Plants and insects depend on each other to survive. Insects make it possible for plants to grow because of pollination! Learn all about how plants are pollinated. Vibrant images pair with easy-to-read text to keep students engaged from cover to cover.
Interdependence of Living Things
No living thing on Earth can survive without depending on the help of other living things. Learn all about interdependence and how familiar things rely on each other to live.
There are different kinds of ecosystems all over the world! An ecosystem is the way that living things in an area behave with each other and use the soil, water, and sun. Learn all about the science behind ecosystems in this fascinating reader!
Different animals need different habitats to match their specific needs. This means the right soil, water, food, light, climate, and predators! Learn all about different habitats and how they help animals survive in this fascinating science reader.
Environment: A World of Change
The land, water, and air on our planet are always changing! Learn about the water cycle, the rock cycle, volcanoes and earthquakes, fires and floods, adaptation, and more. The Earth is always changing, but it is just a part of life.
The Nature of Matter
Everything is made of matter! Learn all about matter of solids, liquids, and gasses in this informative science reader. Vibrant images pair with easy-to-read text to keep students engaged from cover to cover.
Forces are all around us! A force can make something move or stop moving. Even though we cannot see them, forces are always at work. Learn about gravity, friction, and magnetism and how these forces affect our daily lives.
Energy comes from many sources. It comes from the sun, wind, water, and more. Learn all about energy and how it works in daily life. Colorful images pair with easy-to-read text to keep students engaged from cover to cover.
We experience friction all around us! When you move, you use kinetic energy. Friction slows down kinetic energy. Learn how friction helps us every day. Vibrant images pair with easy-to-read text to keep students engaged from cover to cover.
Learn the science behind motion in this informative, fascinating science reader. This book covers friction, drag, forces, Newton's Laws of Motion, and more!
Learn all about the beautiful landforms that cover the Earth. This book covers mountains, hills, plateaus, mesas, canyons, valleys, coastlines, peninsulas, bays, gulfs, seas, and more!
Learn about the water bodies that cover the Earth, including ponds, rivers, oceans, seas, lakes, ponds, wetlands, rivers, and more! Readers will also learn about manmade water bodies. Learn how all of these water bodies form and what differentiates them.
Rocks and Minerals
Learn all about rocks and minerals and how we study them. Almost all rocks are made of minerals. Learn about the three different types of rocks: igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks, and metamorphic rocks.
Weathering and Erosion
The Earth's surface is always changing. Learn how weathering and erosion constantly reshapes the Earth through wind, water, and more! Even people can drastically change the Earth's surface.
Water moves and changes from liquid, to solid, to vapor! Learn about the different states of water, the water cycle, all the ways we use water, and how we can save water in this informative science reader.
Everyone has questions about the world. Learn about the scientific method and other practices that help scientists analyze the world! This NGSS-aligned book will engage second grade students as they develop scientific practices and content-area literacy.
What Makes a Plant?
What makes a plant? Find out in this vibrant science reader! Plants are living things that go through a life cycle. Learn all about this cycle and what plants need to live and grow.
Inside a Plant
Plants need many things to stay alive, including food, sun, air, and water. Plants must get these important things in order to continue to go through a life cycle. Learn all about various habitats and the way that plants have adapted to survive in them.
Raising Babies: What Animal Parents Do
Learn how animal parents raise their babies! These parents protect, play with, and teach their young so that their babies can grow big and strong. Animal parents feed and bathe their babies and keep them safe.
Growth and Change
Follow along and see how different kinds of baby animals grow and change! Even though baby animals all look very different, they all have the same basic needs to grow up. Learn about baby penguins, kittens, blue whales, pandas, frogs, snakes, and more!
All in the Family
Learn all about traits and how they make you who you are! Discover how shared traits make offspring look like their parents. While members of the same species may look alike because of their common traits, they each have unique traits.
How Sound Moves
Sounds are all around us. Learn how the sounds we hear travel in waves in this exciting science reader! Learn about sound wave vibrations and the science behind how our ears hear sound.
Sight and sound help us understand the world around us. Sounds travel to our ears and we see images with our eyes. Learn the science behind how your eyes and ears work together to receive messages in this science reader!
Light Makes a Rainbow
Learn the science behind how light makes a rainbow of different colors in this colorful reader! A rainbow happens when light goes through water drops from the rain.