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Chasing the Storm: Tornadoes, Meteorology, and Weather Watching

Huge, towering clouds build up in the sky—it's a super cell. The Doppler radar indicates that the system is rotating. But is there a funnel? Is it touching the ground? Only a storm chaser can… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • Dewey: 551.55'3

Curiosity's Mission on Mars: Exploring the Red Planet

Could life have previously flourished on Mars? Will humans be able to travel there one day? Can humans one day colonize the red planet? NASA scientists have been interested in answering… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • Dewey: 523.43

Recentering the Universe: The Radical Theories of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton

In the sixth century B.C.E., the Greek philosopher Anaximander theorized that Earth was at the center of the cosmos. That idea became ingrained in scientific thinking and Christian religious… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • ATOS: 7.8
  • Dewey: 523.1

Is the End of the World Near?: From Crackpot Predictions to Scientific Scenarios

At one time or another, just about everyone has talked about the end of the world. But what does this phrase really mean? Does it mean the end of the human race? The end of planet Earth? The… Read More →

  • Dewey: 001.9

Seven Wonders beyond the Solar System

From the Series Seven Wonders

From earliest times, humans have wondered about the sky above them. People looked at distant stars and wondered what they were made of. They wondered whether any other places in the universe… Read More →

  • Dewey: 523.8

Seven Wonders of Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors

From the Series Seven Wonders

From earliest times, humans have wondered about the sky above them and have studied all visible objects. People began to identify differences between stars and planets, and as technology… Read More →

  • Dewey: 523.5

Seven Wonders of the Gas Giants and Their Moons

From the Series Seven Wonders

From earliest times, humans have wondered about the sky above them. Simple telescopes in the 1600s made possible descriptions of the wonders of Earth's Moon and the closer planets. It took… Read More →

  • Dewey: 523.4

Seven Wonders of the Rocky Planets and Their Moons

From the Series Seven Wonders

Uncover seven wonders of the four rocky planets. From Mercury, we'll watch the Sun appear to perform wild acrobatics. We'll also explore Venus, a planet full of puzzles and beauty. On Mars… Read More →

  • Dewey: 523.4

Seven Wonders of Engineering

From the Series Seven Wonders

In every age, science and technology have played an important role in advancing human civilization. From architecture to engineering, communication to transportation, humans have invented and… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: 624

Digital Art: Painting with Pixels

Digital art is all around us. It's in the magazines and books we read, it's on television and in the movies, it's in the games we play, and it hangs in art galleries around the world. Digital… Read More →

  • Dewey: 776

Rockets

From the Series Space Innovations

The most futuristic of humankind’s inventions is also one of the oldest. Author Ron Miller tells the story of rockets, from their humble beginnings as toys one thousand years ago to their… Read More →

  • Dewey: 621.43'56

Space Exploration

From the Series Space Innovations

For hundreds of years scientists have sought and studied new worlds beyond Earth. Author Ron Miller describes the long, hard trek from the first tentative attempts to fly rocket-powered… Read More →

  • Dewey: 629.41

Stars and Galaxies

From the Series Worlds Beyond

Each night, millions of stars light up the dark skies. Galaxies throughout the universe encompass thousands of stars. The appearance of stars in the sky have intrigued and enthralled humans… Read More →

  • Dewey: 523.8

Mars

From the Series Worlds Beyond

Known as the red planet, Mars is the closest planet to the sun. Easily seen from Earth, Mars has intrigued thousands of people throughout history. Many have wondered whether the planet could… Read More →

  • Dewey: 523.43

Saturn

From the Series Worlds Beyond

Saturn is the crown jewel of the solar system. Admired for centuries for its beauty--a pale gold ball surrounded by gleaming white rings--modern astronomers have discovered that Saturn is one… Read More →

  • Dewey: 523.46

Uranus and Neptune

From the Series Worlds Beyond

Two of the most mysterious planets in our solar system are the cold, beautiful blue worlds of Uranus and Neptune. They lie so far from the Sun that they appear only as small dots in even the… Read More →

  • Dewey: 523.47

Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors

From the Series Worlds Beyond

During the formation of the solar system, not all of the materials in the vast could of dust and gas were used. What happened to the remaining ice, metal, and rock? It formed what became… Read More →

  • Dewey: 523.5