Discovering Deserts / Edition 1

Discovering Deserts / Edition 1

by The National Wildlife Federation, Learning Triangle Press
     
 

Ranger Rick's NatureScope is a creative, activities-centered education

series dedicated to inspiring in children an understanding and

appreciation of the natural world, while developing the skills they

will need to make responsible decisions about the environment.

Teachers, parents, scout leaders, camp counselors, and anyone else

committed to sharing

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Overview

Ranger Rick's NatureScope is a creative, activities-centered education

series dedicated to inspiring in children an understanding and

appreciation of the natural world, while developing the skills they

will need to make responsible decisions about the environment.

Teachers, parents, scout leaders, camp counselors, and anyone else

committed to sharing nature with kids will want to collect all the

volumes of these award-winning nature guides, filled with kid-pleasing

indoor and outdoor activities. Each book includes: reproducible

"Copycat Pages," with games, puzzles, pictures to color, and more;

ready-to-use activities, including arts and crafts, creative writing,

science experiments, songs, games, and curriculum tie-ins...with

complete materials lists and step-by-step instructions; essays and

case studies from leading scientists for group disucssion; expanded

glossaries and bibliographies. Make a giant cactus, and other friendly

ways to learn about the desert. The beauty of deserts is known to many

kids only through movies and TV. But the awesome look of deserts is

just part of their story. Deserts are vast ecosyustems representing

triumphs of animal and plant survival: hummingbirds and elf owls,

scarab beetles and barbary sheep, the piglike javalina, and the many

cactuses that preserve themselves by acting as fine-tuned

moisture-catching systems. This learning sourcebook gives kids

everywhere an activities-oriented, scientific approach to studying the

earth's deserts. It also takes them on a discovery sidetrip into the

intriguing human communities that have survived desert environments

for centuries.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070471009
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/1998
Series:
Ranger Rick's NatureScope Series
Edition description:
REVISED & EXPANDED
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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Table of Contents

What Makes a Desert a Desert? Plants of the Desert.Animals of the Desert.Desert Communities.People and Deserts.Crafty Corner.Appendices: A: A Home Called Joshua.Life in Joshua Tree.Desert Duet.Going, Going.Rain, Rain, Don't Go Away.Fossil Find.Camel Rhebus, Camel Rama.The Night of the Hunter.

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