Describes experiments that can be performed with soil in order to learn about its properties, including its composition, whether it can act as a natural filter, and if different substances can make it more fertile.
Wisconsin-why is Wisconsin called the Badger State? The state drew huge numbers of lead miners in the 1800s. These miners were nicknamed badgers because they dug tunnels to search for the metal. Inside, you'll find: Which plants and animals live in Wisconsin; A timeline, photos-and how Wisconsin became a state; Surprising TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!.
"The name jaguar comes from a Native American word meaning he who kills with one leap. Readers will see how these incredible cats live up to their name by stalking through the jungle and quickly springing on their prey. They will also find out how jaguars care for their cubs, how long they have existed, and what people are doing to prevent these cats from going extinct."--
Though it is one of the smallest states in the country, Maryland has a lot to offer. Readers will get a taste of the local lifestyle as they explore the ins and outs of this Mid-Atlantic state. Theyll also learn about its earliest settlement, its important role in U.S. history, the many famous people who call Maryland home, and more.