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When a family spends a day at the beach, the children investigate various footprints to see what type of creatures live along the shoreline. Rhyming text turns a sandy beach into an outdoor classroom. The tracks and habits of local wildlife, including hopping sandpipers, scuttling crabs, and burrowing turtles, are identified and explained for young ecology detectives. Even Daddy's feet make an appearance! And at day's end, it's time for tired feet to make their way home. STEM-based back matter includes information on how clues like footprints can identify the type of wildlife inhabiting any given habitat.
Everyone knows that when Christmas rolls around Santa employs a legion of helpers to ensure the season goes off without a hitch. But between the santas on parade, the santas at the malls, and the ones ringing bells in front of busy department stores...one intrepid investigator wants to know exactly WHO the real Santa is. Armed with a notebook, pencil, and a barrage of questions, can this young detective get to the bottom of Santa's secret?
A close encounter with Grandma Mina's time-traveling carpet sends Scarlett and Sam to ancient Jerusalem, where some very important people need their help. The twins meet the prophet Nathan, the warrior Benayahu ben Yehoiada, and even King Solomon himself, the wisest ruler of all time. But Solomon has a big problem that even his wisdom can't solve. God wants him to build the Temple, but it can't be done without the mythical insect called the shamir. It's up to the twins to find the Shamir-even if that means facing off against the king of the demons.
Neekna and Chemai are two little girls growing up in the Okanagan Valley in the time before European contact. Through these two friends, we learn about the seasonal life patterns of the Okanagan First Peoples. The girls spend time with Great-Grandmother, who tells them about important ceremonies, and they gather plants with Neekna's grandmother. Grandmother explains how bitterroot came to be an important food source, and why the people give a special ceremony of thanks at its harvest. Grandmother also tells the story of how a woman was changed to a rock to watch over the Okanagan Valley. Neekna understands how important it is that she has received the knowledge passed down for generations, from great-grandmother to grandmother to mother.
Few areas of human achievement have had a bigger impact than science and technology. Every part of our lives is affected by the discoveries, inventions, and breakthroughs made in a wide variety of fields. Each book in SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY covers one key area, expanding readers' knowledge and opening their eyes to the possibilities of the future by looking at the creations and changes in the recent past. Discover new robotics, explore the world of electronics, find out how the Internet has changed the world, and much more. In this series, readers will get a solid introduction to some of the most important sectors of science and technology to help get them ready to make their own contributions in the future!
Science concepts become relatable through these engaging fiction stories. Beginning readers will learn about motion, patterns, hibernation, and more through simple stories designed to build literacy skills.
Inspire young scientists with these introductions to concepts such as food chains, forces and motion, life cycles, states of matter, and more. With simple text structures and close photo-text matches, these readers are designed to develop nonfiction reading skills.
No matter the sport, athleticism and hard work are central to athletic performance. But there is more going on when a person runs, jumps, kicks, or throws. Physical forces and biomechanical factors help determine speed, stamina, accuracy, and more. The Science and Technology of Sports series examines the biomechanics, physics, and mathematical principles that shape athletic performance and competition. How these factors influence training and common injuries is also discussed.
Science for the Future highlights some of the latest technological advances that are changing the way people interact with the world. Each book explores the discoveries the technology was based on, the challenges scientists currently face, and the breakthroughs each technology could lead to in the future.
This series offers simple explanations to some of kids' most pressing science-related questions. Students learn about the basic science behind flight, rainbows, migration, and more. labelled diagrams and fun facts further young readers' learning.