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The Data Geek series supports the curriculum standards that focus on understanding, interpreting, and gathering data. Information in each book is designed to help readers explore all kinds of data and data sources in order to objectively understand data in the 21st century. Readers are encouraged to think critically about the ways data is used in their lives and in the media.
Teeth, claws, power, speed, venom, and an acute sense of hearing or sight...these are some of the characteristics that the world’s deadliest predators rely on for their survival. Each volume in this series focuses on one group of animals (sharks, snakes, spiders, etc.) and then profiles six creatures within that group. How they hunt, what they eat, where they live, and the essential role they play in maintaining nature’s balance are all vividly and accurately detailed.
Dealing with Mental Disorders examines several mental disorders, discusses how they are diagnosed, and looks at what scientists know about their causes. The books also show how the disorders affect people’s everyday lives and present information about the latest and most effective treatment options. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.
With the passage of time, the controversies that shaped historic events sometimes fade. The Debating History series focuses on those controversies as a way to gain a fuller understanding of history. Chapters are organized in pro/con format, in which a single author synthesizes arguments for and against a particular issue. Some of these essays are written from the point of view of someone who lived during the period; others are examined from a more current perspective. In all cases, important ide
Defining Events of the Twenty-First Century examines some of the most important moments in pop culture, science, and society in the last few decades. From influential pop musicians to technological breakthroughs to tragic man-made and natural disasters, readers will explore a wide variety of key events and people, the context surrounding them, and how they affected our world.
One new idea could make life easier for the whole world! Great inventors use a process called design thinking to help them identify problems, big and small, and create solutions for them. This series introduces readers to design thinking and teaches them how to look at problems and products in a specific way to figure out a solution or how to improve them. Design thinking fosters innovation, creativity, and even empathy--essential learning for students.
Destination Space showcases the history of space exploration, the cutting-edge advances being made in this field today, and the new space breakthroughs that are just over the horizon. From historic achievements to future dreams, each title highlights a key advancement in exploring our solar system and the universe beyond.
Detecting Disasters examines how scientists keep people safe by predicting and studying natural disasters. Each book covers the science behind the disaster, notable examples from the past, and the cutting-edge technology scientists are using today. This exciting series will introduce readers to the lifesaving power of science.
How can we make the world a better place? This inspiring resource for middle-grade readers is organized as a dictionary; each entry presents a word related to creating a better world, such as ally, empathy, or respect. For each word, there is a poem, a quote from an inspiring person, a personal anecdote from the authors, and a ""try it"" prompt for an activity. This second poetic collaboration from Irene Latham and Charles Waters builds upon themes of diversity and inclusiveness from their previ
Life in the modern online world comes with a seemingly infinite variety of benefits, pitfalls, controversies, and challenges. These are the ideas explored in the Digital Issues series. Individual books focus on topics such as social media, privacy, and addiction.