A basic and enjoyable introduction to our planet from Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award winner Gail Gibbons
What if we could open up our planet and look inside? From its red-hot core to the highest mountain peak, come see the ins and outs of Earth as you've never seen them before in a colorful introduction to the powerful forces shaping our home.
With detailed illustrations and diagrams, Gail Gibbons offers a classroom-ready nonfiction picture book that makes complex scientific concepts understandable and entertaining for young readers.
Demonstrate the action of magnetic fields, make a moon box, build "ant architecture," and measure static electricity. "Plus" try homemade perfume, erupting volcanoes, jumping Puffed Wheat, a bubble gum plant graft, a big green solar machine, and a kite sighter. "Well indexed and accurately illustrated with black-and-white pen-and-ink drawings, this book is a good starting place for finding successful science-fair projects."--"School Library Journal." ..".can provide needed direction to parents and students facing looming classroom deadlines."--"The Los Angeles Times." ..".offers a real variety
to young scientists..."--"Parent Council(r)." "Selected as Outstanding"
"by Parent Council(r)."
Basher Science: Astronomy, Out of this World created and illustrated by Simon Basher, Written by Dan Green:Like a Facebook for the universe, Astronomy gives every important celestial body and concept its own page, where readers can learn its behaviors, likes, and dislikes up close and personal. From the flashy stars to the shadowy and strange objects that hang out like loners at the edges of the universe, no player goes unnoticed. Every profile has a hip anime-style portrait to round out the picture, but make no mistake: while the presentation is all style, the science is rock solid. The universe has never been so cool.
Filled with interesting facts and information, this book offers a comprehensive approach to teaching children about anatomy and functions of the human body. Beginning with the dermal system each layer addresses the skeletal system, digestive system, urinary system, circulatory system, repiratory system, muscular system, and nervous system. Children will learn why bones can bend without breaking, how blood travels thru the body and protects against germs, how different parts of the brain controls different functions of the body and what smoking does to your lungs.
Join award-winning science writer Seymour Simon in this picture book introduction to tornadoes
With winds that can reach speeds of three hundred miles an hour and funnel clouds that can measure a mile in diameter, tornadoes leave enormous damage in their wake.
Now Seymour Simon examines these twisting columns of air and destruction. Simon explains how tornadoes are formed, why and when they are most likely to occur, how scientists classify and track them--and what to do if one touches down.
With clear, simple text and stunning full-color photographs, readers will learn all about these amazing natural wonders in this informative picture book
Perfect for young scientists' school reports, this book supports the Common Core State Standards.
Check out these other Seymour Simon books about Weather:
- Global Warming
Picture-packed introduction to the human body.
This book is a bundle of colorful pages, large photographs and easy-to-read type that add up to fun learning. It addresses many of the questions a child will ask about his or her body: Where is my heart? How do I remember things? What are bones made of?
Close-up color photographs, cutaway diagrams and clear text make complex ideas easy to understand. Each spread also features an activity that reinforces a concept and encourages further learning.
The author efficiently covers a wide variety of topics. The chapter on the brain, for example, is divided into such sections as Senses, Quick as a Flash and Feelings. The chapter on the digestive system explains why we burp and features an activity that uses string to show how long the digestive system is.
Designed to be read alone or shared with friends or parents, My Body is a fun way to engage children's curiosity about the human body, particularly their own.
Simon Basher is back with another zany primer to science Following his 3 successful titles on the basics of chemistry, physics, and biology, BASHER SCIENCE: ROCKS AND MINERALS is an in-depth look at the ground beneath our feet. Like his other titles, Basher presents these topics through charming and adorable illustrations and pairs them with basic information told from a first person perspective. He develops a community of characters based on the things that form the foundations of our planet: rocks, gems, crystals, fossils and more. And what's more, he makes it understandable, interesting, and cute. It's not what you expect out of a science primer.