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Booklist Review - Why Do Most Plants Need Soil?

Dirty is the perfect name for a series that will have kids wanting to head outside and see some of the interesting points the books make about soil—what it is, how it’s formed, what it’s good for.Why Do Plants Need Soil? details the nutrients plants get from the earth that allows them to…

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Booklist Review - How Do Animals Help Make Soil?

Dirty is the perfect name for a series that will have kids wanting to head outside and see…
some of the interesting points the books make about soil—what it is, how it’s formed, what it’s good for.
How Do Animals Help Make Soil? looks at the way creatures, from earthworms to sheep, add nutr

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NSTA Recommends What's Soil Made Of?

Part of the series Down & Dirty: The Secrets of Soil, this book introduces young scientists to the components of soil. It starts by explaining clearly that a primary component of soil is the broken up pieces of the underlying rock layer in an area and how that rock is broken into…

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NSTA Recommends Why Do Most Plants Need Soil?

Part of the series Down & Dirty: The Secrets of Soil, this book explores the importance of soil to most plants. Beginning with a short review of what soil is, this book looks at why soil is important to the survival of most plants. Soil provides an anchor for plants and a source of…

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NSTA Recommends The Wonderful Worlds of a Video Game Designer

Do you like to play video games? ;Have you ever wondered what it would be like to design a video game and then have others play it successfully? Being a video game designer takes on new meaning as the book connects the job and adventures offered here through the use of real time photos and…

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NSTA Recommends he Wild World of a Zoo Vet

Would you like to work at a zoo? What jobs might be important? Have you ever thought about becoming a Zoo Vet and working with the wild animals there? Being a veterinarian takes on new meaning as the book connects the job and the adventures offered here through the use of real time photos…

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NSTA Recommends Exploring Distant Worlds as a Space Robot Engineer

What is a Space Robot? Why do we need to have Space Robot Engineers? When might we be exploring distant worlds? Being an engineer for space robots takes on new meaning as the book connects the job and the adventures offered here through the use of real time photos and the most current…

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NSTA Recommends Asteroid Hunters

Exploring an asteroid could be a challenge. Being an asteroid hunter takes on new meaning as the book connects the job and the adventures offered here through the use of real time photos and the most current science information available!…
As the importance of S.T.E.M. education comes to t

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NSTA Recommends Dirt or Soil--What's the Difference?

Part of the series Down & Dirty: The Secrets of Soil, this book helps young students to develop a clearer understanding of the differences between soil and dirt. The book provides an understandable definition for what soil is, how it is formed, and why it’s important to living…

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NSTA Recommends How Do Animals Help Make Soil?

Part of the series Down & Dirty: The Secrets of Soil, this book explores that importance of animals in the formation of soil. The cycling of organic material back into the soil is the focus here. Starting with insects and worms helping to break down plant and other organic waste, the…

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NSTA Recommends Is All Soil the Same?

Part of the series Down & Dirty: The Secrets of Soil, this book focuses the reader on the differences in soils. When young scientists think about soil, they may have a single image of the dark, black soil that they planted a seed in. Examples are used to explore several different…

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NSTA Recommends What is Lightning?

Have you ever wondered what causes lightning? Why are there different types of lightning? Through beautiful photographs and easy to understand context, Ellen Lawrence explains how this natural wonder is created…
Included is a beautiful image of lightning from the viewpoint of astronauts i

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