Elementary Earth Science and Space Collection, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1625134851
  • ISBN-13: 9781625134851
  • Grade Level Range: 1st Grade - 6th Grade
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  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released September 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This collection provides elementary students with a wealth of background information for reading and research on key topics in Earth Science. Students will discover the differences among biomes, explore various types of rocks, experience the forces of nature in the form of natural disasters, and obtain answers to common questions about the Earth, the many types of environments we live in, and the weather.

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Nature's Mysteries: Auroras: Behind the Northern and Southern Lights  (ISBN-10: 168048463X | ISBN-13: 9781680484632)

This absorbing volume breaks down the breathtaking phenomenon of auroras, introducing elementary readers to the basics of magnetism and atmospheric science. The narrative carefully explains how the Earth's poles and atmosphere affect solar wind and describes how similar dazzling displays are visible on other planets. Vivid images capture the wonder of the northern and southern lights, while boxed terms and guiding questions nurture a deeper curiosity about our atmosphere.

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Nature's Mysteries: Organisms that Glow  (ISBN-10: 1680484672 | ISBN-13: 9781680484670)

This stunning volume introduces elementary readers to bioluminescence and biofluorescence, using accessible language to explain how and why various organisms make their own light. Vibrant images allow readers to journey through woods haunted by fox fire, soar high with fireflies that punctuate a summer nights sky, and dive deep to view the myriad creatures that illuminate the oceans depths. Boxed text encourages critical thinking about Earth's incredible biodiversity and the behaviors and chemistry of living things.

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Nature's Mysteries: Geysers and Hot Springs  (ISBN-10: 1680484656 | ISBN-13: 9781680484656)

This engaging volume explains to young readers where geysers come from and their relationship to volcanic activity underground. They will also learn where on Earth these spectacular eruptions are found, how geothermal energy can be harnessed for our use, and much more. Striking images of Old Faithful and other geysers fill the pages of this informative volume, while additional geological principles are imparted through boxed questions and terms.

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Nature's Mysteries: Rainbows and Other Marvels of Light and Water  (ISBN-10: 1680484680 | ISBN-13: 9781680484687)

Fact filled and image packed, this lively volume captures all the excitement of rainbow sightings after rainy days. Readers who delight in the sight of these multihued arcs will be thrilled to learn more about rainbows and related atmospheric phenomena, including moonbows, halos, and sun dogs. They will learn that it takes nothing more than light and water to create some of the most colorful sights in the atmosphere. The volume's clear narrative makes the science of light, prisms, and the color spectrum accessible to an elementary audience, while vocabulary boxes allow readers to quickly locate definitions of key terms and concepts.

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Nature's Mysteries: Whirlpools  (ISBN-10: 1680484702 | ISBN-13: 9781680484700)

This attractive volume concisely examines the natural and human-made conditions that create whirlpools, eddies, and more, providing a window into the field of oceanography for an elementary audience. Readers will be fascinated by images of some of the world's most famous maelstroms and will gain a deeper understanding of the connection between the climate and the planet.

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Nature's Mysteries: Mirages and Other Marvels of Light and Air  (ISBN-10: 1680484664 | ISBN-13: 9781680484663)

This captivating volume takes a close look at mirages and similar phenomena, explaining to elementary readers that there is much more to these natural optical illusions than meets the eye. Topics covered include refraction, the difference between superior and inferior mirages, green flashes, and the famous Fata Morgana mirage.

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Nature's Mysteries: Crystal Growth  (ISBN-10: 1680484648 | ISBN-13: 9781680484649)

This inviting volume examines the science behind crystal formation. It clearly explains the difference between the types of bonds that hold crystals together, and elucidates the melting, freezing, and dissolution processes that yield crystalline structures. Readers are also guided through the process of growing their own crystals at home.

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Nature's Mysteries: Volcanoes  (ISBN-10: 1680484699 | ISBN-13: 9781680484694)

This alluring volume demystifies the science of volcanism for elementary readers, explaining how magma forms, the part plate tectonics plays in eruptions, and what we can learn by looking at a volcano's shape. Also covered are some of the most famous eruptions in history. Accompanying diagrams illustrate Earth's inner layers, while images showcase the range of effects volcanoes can have on their surroundings.

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What Is a Constellation?  (ISBN-10: 1622754778 | ISBN-13: 9781622754779)

To bring some semblance of order to the vast night sky, ancient astronomers assigned patterns to the stars that shown around them. These became known as constellations. This book provides insight into the scientific aspects of constellationsラas star maps and navigation toolsラas well as more fanciful interpretations, including a discussion of the zodiac. The stories associated with some of the most recognizable constellations and boxed inserts posing questions that drive readers to further investigation round out the coverage.

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What Is a Moon?  (ISBN-10: 1622754670 | ISBN-13: 9781622754670)

Readers discover the difference between natural and human-made satellites in this entertaining volume. The narrative reveals fun facts about various moons in the Earth's solar system, such as Earth's moon and how it might have been formed, the moons of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, and those of the dwarf planet Pluto. It also explains the terms "orbit," "spin," "rotation," and "eclipse." The volume provides Think About It boxes to pose questions for readers' consideration. There are also vocabulary boxes and Compare and Contrast sidebars to engage readers' intellect.

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What Is a Planet?  (ISBN-10: 1622754573 | ISBN-13: 9781622754571)

The wide range of planets in our small solar system alone is remarkable--giant planets; dwarf planets; rocky, watery, and gaseous planets; frigid planets and blazing-hot planets; and planets surrounded by rings or multiple moons. Then travel beyond our solar system and begin exploring the so-called exoplanets, and the variety is even more dazzling. Even readers who think they know everything about planets will find much to intrigue, excite, and thrill them here, including fascinating facts, the latest findings, and eye-popping, full-color, high-definition photos and explanatory graphics. A must-have foundational resource for every burgeoning space scientist.

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What Is a Sun?  (ISBN-10: 162275462X | ISBN-13: 9781622754625)

This simple guide to the sun and stars will engage readers with the fundamentals of astronomy, detailing how the heavenly bodies affect one another and how they ultimately affect us. The material covers basic science curriculum for this reading level, making it an important supplement for students who want to study independently, teachers who want to provide supplemental materials, or readers who simply want to know more about the universe. The accessible and straightforward language makes this volume and intriguing read.

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What Is an Object in the Sky?  (ISBN-10: 1622754727 | ISBN-13: 9781622754724)

When people think of objects in the sky, they may think of planets, the sun, moon, and constellations. Many other bodies orbit Earth and the sun, however. The sky below Earth's atmosphere holds many interesting objects as well. We may not need a telescope to see them, but they are no less awe-inspiring. Readers are introduced to the dazzling phenomena of stars, galaxies, lightning, meteoroids, comets, auroras, rainbows, black holes, and even satellites and space junk. Any reader who has ever looked up at the sky in awe and wonder will find much to thrill to in these pages.

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What Is the Milky Way?  (ISBN-10: 1622754824 | ISBN-13: 9781622754823)

The Milky Way is just one of billions of galaxies in the universe. Yet by exploring the galaxy we call home, we have been able to uncover some of the universe's many unknowns. This illuminating volume carefully breaks down the features of the Milky Way galaxy. It explains such characteristics as size, shape, and age; examines planets, stars, and star clusters; and delves into such concepts as black holes and dark matter. Important terms are explained, and, throughout the text, readers are invited to think critically about pertinent questions and concepts.

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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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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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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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Earthquakes  (ISBN-10: 1625131674 | ISBN-13: 9781625131676)

Learn about earthquakes and The Side Effects Such As Landslides, Tsunamis, And The Introduction Of The Richter Scale To Measure Earthquakes.

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Fires  (ISBN-10: 1625132107 | ISBN-13: 9781625132109)

Focuses On One Of Nature's Most Destructive And Deadly Forces, But Also Explains Its Very Important Role In Maintaining A Healthy Ecosystem.

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Tornadoes  (ISBN-10: 1625131747 | ISBN-13: 9781625131744)

Students explore the colors, shapes, and sizes of tornadoes in this compelling book. The challenges of tracking and predicting these violent windstorms and the dangerous work of storm spotters and chasers is also presented.

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Tsunamis  (ISBN-10: 1625131755 | ISBN-13: 9781625131751)

The danger and damage caused by the wall of water known as a tsunami is examined in this full-color book about an extraordinary demonstration of the Earth's power. Students learn about the causes and wide-ranging effects of tsunamis, including earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, and even meteorites.

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Volcanoes  (ISBN-10: 1625131682 | ISBN-13: 9781625131683)

Although volcanoes are present in different areas throughout the world, they share many common characteristics. This book describes in words and fascinating images what volcanoes are, the parts of a volcano, dormant volcanoes, the ring of fire, hot spots, and deadly eruptions.

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What Is the Water Cycle?  (ISBN-10: 1622752627 | ISBN-13: 9781622752621)

Water and the natural phases it moves through are fundamental aspects of earth science. The water cycle and each of its stages are presented in a precise and clear manner in this book, which also guides readers through the role that plants, animals, and people play in that cycle. Text boxes defining important terminology and vibrant photographs allow readers to take away exciting new information about the water we need to survive, and to understand how scientific concepts link up with the Common Core reading standards.

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What Are Natural Disasters?  (ISBN-10: 1622752724 | ISBN-13: 9781622752720)

Even though natural disasters often seem inexplicable, this text takes these destructive events caused by forces of nature and describes the fundamental science behind their occurrences. Captivating diagrams and photographs show what natural disasters such as volcanoes, hurricanes, and avalanches look like, while text boxes encourage readers to compare and contrast the causes and outcomes of these devastating incidents. Information about historic natural disasters, as well as preparedness and rescue methods, benefits any reader who seeks to understand these global happenings.

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What Is Weather?  (ISBN-10: 1622752775 | ISBN-13: 9781622752775)

This all-inclusive book takes a wide range of meteorological phenomena—including clouds, rain, snow, and fog—and examines their relationship to each other in order to explain how weather works in an easy-to-grasp way. Important scientific concepts such as energy, temperature, and electricity are described in the context of the weather cycle as well as the various climates on Earth, and how we as humans fit into the scheme. Key questions are posed to readers in textboxes to engage critical thinking skills in line with the Core Concept standards, helping connect the concepts included in the book with readers’ own observations of the real world.

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What Is a Landform?  (ISBN-10: 1622752570 | ISBN-13: 9781622752577)

Landforms is the term used to describe the various features, shapes, and types of land that cover more than a quarter of the Earth’s surface. In this fascinating book, readers can find out about the variety of land formations found around the world—including plains, mountains, canyons, and caves. In line with the Common Core Standards for reading skills, key information is highlighted in detailed captions, text boxes, and a glossary, all of which guide readers in connecting ideas about different landforms.

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What Are Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans?  (ISBN-10: 1622752821 | ISBN-13: 9781622752829)

Large bodies of water are all around us: rivers flow through our towns and cities, inland lakes collect pools of fresh water, and the salty ocean covers nearly two-thirds of the Earth’s surface. In this volume, readers will learn about the importance of these three natural sources of water, as well as their similarities and differences. Emphasis is also placed on the relationship between humans and these various water sources, both in terms of constructive use of these precious resources and the risks inherent in pollution. Readers will walk away with a better comprehension of the science behind bodies of water and the delicate balance of the ecosystem.

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What Is the Rock Cycle?  (ISBN-10: 1622752678 | ISBN-13: 9781622752676)

Although rocks may initially seem like solid, unchanging substances, they are actually made up of minerals that change forms and get recycled through many different stages. This engaging book explores the rock cycle with diagrams and detailed photographs illustrating the movement of rocks through their various states, including magma-formed igneous rock, metamorphic rock such as marble, and layered sedimentary rocks that build up over time. Also covered are the scientific processes that cause rocks to change forms and the ways in which humans have benefitted from rock’s surprising and constant transformations.

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What Are the Elements of the Weather?  (ISBN-10: 1622757785 | ISBN-13: 9781622757787)

What Are the Elements of Weather? part of the Let's Find Out! Weather series and is aimed at students in grades 3-6. The stimulating guide explores all the facets of weather, including temperature, wind, humidity, clouds, precipitation, and atmospheric pressure. The guide also examines weather satellites, Tornado Alley, condensation, and the water cycle.

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What Are Weather and Climate?  (ISBN-10: 1622757823 | ISBN-13: 9781622757824)

In What Are Weather and Climate?, part of the Let's Find Out! Weather series, students in grades 3-6 learn how weather and climate are different yet also have an impact upon each other. Eye-catching diagrams and pictures help to illustrate the featured scientific concepts.

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What Is the Atmosphere and How Does It Circulate?  (ISBN-10: 1622757866 | ISBN-13: 9781622757862)

In What Is the Atmosphere and How Does It Circulate?, part of the Let's Find Out! Weather series, students in grades 3-6 can learn about the atmosphere's layers, composition, and evolution. Readers will also learn about the greenhouse effect, as well as the problematic effects of air pollution. An information-packed, accessible resource on an important Earth science topic.

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What Are Air Masses and Weather Fronts?  (ISBN-10: 1622757904 | ISBN-13: 9781622757909)

What Are Air Masses and Weather Fronts? This guide aimed at students in grade 3-6 discusses the differences between the various weather fronts and explains how they generate the weather we experience. It also examines the relationship between weather fronts, air masses, jet streams, and related events, such as El Niño.

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What Are Weather Instruments?  (ISBN-10: 1622757947 | ISBN-13: 9781622757947)

What Are Weather Instruments? This informative guide delves into the technology used to measure weather variables such as air pressure, humidity, and wind strength. Aimed at grades 3-5, the work includes clear insights and colorful illustrations into the world of meteorology.

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What Is Weather Forecasting?  (ISBN-10: 162275798X | ISBN-13: 9781622757985)

What Is Weather Forecasting? In this lower elementary–level guide to meteorology, both the science and basic premises of weather forecasting are explained in dynamic, full-color spreads. Think About It, Compare and Contrast, and Vocabulary boxes also get readers to think more deeply about the text, while highlighting and defining more difficult terms.

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What Are Sedimentary Rocks?  (ISBN-10: 1508100063 | ISBN-13: 9781508100065)

This book presents a great introduction to a physical feature of the environment that tells us a great deal about the Earth's geological history, its current state, and the shape of things to come. Difficult concepts and new vocabulary are introduced and made readily accessible in a lively but information-rich narrative that is peppered with vivid imagery and diagrams.

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What Are Igneous Rocks?  (ISBN-10: 1508100071 | ISBN-13: 9781508100072)

Bursting volcanoes, cooling magma, crystals, and granite: this title covers everything igneous rock related. Written for a lower-elementary-level audience, the science behind the rock cycle and the formation of igneous rocks is presented in clear and easy-to-understand language. Special Think About It and Compare and Contrast sidebars provoke critical thinking skills in line with Common Core standards for the target grade levels.

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What Are Metamorphic Rocks?  (ISBN-10: 150810008X | ISBN-13: 9781508100089)

This fact-filled resource explains metamorphic rocks, the different ways in which they are formed and how they can change into different metamorphic rocks through contact metamorphism and shock metamorphism. Readers learn about foliated and nonfoliated metamorphic rocks and how to identify them through crystal structure, color, hardness, and streak tests. This enlightening volume also includes Vocabulary, Think About It, and Compare and Contrast sidebars to highlight information and further inform young readers.

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What Are Minerals?  (ISBN-10: 1508100098 | ISBN-13: 9781508100096)

Minerals are solid, naturally occurring substances that make up much of what we use in our daily lives, from household items and medicines to food and computers. Young readers will learn how minerals form, how scientists identify and classify them, where they can be found, and how they are mined from the earth. Full of fascinating facts, content-specific vocabulary, and instructive images, this resource is a valuable look into how substances from the earth shape the world we live in.

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What Are Gems?  (ISBN-10: 1508100101 | ISBN-13: 9781508100102)

Single or multicolored, smooth or multifaceted, gems of all kinds captivate people of all ages. This vibrant volume will teach the budding geology buff how a single mineral can form many varieties of gems, how some gems are actually created by animals, and why certain types of jewelry are so valuable.

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What Is Soil?  (ISBN-10: 150810011X | ISBN-13: 9781508100119)

Young geologists and agriculturalists get an in-depth look at the soil beneath their feet. The book uses photographs to illustrate what soil is, how it is made, what different types of soil there are, and why it is valuable to human life. Using age-appropriate language, the book explains how minerals and different creatures make soil healthy. Vocabulary, Think About It, and Compare and Contrast elements help young readers think critically about the text.

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