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Impact! Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World

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Copies: 6

Asteroids bombard our atmosphere all the time. Some are harmless, burning up completely in a flash of light, or breaking into bits of rock that scatter on the earth. But others explode in the sky with a great sonic boom, smashing windows and throwing people to the ground. Worst of all, some asteroids strike our planet head-on, blasting out massive craters and destroying everything nearby on impact.

Lexile: 
1070L
Impact! Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World

Dolphins: Voices in the Ocean

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Copies: 6

Dive into the fascinating world of dolphins in the spiritual and scientific exploration of the beloved sea creatures. Inspired by an encounter with a pod of spinner dolphins off the coast of Maui, author Susan Casey embarked on a two-year global adventure to study these remarkable beings.

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Lexile: 
1070L
Dolphins: Voices in the Ocean

Magnetic Town Maze

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Here little traffic police are needed; they can guide the balls with the magnetic rod into the parking lots that match by color, move the turning disk thus regulating the traffic flow or block a street with the pushing block.

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Primary
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Science
Computer Science
Play Time: 
5 min.
Magnetic Town Maze

Dragon's Breath

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On one of their expeditions the dragon children Mira, Feo, Luna and Diego discover an unusual sparkling treasure: a column of ice with sparkling stones frozen inside it.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Content Area: 
Math
Science
Play Time: 
15 min.
Dragon's Breath

Mystery-Dish Diner

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A fast-paced guessing game of delicious deduction.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Content Area: 
Math
Science
Play Time: 
15 min.
Mystery-Dish Diner

Breakout Edu Kit

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The Breakout EDU kit includes everything you need to play over 350 games created for the classroom environment. The kit includes access to the new BreakoutEdu Platform to be used while using the kit.

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Primary
Elementary
Middle
High
Professional
Content Area: 
ELA
Math
Social Studies
Science
Fine Arts
Health/Phys. Ed.
LOTE
Computer Science
Special Education
Family/Consumer Science
Business/Technology
ELL
Library
Other
Play Time: 
30 min.
Breakout Edu Kit

Science Comics: Dogs, From Predator to Protector

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Copies: 6

How well do you know our favorite furry companion? Did they really descend from wolves? What's the difference between a Chihuahua and a Saint Bernard? And just how smart are they? Join one friendly mutt on a journey to discover the secret origin of dogs, how genetics and evolution shape species, and where in the world his favorite ball bounced off to.

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Science Comics: Dogs, From Predator to Protector

When the Sky Breaks: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and the Worst Weather in the World

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Copies: 6

Simon Winchester is an avid weather watcher. He’s scanned the skies in Oklahoma, waiting for the ominous “finger” of a tornado to touch the Earth. He’s hunkered down in Hong Kong when typhoon warning signals went up. He’s visited the world’s hottest and wettest places, reported on fierce whirlpools, and sailed around South Africa looking for freak winds and waves.

He knows about the worst weather in the world.

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1180L
When the Sky Breaks: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and the Worst Weather in the World

Apex Predator: The World's Deadliest Hunters, Past and Present

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Copies: 6

The Siberian tiger, the great white shark, and many other present-day apex predators are powerful and deadly. But in the past there were even more lethal killers - animals that stalked their prey thousands or millions of years ago.

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Lexile: 
1020L
Apex Predator: The World's Deadliest Hunters, Past and Present

Amazon Adventure: How Tiny Fish are Saving the World's Largest Rainforest

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Copies: 6

Because it is home to anacondas weighing over three hundred pounds, Goliath birdeater tarantulas with a leg span the size of your face, and electric eels who have enough voltage to stun a horse, you might think the Amazon is a place that can cause more harm than good. But you'd be wrong...

Considered the "lungs of the world," the Amazon provides a full fifth of the world's oxygen, and every year unsustainable human practices destroy 2.7 million acres of it. What can be done to help? That's where Project Piaba comes in.

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Lexile: 
1050L
Amazon Adventure: How Tiny Fish are Saving the World's Largest Rainforest

Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators That Saved an Ecosystem

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Copies: 6

In Elkhorn Slough, an inlet on the California coast, seagrass grows healthy and strong in the shallow water, providing homes for fish, preventing erosion, and trapping carbon from the environment.

This healthy seagrass baffled marine biologist Brent Hughes. Water in the slough is chock-full of nutrients from fertilizer runoff on nearby farms. Normally, nutrient-polluted water supports huge population of algae that block sunlight from reaching the seagrass, and the seagrass dies. Why has the slough's seagrass thriving?

Lexile: 
1060L
Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators That Saved an Ecosystem

Catching Air: Taking the Leap with Gliding Animals

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Copies: 6

Only a few dozen vertebrate animals have evolved true gliding abilities, but they include an astonishing variety of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.

Lexile: 
980L
Catching Air: Taking the Leap with Gliding Animals

Mission to Pluto: The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper Belt

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Copies: 6

"It's a whole new world. It's a planet I think everyone has tried to imagine."

Lexile: 
940L
Mission to Pluto: The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper Belt

Two Truths and a Lie

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Copies: 6

Two Truths and a Lie is the first book in a fascinating new series that presents some of the most crazy-but-true stories about the living world as well as a handful of stories that are too crazy to be true—and asks readers to separate facts from fakes!

Lexile: 
1010L
Two Truths and a Lie

Whale Quest: Working Together to Save Endangered Species

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Copies: 6

Decades of commercial whaling nearly decimated a variety of species of whales. These intriguing animals, which capture humans' imagination, are a keystone species. They and other keystone species are indicators of the overall health of Earth's habitats. While whales have made a comeback through an international ban on commercial whaling, they are still threatened with extinction. In fact, two whale species - the Cook Inlet beluga whale and the Southern Resident killer whale - are endangered.

Lexile: 
1150L
Whale Quest: Working Together to Save Endangered Species

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