Some of the first geologists came from ancient Greece and Egypt. Later, scientists in China studied how land was formed and figured out how erosion wears away mountains, rocks, and other landforms. Scottish scientist James Hutton's The Theory of the Earth became the basis for modern geology. William Smith started out as a farmer, but went on to create what is thought to be the first geologic map. German Friedrick Mohs studied minerals and came up with a hardness identification scale that is still used by every geologist.
The sphere is the topic of this basic concept book. Photos showing spheres in the real world reinforce the information.
Introduces differences in height by comparing groups of tall landmarks and structures throughout the world, such as skyscrapers, bridges, and mountains.
Simple sentences define a cone. Many examples of cones are provided for the emergent reader.
The concept of the cube is defined through interesting text and photos displaying how cubes can be found throughout our world.
There is a contest at a school to design a new playground. The students use blocks to build their models. As they build, they use three-dimensional shapes. Some students build a train out of blocks for the younger students to play on. Can you guess which three-dimensional shape they use for the train's wheels? Read to find out which design wins.
Get ready for a trip around the world to find the many different shapes that surround you. You can find shapes in the places you go, games you play, and even the food you eat. In fact, shapes are everywhere! Can you find them?