This book relays the factual details of the dropping of the atomic bombs that took place during World War II. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a Manhattan Project scientist, a witness in Hiroshima, and an aide to the US secretary of war. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about a historical event.
Nuclear energy, with the potential to provide vast amounts of power, is a controversial topic. The science, history, and the controversy are explained here.
Whether you're looking for something to do on a rainy day or making a personalized gift for a friend, crafts are a great way to pass the time. They also provide an opportunity to learn how to draw meaning from technical texts. The activities in this book push readers to read for comprehension, use information gained from the text and illustrations to follow step-by-step directions, determine relationships among steps in a technical process, and build the skills they need to make the perfect crafts for the Thanksgiving season.
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.
Describes the requirements, education, and duties associated with becoming a movie director. Includes profiles of prominent pioneers in the field of movie making.
Surfing is not just a great summer sport; it also has amazing health benefits as well. Readers will learn more about the history of surfing, how to get started safely, and the various health benefits of the sport.
Learn about the thrilling world of choreography and find out what it takes to make it in this competitive career.
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.
Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as an architect. 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.
Introduces readers to the cool career of FBI special agent by giving a better understanding of this cool job.
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.
Working at a Restaurant introduces young readers to many careers available in a restaurant. Colorful sidebars encourage young children to think, create, guess, and ask questions about a career working in a restaurant.
In the complex world of the 21st century, the ability to use innovation to solve problems or make products better is a critical skill for kids to possess. This book uses a sport kid's love, soccer, to highlight how innovation has been used to make the game and the people who play it, better.
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.
Playground safety rules are explained clearly, and readers are taught how to avoid dangerous equipment and irresponsible children as they play.
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.