For teachers eager to integrate STEM into their school day, Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons is an exciting development. This book's 15 kid-friendly lessons convey how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics intersect in the real world. They embed reading-comprehension strategies that integrate the STEM subjects and English language arts through high-quality picture books.
Lexile measure AD590L; Ages 5-10; Gr.3-6.
Both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford started off as insatiably curious tinkerers. That curiosity led them to become inventors-with very different results. As Edison invented hit after commercial hit, gaining fame and fortune, Henry struggled to make a single invention (an affordable car) work.
Lexile measurement: 860L; Ages 9-11.
This book helps children to develop critical thinking and debating skills. It examines the topic of advertising in a lively and accessible way. Information is presented to help readers deliberate, debate, and decide for themselves.
Clink was a state-of-the-art robot with the dazzling ability to make toast and play music at the same time. But that was many years ago. Now kids want snazzier robots who do things like play baseball and bake cookies. So day after day, Clink sits on a shelf and sadly watches as his friends leave with their new owners.
Lexile measure 640; Ages 7-9; Gr.2-4.
A hands-on approach introduces young scientists to springs. Science theory and practical, fun projects teach the physics and the technology behind this simple machine.
Orion is very scared of the dark--until Dark decides to pay him a visit! Orion is scared of a lot of things, but most of all he's scared of the dark. So one night the Dark decides to take Orion on an adventure.
Lexile measure 820; Ages 6-9; Gr.1-4
Learn all about wildfires--how they happen, why they're important, and when they're dangerous--in this fascinating level 3 reader. It's sure to ignite your interest, with color photographs, interesting facts, and more.
Lexile measure 750; Ages 7-11; Gr.2-5.
Do you spend hours tinkering with projects? Do you also love listening to and collecting music? So did inventor Tony Fadell. He combined two of his passions to create the iPod, the world's most popular music player.
Lexile measure AD900L; Ages 5-9; K-Gr.3
Have you ever heard of a prickle of porcupines? Or a tower of giraffes? What about a parcel of penguins? This fun-filled romp through the animal kingdom introduces collective nouns for animals through wordplay. Clever rhymes and humorous illustrations bring these collective nouns to life in funny ways, making it easy to remember which terms and animals go together.
Lexile measure IG640L; Ages 6-8
Why do millions of flamingoes flock together in Africa? Why do meerkats live in colonies? Animal groups have some fascinating behaviors. Discover the amazing bonds that keep animal groups together.
Lexile measurement: 930L; Ages 8-12.
Describes the rescue and rehabilitation of a young Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, named Winter, who received an artificial tail after being badly injured when caught in a crab trap.
Lexile measure 880; Ages 10-14; Gr.5-8.
Biomedical engineering is the fastest growing engineering field. From designing life-saving medical devices to high-performance athletic gear, these engineers improve people's lives every day.
It's fun to toss maple seeds up in the air and watch them spin down to the ground like nature's own helicopters. This book prompts inquisitive kids to learn about these marvels of aerial engineering, including their real name (no, not whirlybird), the work they do for maple trees, and how to uncover the little trees waiting to sprout from the seeds.
Lexile measure AD810L; Gr.2-4; Guided reading M
Bobbi and Bob Cat are the best of friends. When their hometown of New Orleans was struck by Hurricane Katrina, many lost everything. But not Bobbi and Bob Cat--they still had each other. Only by staying together could they survive. This is the story of their remarkable friendship.
Lexile measure 750; Ages 5-8; Gr.2-4.
Filled with gorgeous illustrations by acclaimed artist Raúl Colón, this illustrated biography shares the story of female scientist, Marie Tharp, a pioneering woman scientist and the first person to ever successfully map the ocean floor.
Lexile measurement: 620L; Ages 5-7.
A mountain might be thousands of feet high, but it can still grow taller or shorter each year. This classic picture book explores how mountains are made--including how Mount Everest grew from a flat plain under an ocean to become 29,028 feet tall!
Learn about outer space exploration, from the Hubble telescope to the latest space shuttle launches, in this delightful nonfiction title! Readers will learn about famous astronauts, the history of exploring space, and what the future holds for space exploration through vivid images and photographs, informative text, and intriguing facts.
Lexile measure AD580L; Ages 4-8; PrK-Gr.3.
Where do stars go in the daytime? How far away are stars? What stories can they tell us? Marvel at the mythic stories of the constellations and try finding your own patterns in the sky. Think beyond our sun and wonder what other planets might be circling other stars and what, or who, might be on them.
The old saying that one person's trash is another person's treasure rings true to craft lovers. Using step-by-step instructions, readers will reuse paper towel tubes, plastic bottles, and other recyclables found around the house to make bracelets, pencil cases, and colorful decorations.