Which octopus has floppy ears? How do you spot a see-through squid? Which creature stands without moving for sixty days - outside - and in winter? Are you hungry? How about 3000 ants for breakfast? And again for lunch. Welcome to the world of weird creatures. Then read a scary story about a creature that refuses to die - Is It Alive?
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Extreme Science describes the very limits of science. It answers many big questions, such as How did the universe begin? How will it end? Will we ever visit the stars? Could we bring dinosaurs back to life? Can we travel back in time? Could we live forever? All great questions, often with some surprising answers! The fiction story The Man in the Machine tells a great story of universes living inside computers. It really gives you something to think about if you like computer games!
There sat a spaceship in the middle of the scary woods! Of course, we knew what a spaceship looked like. It looked just like the Galaxy Diner. It had the same silver dome and little round windows all the way around. There was a pink glow around the base of the ship. Lights were flashing everywhere-white lights and red lights, blue lights and purple lights. There was a really high whistling sound in the air. And it was getting louder by the minute.
Fourteen-year-old Jonathan receives a message from a fish while diving in Hawaii and becomes concerned about ocean pollution.
Buzz and his friend Miranda are thrilled to meet the stars of their favorite television program "Star Searchers," but soon learn that their heroes are just ordinary people as they join forces with the actors to battle aliens from the planet Xycon.
In the early 1900s, a skull was found in England that many believed to be the "missing link."
Describes the deepest part of the ocean, called the abyss, and explains how, with new equipment and technology, humans are beginning to learn more about the abyss and the creatures who live there.
From scuba diving to submersibles, this book explains how humans explore ocean depths.
Discusses the history of the mining days at Comstock.
Explores the world of a river otter as she goes from total dependence on a loving mother to becoming a playful member of the community.
Tops have been spinning for thousands of years. Learn about tops, yo-yos, and other fascinating spinning toys as well as how to make them.
Uses a fictional story of a boy's visit to his grandfather's house in the Florida Keys to discuss the behavior and habitat of the small deer that have lived there for hundreds of years.
Ben finds himself in charge as record floodwaters destroy Johnstown.
When Matt has to do a science project about recycling, he talks to his neighbor, Mr. Pizooti, an Italian immigrant called the "King of Recycling" because he is always coming up with new ways to reuse discarded objects.
The invention of the wheel changed the way we moved and made exciting toys possible for children.
The world is filled with animals, but which is the biggest, the smallest, the fastest, the slowest, and the loudest?
Provides factual information about the natural history of the whooping crane through the fictional story of a sixteen-day-old whooping crane chick.
Uses a story about a boy's visit to Florida to describe the physical characteristics, behavior, and survival techniques of the American alligator.
After his father dies in a Civil War battle, twelve-year-old Jacob runs away from home to join his father's old regiment as a drummer boy.
Discusses the prehistoric ancestors of the modern elephant, including the two primary ancestors, mammoths and mastodons.
Provides factual information about the natural history of Virginia opossums through the story of a young possum named Lucy, from her birth to her first offspring.
Follows the experiences of Mattie, a brown pelican, from her hatching through her first nesting season. Includes factual information about the natural history of pelicans.
Provides factual information about the natural history of pronghorns through the fictional story of a young pronghorn antelope named Perry.