Earthquakes are a terrifying yet fascinating force of nature. Seismologist Johanna Wagstaffe takes you through her own journey of understanding the earth beneath our feet. Along the way you’ll learn the science behind what makes the earth rumble and hear from kids around the world who have experienced the wonder, and terror, of an earthquake.
What happens to trash if it is thrown into a river? Where does garbage in a lake come from, and how can it harm animals that live there? Poisoned Rivers and Lakes introduces young readers to the issues of river and lake pollution due to the dumping of garbage, chemicals, and other things into our planets waterways. It also gives students plenty of ideas for ways that they can be part of the campaign to help keep our rivers and lakes clean and safe for the future. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of an early-elementary audience, this colorful, fact-filled volume includes grade-appropriate activities and experiments, critical-thinking questions, and fascinating fact boxes to keep the pace lively and interactive.
Explains what soil is made from and what it contains; describes the scientific method; and includes experiments testing different soil concepts.
This book is an overview on hurricanes, how they form, the devastation they cause, and how meteorologists track these storms with several special types of equipment. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book discusses the formation and development of tornadoes, including what scientists study about them, the destruction they cause, and the technology people use to help prepare for their wrath of destruction. Reading Essentials in Science.
Oceans cover 70 percent of the Earth's surface, providing students with a variety of plant and animal life to learn about. An ocean biome includes the saltwater below the waves and everything on, above, and near the surface. Students will also learn about the beach, tides, cliffs, bays, coastlines, coral reefs, and tide pools.
The earth is constantly changing. Earthquakes shake the ground. Volcanoes create new land. Water and wind erode rocks. These natural things are changing the face of our planet. Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.