Guided Rd. Level S
Interest Level 2-7
Most of the Earth's changes happen over millions of years, but earthquakes can force significant changes to the land in just a few moments. Readers will learn the science of plate tectonics and its role in the development of earthquakes around the globe. They will also learn that not all rocks are created equal. In fact, rocks are all different ages! This book concludes with images of the damage and destruction that earthquakes can cause.
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Volcanoes erupt every day. Some volcanoes erupt constantly, while others lie dormant for years or even centuries. In this book, learn what happens beneath the Earth to cause a volcanic eruption.
Readers will learn how and where tornadoes hit, and how people protect themselves from life-threatening winds. Readers will be highly engaged from cover to cover as they learn the science behind these storms.
Hurricanes plague the tropics from June through November. Readers learn how and where these storms form and the dangers they pose to the land and people who live in Gulf and Atlantic coast regions.
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Floods and blizzards may be very different, but they do have one thing in common. In this book, readers will discover they have one vital ingredient in common: water.
Seeing a forest fire rage out of control is very frightening. Sometimes, however, fires are set intentionally to benefit the environment. Readers will learn what fire is, how it burns, and how fires can both help and harm the areas they affect.
Deserts may seem like harsh, uninhabitable places, but they support a diverse quantity of plant and animal life. Readers learn about hot and cold deserts alike, as well as semi-arid and coastal deserts.
Readers learn all about wetlands and their complex interactions with plants and animals in this colorful title! They provide homes for many different kinds of plants and animals that are well adapted for the soggy conditions.
A forest is unlike any other biome on Earth. There are many life cycles found within a forest. Learn about the energy pyramid that explains the numbers of forest plants and animals. Learn about threats to these lively forests and how they survive!
A pond may seem quiet and subdued, but this unique ecosystem is filled with active life cycles. Students learn what distinguishes a pond from other bodies of water, the plant and animal life within it, and how they contribute to the pond itself.
Learn all about tropical and temperate rainforests and the differences between these two unique biomes. Rainforests are filled with wonder and mystery, from the tall trees in the canopy to the dark and damp leaves on the forest floor.
Oceans cover 70 percent of the Earth's surface, providing students with a variety of plant and animal life to learn about. Students will also learn about the beach, tides, cliffs, bays, coastlines, coral reefs, and tide pools.
What takes the shape of the container it is in and changes shape when the container changes? Liquids! Liquid is a state of matter that has some big differences from solids and gases. Learn all about liquids with this colorful title!
How does a gas change to a liquid? Through condensation! In this book, learn all about condensation and how it happens.
What continues to expand to take up all the space it can? Gases! Gas is a state of matter, like a liquid or a solid. But it has properties that are quite different. In this book, read all about the differences and what makes a gas a gas.
How does a liquid become a gas? Through evaporation! Evaporation helps make puddles disappear after it rains. In this book, learn all about evaporation and how it happens.
What does this book, a table, and your big toe have in common? They are all solids! A solid keeps its shape and always has the same volume. Read this book to learn about solids and how they are different from liquids and gases.
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Earth is not the only planet in our solar system! It is one of eight planets, many moons, and other objects that orbit our sun. In this book, learn all about the similarities and differences between these planets.
There is a bright light in the night sky. Sometimes it is round, sometimes it is a crescent, and sometimes it is not there at all! These are the phases of the moon! Read all about our moon and the moons surrounding other planets in this book.
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Bright stars twinkle in the night sky. Have you looked up into the sky on a clear night and seen these tiny points of light? Did you know that there are many kinds of stars in space? Find out all about them in this book.
What does the sun do for us other than give us light during the day? It gives us warmth, energy, and so much more! Learn all about the sun in this book.
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