Everything You Need to Ace Science in One Big Fat Notebook

Everything You Need to Ace Science in One Big Fat Notebook Author Sharon Madanes
ISBN-10 9780761160953
Release 2016-08-09
Pages 528
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It's the revolutionary science study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest. Everything You Need to Ace Science . . . takes readers from scientific investigation and the engineering design process to the Periodic Table; forces and motion; forms of energy; outer space and the solar system; to earth sciences, biology, body systems, ecology, and more. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK(tm) series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit--borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. There are five books in all, and each is the only book you need for each main subject taught in middle school: Math, Science, American History, English Language Arts, and World History. Inside the reader will find every subject's key concepts, easily digested and summarized: Critical ideas highlighted in neon colors. Definitions explained. Doodles that illuminate tricky concepts in marker. Mnemonics for memorable shortcuts. And quizzes to recap it all. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS meet Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award-winning teachers. They make learning fun, and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.



Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook

Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook Author Lily Rothman
ISBN-10 9780761160830
Release 2016-08-09
Pages 512
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It's the revolutionary American history study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest. Everything You Need to Ace American History . . . covers Native Americans to the war in Iraq. There are units on Colonial America; the Revolutionary War and the founding of a new nation; Jefferson and the expansion west; the Civil War and Reconstruction; and all of the notable events of the 20th century--World Wars, the Depression, the Civil Rights movement, and much more. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK(tm) series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit--borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. There are five books in all, and each is the only book you need for each main subject taught in middle school: Math, Science, American History, English Language Arts, and World History. Inside the reader will find every subject's key concepts, easily digested and summarized: Critical ideas highlighted in neon colors. Definitions explained. Doodles that illuminate tricky concepts in marker. Mnemonics for memorable shortcuts. And quizzes to recap it all. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS meet Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award-winning teachers. They make learning fun, and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.



Everything You Need to Ace Math in One Big Fat Notebook

Everything You Need to Ace Math in One Big Fat Notebook Author Altair Peterson
ISBN-10 0761160965
Release 2016-08-09
Pages 512
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An exciting book for all middle schoolers (6th-8th grade) who wish they had taken better notes in math class or just want to jump to the head of the class. Each Big Fat Notebook is like getting to borrow the notebook of the best student in math class, the one who not only writes down the important points the teacher makes--noting those crucial "you will get tested on these" facts--but also meticulously transcribes key points from the chalkboard and pastes teacher handouts into the notebook. Part "CliffsNotes," part workbook, this study hack will help kids focus on the things they need to remember in order to rock their middle school exams and ace math. Each notebook was written by a graduate of a prestigious university, and all the writers graduated with honors in their respective subjects. Everything You Need to Ace Math in One Big Fat Notebook is based on common core state standards and has been vetted by a middle school math teacher who has won a teacher-of-the-year award. Everything You Need to Ace Math in One Big Fat Notebook includes: * Illustrative and memorable doodles, such as a number being thrown over a parenthesis by a catapult to illustrate the distributive property of multiplication. * Chapter review quizzes with answers Everything You Need to Ace Math in One Big Fat Notebook covers the following topics and more: The Number System Positive and Negative Numbers Fractions Decimals Inequalities Ratios, Proportions, and Percent Solving Equations Order of Operations Solving and Graphing Inequalities Word Problems Geometry Angles Scale and Transformation Statistics and Probability Graphing Data The Coordinate Plane Functions



Everything You Need to Ace World History in One Big Fat Notebook

Everything You Need to Ace World History in One Big Fat Notebook Author Ximena Vengoechea
ISBN-10 9780761160946
Release 2016-08-09
Pages 512
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It's the revolutionary world history study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest. Everything You Need to Ace World History . . . kicks off with the Paleolithic Era and transports the reader to ancient civilizations--in Egypt, Greece, India, China, Africa, Rome; the middle ages across the world; the Renaissance; the age of exploration and colonialization, revolution and imperialism, and the modern world and the wars and movements that shaped it. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK(tm) series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit--borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. There are five books in all, and each is the only one book you need for each main subject taught in middle school: Math, Science, American History, English, and World History. Inside the reader will find every subject's key concepts, easily digested and summarized: Critical ideas highlighted in marker colors. Definitions explained. Doodles that illuminate tricky concepts. Mnemonics for a memorable shortcut. And quizzes to recap it all. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS meet Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award-winning teachers. They make learning fun, and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.



Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts in One Big Fat Notebook

Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts in One Big Fat Notebook Author Elizabeth Irwin
ISBN-10 9780761160915
Release 2016-08-09
Pages 496
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It's the revolutionary English language arts study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest. Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts . . . covers everything to get you your best marks: grammar, including parts of speech, active and passive verbs, Greek and Latin roots and affixes; nuances in word meanings; textual analysis, authorship, structure, and other skills for reading fiction and nonfiction; and writing arguments, informative texts, and narratives. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK(tm) series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit--borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. There are five books in all, and each is the only book you need for each main subject taught in middle school: Math, Science, American History, English Language Arts, and World History. Inside the reader will find every subject's key concepts, easily digested and summarized: Critical ideas highlighted in neon colors. Definitions explained. Doodles that illuminate tricky concepts in marker. Mnemonics for memorable shortcuts. And quizzes to recap it all. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS meet Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award-winning teachers. They make learning fun, and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.



Arguing From Evidence in Middle School Science

Arguing From Evidence in Middle School Science Author Jonathan Osborne
ISBN-10 9781506375649
Release 2016-09-14
Pages 280
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Teaching your students to think like scientists starts here! Use this straightforward, easy-to-follow guide to give your students the scientific practice of critical thinking today's science standards require. Ready-to-implement strategies and activities help you effortlessly engage students in arguments about competing data sets, opposing scientific ideas, applying evidence to support specific claims, and more. Use these 24 activities drawn from the physical sciences, life sciences, and earth and space sciences to: Engage students in 8 NGSS science and engineering practices Establish rich, productive classroom discourse Extend and employ argumentation and modeling strategies Clarify the difference between argumentation and explanation Stanford University professor, Jonathan Osborne, co-author of The National Resource Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education—the basis for the Next Generation Science Standards—brings together a prominent author team that includes Brian M. Donovan (Biological Sciences Curriculum Study), J. Bryan Henderson (Arizona State University, Tempe), Anna C. MacPherson (American Museum of Natural History) and Andrew Wild (Stanford University Student) in this new, accessible book to help you teach your middle school students to think and argue like scientists!



Everything You Need To Know About Science Homework

Everything You Need To Know About Science Homework Author Anne Zeman
ISBN-10 0439625440
Release 2004-12-30
Pages 135
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Covers biology, zoology, botany, the environment, the Earth, astronomy, and physics.



The Mystery of Life

The Mystery of Life Author Jan Paul Schutten
ISBN-10 9781582705255
Release 2015-09-01
Pages 240
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"No generation has yet had to cope with the kind of rapid changes in science and technology that are facing today's teens. This is why "STEM education" is the latest buzz term and science literacy is enjoying a renewed focus. A foundation in basic science is key. With decades of scientific knowledge behind him and a genuine sense of fun in his approach, Jan Paul Schutten rewards curiosity with engaging explanations about some of the most complicated scientific issues that exist, and tells readers that there is much left to discover. For example: Why does the paramecium deserve a standing ovation? How do you build a planet? Does a tree want to be tall? How does a bacterium turn into a blue whale? How can you survive without a rear end? How can you yourself see evolution at work? Why would aliens most likely be meat-eaters? Are scientists not telling us everything?"--



Kitchen Science Lab for Kids

Kitchen Science Lab for Kids Author Liz Lee Heinecke
ISBN-10 9781592539253
Release 2014-08-01
Pages 144
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DIVHands-On Family: Kitchen Science Lab for Kids offers 52 fun science activities for families to do together. The experiments can be used as individual projects, for parties, or as educational activities groups./div



Building Your Own Robots

Building Your Own Robots Author Gordon McComb
ISBN-10 9781119302438
Release 2016-08-29
Pages 128
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Fun robotics projects that teach kids to make, hack, and learn! There's no better way for kids to learn about the world around them than to test how things work. Building Your Own Robots presents fun robotics projects that children aged 7 – 11 can complete with common household items and old toys. The projects introduce core robotics concepts while keeping tasks simple and easy to follow, and the vivid, full-color graphics keep your kid's eyes on the page as they work through the projects. Brought to you by the trusted For Dummies brand, this kid-focused book offers your child a fun and easy way to start learning big topics! They'll gain confidence as they design and build a self-propelled vehicle, hack an old remote control car to create a motorized robot, and use simple commands to build and program a virtual robot—all while working on their own and enjoying a sense of accomplishment! Offers a kid-friendly design that is heavy on eye-popping graphics Focuses on basic projects that set your child on the road to further exploration Boasts a small, full-color, accessible package that instills confidence in the reader Introduces basic robotics concepts to kids in a language they can understand If your youngster loves to tinker, they'll have a whole lot of fun while developing their creative play with the help of Building Your Own Robots.



Wonder

Wonder Author Raquel J. Palacio
ISBN-10 9783125781771
Release 2015-06-15
Pages 278
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"My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse". Auggie Pullman beginnt bald die fünfte Klasse an der Beecher Prep School, und als 'der Neue' wird er es dort nicht leicht haben. Doch Auggie ist ein ganz gewöhnliches Kind mit einem außergewöhnlichen Gesicht. Kann er seine Klassenkameraden davon überzeugen, dass er genau wie sie ist, obwohl er so anders aussieht?



US History through Infographics

US History through Infographics Author Karen Latchana Kenney
ISBN-10 9781467747493
Release 2014-10-01
Pages 32
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Wrapping your head around centuries of American history can make you dizzy. You need to know about the land (828,000 acres from the Louisiana Purchase alone), the people (from the earliest American Indian peoples to the immigrants of the last few centuries), and the high stakes (from a risky revolution to an international space race). How can all these dates and details make more sense? Infographics! The charts, maps, and illustrations in this book tell a visual story to help you better understand key concepts about our country's history. Crack open this book to explore mind-boggling questions such as: • What can we learn about America's earliest peoples based on what they left behind? • Why did people come to the United States? • How did American inventions change the world? The answers will help you see straight!



Smithsonian Everything You Need to Know Grades K 1

Smithsonian Everything You Need to Know  Grades K 1 Author Ruth Strother
ISBN-10 1626863105
Release 2015-06-09
Pages 275
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Curious minds find hundreds of fascinating facts in "Smithsonian Everything You Need to Know: Grades K-1." The flip-top box is packed with 275 fact cards covering categories such as Earth and space, plants and animals, geography, history, and health. Whether it's the number of teeth in a great white shark's mouth or how a rainbow forms, kids ages 5-7 will learn a variety of information in a tactile and engaging manner. Each flip of a card not only showcases beautiful color photographs and illustrations paired with a fact, but also presents a new learning moment. With this packed-full box of facts, kids are given an extra opportunity to learn all they need to know for early science, social studies, and history exploration in a fun format that's sure to engage eager young minds.



100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know

100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know Author American Heritage Dictionary
ISBN-10 0547333226
Release 2010
Pages 116
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Presents one hundred words that middle school students will encounter, giving the pronunciation, part of speech, definition, and origin of each word, and using each in a sample sentence.



Brain Quest Workbook Grade 6

Brain Quest Workbook  Grade 6 Author Persephone Walker
ISBN-10 9780761182436
Release 2015-05-05
Pages 320
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Introducing an essential addition to the 5-million-copy bestselling Brain Quest Workbook series! Finally, 6th graders can reinforce what they learn in school with a new workbook from Brain Quest. The book boasts 300 pages jam-packed with curriculum-based activities and exercises in every subject, with a focus on math and language arts. Original full-color illustrations throughout give the book a bright, lively style that will appeal to older kids. It is engaging, user-friendly, and written to make schoolwork fun. Sixth graders will delve into research and analysis, metaphor and meaning, ratios and proportions, expressions and equations, and geometry. The workbook covers spelling and vocabulary, writing, social studies, science, and more. Written in consultation with the Brain Quest Advisory Panel of award-winning teachers specific to each grade level, and with all content aligned with Common Core standards. Plus fun stuff: Each workbook comes with a mini-deck with 100 all-new Brain Quest questions and answers.



Practice Makes Perfect Mastering Vocabulary

Practice Makes Perfect Mastering Vocabulary Author Gary Muschla
ISBN-10 9780071777599
Release 2012-07-20
Pages 160
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Helpful instruction and plenty of practice for your child to master the basics of vocabulary Having a strong grasp of vocabulary is essential for your child to read and write with confidence. Practice Makes Perfect: Mastering Vocabulary gives your child bite-sized explanations of the subject, with engaging exercises that keep her or him motivated and excited to learn. They can practice the vocabulary they find challenging, polish skills they’ve mastered, and stretch themselves to explore skills they have not yet attempted. This book features 450 words that increase in difficulty as your child proceeds through it. This book is appropriate for a 6th grade student working above his or her grade level, or as a great review and practice for a struggling 7th or 8th grader. Your student will learn how to: Apply vocabulary rules Understand meaning and usage Differentiate between synonyms, antonyms, homophones, and more Conquer easily confused words



Speak

Speak Author Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN-10 1429997044
Release 2011-05-10
Pages 208
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The first ten lies they tell you in high school. "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication. In Laurie Halse Anderson's powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself. Speak was a 1999 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.