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The Environment introduces young children to four subject areas: energy and power; garbage and recycling; nature and the environment; and pollution and waste. Each subject is brought to life with safe, fun projects such as testing rainwater for pollution and making a solar heater.
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Overview

The Environment introduces young children to four subject areas: energy and power; garbage and recycling; nature and the environment; and pollution and waste. Each subject is brought to life with safe, fun projects such as testing rainwater for pollution and making a solar heater.
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Science straight-talk starts on page four with this quote—"This book looks at the damage we inflict on the world and suggests how we can help make it a cleaner and safer place." Ninety-six pages are divided into four major sections—Energy & Power, Nature in Danger, Pollution & Waste, and Garbage & Recycling. Each section highlights specific environmental challenges in that area. Suggested experiments expand a student's understanding of the topic being discussed. For example, car exhaust is one of the causes of air pollution. While cars get us to work and school, their pollution causes health and environmental problems. Tying a square of white cloth to a car's exhaust pipe and having an adult run the engine provides a graphic demonstration of this problem. Addressing such issues as global warming, waste disposal, water pollution, acid rain, air pollution, endangered wildlife and deforestation, Harlow and Morgan offer practical solutions like recycling, wind farming, walking, biking and car-pooling. This is a good classroom book providing information about practical solutions for current environmental concerns.
—Chris Gill
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753454268
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 10/15/2001
  • Series: Discover and Learn Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Age range: 6 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 9.45 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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