Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) have never been more important. Just about every part of our lives is touched by one or more of those fields. In this book, check out many stories from the world of Agriculture, including these breaking headlines:
Science: Pond Scum Studies Aid Farmers
Technology: Texting to Track African Agriculture
Engineering: Urban Rooftops Convert to Fertile Farms
Math: Calculating Soil Erosion Saves Lives
Find out how these stories and many more are making an impact on farmers, farming, and the food we eat.
Each title in this series focuses on one important part of our world and provides multiple stories and insights on how STEM is having an impact. STEM skills are changing our world...every day. Keep up on the latest development sand find ways to challenge your own skills with STEM IN CURRENT EVENTS.
The impact of the popular fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are being felt throughout academia, as students turn more and more to STEM topics for study. However, those fields are having an even larger impact on the world around us, and that is what this series celebrates. Each book looks at a major area of news or current events and looks into how each part of STEM is making a difference. From around the country and around the world, the headlines call out "STEM Is the Story!" Each title in the STEM IN CURRENT EVENTS series includes color photos throughout, and back matter including an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Key Icons in this series are: Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the readers comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Gl
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