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Like detectives, scientists find clues by making observations, recording their findings, and testing their hypotheses to solve a case. This dynamic science e-book will help first-grade students learn all about the history of scientists and the process and tools scientists use to make discoveries! With a hands-on “Let's Do Science” lab activity that is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, this is a perfect tool to develop students' scientific practices and support STEM Education. Including a glossary and index, the helpful text features in this easy-to-read informational text support the development of content-area literacy while vibrant images keep readers engaged from cover to cover.
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Eating healthy keeps our bodies working well. Learn how to eat healthy and make good food choices with this colorful, engaging title!
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Robert Fulton is best known for inventing the steamboat, but he accomplished much more than that! Readers will learn about all the incredible things that Fulton invented and accomplished in this fascinating biography. The colorful images, intriguing facts, and easy-to-read text will have readers delighted and engaged as they learn how Fulton invented and used steam engines, canals, inclined planes, and submarines. The engaging sidebars will introduce readers to scientists and engineers who have used some of the same ideas as Fulton in the modern world. An index and glossary will give children the tools they need to better understand the content and vocabulary, while an interesting hands-on lab activity will encourage them to explore physical science even further!
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Lizards covers what lizards like to eat, what they look like, features and abilities, as well as specific species like the blue-railed skink, chameleons, and more. Simple text alongside fun and colorful photographs will get kids reading. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids is a division of ABDO. Translated by native Spanish speakers--and immersion school educators. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Junior is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.
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Readers will learn about one of their favorite farm animals - chickens! This title is informative - telling readers what chickens eat, what they look like, and how we use chicken products every day. The text is very simple, which will reinforce early reading skills. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
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Some plants in your garden grow every year. Other plants grow all summer but do not return in the spring. Why? Making New Plants explores the various ways that plants grow and reproduce. Using hands on activities, students will gain a better understanding of how plants reproduce
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Introduces simple scientific principles involving heat, and provides instructions for experiments that can be done at home to prove them.
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Learn how scientists have looked toward the kingfisher for inspiration in making high-speed trains quieter.
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In Volcanoes, early fluent readers learn what volcanoes are, why they form, and what makes them so dangerous. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about the deadliest volcanoes and how to stay safe when the ground spits fire. An infographic illustrates the different parts of a volcano, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about volcanoes using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Volcanoes also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Volcanoes is part of Jump!'s Disaster Zone series.
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In Planting, early fluent readers learn how to begin a garden. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they choose their plants, prepare the soil, and start their crop. An infographic illustrates how a plant grows from a seed, and an experiment offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about planting using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Planting also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Planting is part of Jump!'s Way to Grow! Gardening series.
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One hump or two? Camels come in both forms, but it makes no difference to them. Their bodies are built to survive desert climates, no matter the number of humps. How do camels cross dangerously dry lands with no food or water for weeks? Discover this secret in this book. Blastoff! Series
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In Kangaroos, beginning readers will follow a kangaroo as it finds a mate and raises its young. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they discover how these animals raise a baby kangaroo, or a joey.
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After begging for a pet, a child's mother finally says "yes." But which animal will be the best pet? Using animal classification and habitat needs, the child narrows it down from Kingdom Animalia, through invertebrates to vertebrates. Reptiles and amphibians are out, and birds and fish are soon off the list. That leaves mammals, but which one? An elephant won't fit through the door, and a tiger would be too hard to walk. What's a child to do?
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Did you know that the gibbon can sing so loud it can be heard up to a mile away? Readers will discover this and more in this fascinating title! Bold colors, engaging text, and oversized photos introduce readers to the gibbon's body structure, eating habits, social behavior, habitat, predators, and survival threats. In addition, readers will learn about the life of a gibbon from baby to independence. A map highlights gibbon territory, fun facts appear throughout, and the book closes with a full page of kid-friendly gibbon facts. A table of contents, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index are included. This title will leave readers with a deeper appreciation of the continent of Asia and the incredible gibbon! Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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This photo-illustrated nonfiction story for young readers describes the body parts of sea stars and how they are adapted to find food in the ocean. Includes photo glossary and labeled diagram.
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Just imagine all of nature - mountains, prairies, oceans, and all - lying on your bed as a patchwork quilt! Take flora and fauna in their unique habitats, fold them up and you have a book, this book. Earth's major habitats are spread before you, ready to be examined. Here in this beautiful package are revealed the key concepts of natural science. This patchwork quilt of nature covers the whole Earth, your home - yours to learn about, to enjoy, to care for, and to love.
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Albert Einstein is probably the most influential scientist and greatest physicist of the twentieth century. He revolutionized our ideas about time and space and is best known for his theory of relativity and his equation E=mc^2, which explains the relationship between energy and mass. By age 30, he was considered by many to be one of the world's greatest scientific thinkers.