Nuclear energy, with the potential to provide vast amounts of power, is a controversial topic. The science, history, and the controversy are explained here.
The country's "addiction" to oil is described and alternative energy potential from hydrogen is discussed.
Young children are naturally curious about animals. Tell Me Why Zebras Have Stripes offers answers to their most compelling questions about the unusual pattern of this African animal. Age-appropriate explanations and appealing photos encourage readers to continue their quest for knowledge. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
A group of storm chasers stands along the highway filming as a tornado rips its way across the landscape. Some storm chasers are ordinary people looking for a thrill, but many are meteorologists working to find out more about dangerous weather. Look inside to find out more about how these adventurous scientists help keep people safe from deadly storms.
Following a student interviewing experts about biofuels, this exciting title teaches readers about biofuels as an energy source. The book covers biofuels' history, how they are used today, and innovative ways we may use biofuels in the future.
Save the Planet: Using Alternative Energies applies the NCTE/IRA Standards to science and social studies content. Each book sends the reader on a fact-finding mission, posing an initial challenge and concluding with questions and answers. Through engaging, interactive scenarios, learners can experiment with text prediction, purpose-driven research, and creative problem solving—all critical thinking skills—while learning about ways to care for our planet.
This book discusses the science behind various elements of football, particularly a spiral. The chapters examine case studies of famous sports moments, explain how the athletes perform these actions, and document the history of how scientists, doctors, and coaches have been working to make these sports safer. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia. Questions in the backmatter ask for text-dependent analysis. A timeline provides history, key developments, and advancements associated with the sport.
Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as a cyber cop. The book also explains the necessary educational steps, useful character traits, potential hazards, and daily job tasks related to this career. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia. Questions in the backmatter ask for text-dependent analysis. Photos, a glossary, and additional resources are included.
This book uses math and science to help students learn about glaciers. Math challenge questions provide students with the opportunity to apply math skills as they learn about the characteristics of glaciers.
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.
Young children are naturally curious about animals. Spiders Weave Webs offers answers to their most compelling questions about why spiderwebs. Age-appropriate explanations and appealing photos encourage readers to continue their quest for knowledge. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
Sometimes a regular pickup truck just isn't strong enough. Luckily, we have dump trucks to handle the heavy loads. Readers will learn how dump trucks are used to haul rocks, trash, and building materials at mining and construction sites.
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.
Social Networks have become part of life in the 21st Century. This book looks at the growth of social networks and the role innovation has played in their development.
This book discusses the science behind sinkholes. The chapters examine historical sinkholes, describe environmental factors that cause sinkholes, and explain how scientists respond to these disasters. Diagrams, charts, and photos provide opportunities to evaluate and understand the scientific concepts involved.
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.
What happens to the environment when wildfires occur? What are some of the causes of wildfires? What can people do about the problems caused by wildfires? How can you use your math skills to learn more about wildfires? Read this book to find the answers to these questions and learn more about wildfires.
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.
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.
This book details the life of the dinosaur known as Diplodocus. Readers will develop word recognition and reading skills while learning when Diplodocus lived and what it likely looked like. They will also find out how it lived, from what it ate to how it dealt with enemies. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
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.
Learn about Compsognathus with this easy-to-read text.
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: Ecosystems, examine and define what are ecosystems, how living things get energy in an ecosystem, competing and surviving in an ecosystem, and extinction and its causes.
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: Plants, provide information on the basic needs of plants, parts of plants that help them grow and thrive, and how plants reproduce.
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: Soil, provides students with information on the importance of soil, how soil forms, properties of soil, soil loss, and conserving soil.