This is a volume designed to inform children what taxes are and why they are needed. Emphasis is placed on how taxes provide the funds needed to keep governments running, from local to federal levels. Young readers will understand how taxes are used to dissuade people from buying some items, such as cigarettes and gas-guzzling vehicles. Attractive color images help de-mystify this fascinating and important aspect of government.
Students will learn about the shapes and features of natural and man-made structures, and assess the environmental impact of those structures. This lesson plan includes teacher notes and five worksheets.
Why are some places on Earth hot and dry? Why do other places have thick, lush forests? Why are some places blanketed with snow during the winter while others get lots of rain? The answers to these questions can be summed up in one word: climate! Focusing on temperature, precipitation, and other factors, this book uses real-life examples to explain what climate is to young readers. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of an early elementary audience, this colorful, fact-filled volume gives readers a chance not only to learn about climate, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. From graphics that illustrate temperature and rainfall ranges to comparisons that show how a reader's "home" climate compares to other climates around the world, this book makes learning about the forces affecting climate a fun, lively experience.
Publisher: Bearport Publishing
Product ID: BPP9781617724688
Grades: Grades PK - 3
Level(s): Early Childhood, Primary, Intermediate
File Size: 16.54 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Digital Book): 9781617724688
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781617724015
The North Pole is home to few mammals - it is far too cold for most to survive. Luckily, polar bears have a thick layer of fat and heavy fur to keep them warm. In this unforgiving world, the bears dig dens in the snow to survive each winter. Inside the den, the mother bear's cubs are born. When the weather has warmed up enough for the bears to come outside, the mother takes her cubs along as she hunts for food. Readers will see how the cubs learn to live and hunt on their own. Combining colorful photos and clear, simple text, this introduction to polar bear cubs is sure to delight emergent readers.
The lion, which is the second largest cat in the world, is unique. Unlike other cats, adult lions are social animals that live in groups, called prides. While a lioness retreats from the pride to bear her young, by the time her cubs are four weeks old, she brings them in to meet the group. In this coming-of-age introduction to lion cubs, readers will see how these little lions learn how to hunt and live as a group. The colorful interior spreads and gorgeous photos of lion cubs are sure to delight emergent readers.
Few living things can survive the harsh conditions of the Antarctic region. One plump animal that can is the weddell seal. This unique creature lives farther south than any other mammal. How does it survive? Biologist Terrie Williams has spent the last 25 years making trips to Antarctica to find out. In Weddell Seal: Fat and Happy, kids follow Williams as she studies how this amazing, uncommon animal weathers the most extreme conditions. Large, full-color photos and a narrative text will keep readers turning the pages for more.
In African Elephant, young readers follow elephants living in the savannahs of Africa as they learn about their natural habitat, physical characteristics, diet, life cycle, and behavior. Age-appropriate text paired with colorful photographs will engage young readers as they discover how the world's largest land mammal adapts to its environment for survival. African Elephant includes such useful and fun learning features as a detailed diagram that compares the animal's super size to something familiar in kids' own lives.
Flowers bloom and start producing seeds. Trees covered with fresh green leaves are making food for themselves. Young animals born in the spring are striking out on their own. The days are long and sunny, and kids head back outdoors after supper to play. It summertime! This colorful, fact-filled title gives readers a chance not only to learn about summer, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Fun activities, such as recording changes in temperature, precipitation, and the length of days in a weather notebook, give readers a chance to gain insights beyond just facts and figures. Expertly crafted to meet early elementary reading and science curriculum standards, How Do You Know It's Summer? introduces young readers to science concepts and the two fundamental components of scientific inquiry - making observations, and drawing inferences from those observations.
In Penguin Chicks, readers will learn the details of how these baby birds grow up in a penguin nursery among thousands of other chicks. Each little penguin grows bigger and bigger until the day when its parents no longer arrive with a meal. Then the chick must trek to the freezing ocean to look for fish and begin its adult life. The colorful interior spreads and gorgeous photos of penguin chicks are sure to delight emergent readers.
A young child living on the island of Madagascar spots a pair of panther chameleons in a tree near her home. She keeps watch on the chameleons and decides to record what she sees in a diary. Readers will follow along as the narrator observes the males mating dance, the female digging a burrow for her eggs, and the emergence of the baby chameleons from the burrow. As the independent young chameleons hunt, feed, and grow into adults, every moment is detailed in the diary. Colorful photos, diagrams, and clear, age-appropriate text will engage young readers as they explore the life cycle, natural habitat, physical characteristics, diet, and behavior of these colorful reptiles.
Ice Storm! The 1998 Freeze details one of the worst ice storms in U.S. history. Through stories of storm survivors, readers will see how ice immobilized parts of New England and eastern Canada, snapping powers lines, felling trees, and stranding people in their homes. Combining scientific explanation of ice storms with narrative documentation, Ice Storm! outlines advances in disaster prevention and safety procedures since 1998. Full-Color photographs, a map, and a diagram will further inform students. Ice Storm! is part of Bearport's X-treme Disasters that Changed America series.
Catch a wave and hurtle down mountains of water with the greatest surfers in the world! Kids will meet the champions of surfing, explore the history of the sport, and discover the techniques used to perform breathtaking stunts in competitions. Fast-paced narratives and full-color photos will engage young readers in the excitement of this extreme adventure sport. A "gear page" shows the equipment and safety features used by pros and beginners alike.
Meet the most fearless BMX champions in this ultimate guide to the tricks, competitions, and history of the sport! From its beginnings in Southern California to its debut as an Olympic sport in 2008, kids will discover how bicycle motocross became the no-limits adventure that fans know today. Fast-paced narratives and full-color photos will engage young readers in the excitement of this extreme action sport. A "gear page" shows the equipment and safety features used by pros and beginners alike.
Kids won't believe their eyes when they see the high-action intensity of MX competitions! Whether racing their motorcycles at breakneck speeds or performing stunts in midair, motocross riders take extreme sports to the max. Mighty MotoXers follows the hottest stars of motocross today to explore the history, variations, major competitions, and most daring tricks of the sport. Fast-paced narratives and full-color photos will engage young readers in the excitement of this extreme adventure sport. A "gear page" shows the equipment and safety features used by pros and beginners alike.
Hang out with the most daring skateboarders around as these fearless athletes perform jaw-dropping stunts! Gnarly Skateboarders takes kids straight into the action, from the hottest stars and competitions to the most thrilling tricks ever achieved. Fast-paced narratives and full-color photos will engage young readers in the excitement of this extreme adventure sport. A "gear page" shows the equipment and safety features used by pros and beginners alike.
Catch big air with the most adventurous snowboarders around as they pull off amazing stunts! Cool Snowboarders highlights the tricks, stars, and competitions of the sport, and traces the development of snowboarding as athletes pushed the boundaries to invent new and more difficult moves. Fast-paced narratives and full-color photos will engage young readers in the excitement of this extreme adventure sport. A "gear page" shows the equipment and safety features used by pros and beginners alike.
Have a need for speed? Check out the blazing velocity achieved by rally racing champions! These expert drivers are pushing their sport to new limits with huge jumps, tight turns, and maximum speed. Fast-paced narratives and full-color photos will engage young readers in the excitement of this extreme adventure sport. A "gear page" shows the equipment and safety features used by pros and beginners alike.
Kids will love learning all about the world's biggest, most powerful earthmovers! No job is too big or too tough for these extreme machines. Packed with dazzling photos and fascinating information, Huge Earthmovers is guaranteed to delight young readers.
Discover the world's biggest, most awesome airplanes! From immense passenger jets to king-sized cargo planes, the aircraft featured in this book all share one quality - they're HUGE! Dazzling photos combined with fascinating information will engage kids as they learn all about these super-huge machines.
Fasten your seat belt! You're about to take a tour of the biggest, most awesome trucks in the world! From gigantic tankers that transport enough liquid to fill 72,000 pint-sized milk cartons to super-huge logging trucks that can haul the weight of seven large elephants, readers will see just how useful these trucks can be. Large, full-color photos and fascinating facts are sure to make Titanic Trucks a hit with young readers.
Hold on tight! Kids are about to discover the biggest, fastest, and scariest roller coasters in the world. From the "Kingda Ka" in New Jersey that's as tall as a 45-story building to the "Steel Dragon 2000" in Japan that covers the length of 27 football fields, these gigantic structures will capture the imagination and delight of every young reader.
All season long, Mike Lowell and the Boston Red Sox had one goal- - to win the World Series. Now, they were facing the red-hot Colorado Rockies in the 2007 series. Boston had beaten Colorado in three straight games. One more win and the Red Sox would be champions. Mike, a talented third baseman and a cancer survivor, had helped Boston win games all season. Now, in the most important game of the year, he was ready to do it again. In this book, young sports fans will follow Mike on his incredible journey from beating cancer all the way to his MVP performance in the 2007 World Series. Large, full-color action photos and engaging narrative text will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
Troy Glaus always wanted to play for the Anaheim Angels. As the team's third baseman in 2002, the moment he'd always dreamed of had finally arrived - he was up to bat in the World Series! His team desperately needed a hit. Six more outs and the Angels would lose. Up in the stands, the fans were counting on Troy. Could he get the hit the team needed? Engaging narrative text and action photos will enthrall readers as they cheer on Troy and the Angels. Troy Glaus and the Anaheim Angels is part of Bearport's World Series Superstars series.
Randy Johnson had always been a starting pitcher. In Game 7 of the 2001 World Series, however, the Diamondbacks needed him to pitch in relief, even though he had also started Game 6 the day before. Starter or reliever, Randy didn't care this was the chance he'd been waiting for! Engaging narrative text and action photos will enthrall readers as they cheer on Randy and the Diamondbacks. Randy Johnson and the Arizona Diamondbacks is part of Bearport's World Series Superstars series.
Would the Boston Red Sox finally win a World Series? It had been 86 years since the team's last championship, and some fans even thought the team was cursed! In 2004, however, something was different - they had the talented Manny Ramirez. Could Manny's powerful swing lead the Red Sox to a long-awaited victory? Engaging narrative text and action photos will enthrall readers as they cheer on Manny and the Red Sox. Manny Ramirez and the Boston Red Sox is part of Bearport's World Series Superstars series.
It was a big night for Josh Beckett and the Florida Marlins. They had a chance to win the 2003 World Series. To clinch the title, however, they needed to stop the mighty New York Yankees. Even though Josh had pitched only three days earlier, the team's manager called on him to start the game. Could Josh rise to the occasion and lead his team to a championship? Engaging narrative text and action photos will enthrall readers as they cheer on Josh and the Marlins. Josh Beckett and the Florida Marlins is part of Bearport's World Series Superstars series.
Chicago White Sox fans had been waiting 88 years for a World Series title. Now, in Game 4 of the 2005 World Series, the team had a chance to end their long losing streak. Could right fielder Jermaine Dye come through with the clutch hit the team needed to win the championship? Engaging narrative text and action photos will enthrall readers as they cheer on Jermaine and the White Sox. Jermaine Dye and the Chicago White Sox is part of Bearport's World Series Superstars series.
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was always known as a clutch player who came through with crucial hits and great defensive plays in postseason games. Now, in a Subway Series against the New York Mets, his fans and teammates were counting on him once again. With the championship on the line, would Derek get the big hit his team needed? Engaging narrative text and action photos will enthrall readers as they cheer on Derek and the Yankees. Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees is part of Bearport's World Series Superstars series.
The St. Louis Cardinals had only won 83 games all season. No one thought they could win the 2006 World Series. No one, that is, but Cardinals shortstop David Eckstein! At 5' 7", David may not be the tallest player in the major leagues, but he is one of the best leadoff hitters around. Could he lead his team to victory? Engaging narrative text and action photos will enthrall readers as they cheer on David and the Cardinals. David Eckstein and the St. Louis Cardinals is part of Bearport's World Series Superstars series.
Young readers will learn about what some people consider to be the most beautiful wild cats in the world - Siberian tigers. Born in the bitter cold of Siberia in a safe hideaway of tall bushes or rocks, the cute little cubs of this species are well cared for by their mothers. They cuddle, lick, and nurse their babies and keep them safe. Through gorgeous pictures and simple text, readers will see how the babies learn all about hunting and living on their own in this coming-of-age introduction to tiger cubs.
These widespread gems of nature live just about everywhere, from woods to towns to cities. The gray squirrel, the most common kind, builds its home - called a drey - high up in trees. The home is built of twigs and feathers and dry grass, so it's soft and warm inside. The mother squirrel's hairless, blind babies - called kits - are born in the drey. There, they spend seven weeks before venturing outside. Readers will see how the cute little kits learn what to eat, from the tastiest nuts and seeds to the yummiest flowers and plants, and how they eventually learn to live on their own. Clear, simple text and gorgeous pictures are sure to delight emergent readers in this introduction to squirrel kits.
These cat-sized bundles of fur with big, bushy tails are as adorable as they are smelly! Skunk families make their dens in hollow logs, in holes they've dug underground, or sometimes they just decide to live under houses or in sheds. They tend to live in forested areas but also inhabit towns and cities throughout North America. And if anyone has a problem with that, they get a quick spray of skunk juice! Through gorgeous pictures and simple text, readers will see how the cute little kits learn about hunting and how to live on their own in this coming-of-age introduction to baby skunks.
These masked beauties of the woods, who also often choose to live in towns, are natives of the Americas. While they may well build their dens in tree holes, they may also choose a spot less desirable to humans - such as someone's attic! Mother raccoon takes good care of her cute little babies, which are born blind and deaf. She nurses them and quite soon teaches them to climb trees (or houses) and how to search for food. Readers will see how the cubs learn to choose their meals - from fish and bugs to Fido's food and the seeds in a bird feeder - and how they eventually learn to live on their own. The gorgeous pictures of adorable raccoon cubs are sure to delight emergent readers.