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  • Towns and Citiesby Dianne Irving

    Shell Education 2009; US$ 8.99

    Discover how perimeter and area are used to design the plans for a city or town including public recreation centers such as parks, swimming pools, and tennis courts. Towns and Cities also introduces regular shapes in the layout of suburban homes and irregular shapes in the construction of landscaping these homes. more...

  • Amusement Parksby Dianne Irving

    Shell Education 2009; US$ 8.99

    Explore amusement parks and some of the most thrilling roller coasters around the world while discovering concepts of perimeter and area. Amusement Parks explains how measuring perimeter and area helps in the planning and construction of amusement parks and helps to ensure fun and safety for guests. more...

  • At the Aquariumby Dianne Irving

    Shell Education 2009; US$ 8.99

    Take a behind-the-scenes look at how an aquarium functions and explore diverse marine life while discovering why measuring volume is an important part of an aquarium’s success. At the Aquarium examines water volume required by various tanks as well as animal food requirements based on weight measurement. more...

  • Hot Air Balloonsby Dianne Irving

    Shell Education 2009; US$ 8.99

    Take a “read” in a hot air balloon as you explore properties of volume and the mechanics of this fun vehicle of flight! Hot Air Balloons not only examines the calculating of basket and balloon volume but also uncovers how to determine the amount of weight a hot air balloon can carry. more...

  • Hosting the Olympic Summer Gamesby Dianne Irving

    Shell Education 2008; US$ 8.99

    Every Olympics has a host city. The ancient Olympic games were held every 4 years in Greece, but the modern Olympic Games have been over 20 different host cities. The Games use stadiums where spectators can watch the events. The Olympic Games help tourism in the host cities. The host cities have to house and feed the athletes and it can cost them around... more...

  • En la estacion de bomberos (At the Fire Station)by Dianne Irving

    Shell Education 2008; US$ 8.99

    Firefighters fight fires using fire engines that carry water to spray onto a fire. Fire engines have become more advanced over time. First there were carts pulled by horses, and now there are motorized vehicles which can carry tons of water to a fire. Fire hydrants help firefighters get more water to put out fires. Firefighters wear special clothes... more...

  • Medidas naturales (Natural Measures)by Dianne Irving

    Shell Education 2008; US$ 8.99

    We need to measure the things around us in order to build and make things. Before we had standard measures, people used natural measures including body parts and objects. One of the first measures was a cubit—the length of a man's arm from his elbow to the tip of his middle finger. Another was the mile, which was equal to 1,000 steps. Some... more...

  • Tomar el tiempo (Tracking Time)by Dianne Irving

    Shell Education 2008; US$ 8.99

    Time is something that helps us keep track of our lives including things in the past, present, and future. Before, people used the sun and the cycle of the moon to tell the time. After many different contraptions were invented to measure time, advanced clocks, such a quartz crystal clocks, and atomic clocks were invented that help us keep track of... more...

  • Medida del tiempo en las carreras (Timing Races)by Dianne Irving

    Shell Education 2008; US$ 8.99

    In races, we want to know who comes in first and how long it took him or her to finish. Before we used manual stopwatches, but today we use digital timers. There are many rules in races to make sure the times are accurate. People try to break world records in races, and the times are only fractions of a second apart. more...

  • Natural Measuresby Dianne Irving

    Shell Education 2008; US$ 8.99

    This book really measures up! It provides historical background and details about how length, distance, volume, weight, and time were measured in the past. An introduction to many of the necessary terms for a better understanding of measurement, such as scale, perimeter, and ruler is provided along with detailed photos and images to help the readers... more...