Rourke's integrated books and support materials correlate with CCSS and NSTA standards, helping to guide students in every grade level and subject.


STEM JOBS IN SPORTS

Some of the most exciting careers are in STEM fields. A strong STEM education will allow you to research, test, and build new things. Learn about what role STEM plays in the sports industry. The sports engineers who design uniforms that keep players safe and protected from injury, also allowing them to move faster and improve their statistics, to improving the materials used to make the balls, bats, and other equipment used to play these sports.


CLOSE UP ON AMAZING ANIMALS

Finding a Mate: Animal Companions

Animals mate to keep their species alive and strong. In the wild, animals must fight for mates. During courtship, animals show that they are strong and healthy in many peculiar ways. This book will show you the way animals like the Emperor Penguin, the peacock, the African bullfrog, and the frigatebird use their colors, croaks, and tail feathers to find the perfect mate! This book will allow students to construct an argument that some animals for.

Born in the Wild: Baby Animals

In the animal world, parents look after their babies. They want to make sure the babies are strong and ready to survive in the wild. This book explores how animal parents teach their young to hunt, stay safe from predators, and eventually learn to fend for themselves. Unusual animals, such as the Eastern gray kangaroo, the Nile crocodile, and the harp seal are just a few animal species highlighted in this title about animal babies. 

Made in the Wild: Animal Builders

Humans are not the only ones that build things. Some animals are great builders. The things they build help them survive in the wild. Animals build to keep safe and warm. This book highlights the homes of animals such as the sociable weaver, a termite mound, a spider’s web, a beaver dam, and many other homes built by animal builders! This book will allow students to use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different animals.

Masters of Disguise: Animal Mimicry

Animals in the wild must protect themselves from predators. Some animals mimic other things, or pretend to be something less tasty so they won’t be someone’s next meal. Learn some of the tricks these animals use to stay safe. The frogfish, walking stick, mimic octopus, and the northern pygmy owl are just some of the masters of disguise you will learn about in this book. This book will allow students to construct an argument with evidence that in.


Teaming Up: Animal Partners

"Animals in the wild have to fend for themselves. Sometimes by teaming up with other animals, both species can get something they need. This book explores how animals can protect and help each other in peculiar ways. From the buffalo and oxpecker, to goby and pistol shrimp, this book explores the strange lives of animals around the world! This book will allow students to understand how animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and thrive.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Animal Camouflage

Some animals can hide in plain sight. They blend right in with their surroundings. The animals’ color, texture, and patterns help it stay hidden. This form of camouflage keeps them safe from predators. This book will show you how animals such as the thorny devil, the chinstrap penguin, the sidewinding adder, and the pygmy seahorse all stay safe by camouflaging themselves in some very interesting ways. 

ON THE MOVE: ANIMAL MIGRATION

When animals move to find better living conditions it is called migration. Whether by land, sea, or air, animals migrate for their survival. This book explores the migratory patterns of animals like the wildebeest, the albatross, the Monarch butterfly, and the Atlantic salmon. So get ready to pack your bags and migrate as you learn about the world of animal migration! 

Fighting for Survival: Predators and Prey

In the wild, some animals are predators, who hunt other animals. Predators have special traits that help them catch their prey. But not always! Prey animals have tricks they use to hide or stay safe from their ever-looming enemies. Learn all about the animals who hunt and are hunted, like the cheetah who stalks the gazelle and the Arctic wolf who stalks the caribou, just to name a few. This book will allow students to make observations of animals.