What Is the Theory of Plate Tectonics?

What Is the Theory of Plate Tectonics?

Craig Saunders (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195319

Read Now

Description

In 1912, German meteorologist Alfred Wegener proposed that the continents were once a single land mass but had slowly moved apart over millions of years. This fascinating book examines the scientific process behind Wegeners theory and how it challenged prevailing views of the time. Learn how years after Wegeners death his theory was embraced by scientists and is now the basis for modern earth science.

Reading Level
Lexile
989L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
W
ATOS
6.6
DRA
60
Categories
Genre
Geography Science & Technology
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Subject
Science
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
More Like This

Explore Europe

Bobbie Kalman Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427163868

Let the European expedition begin! Comprised of more than 40 countries, the continent of Europe is home to some of the most interesting landforms on Earth. Explore Europe features an amazing array of this continent's many peninsulas, mountain systems, bodies of water, and biomes including the tundra, steppes, forests, and their animals.

Plants in Different Habitats

Rebecca Sjonger Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166524

Plants are living things that grow and change. Over time, plants have made remarkable adaptations to suit the habitats in which they live. Simple text and beautiful images highlight how plants have adapted to life in the Arctic, in aquatic environments, and in other habitats such as those in deserts and grasslands.

A Changing Earth

Heather Miller (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602795815

The Hands on Science series provides students with background on key concepts in Science. Each title includes engaging hands on exercises that bring the concepts to life for kids. Real World Science: A Changing Earth, provide information on how landforms change, how mountains form, what causes volcanoes and earthquakes, and the movement of continents.

Earth's Biomes

Katy S. Duffield (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602795730

The Hands on Science series provides students with background on key concepts in Science. Each title includes engaging hands on exercises that bring the concepts to life for kids. Real World Science: Earth's Biomes, include information on tropic rain forests, deciduous forests, grasslands, deserts, taiga, and tundra.

Geothermal Energy

Tamra B. Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791794

Long known as a potential power source, geothermal energy - heated water from within the Earth - is now being tapped. This book outlines those efforts and looks to the future.

Erosion

Charnan Simon (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797192

Following scientific process, this title provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of cause and effects of erosion.