STEM: Earth Science

Arctic Thaw: Climate Change and the Global Race for Energy Resources

Ice in the Arctic is disappearing—and opportunity is calling. As climate change transforms the top of the world, warmer conditions are exposing a treasure trove of energy resources previously… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1200
  • ATOS: 8.0
  • Dewey: 333.790911'3

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

Climate Change and Air Quality

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Climate Change

Exhaust from cars and factories pollutes Earth's air more each day. But does our air quality contribute to Earth's changing climate? And can climate change affect the air we breathe? Discover… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • Dewey: 363.739/2

Climate Change and Energy Technology

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Climate Change

Our climate is changing fast, partly because of our energy use. Everything from turning on a light to driving a car consumes energy. Can new energy technology help combat climate change?… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • Dewey: 621.042028/6

Climate Change and Extreme Storms

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Climate Change

Extreme storms like hurricanes and blizzards are happening more often. Is this because of climate change? Read this book to discover the relationship between storms and climate change. You… Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • Dewey: 551.55

Climate Change and Life on Earth

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Climate Change

Animals and plants all over the world are struggling to survive. Their food supply is decreasing, and their habitats are shrinking. Is climate change to blame? Discover how climate change… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • Dewey: 551.6

Climate Change and Rising Sea Levels

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Climate Change

Rapidly increasing sea levels are endangering coastal wildlife and contributing to major floods worldwide. In the future, some coastal cities may even be underwater. But what is behind this… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • Dewey: 551.45/8

Climate Change and Rising Temperatures

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Climate Change

What's the difference between climate and weather? What effect do rising temperatures have on Earth? Read on to learn the answers to these questions and more. You'll find out how scientists… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • Dewey: 551.6

Climate Migrants: On the Move in a Warming World

Around the world, from US coastal towns to island nations of the Pacific and the deserts of Africa, people are in danger of losing their homes. Some have already fled. Others know they are… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1230
  • ATOS: 8.3
  • Dewey: 304.8

Dead Zones: Why Earth's Waters Are Losing Oxygen

Times are tough for shrimpers and fishers in the Gulf of Mexico. The animals they rely on for their livelihood are harder to find. Every summer a dead zone—a region of low oxygen—emerges in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1230
  • ATOS: 8.2
  • Dewey: 639.2

Extreme Earthquakes and Tsunamis

From the Series When Nature Attacks

Earthquakes can destroy entire cities in mere minutes and send shock waves rippling around the world. These devastating quakes become even more deadly when followed by monster waves. Tsunamis… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: 551.22

Extreme Fires and Floods

From the Series When Nature Attacks

In just a few seconds, a spark can turn a forest into a rapidly spreading inferno of intense heat and suffocating smoke. Firefighters try to control the wildfire—a battle that might last for… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1060
  • ATOS: 6.3
  • Dewey: 363.37/9

Extreme Hurricanes and Tornadoes

From the Series When Nature Attacks

Imagine facing a storm so vast you can only see it all from space, or winds that uproot trees and hurl cars in the air. The unleashed power of extreme storms can flatten homes and drown… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • ATOS: 6.4
  • Dewey: 551.55/2

Extreme Volcanoes

From the Series When Nature Attacks

The molten rock just under Earth's solid crust sometimes erupts suddenly and violently, causing streams of red-hot lava and scorching high-speed avalanches called pyroclastic flows. Volcanoes… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1130
  • ATOS: 6.8
  • Dewey: 551.21

Finding Out about Coal, Oil, and Natural Gas

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — What Are Energy Sources?

Did you know that most of the energy we use comes from coal, oil, and natural gas? How do workers collect these fossil fuels? And what effects do these fuels have on the environment? Read… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 553.2

Finding Out about Geothermal Energy

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — What Are Energy Sources?

Did you know people can dig underground and use Earth's heat to make energy? This geothermal energy can power the computer and heat or cool your home. How exactly do we get it, though? And… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 621.44

Finding Out about Hydropower

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — What Are Energy Sources?

Did you know people can turn the energy in rushing water into electricity? This hydropower can run the computer and the lights in your home. How exactly do we get it, though? And what is the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 333.91'4

Finding Out about Nuclear Energy

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — What Are Energy Sources?

Did you know that tiny atoms that make up all matter hold huge amounts of energy? This energy, called nuclear energy, can power the television and refrigerator in your home. How is nuclear… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 621.48'3

Finding Out about Solar Energy

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — What Are Energy Sources?

Did you know that the sunlight that warms your skin on a sunny day can be used to produce energy? But how exactly do you collect sunlight and turn it into energy we can use? And what is the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 333.792'3

Finding Out about Wind Energy

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — What Are Energy Sources?

Did you know that the same wind that messes up your hair can be used to create energy? How exactly do you harness the wind? And what is the effect on the environment? Read this book to find… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: 333.9'2

Fuel under Fire: Petroleum and Its Perils

Every day, people on Earth use about 90 million barrels of petroleum (oil and natural gas) to fuel cars, buses, airplanes, farm equipment, and factories; to heat their homes; and to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1270
  • Dewey: 338.2’728
Fall 2019

Fun with Nature Projects: Bubble Wands, Sunset in a Glass, and More

From the Series Unplug with Science Buddies ®

Helpful photos and step-by-step instructions guide readers through projects that introduce them to the science of nature. While making a volcano or a thermometer, readers will learn about… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • Dewey: 508.072/3

Geoengineering Earth's Climate: Resetting the Thermostat

Most scientists agree that Earth is warming rapidly. Glaciers are melting and rising seawaters are submerging islands and coastal cities. In the coming decades, millions will likely have to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 8.2
  • Dewey: 551.68

How Can We Reduce Agricultural Pollution?

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — What Can We Do about Pollution?

Everyone needs to eat, yet farming is a major cause of pollution around the world. But did you know that certain types of farming create less pollution than others? Or that some types of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: 363.73'7