Earth Science Book: Activities for Kids

Earth Science Book: Activities for Kids

by Dinah Zike, Jessie J. Flores
     
 

If you're looking for the most fun on Earth.
* Make your own fossils (pg. 39)
* Create a tsunami in your bathtub (pg. 45)
* Watch a volcano erupt (pg. 47)
* Follow the path of a mini-glacier (pg. 73)
No other book on Earth science is packed with so much fun. The Earth Science Book's pages overflow with dozens and dozens of enjoyable, educational, and

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If you're looking for the most fun on Earth.
* Make your own fossils (pg. 39)
* Create a tsunami in your bathtub (pg. 45)
* Watch a volcano erupt (pg. 47)
* Follow the path of a mini-glacier (pg. 73)
No other book on Earth science is packed with so much fun. The Earth Science Book's pages overflow with dozens and dozens of enjoyable, educational, and easy-to-do activities that explain basic Earth science facts and important environmental issues. Using simple materials you can find around the house or in your neighborhood, these activities show you all about the planet Earth, its composition and atmosphere, life on Earth, and much more.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-- Basic Earth-science concepts and related environmental issues are presented in an inviting format. Each chapter is introduced by a black-and-white photograph and a one-page overview. All are organized as a series of one-to-three-page topics. Over 200 line drawings and diagrams clarify and extend the information presented in the simple, precise text. Terms defined in the glossary appear in bold type. There is at least one hands-on activity for each topic. These easy-to-do projects require simple, readily available materials. Other features include: ``Word Watch,'' which gives the origin and definition of key words; ``Famous Faces,'' brief biographical sketches of contributors to the field of Earth science; and ``Find It,'' related learning activities that do not involve experimentation. The last chapter includes a one-page list of organizations to contact for further information on becoming ``environmentally wise.'' The only thing that is missing is a bibliography or list of further reading. This is a book that children will pick up and dip into on their own. Amateur scientists will love it, and teachers will find useful, educational, and entertaining ways to involve the whole class.-- Carolyn Angus, The Claremont Graduate School, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471571667
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/1993
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
671,479
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

DINAH ZIKE is an educational author, consultant, lecturer, and product developer with her own company, Dinah-Might Activities, Inc., based in San Antonio, Texas. She is the author of numerous books and activity materials in science, history, reading, and other areas of special interest to children, teachers, and parents.

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