Elementary STEM Collection, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1625134924
  • ISBN-13: 9781625134929
  • Grade Level Range: Kindergarten - 6th Grade
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  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released August 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Generate students’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and math right from the start! Titles from 11 of Britannica’s most popular e-book series immerse children in informational text that builds conceptual knowledge and critical thinking skills.

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Saving the Endangered Blue Whale  (ISBN-10: 1508100128 | ISBN-13: 9781508100126)

This accessible text explains to readers how the blue whale is endangered and what can be done about it. With an easy-to-follow narrative, readers learn what the blue whale is, where it lives, what its life is like, how it communicates, and most important, how to save it from becoming extinct. The text gives a thorough explanation of what the word endangered actually means and offers a clear explanation of how to save not only the blue whale but all species that are currently at risk.

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Saving the Endangered American Bald Eagle  (ISBN-10: 1508100136 | ISBN-13: 9781508100133)

Young readers are introduced to the bald eagle and the story of its recovery after it reached the brink of extinction. They will learn what actions were undertaken to protect the species and how its disappearance impacted its ecosystem. Boxed questions instill conservation principles at an early age and encourage readers to be thoughtful about their effects on the planet.

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Saving the Endangered Grizzly Bear  (ISBN-10: 1508100144 | ISBN-13: 9781508100140)

Young conservationists and those interested in these fascinating animals will delight in this informative, photo-filled book about grizzly bears. Readers will find out why these are a threatened species, get details about the life of grizzly bears, including how they and their cubs hibernate in the winter, what they eat, and where they live. Readers will also learn about groups that are working to help this species, what they can do to help preserve this wonderful animal, and what the future looks like for the grizzly bear.

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Saving the Endangered Gray Wolf  (ISBN-10: 1508100152 | ISBN-13: 9781508100157)

Feared, revered, honored, and hated at various points throughout history, the gray wolf has always seemed to provoke strong responses. By the twentieth century, human beings had killed or driven off wolf populations throughout most of the animal's historic range. Readers will learn about the animal and its behaviors, as well as the efforts to bring the wolf back in this highly informative book.

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Saving the Endangered Green Sea Turtle  (ISBN-10: 1508100160 | ISBN-13: 9781508100164)

The green sea turtle is a majestic creature that has been in existence for more than 100 million years. Today, however, green sea turtles are in danger of extinction because of the careless actions of humans. This volume presents facts about the green sea turtle's biology, habitat, mating and nesting habits, and diet, before describing the harmful human behavior that threatens its very existence. With beautiful colorful photographs and practical applications for helping to save this and other endangered creatures, readers will learn the importance of conservation.

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Saving the Endangered American Alligator  (ISBN-10: 1508100179 | ISBN-13: 9781508100171)

Alligators were once in danger of becoming extinct, but readers will learn about how these scaly beasts were rescued from the brink of becoming another sad story. Brimming with colorful photographs, readers will learn basic scientific facts about alligators, including the all-important characteristics that distinguish alligators from crocodiles.

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Our Big Blue Planet  (ISBN-10: 1625132263 | ISBN-13: 9781625132260)

This book provides up-to-date information about the Earth, including facts about its atmosphere, the composition of the planet, and space travel.

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Outer Space and Beyond  (ISBN-10: 1625132271 | ISBN-13: 9781625132277)

Outer space and its characteristics are identified and discussed throughout this book. Up-to-date information from current research is provided on every page.

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Changing Matter  (ISBN-10: 162513200X | ISBN-13: 9781625132000)

This title teaches students that everything is made of matter, and that physical changes create different forms or states of matter. Examples of these different states are presented in easy-to-understand text. The book also introduces students to the law of conservation of mass.

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Fossils and Rocks  (ISBN-10: 1625132018 | ISBN-13: 9781625132017)

This ever-popular subject explains in detail how the Earth is made from rock, the three different types of rock, how rocks are made, and where they can be found. Students learn about how fossils are formed, how they help us learn about life long ago, and the importance of fossil fuels to our present and future life on Earth.

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I Can Prove It! Investigating Science  (ISBN-10: 1625132026 | ISBN-13: 9781625132024)

This title gives detailed information on the steps scientists take in conducting an experiment. A helpful tool for science projects, the book walks students through the Scientific Method, from forming a hypothesis to communicating the results.

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The Wonderful Water Cycle  (ISBN-10: 1625132034 | ISBN-13: 9781625132031)

Three-quarters of our Earth Is covered by water. This book explains how water travels in a never-ending pattern called the Water Cycle. How this water Is used, from bathing to irrigating crops Is addressed, along with tips for conserving our most Important natural resource.

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Energy All Around  (ISBN-10: 1625132115 | ISBN-13: 9781625132116)

This book explains how all forms of energy are either potential or kinetic. It addresses how energy can be used in the form of water to create electricity, in the solar form to heat our homes, and in the form of wind to turn the blades on a wind turbine.

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How Ecosystems Work  (ISBN-10: 1625131763 | ISBN-13: 9781625131768)

This book explains what an ecosystem is and how the plants and animals within an ecosystem rely on and affect its existence. Different types of ecosystems are described, as well as the food webs within them. Through its presentation of how some changes to an ecosystem can be good while others are harmful, students discover the important role they can play In keeping ecosystems alive and well.

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Let's Classify Organisms  (ISBN-10: 1625131771 | ISBN-13: 9781625131775)

Grouping things by similar characteristics is referred to as classification. This book is filled with information and interesting facts about the six kingdoms in which all living organisms are classified.

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Pull It, Push It  (ISBN-10: 162513178X | ISBN-13: 9781625131782)

Force and motion are introduced in this book which features vivid photographs that make the content easy-to-understand. Examples that students can relate to in their everyday lives are provided throughout the text. A "Show What You Know" section in the back of the book presents three questions to reinforce content understanding.

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Skeletons and Exoskeletons  (ISBN-10: 1625131798 | ISBN-13: 9781625131799)

This book explains how humans and animals have skeletons to support the inner workings of their bodies. Students learn about the differences between endoskeletons and exoskeletons, as well as view examples of animals that have one type of skeleton or the other. Detailed information on these animals includes their habitats, eating habits, and ways they adapt to survive. A special section called "Explore Your World" outlines an experiment for examining this topic first-hand.

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The Scoop About Measuring Matter  (ISBN-10: 1625131801 | ISBN-13: 9781625131805)

Matter Is anything that has mass. This title provides background knowledge regarding how temperature affects the different states of matter and why. Also covered is the International System Of Units and measuring mass and volume.

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Using Tools to Understand Our World  (ISBN-10: 162513181X | ISBN-13: 9781625131812)

The many and various tools used by scientists are addressed in this title. It describes how beakers, scales, microscopes, scientific calculators, and other items are used to investigate and create new technology.

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Why Plants Become Extinct  (ISBN-10: 1625131690 | ISBN-13: 9781625131690)

Students will learn how some plants are becoming endangered or extinct due to changes in climate, deforestation, or encroachment by invasive plant species. Students also learn how plants adapt to survive in their ever-changing habitats.

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Analyze This  (ISBN-10: 1625131925 | ISBN-13: 9781625131928)

This book focuses on how experiments are conducted using the scientific method. The Periodic Table is introduced, along with descriptions of mixtures, solutions, and compounds.

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Let's Investigate Light  (ISBN-10: 1625131933 | ISBN-13: 9781625131935)

With an emphasis on how important light is to our Earth, this beautifully illustrated book explains how light affects photosynthesis, how light travels, and light's different properties. Whether it's ultraviolet light that helps bees pollinate flowers or solar panels that use sunlight to heat our homes, students learn about the various ways that both animals and people depend on light.

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Plants as Food, Fuel, and Medicine  (ISBN-10: 1625131941 | ISBN-13: 9781625131942)

This book introduces students to how important plants are to our Earth and existence. Their Uses For Food, Alternative Forms Of Fuel, And Everyday discoveries illustrating how plants have a positive medicinal effect in curing diseases, provide alternative forms of fuel, or reverse global warming are described to emphasize the role of plants in our environment.

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The Amazing Facts About Sound  (ISBN-10: 162513195X | ISBN-13: 9781625131959)

This book introduces students to the concept of sound. How can sounds be heard but not seen? How does sound travel through air and at what rate of speed? Students discover that sound is a form of energy that is transmitted through sound waves traveling through the eardrum. Useful examples are given throughout the book to aid understanding.

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Little Neighbors  (ISBN-10: 1615359567 | ISBN-13: 9781615359561)

Explores the places you will find insects and what types of insects live in a city environment.

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Playground Science  (ISBN-10: 1615359575 | ISBN-13: 9781615359578)

Studies the role of physics in a playground environment.

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Oceans  (ISBN-10: 0982382197 | ISBN-13: 9780982382196)

Beautiful photos and text examine the issues surrounding ocean habitats and how they can be saved.

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Coral Reefs  (ISBN-10: 0982382200 | ISBN-13: 9780982382202)

Beautiful photos and text examine the challenges affecting coral reef habitats and how they can be saved.

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Clean and Green Energy  (ISBN-10: 1615358757 | ISBN-13: 9781615358755)

Young readers will discover what types of energy are clean and have less impact on the environment.

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Filling the Earth with Trash  (ISBN-10: 1615358773 | ISBN-13: 9781615358779)

Young readers will discover what happens to trash in a landfill.

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Recycling Earth's Resources  (ISBN-10: 1615358811 | ISBN-13: 9781615358816)

Young readers will discover what Earth's resources are and how they can help recycle them.

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Matter  (ISBN-10: 0982382367 | ISBN-13: 9780982382363)

Early readers investigate what matter is.

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Earth's Changing Surface  (ISBN-10: 1615358994 | ISBN-13: 9781615358991)

Early readers examine how volcanoes, earthquakes, and erosion change the surface of the Earth.

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Plant Adaptations  (ISBN-10: 1615359729 | ISBN-13: 9781615359721)

Early readers examine how plants differ because of the adaptations they make.

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Plants Make Their Own Food  (ISBN-10: 0982381956 | ISBN-13: 9780982381953)

Intermediate readers learn about photosynthesis.

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Where Did the Water Go?  (ISBN-10: 098238226X | ISBN-13: 9780982382264)

Intermediate readers explore concepts of evaporation, condensation, and water as a solid, liquid, or gas.

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Zap! It's Electricity!  (ISBN-10: 0982382294 | ISBN-13: 9780982382295)

Intermediate readers explore electricity.

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Studying Weather and Climates  (ISBN-10: 1615359281 | ISBN-13: 9781615359288)

Intermediate readers explore the difference between climate and weather.

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Reproduction in Plants  (ISBN-10: 0982381913 | ISBN-13: 9780982381915)

The life cycle of a plant is explained as well as how different plants use different ways to reproduce, how the different parts of a plant play a role in how it receives the nutrients it needs to survive, how plants are pollinated, and how more plant species are being discovered every day.

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The Night Sky  (ISBN-10: 0982381921 | ISBN-13: 9780982381922)

Students will love learning more about our Earth, Moon, and stars in this title. It gives information on the phases of the Moon, the constellations of stars that we see in the night sky, comets and meteors, and what exactly happens during a lunar eclipse.

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Science Safety Rules  (ISBN-10: 1615358900 | ISBN-13: 9781615358908)

Emergent readers are introduced to science safety rules and why they are important.

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I Use Science Tools  (ISBN-10: 1615358919 | ISBN-13: 9781615358915)

Emergent readers explore various scientific tools such as a microscope, magnifying glass, and ruler.

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I Use Simple Machines  (ISBN-10: 1615358927 | ISBN-13: 9781615358922)

Emergent readers are introduced to simple machines and how we use them to move things.

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Solid or Liquid?  (ISBN-10: 1615358943 | ISBN-13: 9781615358946)

Emergent readers learn about solids and liquids.

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Our Sun Brings Life  (ISBN-10: 1615358978 | ISBN-13: 9781615358977)

Emergent readers learn facts about the Sun and the important role it plays for our planet.

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Wheels  (ISBN-10: 0982382359 | ISBN-13: 9780982382356)

Clear definitions supported by everyday examples and easy hands-on activities introduce young scientists to wheels.

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Wedges  (ISBN-10: 1615359745 | ISBN-13: 9781615359745)

Clear definitions supported by everyday examples and easy hands-on activities introduce young scientists to wedges.

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Planets  (ISBN-10: 0982382138 | ISBN-13: 9780982382134)

The planets are highlighted in this book that answers questions such as how much distance is there between the planets, how many planets are really in our solar system, what are our current and future space travel plans, and who studies the planets.

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Space  (ISBN-10: 0982382146 | ISBN-13: 9780982382141)

Outer space and its characteristics are discussed and identified throughout this book. The most up-to-date information from current research is provided.

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Sun  (ISBN-10: 1615359001 | ISBN-13: 9781615359004)

The sun and its characteristics are discussed in this book. The impact that the sun has on our planet is also addressed.

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Stars  (ISBN-10: 1615359737 | ISBN-13: 9781615359738)

Stars and their mysteries are revealed in this incredible book.

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Money Through the Ages  (ISBN-10: 0982382456 | ISBN-13: 9780982382455)

Discusses how money was used throughout history

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American Coins and Bills  (ISBN-10: 0982382464 | ISBN-13: 9780982382462)

Provides the history of American coins and bills and shows how they have changed over time

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How Coins and Bills Are Made  (ISBN-10: 1615358145 | ISBN-13: 9781615358144)

This book describes the process of minting money.

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Paying Without Money  (ISBN-10: 1625130007 | ISBN-13: 9781625130006)

Explains how people use different methods of paying without using cash

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Albert Einstein  (ISBN-10: 161535946X | ISBN-13: 9781615359462)

Biographical and science-related information on the life of Albert Einstein and his knowledge of physics.

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