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Agricultural engineering and feeding the future [Engineering in action]by Rooney, Anne 

BTSB Prebound(Crabtree, 2016)

BTSB #: 763067 Available

Dewey: 630/NAges: 9-12   
AR: 7 MG Lexile: 1090

Subjects: Agricultural engineering Food supply

Summary: Agricultural engineers are on the front line in the challenge to provide a secure food supply for our world. This timely book explores how engineers design methods, as well as machinery for growing and harvesting crops, to make farming more efficient. Real-life examples help students understand key concepts related to this important profession. With an overview of the engineering design process, readers are encouraged to apply the same steps into their own agricultural engineering challenge.

16.15 *

Auroras : behind the Northern and Southern lights [Nature's mysteries (Britannica)]by Peters, Elisa 

BTSB Prebound(Britannica Educational, 2017)

BTSB #: 710672 Available

Dewey: 538.768/NAges: 7-11   
AR: 5.7 LG

Subjects: Auroras Geomagnetism

Summary: Introduces elementary readers to the basics of magnetism and atmospheric science.

25.99 *

Birds vs. blades? : offshore wind power and the race to protect seabirds by Hirsch, Rebecca E. 

BTSB Prebound(Millbrook Press, 2017)

BTSB #: 446803 Available

Dewey: 578.77/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 6.2 MG RC: 7.5 3-5 Lexile: 960

Subjects: Sea birds Coastal ecology Offshore wind power plants - Environmental aspects Wind power - Environmental aspects

Summary: Find out how scientists are working to ensure clean, renewable offshore wind power to avoid disaster for the millions of seabirds that play a critical role in the ocean food web.

6.50 *

Conserving the Great Lakes by LaPlante, Walter 

BTSB Prebound(Gareth Stevens, 2015)

BTSB #: 542892 Available

Dewey: 977/NAges: 8-12   

Subjects: Ecology - Great Lakes (North America) Great Lakes (North America)

Summary: An introduction to the Great Lakes, including conservation issues, climate change, mining, water quality, and more.

6.50 *

Endangered rivers : investigating rivers in crisis by Iyer, Rani 

BTSB Prebound(Capstone Press, 2015)

BTSB #: 481537 Available

Dewey: 333.91/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.1 MG Lexile: 790 F&P: S

Subjects: Rivers Stream health Water Stream conservation

Summary: Discusses what rivers are, their importance to humans and to the ecosystem, how humans are harming them, and what can be done to protect them.

6.50 *

Geothermal power [Language arts explorer. Energy lab]by Brennan, Linda Crotta 

BTSB Prebound(Cherry Lake, 2013)

BTSB #: 148452 Available

Dewey: 621.44/NAges: 9-13   
AR: 4.9 MG Lexile: 760

Subjects: Geothermal engineering Geothermal resources

Summary: An introduction to geothermal power, including how it was used in the past, how we use it today, and how we may use it in the future.

22.84 *

How do you burp in space? : and other tips every space tourist needs to know by Goodman, Susan E. 

BTSB Prebound(Bloomsbury, 2013)

BTSB #: 385881 Available

Dewey: 629.45/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.4 MG RC: 5.4 3-5 Lexile: 830 F&P: T

Subjects: Manned space flight Interplanetary voyages Space tourism

Summary: A non-fiction travel guide to space tourism that includes information about accommodations, attractions, and more.

20.76 *

Inside Biosphere 2 : earth science under glass [Scientists in the field (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)]by Carson, Mary Kay 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015)

BTSB #: 194955 Available

Dewey: 304.2/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 7 MG RC: 9.5 6-8 Lexile: 1060

Subjects: Biosphere 2 (Project) Closed ecological systems (Space environment) Human ecology Ecology - Research

Summary: In the 1990s, scientists lived inside Biosphere 2 (Biosphere 1 is the Earth itself) for two years, trying to figure out if colonizing Mars would ever be possible. Now scientists don't live there but instead conduct all sorts of studies and experiments aimed to help us better understand our environment and especially understand what sort of things are happening to it due to climate change and other man-made problems.

22.16 *

Inventors : designing and creating tomorrow's world [Get to work with science and technology]by Owen, Ruth 

BTSB Prebound(Ruby Tuesday Books, 2017)

BTSB #: 694776 Available

Dewey: 609.2/NAges: 8-11   
AR: 6.1 MG Lexile: 990

Subjects: Inventors Inventions

Summary: Every day, inventors are creating new products and technologies that help us learn, live, work, have fun, and take care of our planet.

22.84 *

Investigating the carbon cycle [Searchlight books. What are earth's cycles?]by Lindeen, Mary 

BTSB Prebound(Lerner, 2016)

BTSB #: 574383 Available

Dewey: 577.144/NAges: 8-11   
AR: 4.3 MG Lexile: 640 F&P: R

Subjects: Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry)

Summary: An introduction to carbon, constantly moving between the air, the oceans, rocks, and living things.

Looking up! : the science of stargazing [Science of fun stuff, Ready-to-read]by Rao, Joe 

BTSB Prebound(Simon Spotlight, 2017)

BTSB #: 739549 Available

Dewey: 520/NAges: 7-9   
AR: 6.2 LG Lexile: 1070 NC F&P: R

Subjects: Astronomy Stars Total solar eclipses Solar eclipses

Summary: Learn about the science behind some cool celestial events and objects such as eclipses, meteors, constellations and comets.

13.17 *

Ocean food webs in action [Searchlight books. What is a food web?]by Fleisher, Paul 

BTSB Prebound(Lerner, 2014)

BTSB #: 340944 Available

Dewey: 577.7/NAges: 7-11   
AR: 3.5 LG RC: 2.8 3-5 Lexile: 510

Subjects: Marine ecology Marine plants Marine animals

Summary: Seals, otters, oysters, fish, pelicans, and sharks are a few of the animals that make up an ocean food web. But did you know that almost all ocean creatures depend on algae to live? Or that bacteria, crabs, and lobsters break down dead plants and animals into nutrients?

Planet ark : preserving Earth's biodiversity [CitizenKid]by Mason, Adrienne 

BTSB Prebound(Kids Can Press, 2013)

BTSB #: 610514 Available

Dewey: 577.23/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 6.9 MG Lexile: 1060

Subjects: Ecology Biodiversity - Conservation Human influence on nature

Summary: Uses the metaphor of an ark to explain why biodiversity is important to the survival of living things, including us.

22.14 *

Reaching the ocean floor [Incredible true adventures (Gareth Stevens Publishing)]by Shea, Therese 

BTSB Prebound(Gareth Stevens, 2015)

BTSB #: 809199 Available

Dewey: 551.46/NAges: 8-11   
AR: 6.1 MG

Subjects: Deep-sea sounding Ocean bottom Oceanography

Summary: The oceans hold many secrets that scientists and adventurers continue to uncover. Dive into the fascinating explorations and adventures under the sea for plenty of mystery for future, curious scientists to ponder!

6.50 *

Science of a sinkhole [21st century skills library. Disaster science]by Koontz, Robin Michal 

BTSB Prebound(Cherry Lake, 2016)

BTSB #: 529852 Available

Dewey: 551.44/NAges: 9-12   
AR: 5.9 MG Lexile: 870

Subjects: Sinkholes

Summary: Discusses the science behind sinkholes, including historical sinkholes, environmental factors that cause them, how scientists respond to them, and more.

23.54 *

Sea otter heroes : the predators that saved an ecosystem by Newman, Patricia 

BTSB Prebound(Millbrook Press, 2017)

BTSB #: 675226 Available

Dewey: 599.769/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 6.9 MG RC: 8.5 6-8 Lexile: 1060 F&P: Y

Subjects: Sea otters Seagrasses - Ecology Marine habitats Marine ecology Elkhorn Slough (Calif.) - Ecology

Summary: Marine biologist Brent Hughes discovered a surprising connection between sea otters and sea grass at an estuary in northern California. Follow science in action as Hughes conducts the research that led to this major discovery.

Solving real-world problems with environmental and green engineering [Let's find out! Engineering]by Lew, Kristi 

BTSB Prebound(Britannica Educational, 2016)

BTSB #: 568205 Available

Dewey: 628/NAges: 7-11   
AR: 5.2 LG

Subjects: Environmental engineering Green technology Sustainable engineering

Summary: An introduction to green engineers and how they cut down on waste and the use of natural resources by inventing new materials and techniques.

25.29 *

Undersea lab : exploring the oceans [Discovery education. Earth and space science]by Sheehan, Robert 

BTSB Prebound(PowerKids, 2014)

BTSB #: 809438 Available

Dewey: 551.4607/NAges: 9-13   

Subjects: Oceanographic research stations Underwater exploration

Summary: An introduction to earth's oceans, including size and depth, ocean life, climates, and marvels, as well as the dangers threatening these wondrous waters.

6.50 *

Water conservation [Where's the water?]by Castellano, Peter 

BTSB Prebound(Gareth Stevens, 2017)

BTSB #: 198811 Available

Dewey: 333.91/NAges: 7-10   
AR: 5.1 LG

Subjects: Water conservation Water - Pollution Water supply

Summary: Introduces readers to the fundamental water issues, including droughts, acid rain, and pollution, all problems found around the world, and how to conserve and care for the precious water on Earth.

6.50 *

Whirlpools [Nature's mysteries (Britannica)]by Howell, Sara 

BTSB Prebound(Britannica Educational, 2017)

BTSB #: 467222 Available

Dewey: 551.46/NAges: 7-11   
AR: 5.7 LG

Subjects: Whirlpools Vortex-motion Water currents

Summary: Examines the natural and human-made conditions that create whirlpools, eddies, and more.

6.50 *

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