Pathways: Science Explorations Collection, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1625135076
  • ISBN-13: 9781625135070
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 12th 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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To change students' misconceptions about science into true understanding, they need to be exposed to accurate content that supports conceptual change. The titles in this collection offer a wealth of information about physical, life, and earth science to support this process through reading and research. An ideal complement to Britannica's Pathways: Science online resource as well as any middle or high school science curriculum.

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Who Discovered DNA?  (ISBN-10: 162513312X | ISBN-13: 9781625133120)

As part of the Breakthroughs in Science and Technology series, Who Discovered DNA? explores the fascinating advances that have been made in the study of DNA and genetics.

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Who Invented The Periodic Table?  (ISBN-10: 1625133162 | ISBN-13: 9781625133168)

As part of the Breakthroughs In Science And Technology series, Who Invented The Periodic Table? tells the fascinating story of the philosophers, chemists, and other scientists from ancient times to today who have contributed to the discovery of all the known elements in our universe.

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Volcano!  (ISBN-10: 1625133308 | ISBN-13: 9781625133304)

Volcano!, part of the Nature’s Fury series, describes how and why volcanic eruptions occur.

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Earthquake!  (ISBN-10: 1625133251 | ISBN-13: 9781625133250)

Earthquake!, part of the Nature’s Fury series, describes how and where earthquakes happen.

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Flood!  (ISBN-10: 162513326X | ISBN-13: 9781625133267)

Flood!, part of the Nature’s Fury series, describes how and why floods happen.

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Forest Fire!  (ISBN-10: 1625133278 | ISBN-13: 9781625133274)

Forest Fire!, part of the Nature’s Fury series, describes how, why and where forest fires happen.

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Hurricane!  (ISBN-10: 1625133286 | ISBN-13: 9781625133281)

Hurricane!, part of the Nature’s Fury series, describes how and where hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons happen.

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Tsunami!  (ISBN-10: 1625133294 | ISBN-13: 9781625133298)

Tsunami!, part of the Nature’s Fury series, describes how earthquakes and volcanoes cause deadly waves, the devastation they inflict on communities and the environment, and why they are so difficult to predict.

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Energy Sources  (ISBN-10: 1625133324 | ISBN-13: 9781625133328)

Energy Sources , part of The Impact of Science and Technology series, examines our reliance on fossil fuels and their impact on the environment; the pros and cons of nuclear energy; the debate about biofuels; harnessing energy from the Sun, wind, and water; and energy in the future, from hydrogen fuel cells to solar power from space.

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How Cells Send, Receive, and Process Information  (ISBN-10: 1622758013 | ISBN-13: 9781622758012)

How Cells Send, Receive, and Process Information, part of The Britannica Guide to Cell Biology series, is geared towards 7-12 grade students and focuses on how DNA controls the reproduction and development of living organisms and plants. Topics covered in this informative text include eukaryote cells, organelles, nucleus, ribosomes, Golgi apparatus, endoplasmic reticulum and more.

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How Cells Divide, Reproduce, and Specialize  (ISBN-10: 162275803X | ISBN-13: 9781622758036)

How Cells Divide, Reproduce, and Specialize, part of The Britannica Guide to Cell Biology series, is an authoritative guide on the basics of what a cell is and how cells reproduce and change in order to form different life forms and perform specialized functions. The volume is geared towards students in grades 7-12 and also delves into enthralling topics such as genetic engineering, cloning, and cytology.

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How Plant and Animal Cells Differ  (ISBN-10: 1622758056 | ISBN-13: 9781622758050)

How Plant and Animal Cells Differ, part of The Britannica Guide to Cell Biology series, is geared towards students in grades 7-12. Readers learn how organelles, or cell parts, differ in animal and plant cells. They will also be exposed to the wide variety of plant and animal cells, as well as the characteristics that makes specialized cells so perfectly suited to their functions.

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How Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cells Differ  (ISBN-10: 1622758072 | ISBN-13: 9781622758074)

How Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cells Differ, part of The Britannica Guide to Cell Biology series, explains how all living organisms on Earth fall into only one of two categories: prokaryotes or eukaryotes. Geared towards students in grades 7-12, and compliant with Common Core requirements, this concise volume examines the basic structure, cell type, function, and reproduction of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells.

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How Cell Processes Are Regulated  (ISBN-10: 1622758080 | ISBN-13: 9781622758081)

How Cell Processes Are Regulated, part of The Britannica Guide to Cell Biology series, is geared towards students in grades 7-12 and covers simple, single cell to complex multicellular organisms. Readers of this authoritative book will discover how cells function, get energy, grow, reproduce, specialize, and communicate.

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How Cells Function  (ISBN-10: 1622758110 | ISBN-13: 9781622758111)

How Cells Function, part of The Britannica Guide to Cell Biology series, shows readers how a living organism is a system, or structure, that reproduces, changes with its environment over a period of time, and maintains its individuality by continuous metabolism. Geared towards students in grades 7-12, this volume provides essential information on cell functions, including amino acids, fibrous and globular proteins, DNA, protein synthesis, and metabolism.

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Heat  (ISBN-10: 1615308431 | ISBN-13: 9781615308439)

Our body’s interpretation of hot and cold instinctively alerts us to the existence of temperature differences and gives us some sense of the concept of heat. Heat—the energy that is transferred from one object to another because of a difference in temperature—is a critical part of our lives even when we are not aware of it, from the melting of ice to the functioning of an engine. This comprehensive volume examines heat and the related concepts of temperature, thermal energy, and thermodynamics and introduces readers to some of the great minds that furthered our understanding of this fundamental area of physics.

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Light  (ISBN-10: 161530844X | ISBN-13: 9781615308446)

Our visual experience of the world and our ability to perceive the objects and people around us would be impossible without light and the many roles it plays in our daily lives. In addition to facilitating our perception, light sustains life on earth by providing energy to plants and heating the atmosphere. The fundamentals of light—including how it is measured, its interaction with matter, and the particle and wave theories of light—are covered in this detailed volume.

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Matter  (ISBN-10: 1615308423 | ISBN-13: 9781615308422)

The diversity of the various states of matter—solids, liquids, and gases—belies their essential similarities. All matter is composed of atoms that combine in different ways, giving us the multitude of shapes and structures we observe on a daily basis. Readers examine the different states and properties of matter, as well as the laws and forces to which matter is subject. Annotated diagrams provide visualization of complex concepts.

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Sound  (ISBN-10: 1615308458 | ISBN-13: 9781615308453)

Sound has the power to soothe, excite, warn, protect, and inform. Indeed, the transmission and reception of audio signals pervade our daily lives. Readers will examine the mechanics and properties of sound and provides an overview of the “interdisciplinary science called acoustics.” Also covered are functions and diseases of the human ear.

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Universe  (ISBN-10: 161535820X | ISBN-13: 9781615358205)

Updated for 2013, the Universe, is one book in the Britannica Illustrated Science Library Series that covers today's most popular science topics, from digital TV to microchips to touchscreens and beyond. Perennial subjects in earth science, life science, and physical science are all explored in detail. Amazing graphics-more than 1,000 per title-combined with concise summaries help students understand complex subjects. Correlated to the science curriculum in grades 5-9, each title also contains a glossary with full definitions for vocabulary.

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Rocks and Minerals  (ISBN-10: 1615358218 | ISBN-13: 9781615358212)

Updated for 2013, Rocks and Minerals, is one book in the Britannica Illustrated Science Library Series that covers today's most popular science topics, from digital TV to microchips to touchscreens and beyond. Perennial subjects in earth science, life science, and physical science are all explored in detail. Amazing graphics-more than 1,000 per title-combined with concise summaries help students understand complex subjects. Correlated to the science curriculum in grades 5-9, each title also contains a glossary with full definitions for vocabulary.

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Weather and Climate  (ISBN-10: 1615358234 | ISBN-13: 9781615358236)

Updated for 2013, Weather and Climate, is one book in the Britannica Illustrated Science Library Series that covers today's most popular science topics, from digital TV to microchips to touchscreens and beyond. Perennial subjects in earth science, life science, and physical science are all explored in detail. Amazing graphics-more than 1,000 per title-combined with concise summaries help students understand complex subjects. Correlated to the science curriculum in grades 5-9, each title also contains a glossary with full definitions for vocabulary.

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Plants, Algae, and Fungi  (ISBN-10: 1615358242 | ISBN-13: 9781615358243)

Updated for 2013, Plants, Algae, and Fungi, is one book in the Britannica Illustrated Science Library Series that covers today's most popular science topics, from digital TV to microchips to touchscreens and beyond. Perennial subjects in earth science, life science, and physical science are all explored in detail. Amazing graphics-more than 1,000 per title-combined with concise summaries help students understand complex subjects. Correlated to the science curriculum in grades 5-9, each title also contains a glossary with full definitions for vocabulary.

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Volcanoes and Earthquakes  (ISBN-10: 1615358226 | ISBN-13: 9781615358229)

Updated for 2013, Volcanoes and Earthquakes, is one book in the Britannica Illustrated Science Library Series that covers today's most popular science topics, from digital TV to microchips to touchscreens and beyond. Perennial subjects in earth science, life science, and physical science are all explored in detail. Amazing graphics-more than 1,000 per title-combined with concise summaries help students understand complex subjects. Correlated to the science curriculum in grades 5-9, each title also contains a glossary with full definitions for vocabulary.

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Energy and Movement  (ISBN-10: 1615358307 | ISBN-13: 9781615358304)

Updated for 2013, Energy and Movement, is one book in the Britannica Illustrated Science Library Series that covers today's most popular science topics, from digital TV to microchips to touchscreens and beyond. Perennial subjects in earth science, life science, and physical science are all explored in detail. Amazing graphics-more than 1,000 per title-combined with concise summaries help students understand complex subjects. Correlated to the science curriculum in grades 5-9, each title also contains a glossary with full definitions for vocabulary.

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Space Exploration  (ISBN-10: 1615358323 | ISBN-13: 9781615358328)

Updated for 2013, Space Exploration, is one book in the Britannica Illustrated Science Library Series that covers today's most popular science topics, from digital TV to microchips to touchscreens and beyond. Perennial subjects in earth science, life science, and physical science are all explored in detail. Amazing graphics-more than 1,000 per title-combined with concise summaries help students understand complex subjects. Correlated to the science curriculum in grades 5-9, each title also contains a glossary with full definitions for vocabulary.

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Evolution and Genetics  (ISBN-10: 1615358358 | ISBN-13: 9781615358359)

Updated for 2013, Evolution and Genetics, is one book in the Britannica Illustrated Science Library Series that covers today's most popular science topics, from digital TV to microchips to touchscreens and beyond. Perennial subjects in earth science, life science, and physical science are all explored in detail. Amazing graphics-more than 1,000 per title-combined with concise summaries help students understand complex subjects. Correlated to the science curriculum in grades 5-9, each title also contains a glossary with full definitions for vocabulary.

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Ecology  (ISBN-10: 1615358366 | ISBN-13: 9781615358366)

Updated for 2013, Ecology is one title in the Britannica Illustrated Science Library Series. Long ago when people still lived in caves—perhaps at the same time when they developed habits that were different from those of other animals— humans began to practice ecology. They became keen observers of nature through such basic and instinctive actions as tracking both large wild animals and small prey, discerning edible plants from poisonous ones, and noting the time of year when different plants could be gathered. From necessity and inherent curiosity, humans began to learn about the relationships between living things and the environment. As the field of ecology grew, its focus went beyond the simple cataloging of living things in the world. Ecologists also became interested in understanding how living things function and how they interrelate with one another and with the environment—to explain that peculiar element that makes the Earth unique: life. We will begin by learning what ecology is and what it is not. (At times the word has been used incorrectly as a synonym for environmental protection.) Later, we will look at how living things are classified, before moving into the study of the environments in which they live: the land, water, and air.

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Environment  (ISBN-10: 1615358374 | ISBN-13: 9781615358373)

Updated for 2013, the Environment is one title in the Britannica Illustrated Science Library Series. It does not take an expert in environmental science to realize that the world is changing. Is it getting warmer? It depends on where you live. Global warming does not necessarily mean that where you live it will be warmer. For most of the people on the planet, the changes to the climate are virtually imperceptible. That is not the case for many plants and animals, however. These are some of the topics covered by this book. The purpose of this book is to make you aware of various environmental challenges and their possible solutions. Once we begin to understand a given environmental issue, each one of us can begin to evaluate our own actions and change them if necessary to protect life on this planet.

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