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The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Computer Technology introduces 12 of the most influential moments in the development of computer technology. Amazing facts are included, along with information about key players and the science behind each breakthrough.
Explores 12 things to know about wild weather. Includes amazing facts along with information about key problems and solutions.
A Refreshing Look at Renewable Energy with Max Axiom, Super Scientist: 4D An Augmented Reading Science Experience (20)Charge up with MaxÂ AxiomÂ as he explores the globe to understand renewable energy! Learn about all kinds of renewable energy sources and the benefits of using them.Â With brand-new Capstone 4D videos, writing prompts and discussion questions, and a hands-on activity, Max helps young readers understand how renewable energy could change our lives and take care of our world.
Can you imagine what our lives would be like after a devastating asteroid strike? What effect would the resulting tsunami, storms, and dust cloud have? What would happen to the climate, wildlife, and our food supplies? This book traces the possible consequences of a global event on this scale, with ideas and evidence based on similar scenarios that are a part of fact and fiction.
As important as air is, it is often taken for granted. Students will enjoy learning all about the science of air, including the atmosphere, heat conduction, airless environments, and more, with this whimsically illustrated presentation of important science concepts.
Introduces readers to air, while explaining how the resource is used, problems facing the natural resource, and what the future of it looks like. Vivid photographs and easy-to-read text aid comprehension for young readers. Features include a table of contents, an infographic, a timeline, fun facts, Making Connections questions, a glossary, and an index. QR Codes in the book give readers access to book-specific resources to further their learning. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. DiscoverRoo is an imprint of Pop!, a division of ABDO.
All living things need air to survive. Air also protects Earth. Discover why air is an important part of nature!
Air and water are everywhere, playing a crucial role in human survival, and the survival of most of the planet. For a young scientist, understanding these integral parts of our world is the first step to understanding larger scientific concepts. From a hands-on approach to water surface tension to understanding air pressure, young readers will discover how both air and water work. Instructions and informative fact boxes help young readers to effectively set up their own experiments and record their findings.
This volume marks the progression of science and tech from yesterdays single-seaters to today's state-of-the-art jet aircraft and drones.The innovators, entrepreneurs and scientists are profiled and page spreadsare designed with chronological technology benchmarks.. With clear text, timelines and abundant images, the changes that technology has brought to our daily lives are examined along with “A Different View” sidebars that discuss how these technologies were perceived in the past.
Airplanes help people get places faster. They are also vital for businesses around the world! Leveled text and crisp photos explore what these machines do, how they work, and what they might look like in the future.
This series introduces simple science topics using everyday objects and situations that readers can recognize in the world around them. The four titles cover different aspects of light, forces, magnetism and sound. This title looks at forces: what they are, what effects they have, how friction affects them and what effects different surfaces have.
Aluminum is one of the most abundant metals in the Earth's crust. It is used for everything from soda cans to cars, planes, rockets, and in construction. In the 1800s, scientists learned how to extract aluminum from rocks so it could be put to practical use. This book tells the fascinating story of aluminum's history, explains the properties of the element and its components, and provides students with resources to learn more about aluminum and how it is mined, recycled, and used in our society.
While electricity and magnetism may seem like magic, there are concrete scientific ideas behind both that have allowed them to shape our modern world. Young readers who are interested in experiencing and understanding this magic powered by STEM concepts will have that opportunity with this interactive and intriguing title! It breaks down key ideas including the movement of electrons and electromagnetism. It then challenges readers to analyze these concepts from the viewpoint of a scientist using the scientific method and hands-on experiments. Each activity features a list of needed items that include everyday materials, easy-to-follow instructions with helpful illustrations, and intriguing text that explains the STEM ideas behind the results of each experiment. Complete with a glossary to boost reading comprehension and a further information section, this title is sure to inspire young scientists to continue exploring and testing the invisible forces that have helped build the modern world!
A future engineer may gaze up at an airplane soaring high above and wonder about the forces that keep it in flight. This enticing title will not only help young readers understand these forces, but also experience them firsthand in a safe setting! It begins by breaking down Newtons laws of motion. Then students learn to take on the mindset of a scientist for their experiments with an explanation of the scientific method. Engaging illustrations and carefully-crafted step-by-step instructions then guide students through 11 experiments. These include creating a balloon-powered jet boat and a human gyroscope! Each experiment also features a description of the science that makes it possible. With a vocabulary-boosting glossary and a further information section, this title is sure to inspire students to continue to explore the important STEM concepts of motion.
When aspiring young scientists heat up one of their favorite meals or warm themselves by a campfire, they may wonder what invisible forces are at work. This stimulating title will not only explain these forces but will also allow students to experience them! First, with carefully-crafted and age-appropriate text, it explains key ideas of heat and energy, such as the three main ways heat travels. Then students are challenged to think like a scientist as they learn about the scientific method. Through this viewpoint, readers are then guided through 11 engaging experiments that range from a conductor contest to making ice cream in a bag at room temperature! Each activity features helpful illustrations, step-by-step instructions, and an explanation of important STEM concepts. After reading this title, students will be equipped with a foundational understanding of heat and energy that can help them understand other important aspects of their everyday world!
Rainbows are fantastic displays in the sky. Aspiring scientists might spot one after a rain shower and wonder about the science that has made it form. This exciting title explains these important concepts and allows students to understand them firsthand through their own hands-on experiments! First students learn about key ideas of light and color with age-appropriate text that explains the color spectrum and reflections. Then explanatory text breaks down the scientific method that students use for their experiments. Each of the 11 activities features compelling illustrations that complement the step-by-step instructions. STEM concepts for each experiment are also provided, in addition to an explanation of the science that makes each possiblefrom creating a two-way mirror to trapping light! A vocabulary-enhancing glossary and a section with resources for further information make this title a beneficial addition to any STEM curriculum.
Its often said that music can soothe the soul. Budding young scientists may wonder how the sounds that make up their favorite music work. This exciting title has the answers! It not only explains key ideas involving sound waves including wavelength and frequency, but it also features activities that allow students to experience what they are learning! First students are instructed to think like scientists using the scientific method. Then they must gather the materials needed for each experiment, which mainly consist of household items such as a pencil and pen, a rubber band, a bucket, and a ruler. Helpful illustrations and age-appropriate instructions then guide readers through each step in the experiment and in learning important STEM concepts. A further information section and a glossary also make this title a valuable addition to any aspiring scientist's curriculum!
How do the emergency services in different countries of the world rescue people? How do they travel and what equipment do they use? This series answers all these questions and more. This book looks at the work of ambulance services around the world, including how they take sick and injured people to hospitals and how they care for patients during transport.
Imagine a worm that spits glue, a rat with vampire teeth, and a frog you can see through! These are just some of the amazing animals that were recently discovered by scientists. Readers learn about these fascinating creatures and many more through carefully-leveled, engaging books reviewed by Smithsonian experts.
Discover ancient cities and find out how human beings have evolved. Meet experts who have changed our view of the world. Archaeologists combine science with world travel, all in search of answers to the question, "Who are we?" Every book in the SCIENTISTS IN ACTION! series takes you on a journey where science and adventure meet. Science is not just for the classroom or the lab-it's a living, breathing, exciting part of our world today. Throw off the lab coat and get out and do some science! Each title in this series contains color photos, insider quotes from real scientists in the field, recent news items highlighting the excitement of each field, and back matter including: an index, further reading lists for books and internet resources, and a series glossary. Mason Crest's editorial team has placed Key Icons to Look for throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are then used in the prose throughout that chapter, and are emboldened, so that the reader is able to reference back to the definitions- building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader's comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter contains terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader's knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.
Astronauts have chosen one of the most extreme science careers imaginable! Readers explore the training necessary before astronauts can go into space, and they also discover the stories of real astronauts. The engaging and informative main text is accompanied by a detailed graphic organizer, eye-catching fact boxes, and vibrant photographs. Readers learn the many ways astronauts use science, technology, engineering, and math in order to do their jobs. Science curriculum topics under the umbrella of STEM are presented to readers in a fun way that shows them the most extreme facts about a truly out-of-this-world career.
Museums and colleges aren’t the only places that can have observatories. Now you can build your own observatory with easily accessible tools and supplies. Follow the directions in this book to use your observatory to view the stars and planets, develop hypotheses, and conduct experiments to test them out!
What are atoms? We can't even see them, so how do we know they are real? This book introduces readers to the concept that atoms are everywhere and that everything is made up of them. Readers will learn the history of atomic theory, from early Greek philosophers through John Dalton and Niels Bohr and on to current researchers in the field. Students will encounter high-tech tools such as the atomic force microscope and discover how scientists and engineers solve atomic problems. Colorful photographs and diagrams help make complex scientific concepts more accessible to elementary readers.
This book tells the stories of adventurers who have defied gravity and soared above the Earth, from pioneer aviators and astronauts to the free-falling fearlessness of Felix Baumgartner. Find out about the courage and skill of audacious aviators, and whether you’ve got what it takes to be an ultimate adventurer.