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| Grades 2-6
Build Academic Science Content Vocabulary with This Handy Reference Tool!.
| Grades 6
Investigate earthquakes in Turkey and quake safety precautions.
Discover how ancient technologies are used to give information about time, seasons, and navigation.
Explore archaeology and the lifestyles and technologies of ancient Egypt.
| Grades 5
Discover how the people of Japan use modern technology to solve overpopulation problems.
| Grades 4
Explore the "Great Age of American Inventions" and the inventive spirit of North America.
| Grades 1-4
Earth's surface is formed by gigantic, slowly moving plates of solid rock. When these plates lurch past one another with sudden large bursts of energy, one of the most awesome forces of nature is unleashed -- a major earthquake. About 3,000 earthquakes are recorded every day on our planet. Most are too small to notice, but when a powerful one hits, it can be very destructive. Acclaimed science writer Seymour Simon has teamed up with the Smithsonian Institution on a new, updated edition of his much admired book about the forces that shake and shape Earth. Paperback.
| Grades 3-7
Photovoltaic devices, also known as solar cells, use semiconductor material to directly convert sunlight into electricity. solcomhouse highlights the advantages of solar power, the history of photovoltaics, and passive solar energy. Hardcover.
| Grades 3-5
Saving energy is essential to making our world a cleaner place to live. By reducing our use of fossil fuels and switching to renewable sources of energy, we can reduce pollution and slow down damaging climate change. This new book explores different sources of energy, how we use it, and how this affects the environment. It is also full of ideas for saving energy at home and at school, and encourages children to take an active part in preserving the environment and their future. Paperback.
| Grades 4-8
The oldest and most important source of power for our planet is the Sun. This amazing new book tells why solar power is becoming a very real replacement for our current energy sources. Detailed images feature different types of solar collectors, solar thermal plants, and solar cells, and help explain how they are used. Special case studies identify areas where solar power is already in use around the world. Topics include a timeline and history of solar energy use, detailed diagrams that show how solar technologies work, and the experiences of people who have taken themselves off the grid. Paperback.
| Grades 4-7
Solar Energy Is Explained. Included In This Book Is Where It Comes From, Who Uses It, And The Positive And Negative Benefits Of Using It. Paperback.
| Grades 2-5
Just imagine all of nature, mountains, prairies, and oceans 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. This patchwork quilt of nature covers the whole Earth. Paperback.
The golden toad used to inhabit the cloud forests of Costa Rica, but when the weather became too warm and dried up the pools where its eggs hatched, the golden toad disappeared. It has not been seen in more than twenty years. This amphibian is just one of several species in A WARMER WORLD, a thought-provoking and informative account of how global climate change has affected wildlife over the past several decades. Paperback.
| Grades K-3
A Backyard Habitat takes children on a journey through their own back yards and teaches them about the many living things that are leading fascinating lives all around them. This informative book uses easy-to-read text to help children learn about the variety of plants and animals that survive in backyard habitats. Young readers will discover backyard food chains, how migration and hibernation affect the animals living in a back yard at different times of the year, andhow animals make homes in back yards. Paperback.
Different animals need different habitats to match their specific needs. This means the right soil, water, food, light, climate, and predators! Learn all about different habitats and how they help animals survive in this fascinating science reader. Vibrant images pair with easy-to-read text to keep students engaged from cover to cover. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity where students can create a habitat. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support. Paperback.
| Grades K-4
Compasses and magnetite, magnetic poles and motors - learn about how magnets affect our lives. Paperback.
| Grades PreK-3
Get ready for some serious science fun when the Friz takes on the most attractive topic of all: Magnetism!
Hi, I'm Carlos - one of the kids in Ms. Frizzle's class. I know Ms. Frizzle thinks of some weird ways to teach about science, but challenging Mr. O'Neatly's class to a science contest was her craziest idea to date. Mr. O'Neatly's class always wins everything! Paperback.
| Grades 2-4
Have you ever wondered what makes the colors in a rainbow, how a hot air balloon stays afloat, and why you zing after getting an electrical shockTM You'll find out when you take your first steps into the world of science with this exciting series that takes a fun hands-on approach to unlocking the mysteries of the world around you. Your senses will have a field day as they explore the whys and hows of gravity, sound, motion, light, energy, and more! Paperback.
This companion to Twister on Tuesday explains in simple terms what causes severe weather that leads to the formation of tornados. Includes photos, definitions, an index, and information forecasting the weather. Paperback.
This book looks at the severe side of storms. It also discusses topics, such as; hail, wind, and the kinds and causes of lightning; famous storms and blizzards, including the deadly Blizzard of 1888; and, how severe weather is tracked using Doppler radar. Paperback.
His real name was John Chapman. He grew apples. But wait. So whatTM Why should we remember him and read about him and think about him and talk about him today, more than two hundred years after he was bornTM Why should we call him a heroTM EsmE Raji Codell and Lynne Rae Perkins show us, in eloquent words and exhilarating pictures, why Johnny Appleseed matters now, perhaps more than ever, in our loud and wired and fast-paced world. Paperback.
From summer's flourishing flowers to autumn's succulent fruits, everything begins with a tiny little seed. Young readers will learn how seeds grow, and how they vary in shape, size, and dispersal patterns. From cherry pits to exploding pods, to sticktight seeds that cling to your shoes, acclaimed photographer and author Ken Robbins illuminates how wondrous nature springs up throughout the year before our very eyes. Paperback.
| Grades 3-6
Describes the various causes and types of erosion and such effects as the Dust Bowl of the 1930s; relates them to the weather and wind, water, and ice; discusses how erosion can be controlled; and provides some simple experiments. Paperback.
Two children try to create a mudslide on a playground and then learn about the dangers of real mudslides, as well as how wind, water, and ice erosion can shape the land. Paperback.
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