During the summer, it is warm outside. During the winter, it is cold. This is because of seasons. This science reader introduces students to the seasons. With easy-to-read text and vivid images, this book teaches students important scientific subjects and vocabulary terms like migrate, hibernate, cycle, and harvest. Aligned to state and national standards, the book contains nonfiction text features like an index, a glossary, captions, and bold font to keep students connected to the text. A hands-on science experiment helps students apply what they have learned and develops critical thinking skills.
40 new rounds, partner songs and short songs for every holiday and season. 'Round the Seasons is a delightful resource ideal for developing the beginning part-singing with your young singers. Great for warm-ups too!
Spring, summer, fall, and winter...each dynamic season boasts spectacular changes in scenery, character, and style. Availability of local produce, holiday events, and even the weather, influence the way we cook. This was the inspiration that led to Cooking for the Seasons! Inside you will find more than 240 all-new recipes, carefully selected and beautifully photographed to highlight the best of what each season has to offer for your table. Spring is a time of promise. The snow begins to melt and an abundance of vegetables and fruits inspire us to try something new in the kitchen, like Asparagus Quiche or Strawberry Heaven. Summer beckons us outside to enjoy the lazy heat. Invite friends over to share refreshing Apricot Slush, Summer Fruit Salad and grilled Salmon On Cedar. Fall foliage and steady winds are crisp and fresh, like the produce finally ready for harvest. End a busy day of raking leaves with warm Acorn Squash Soup and Parmesan Herb Bread. Winter nights are warmed by a soft blanket of snow -- it's a time to snuggle in with Apple Spiced Tea and warm Gingerbread Cookie Cutouts. A special section on Holiday Baking will help you prepare for the scramble of this festive season. Book jacket.
We all know there are four seasons in a year. But HOW do we know? Join intrepid young scientist-adventurer Joulia Copernicus on a journey around the world as she explains with humor and wit how we know what causes the seasons. Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall -- we all have a favorite season. But what makes the seasons happen in the first place? Ellie Peterson's clear, concise language and bold, kid-friendly illustrations bring science to life through narrator Joulia Copernicus, a strong and adventurous kid scientist. Kids will laugh while learning at the same time about the science behind the changing of the seasons throughout the year.
The Chinese Astronomical Reform of 1280, With a Study of Its Many Dimensions and a Translation of its Records
Author: Nathan Sivin
Pubpsher: Springer Science & Business Media
China’s most sophisticated system of computational astronomy was created for a Mongol emperor who could neither read nor write Chinese, to celebrate victory over China after forty years of devastating war. This book explains how and why, and reconstructs the observatory and the science that made it possible. For two thousand years, a fundamental ritual of government was the emperor’s “granting the seasons” to his people at the New Year by issuing an almanac containing an accurate lunisolar calendar. The high point of this tradition was the “Season-granting system” (Shou-shih li, 1280). Its treatise records detailed instructions for computing eclipses of the sun and moon and motions of the planets, based on a rich archive of observations, some ancient and some new. Sivin, the West’s leading scholar of the Chinese sciences, not only recreates the project’s cultural, political, bureaucratic, and personal dimensions, but translates the extensive treatise and explains every procedure in minimally technical language. The book contains many tables, illustrations, and aids to reference. It is clearly written for anyone who wants to understand the fundamental role of science in Chinese history. There is no comparable study of state science in any other early civilization.
Shortlisted for the Katharine Briggs Folklore Award and runner-up for Countryfile Book of the Year. For millennia, the passing seasons and their rhythms have marked our progress through the year. But what do they mean to us now that we lead increasingly atomised and urban lives and our weather becomes ever more unpredictable or extreme? In this splendidly rich and lyrical celebration of the English seasons, Nick Groom investigates the trove of strange folklore and often stranger fact they have accumulated over the centuries and shows how tradition and our links with nature still have a vital role to play in all our lives.