Arctic Tundra

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It’s a land of riddles, where a winter night can last for weeks and where the ground is full of water though it rarely rains or snows. Bears, hares, wolves, and foxes roam the ice-crusted earth, as flowers follow the sun as it moves across the sky. Young readers may never come to the Arctic tundra, but now it can come to them—in a book chock full of fun-to-do experiments and activities for children ages 6 and up that help them to solve some of the mysteries of this strange and forbidding world. Arctic Tundra ...
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Overview

It’s a land of riddles, where a winter night can last for weeks and where the ground is full of water though it rarely rains or snows. Bears, hares, wolves, and foxes roam the ice-crusted earth, as flowers follow the sun as it moves across the sky. Young readers may never come to the Arctic tundra, but now it can come to them—in a book chock full of fun-to-do experiments and activities for children ages 6 and up that help them to solve some of the mysteries of this strange and forbidding world. Arctic Tundra includes a picture field guide, a glossary-index, and a resource list.
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Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
Part of a series, this volume explores the changes across the seasons in one small square of the arctic. In contrast to other books in this series, this ecological niche is one most children are unlikely to experience firsthand. It is brought to life through colorful drawings, clear descriptions, and recommendations for simple experiments such as building an edible model of permafrost. A key in the back identifies all plants and animals depicted throughout. Also in the series are African Savana, Backyard, Cave, Pond, Seashore, and Woods.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070579279
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/1997
  • Series: One Small Square Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 683,697
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald M. Silver is the author of more than 40 science books for children and teachers alike. In addition to the award-winning One Small Square®series, he has written The Animal World, Why Save the Rain Forest?, Extinction Is Forever, and The Dinosaur Activity Book—all illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne.

Patricia J. Wynne’s illustrations have also appeared in Scientific American, Natural History, and The New York Times as well as in the highly praised books Hungry, Hungry Sharks, and The Human Body. Both the author and illustrator live in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.One Small Square of Arctic Tundra.Winter Already? Back Off! Out of Sight.Where the Action Is.On the Move.The Race Is On! Hug That Ground.What a Day! On the Way Out.Ready or Not.Time to Explore.Tundra Diorama.See You in Siberia.
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