In the middle of the big city, there was a tired, ugly place that made Mr. Green feel very sad. So begins this uplifting and charming story of the magic that can happen when young people, older people, and plants come together. Mr. Green and his friend Mo turn an abandoned, forlorn space into a garden for their community in this inspirational story.
The story explores the importance of planting trees and creating places for wildlife, rebuilding ecosystems, embracing intergenerational friendships, and how discovering nature and being outdoors is good for our mental health. The story is told with beautiful artwork created from collage and pencil drawings.
Why do we burp when we take a swig of a fizzy drink? What are air and water actually made of? And when a liquid raw egg becomes a solid fried egg, can this change of state ever be reversible? Packed with hands-on investigations, this book explores topics including, the properties of solids, liquids, and gases, how liquids become solids and how solids become liquids, how the water cycle works, why seawater is salty, and how changing states make recycling possible. Readers will get the chance to do experiments including discovering if there is water vapor in the classroom around them, separating mixed up substances, and even weighing the air.
Why do racing cyclists crouch low over their handlebars to go faster? Why do you fall back down when you bounce on a trampoline? And why does the refrigerator door close as if it's being pulled by something invisible? The answer is forces. Gravity, friction, gears, pulleys, levers, and magnets are all explored in this title. Readers will learn how trainee astronauts experience zero gravity on the aircraft known as the vomit comet, how air resistance protected the Curiosity rover during its landing on Mars, why magnets are used at recycling plants, and how trains powered by magnets may one day travel at thousands of miles per hour!
Imagine you are inside a dark closet. Everything around you looks black. You can't even see your own hands in front of your face. Why? Your hands are still there, but something important is missing--light! This in-depth look at light includes understanding light sources, incredible facts about our Sun, how light reflects off objects around us, and how our eyes use light to allow us to see. It also features topics such as shadows, making rainbows, and bioluminescence in the animal kingdom. This book is packed with activities including making shadow artworks, testing your own eyes' capabilities, and even designing a reflective safety jacket for a dog's night-time walk.
All around us Earth's rock cycle is in action. Wind and rain turn rocks to sand; dead leaves mix with rock particles to make soil; over millions of years, layers of sand and soil turn to sedimentary rock; beneath our feet in Earth's crust, extreme heat and pressure create metamorphic rocks; while lava bursts from volcanoes and cools to become igneous rock. This in-depth look at rocks and fossils gives students the chance to carry out investigations such as examining rock properties, building a rock cycle model, and even creating their own fossils.
While Earth is just a tiny part of a universe, it is still so vast even numbers such as billions and trillions aren't big enough to measure it! This fascinating in-depth look at our world's place in space explores the big bang, the formation of the solar system, and why we experience day and night and different seasons. Readers will even learn how ancient people used the Sun's movements and temples such as the UK's Stonehenge to predict the seasons and why the Moon seems to change shape in the night sky. Packed with facts and activities, this book will be a gripping read for all young space fans.
Everyone knows that birds have feathers, but why so many different colors and shapes? From feathers for flying, to feathers for swimming, feathers for camouflage, to feathers for attracting a mate, this book will give readers a fascinating insight into the lives of birds and their physical adaptations. Topics include how a chick's feathers change from fluffy down to its adult flight feathers, how the bright red and yellow feathers of a macaw can actually help it stay hidden among green rain forest trees, and how feathers help keep penguins warm in the coldest place on Earth.
Some look like dog vomit. Others pretend to be mushrooms. There's even one that grows in the shape of a pretzel. They are creepy, crawly, colorful slime molds and they are living in a backyard, park, or forest near you! These unusual living things ooze over dead leaves and old wood feeding on these substances and acting as one of nature's clean-up crews. And even though a blob of slime mold has no brain, it spreads out tendrils that work as a team telling each other when they find some food. Kids will love discovering all about the lives and life cycles of these real-life, living blobs of slime!
Swoop, snatch, slurp, suck--welcome to the world of bats. Join the natural world's only flying mammals on their night-time flights as they use echolocation to hunt for insects, feed on fruit or nectar, and even suck blood from other living animals. The exceptional photography in this book will allow young readers to examine these beautiful creatures up close, learn about their physical characteristics and see how they are adapted to obtain food and live in their varied habitats. Bat life cycles will also feature with stunning imagery of moms and pups. The book supports learning across all areas of life sciences curriculum.
They float in icy oceans and can be as small as a car or as big as a small country--icebergs! With nicknames including bergy bits and growlers, these floating chunks of ice can be dangerous to ships, help scientists understand climate change, and create underwater ecosystems that are home to many species of ocean animals. This fun topic supports the teaching of structure and the properties of matter by exploring solids, liquids, heating, and cooling in a fascinating, real world setting.
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