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Robots have become a part of everyday life. They help soldiers, aid doctors with complex surgeries, search for disaster survivors, and race through the sky. Robot Innovations studies the unique challenges that engineers and designers face when creating these robots. Readers will learn how they use advanced technology to invent robots that are fun, useful, or even life-saving.
Rocks and minerals are all around us! Not only are they on the ground at our feet, but they make up objects and technologies that we use every day. From granite countertops to tiny crystals found in electronic devices, rocks and minerals help our world run. This fascinating series uses diagrams, comparisons, and hands-on activities to help readers explore the formation and uses of different rocks and minerals.
Inspired by an iconic Norman Rockwell painting and translated from an original French text, this is a story about the day a little girl held her head high and changed the world.
Ten-year-old Four Winds is a young Lakota girl caught up in the changes brought about by her people's forced move to the reservation. Set in the Dakota Territory, it is the year 1880. Four Winds has been taken away from her family and brought to a boarding school run by whites. It is here she is taught English and learns how to assimilate into white culture. But soon she discovers that the teachers at this school are not interested in assimilation but rather in erasing her culture. On the reserv
The tickle of sand on the bottom of bare feet... the taste of salt from a spray of water... the rumble-roar as waves come ashore. These are just a few of the many sensory experiences a day at the beach can bring. S is for Sea Glass: A Beach Alphabet uses a variety of poetry forms such as free verse, haiku, and ode in this celebration of the beach and seaside life. From a walk down the boardwalk to collecting sea glass to imagining the life of a shell's former occupant, poet Richard Michelson rem
This narrative nonfiction book tells the true story of six-year-old Sachiko Yasui's miraculous survival of the Nagasaki atomic bomb on August 9, 1945 and the heartbreaking and lifelong aftermath.
Join award-winning science author Sandra Markle as she sheds light on some of the most fascinating scientific investigations in the animal kingdom. Solve real-life science mysteries alongside the teams of scientists dedicated to saving vanishing species or discovering new ones. And see how scientists, governments, and concerned citizens work together to pull endangered species back from the brink of extinction.
Scary and Spooky provides a high-interest look at spooky and mysterious places, creatures, events, and stories. Each book examines popular scary topics and provides revealing and engaging information. Interesting facts and photos are guaranteed to fascinate readers.
Neekna and Chemai are two little girls growing up in the Okanagan Valley in the time before European contact. Through these two friends, we learn about the seasonal life patterns of the Okanagan First Peoples. The girls spend time with Great-Grandmother, who tells them about important ceremonies, and they gather plants with Neekna's grandmother. Grandmother explains how bitterroot came to be an important food source, and why the people give a special ceremony of thanks at its harvest. Grandmothe
Few areas of human achievement have had a bigger impact than science and technology. Every part of our lives is affected by the discoveries, inventions, and breakthroughs made in a wide variety of fields. Each book in SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY covers one key area, expanding readers' knowledge and opening their eyes to the possibilities of the future by looking at the creations and changes in the recent past. Discover new robotics, explore the world of electronics, find out how the Internet has change