Photographs and text introduce readers to giant and red pandas, discussing how they look, what they eat, and where they live, looking at the lives of baby pandas, and explaining why pandas need to be protected.

Author Anne Schreiber
Isbn 1430130326
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2018-01-01
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

There are many kinds of storms, and they can be scary, but this overview helps readers understand how and why they happen—and shows the importance of weather in different parts of the world and out-of-this world on other planets!

Author Miriam Busch Goin
Isbn 1430130636
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2018-01-01
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Photographs and text introduce different kinds of volcanoes, where they are located, how and why they erupt, and other interesting data about volcanoes.

Author Anne Schreiber
Isbn 1430130695
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2018-01-01
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Discover the coolest robots of today and tomorrow in this colorful, photo-packed book. In this inviting and entertaining format, kids will learn about the science behind these amazing machines. Written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the scientists of tomorrow!

Author Melissa Stewart
Isbn 1430132434
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2018-08-01
Pages 48
Language English
File format PDF

Blast off on a trip to discover the fascinating world of meteors. In this image-packed book, kids will learn all about these objects hurtling through space and into our atmosphere. Written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the scientists and explorers of tomorrow!

Author Melissa Stewart
Isbn 1430132132
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2018-08-01
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Launched on Oct. 15, 1997, the spacecraft entered orbit around Saturn on June 30, 2004 (PDT). After its four-year prime mission, Cassini’s tour was extended twice. Beginning in 2010, Cassini began a seven-year mission extension in which it completed many moon flybys on Saturn and Titan. In April 2017, operators placed Cassini on an impact course that unfolded over five months of daring dives. On Sept. 15, 2017, the spacecraft made its final approach to the giant planet Saturn. But this encounter was like no other. This time, Cassini dived into the planet’s atmosphere, sending science data for as long as its small thrusters could keep the spacecraft’s antenna pointed at Earth. To its very end, Cassini was a mission of thrilling exploration.

Author Marty Gitlin
Isbn 154574534X
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2019-07-04
Pages 48
Language English
File format PDF

Colorful photographs and simple text introduce the planets.

Author Elizabeth Carney
Isbn 1430130482
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2018-01-01
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

The Cat in the Hat takes readers on an out of this world reading adventure through outer space! The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library is a nonfiction picture book series that introduces beginning readers ages 5-8 to important basic concepts. Learn about the solar system, planets, the constellations, and astronauts, and explore the wonders of space with the help of everyone' favorite Cat in the Hat! Perfect for aspiring astraunauts, or any kid who loves learning and science. The universe is a mysterious place. We are only just learning what happens in space. Featuring beloved characters from Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat, the Learning Library are unjacketed hardcover picture books that explore a range of nonfiction topics about the world we live in and include an index, glossary, and suggestions for further reading.

Author Tish Rabe
Isbn 0593126440
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2019-06-18
Pages 48
Language English
File format PDF

This book includes 180 creatively designed screen-free activities teachers can implement to maximize authentic hands-on learning in their classroom. Chapter topics include promoting peace by empowering students to handle conflict through kindness, literacy centers, STEM challenges, and ways to build connections beyond the classroom door.

Author Jennifer Lee Quattrucci
Isbn 1475851863
Genre Education
Year 2019-08-21
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

Vivid photos and up-to-date information teach readers about Mars, including details on climate and geography, how scientists have explored the planet, and what they hope to find out about Mars in the future.

Author Georgia Beth
Isbn 1541537262
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2018-08-01
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

From ancient times, people have wanted to learn about the sky. The stars, planets, and other heavenly bodies have been observed for centuries, and theories have changed as the equipment used has improved. Though we now know that the Sun is the center of our solar system, and planets and other objects move around it, we still have a lot to learn. What is a comet made of? Why is Pluto now called a dwarf planet? What causes a solar eclipse? A lunar eclipse? This book will help you answer these questions and more. Whether you try the experiments and activities in this book for fun or for a school project, you’ll discover why so many people are fascinated by our solar system.

Author Colleen Kessler
Isbn 1612281141
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2010-12-23
Pages 48
Language English
File format PDF

You've created a STEAM program in your library, but how do you work literacy into the curriculum? With this collection of resource recommendations, direction for program development, and activities, you'll have students reading proficiently in no time. • Presents complementary annotated books and discussion questions to engage students in STEAM topics • Offers topical project and problem-solving activity ideas for students in the library makerspace • Provides research and additional resources for teachers and librarians to use in implementing successful STEAM programs

Author Liz Knowles Ed.D.,Martha Smith
Isbn 1440862516
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Year 2018-06-01
Pages 175
Language English
File format PDF

Linguistic Planets of Belief presents a way for people to notice, examine, and question the role language plays in identifying, recognizing, and understanding those around them. This book introduces the metaphor of ‘planets of belief’ as a framework for understanding both the connections of language and identity, and the reasons we hold these perceptions so dear. It explains why we make up our minds about who people are and what they are like, even if they have only spoken a few words to us, as well as how language can dictate what we think of others as a whole. In doing so, it: Takes a large survey of linguistic research in the field of perceptual dialectology and assesses hundreds of accounts of people and their speech from hundreds of respondents. Uses maps at the state, regional, and national level in the US to expose how our linguistic perceptions of geographical regions cluster into planets of belief. Challenges readers to critically assess these assumptions and empowers readers to shift the way they think about language and to understand why they stereotype others based on speech. Equipped with such a large data set, Linguistic Planets of Belief explains the patterns that labels from perceptual maps show us and will make you consciously aware of the interaction between language use, perceptions, and stereotypes. It is essential interdisciplinary reading for students of English language, linguistics, and sociolinguistics, and will also be of interest to anyone concerned with the ways that language, ideology, and discrimination intersect.

Author Paulina Bounds,Jennifer Cramer,Susan Tamasi
Isbn 1351033816
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Year 2020-10-29
Pages 162
Language English
File format PDF

More than 200 rare scientific manuscripts, books, maps, amulets, and magical texts have been brought together from renowned collections in Europe, Canada, Israel, Great Britain, and the United States specifically for this exhibition. The most famous among these is a fragment from the Dead Sea Scrolls containing chapters 81 to 85 from the Book of Psalms: fragments from the scrolls have been in Canada on only two other occasions. The exhibition will have an Assyrian cuneiform tablet from the seventh century BCE that describes treatments for eye ailments, a first edition Copernicus, and several texts by Maimonides, including one with marginal notes by Martin Luther. Also featured, in a rare Latin translation, is an Arabic medical book written by a Jew, demonstrating the international and inter-faith nature of the medieval scientific endeavour.

Author Barry Levy
Isbn 0773562664
Genre Science
Year 1990-07-01
Pages 152
Language English
File format PDF

Well established as a clear, comprehensive course text in five prior editions, this book has now been extensively revised, with a focus on disciplinary literacy. It offers a research-based framework for helping students in grades 6–12 learn to read, write, and communicate academic content and to develop the unique literacy, language, and problem-solving skills required by the different disciplines. In an engaging, conversational style, William G. Brozo presents effective instruction and assessment practices. Special attention is given to adaptations to support diverse populations, including English language learners. Pedagogical features include chapter-opening questions plus new case studies, classroom dialogues, practical examples, sample forms, and more. (Prior edition title: Content Literacy for Today's Adolescents, Fifth Edition.) New to this Edition: *Incorporates a decade of research, current standards, and the latest concepts and practices related to disciplinary literacy. *Chapter on culturally and linguistically diverse learners. *Expanded coverage of the use of technology and multiple text sources, such as graphic novels and digital texts. *Increased attention to academic vocabulary and language.

Author William G. Brozo
Isbn 1462530109
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Year 2017-04-06
Pages 430
Language English
File format PDF

How do K-12 students become self-regulated learners who actively deploy comprehension strategies to make meaning from texts? This cutting-edge guide is the first book to highlight the importance of executive skills for improving reading comprehension. Chapters review the research base for particular executive functions--such as planning, organization, cognitive flexibility, and impulse control--and present practical skills-building strategies for the classroom. Detailed examples show what each skill looks like in real readers, and sidebars draw explicit connections to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Reproducible planning and assessment forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Author Kelly B. Cartwright
Isbn 1462521177
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Year 2015-07-10
Pages 284
Language English
File format PDF

Ready for a wondrous celestial journey? This extraordinary book puts you right there in the middle of our solar system: breaking through colorful gaseous hazes; exploring the surface of red-hot or ice-cold planets; hurtling through rings of flying, frozen ice chunks; and rocketing on out to deep space. Astronomer David Aguilar is our navigator on these seven wonderful trips through space—journeys that someday may actually happen!

Author David A. Aguilar
Isbn 0698406915
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2017-05-30
Pages 80
Language English
File format PDF

Hands-On Science and Technology: An Inquiry Approach is filled with a year’s worth of classroom-tested activity-based lesson plans. The grade 6 book is divided into four units based on the current Ontario curriculum for science and technology. Biodiversity Flight Electricity and Electrical Devices Space This new edition includes many familiar great features for both teachers and students: curriculum correlation charts; background information on the science and technology topics; complete, easy-to-follow lesson plans; reproducible student materials; materials lists; and hands-on, student-centred activities. Useful new features include: the components of an inquiry-based scientific and technological approach Indigenous knowledge and perspective embedded in lesson plans a four-part instructional process—activate, action, consolidate and debrief, and enhance an emphasis on technology, sustainability, and differentiated instruction a fully developed assessment plan that includes opportunities for assessment for, as, and of learning a focus on real-life technological problem solving learning centres that focus on multiple intelligences and universal design for learning (UDL) land-based learning activities a bank of science related images

Author Jennifer Lawson
Isbn 1553799410
Genre Education
Year 2020-09-07
Pages 359
Language English
File format PDF

This book is a selective and fascinating history of scientific speculation about intelligent extraterrestrial life. From Plutarch to Stephen Hawking, some of the most prominent western scientists have had quite detailed perceptions and misperceptions about alien civilizations: Johannes Kepler, fresh from transforming astronomy with his work on the shape of planetary orbits, was quite sure alien engineers on the moon were excavating circular pits to provide shelter; Christiaan Huygens, the most prominent physical scientist between Galileo and Newton, dismissed Kepler's speculations, but used the laws of probability to prove that "planetarians" on other worlds are much like humans, and had developed a sense of the visual arts; Carl Sagan sees clearly that Huygens is a biological chauvinist, but doesn't see as clearly that he, Sagan, may be a cultural/technological chauvinist when he assumes aliens have highly developed technology like ours, but better. Basalla traces the influence of one speculation on the next, showing an unbroken but twisting chain of ideas passed from one scientist to the next, and from science to popular culture. He even traces the influence of popular culture on science--Sagan always admitted how much E. R. Burroughs' Martian novels influenced his speculations about Mars. Throughout, Basalla weaves his theme that scientific belief in and search for extraterrestrial civilizations is a complex impulse, part secularized-religious, and part anthropomorphic. He questions the common modern scientific reasoning that life converges on intelligence, and intelligence converges on one science valid everywhere. He ends the book by agreeing with Stephen Hawking (usually a safe bet) that intelligence is overrated for survival in the universe, and that we are most likely alone.

Author George Basalla
Isbn 9780198038351
Genre Science
Year 2006-01-19
Pages 248
Language English
File format PDF

As with any industry, the education sector goes through frequent changes due to modern technological advancements. It is every educator’s duty to keep up with these shifting requirements and alter their teaching style to best fit the needs of their classroom. Pre-Service and In-Service Teacher Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications explores the current state of pre-service teacher programs as well as continuing education initiatives for in-service educators. It also emphasizes the growing role of technology in teacher skill development and training as well as key pedagogical developments and methods. Highlighting a range of topics such as teacher preparation programs, teaching standards, and fieldwork and practicum experiences, this multi-volume book is designed for pre-service teachers, teacher educators, researchers, professionals, and academics in the education field.

Author Management Association, Information Resources
Isbn 1522573062
Genre Education
Year 2018-11-02
Pages 2262
Language English
File format PDF