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This book provides ready-to-use information and activities for remedial students in grades five to eight. Written to grade and using simplified language and vocabulary, science concepts are presented in a way that makes them more accessible to students and easier to understand. Comprised of reading passages, student activities and overhead transparencies, our resource can be used effectively for whole-class, small group and independent work.
What is the meaning of the term "matter"? In this lesson, you will discuss the different meanings of thius word and how it is used in science. You will also do a circuit of eight inquiries on the properties of matter. These inquiries are designed to get you thinking about what matter is, what its properties are, and how it behaves.
From the Book Jacket: Using a computer, Joe Talbot and David Barnes decide to publish a sports newsletter that will put the school's existing one to shame. New technology over old ideas? This reminds Wishbone of Mark Twain's hilarious classic tale, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Wishbone imagines himself as Hank Morgan, an inventor who is transported back in time to King Arthur's court at Camelot. As Morgan, Wishbone immediately decides to use his Yankee know-how to modernize the simple medieval society. With knights on bicycles, jousting with lassos, and a sixth-century stock market, he causes quite a stir old England. Morgan also makes an enemy out of a powerful wizard named Merlin, who liked things just the way they were!
[from the back cover] "THREE PUPPIES, who are nobody's puppies, set out to find masters to love ... a hunting puppy hunts for dinner for his family and brings home three surprises ... a St. Bernard doesn't want to be a rescue dog ... a German Shepherd pup' wants more than anything in the world to be a watch puppy ... a puppy who does nothing but "sit" finds a job with the circus."
The book presents information about what wheels and axles are and how they help people to do work more easily, and suggests ways for readers to use common items to experience for themselves how these simple machines work.
The Pineview girls' soccer team attempts to raise money by selling a pair of brooches, but a thief who substitutes phonies may bring disgrace on the school if Nancy cannot solve the case in this high-stakes high school caper.
Quadehar the Sorcerer is a 280 page fantasy novel for children and young adults first published in 2003 and written by Erik L'Homme. It is the first volume of a series entitled The Book of the Stars Trilogy; The Mystery of Lord Sha is the second, and The Face of the Shadow is the third. This fantasy is set on an island that has drifted away from reality and exists between two worlds, the Certain and the Uncertain. Scholastic's summary reads as follows: Robin leads a regular life full of school, friends, and computer games. One night, Quadehar, a great sorcerer, notices Robin's amazing potential for magic, and suddenly nothing is ordinary anymore. Robin becomes Quadehar's apprentice and learns all the secrets of sorcery. But when Robin's classmate is kidnapped, he and his friends must battle bandits and giants to rescue her. Will Robin pass his most dangerous exam ... ever?
A magical crime saga filled with marvelous thrills, high action, and extraordinary adventure, from critically acclaimed author Matthew J. Kirby. After Ben Warner is recruited to join a "science camp" led by the eccentric quantum physicist Dr. Madeleine Hughes, he quickly realizes it's no regular science camp. Along with his new friend, Peter, Ben discovers the secret, powerful art of Actuation -- the ability to change reality by simply imagining it differently. When a mysterious group of men invade Dr. Hughes's laboratory, abducting her and stealing her precious equipment, Ben and Peter are suddenly caught up in a turf war between dangerous actuators desperate for Dr. Hughes's innovative technology. And as Ben and Peter are pulled into a perilous, hidden world full of impossibilities now made possible, will their combined powers be enough to save Dr. Hughes and vanquish their enemies before it's too late? From Edgar Award-winning author Matthew J. Kirby comes a fast-paced, boldly imagined tale of friendship, deadly adventure, and the infinite power of imagination.
In the mid-20th century, a young Montana Blackfeet chief's son takes a courageous journey to overcome the restrictions of a physical handicap and to earn the respect and honor from his people.
It looks like a bear, but isn't one. It climbs trees as easily as a monkey- but isn't a monkey, either. It has a belly pocket like a kangaroo, but what's a kangaroo doing up a tree? Meet the amazing Matschie's tree kangaroo, who makes its home in the ancient trees of Papua New Guinea's cloud forest. And meet the amazing scientists who track these elusive animals. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 4-5 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
Beginning in the late 1950s, the Nancy Drew books were condensed and revised. This is the revised version. Follow Nancy as she traces a missing twin brother, a lost treasure map, thieves, and a treasure! For cliff-hanging suspense and thrilling action read The Nancy Drew Mystery StoriesR-the world's most popular mystery series for young readers! Millions of fans have matched wits with Nancy Drew, helping her solve more than fifty baffling cases-from The Secret of the Old Clock to the haunting mystery of The Thirteenth Pearl. Join the fun! Start your collection of original hardcover Nancy Drew Mysteries today! #1 The Secret of the Old Clock #2 The Hidden Staircase #3 The Bungalow Mystery #4 The Mystery at Lilac Inn #5 The Secret of Shadow Ranch #6 The Secret of Red Gate Farm 50 additional titles in hardcover! See complete listing inside. Picture descriptions ad captions included.
"I loved this book from the first chapter to the last. " -John Lloyd, The Bookbag"Hilarious crime caper involving a gang of sheep and a mobile phone. . . what more could you ask for?" -Books Monthly". . . The most unlikely of all epic adventure novels you will ever come across. " -James, Kid's Compass OHMYGRASS! When Sal the sheep is bonked on the head by an unidentified falling object, it can only mean one thing: Lord Aries, the Sheep of all Sheepdom is in trouble, and the sheep posse must save him. Little do the sheep know that the mysterious object is actually a cell phone dropped by a couple of baaaaad bank robbers who will do anything to get it back. And a couple of woolbags aren't going to stand in their way!And so the quest of the Warrior Sheep begins. The bravest sheep in the universe are in for a wild ride! Very funny puns galore and enjoyable for ages 10 to 100. Includes Chapter 1 from the next book. (There are 3.)
This book explores many of the problems that face teenagers and their respective families today. It is documented with excerpts from psychologists and more importantly shows the practicality of following the instructions given by the Creator of mankind himself. It is not as restrictive as many would have us believe.
Four funny and fabulous stories told by each member of the unforgettable Quigley family. Meet Dad, Mum, Will, and Lucy, whose hilarious exploits have created a modern classic for bedtime reading, a treat to be enjoyed by both old and young.From the Hardcover edition.
In this modern day Nancy Drew Mystery, Nancy is asked to recover Shooting Star, a valuable race horse that has been stolen from Rainbow Ranch. But why is Tina, the owner's granddaughter, so afraid? Can Nancy balance acting in a horror spoof along an exciting opportunity to star in a series of commercials while solving a couple of mysteries? Follow Nancy as she sorts, sifts, notices and investigates with Bess and Ned to get to the bottom of local thefts and the missing racing stallion.
Late at night, as the Christina puts out into the Mississippi River, Caleb and Libby keep watch on deck. Close by, the runaway slave, Jordan, creeps forward without a sound. Drawing near the lantern, he stops, as if afraid to enter the circle of light. On the streets above them no one stirs. Then a dark shape steps from the shadows. Jordan moans. "It's Riggs!" (The slave-trader. ) The cruelest man Caleb knows. Jordan's owner stepping out, so they know he's on their trail. From that moment the Freedom Seekers can never forget that because of a fugitive slave law Jordan can be taken back into slavery, even from a free northern state. Nor can they forget that if Captain Norstad is caught hiding a fugitive he can lose the Christina. Then Elsa, a new-found immigrant friend, faces illness and possible death. Will Libby's need for courage bring her to the Lord who promises, "Do not fear, for I am with you"? Can the Freedom Seekers live the courage that offers life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to every person? Can they go beyond fear to put that courage into practice? As steamboats race for St. Paul, stakes are high. To escape capture, Jordan makes a mighty leap. In a time when captains did not stop for a man overboard, will Jordan survive his fall into icy waters? The Freedom Seekers series is a six-novel middle-reader set in 1857. Feel the rush of immigrants to the new land, and the dangers of the Underground Railroad in these true-to-life Riverboat stories. The characters will receive a heart-warming response from readers of all ages. Adult readers will ask themselves, "Would I have been one of those who helped runaway slaves?" Lois Walfrid Johnson uses strong historical research, great writing, and wonderful storytelling to bring alive a critical time in American history.
"GOLD SHALL BE THE REWARD TO THE ONE WHO SEARCHES DEEP AND HARD . . . " Accidental DETECTIVES The discovery of a treasure map in an old book appears to promise untold riches to RICKY KIDD and the Accidental Detectives. But when other people in town stumble on the map, Ricky and his friends know they must move quickly in order to find Moth-Wallet Bugsby's gold. Decoding the clues to the treasure, however, is more challenging than they expected. Old Mr. Bugsby may have made a map to the treasure, but it seems he had a hidden agenda, too. The search for the gold takes the Accidental Detectives to some unexpected places . . . and into unexpected dangers! WHAT SECRETS DOES THE BLIND MUSICIAN HOLD? DO THE CLUES IN THE TREASURE MAP REALLY LEAD TO GOLD, OR IS IT ALL A PRACTICAL JOKE? IS THE PROMISE OF UNTOLD RICHES WORTH THE COST?
Young Rachel Carson wants to prove that women can be scientists. Her determination pays off when she opens the world's eyes to the wonders of marine life and the dangers of pollution. History Makers takes you on a fascinating journey through the young lives of famous men and women. You'll discover how their childhood experiences led them to accomplish amazing feats."Young Rachel Carson wants to prove that women can be scientists. Her determination pays off when she opens the world's eyes to the wonders of marine life and the dangers of pollution. History Makers takes you on a fascinating journey through the young lives of famous men and women. You'll discover how their childhood experiences led them to accomplish amazing feats."From the book: Young Rachel Carson wants to prove that women can be scientists. Her determination pays off when she opens the world's eyes to the wonders of marine life and the dangers of pollution. History Makers takes you on a fascinating journey through the young lives of famous men and women. You'll discover how their childhood experiences led them to accomplish amazing feats. Other books in this series are available from Bookshare.
[From the front dust Jacket flap] "As the new kid in the small town of Falls, Connecticut, Zachary Beatrice could use a friend. Thanks to Rachel Spinelli, he's about to get a whole lot more. Rachel's got a good heart, but she can be ferocious if you taunt her brother, and she's not afraid to throw a punch when necessary. For Zachary, life back in Copper Lake, Colorado, was certainly never this exciting! Now, instead of an isolated existence on the edge of town, he's in the midst of all the action, chatting with regulars at the local diner, playing the trumpet as though his life depended on it, and warding off the punches that inevitably come his way. Best of all, he's figuring out that when life punches you in the face, you just get back on up. From the author of Defining Dulcie, comes a novel about new beginnings, the power of forgiveness, and the quirky people that make life interesting." If you enjoyed this funny, story of real kids working at fitting in to their everchanging world, read Defining Dulcie by this author which is in the Bookshare collection.
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