to the history of cola drinks and learn how American cola companies produce their soft drinks and sell them worldwide.
Politician Al Gore has lent both his voice and his political influence in the fight against global warming. His work and creative energy have earned him numerous forms of public recognition, most notably the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
David Suzuki is a prominent environmental activist. Throughout his adult life, he has been the creative force behind numerous television shows on science and the environment. He has used his voice to advocate for the environment and to take to task political leaders whose action and inaction have been part of the problem behind the global warming crisis.
Rachel Carson was a marine writer, biologist, and ecologist whose work inspired millions to take seriously the danger that human activity poses to the environment. She both revealed the wonders of the natural world and exposed the sinister threat to that world posed by DDT and other pesticides.
The video game is fresh out of the packaging, but what happened before that to get that game into your hands? The Economics of a Video Game takes a fascinating look at the production process and financing of a video game. Various links in the economic chain include development of a prototype, pitching the game to a publisher for funding, development of the software by designers and programmers, testing, advertising, trade shows demonstrations, packaging, and distribution.
What happens to your old phone or computer when you need an upgrade? What rights does the worker who built your phone have? This thought-provoking title helps readers discover the answers to these questions and many more. Find out about the links between supply, demand, and labor conditions, and the resources that are needed to build just one computer.
The world of gaming has changed a lot since the days of Pong and PacMan. Asking Questions about Video Games gives young readers a look at the technology behind today's games, the messages they send, and what they say about our values as a culture. Case studies prompt inquiry, further thinking, and close examination of specific issues. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
Food advertising is seemingly everywhere. But what messages are advertisers sending when they try to get consumers to purchase their products? Asking Questions about Food Advertising looks at who pays for ads, their intended targets, and the tricks of the trade used to influence consumers' decisions. Case studies prompt inquiry, further thinking, and close examination of specific issues. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
From the interesting and intriguing to the weird and wonderful Odd Jobs: Ethical Hacker is HIGH interest combined with a LOW level of complexity to help struggling readers along. The carefully written, considerate text will hold readers interest and allow for successful mastery, understanding, and enjoyment of reading about Ethic Hackers. Clear, full-color photographs with captions provide additional accessible information. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance achievement and comprehension.
Turn old fleece into something new and exciting with Hacking Fashion: Fleece. Students learn the art of innovation through detailed explanations and hands-on activities built to foster creativity and problem solving. Fun, engaging text introduces readers to new ideas and builds on maker-related concepts they may already know. Additional tools, including a glossary and an index, help students learn new vocabulary and locate information.