What makes a frog an amphibian but a snake a reptile? Both classes may lay eggs, but they have different skin coverings and breathe in different ways. Fun facts will help kids identify each animal in the class like a pro after listening to the fourth book in Arbordale's Compare and Contrast series.
Ever wonder how a balloon is made? Follow the journey of a balloon from its beginnings as gooey sap in a tree to its completion at a rubber factory. You'll be surprised to discover what a balloon started out as and how it becomes the bright, air-filled decoration that you enjoy today.
All mammals share certain characteristics that set them apart from animal classes. But some mammals live on land, and other mammals spend their lives in water - each is adapted to its environment. Land mammals breathe oxygen through nostrils, but some marine mammals breathe through blowholes. Compare and contrast mammals that live on land to those that live in the water.
Spotting wildlife is a thrill, but it's not easy. When Cole comes to visit his friend, Helena, he can't wait to see all the wildlife the forest has to offer - and is disappointed when all he sees are a few birds. Together, the kids set out on a hike and encounter plenty of animal signs along the way. Through observation and her knowledge of animal behavior, Helena helps Cole learn what each of the signs means: Something had been there; something had done that.
Follow this audio journal of a red fox as he explores the world around him during the first few months of his life. He's about a month old when he first comes out of the den. Watch as he learns to hunt through play and by using his senses. See the changes as he grows from a young kit to a young fox. After all, by the next summer, he'll have kits of his own!
There are many different kinds of clouds all around us. Clouds come in diverse shapes and colors. Some clouds are fluffy, and others are wispy. Some clouds float high in the sky, and others sit low on the ground. Some clouds warn of storms, and other clouds tell of fair weather. Compare and contrast the characteristics of different types of clouds.
Trees grow in many habitats all around the world. Some trees are short, and some are tall. Some grow in hot deserts, and others grow on cold mountains. Some have leaves that are broad and wide, and others are short and narrow. Some trees stay green all year round while others have leaves that change color. Compare and contrast the different characteristics of trees.