The Hands on Science series provides students with background on key concepts in Science. Each title includes engaging hands on exercises that bring the concepts to life for kids. Real World Science: Protecting Ecosystems, provides information on natural changes vs. changes brought about by people, wise use of ecosystems, and restoring damaged ecosystems.
The bald eagle is known to people around the world as a symbol of the United States. In the early 1800s, as many as 100,000 bald eagles lived in the United States. By the 1960s, the familiar bird of prey was nearly extinct. What happened? Read this book to find out how human activity brought the handsome eagle close to extinction. Discover how human efforts helped it fight back and once again become a familiar sight in North American skies.
The California condor is the largest bird in North America. Scientists have found condor fossils that are nearly 100,000 years old. As more people settled in the American west, however, condors lost much of their habitat to human development. By 1982, fewer than 25 California condors lived in the wild. Read this book to find out more about California condors, how they came close to extinction, and what people are doing do help make sure condors stay on the road to recovery.
Examines the basic concepts of steroids through the lens of the latest scientific studies and finding. Provides tools for evaluating conflicting and ever changing ideas.
Examines the basic concepts of bulimia through the lens of the latest scientific studies and finding. Provides tools for evaluating conflicting and ever changing ideas.
Examines the basic concepts of obesity through the lens of the latest scientific studies and finding. Provides tools for evaluating conflicting and ever changing ideas.
Examines the basic concepts of junk food through the lens of the latest scientific studies and finding. Provides tools for evaluating conflicting and ever changing ideas.
Examines the basic concepts of drug abuse through the lens of the latest scientific studies and finding. Provides tools for evaluating conflicting and ever changing ideas.
Examines the basic concepts of smoking through the lens of the latest scientific studies and finding. Provides tools for evaluating conflicting and ever changing ideas.
Examines the basic concepts of anorexia through the lens of the latest scientific studies and finding. Provides tools for evaluating conflicting and ever changing ideas.
Find out who made the first teddy bear, what fossil fuels have to do with toys. Learn about toys and how they are manufactured.
Is the suspect a cold-blooded killer or suffering from a mental illness? This is the kind of tough question that a forensic psychologist must help answer. These specialists combine their knowledge of psychology and the law to come up with answers. Look inside to find out more about how forensic psychologists use their skills to serve the legal system.
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 book explores how human activity affects the Earth, e.g. the effects of human activity on groundwater and surface water, habitat destruction, construction, emissions, and pollution.
How much power is in poop? Discover the biofuel technology that turns human and animal waste into energy for everything from cooking to powering up entire buildings.
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 provides information on Coal as a source of energy. It highlights the positives and negatives of coal and discusses clean coal technology.
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.
This book relays the factual details of the story of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a fireman fighting fires and rescuing others, a girl whose home is destroyed, and a resident of Chinatown. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about a historical event.
When we think of wild animals, we don't immediately associate them with the cities we live in. But a closer look soon reveals that we share our urban environment with a great many untamed creatures. Heavily illustrated and full of entertaining and informative facts, City Critters examines how and why so many wild animals choose to live in places that, on first glance at least, seem contrary to their needs. How do those deer, raccoons, squirrels, skunks, coyotes, crows, gulls and geese-not to mention the alligators, eagles, otters and snakes-manage to survive in the big city? What special skills do city critters have that many of their wilderness cousins lack? Why have they developed these skills? And what are our responsibilities in ensuring that these animals can continue to share our city lives?
This book takes a scientific look at the destruction of different habitats. Reading Essentials in Science.