Explore Rivers and Ponds!: With 25 Great Projects

Overview


From puddles to lakes, streams to rivers, and bogs to swamps, each body of water contains an amazing treasure chest of life. There is an abundance of plant and animal life hiding in every freshwater habitat. But freshwater habitats are also fragile and valuable resources that need to be protected and conserved.

Explore Rivers and Ponds! with 25 Great Projects, introduces kids to the fascinating world of freshwater habitats and the creatures they contain. Combining hands-on ...

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Overview


From puddles to lakes, streams to rivers, and bogs to swamps, each body of water contains an amazing treasure chest of life. There is an abundance of plant and animal life hiding in every freshwater habitat. But freshwater habitats are also fragile and valuable resources that need to be protected and conserved.

Explore Rivers and Ponds! with 25 Great Projects, introduces kids to the fascinating world of freshwater habitats and the creatures they contain. Combining hands-on activities with ecology and science, kids will have fun learning about the freshwater biome, including lakes and ponds, streams and rivers, and wetlands. Entertaining illustrations and fascinating sidebars illuminate the topic and bring it to life, while Words to Know highlighted and defined within the text reinforce new vocabulary. Projects include assembling an ecologist’s field kit, creating a fishless aquarium, pouring casts of animal tracks, and building a watershed replica. Additional materials include a glossary, and a list of current reference works, websites, museums, and science centers.

Explore Rivers and Ponds! meets common core state standards in language arts for reading informational text and literary nonfiction and is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.

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Editorial Reviews

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School Library Journal
"Fun yet informative line drawings elucidate an equally clear narrative, allowing readers to pool a reservoir of facts that can run close to home when website such as the EPA’s are offered with the suggestion that students can “figure out the path of water that flows from your school.”"

National Science Teachers Association Recommends (NSTA.org)
". . .an excellent addition for classroom and school libraries and as a resource for school and science fair projects."

Children's Literature - Bonita Herold
What is the difference between a lake and a pond, a stream and a river, or a swamp and a bog? Why are wetlands important? Why do rivers look muddy? Targeting ages six to nine, the book presents the answers to these questions and others in the most interesting way possible—through language-appropriate facts accompanied by pictures, crafts, and experiments. The experiments will have young scientists scrambling to research for themselves, and the craft ideas will appeal to the artsy. Finally, the Table of Contents, Index, Glossary, and Resource sections will dovetail nicely with curriculum regarding both marine biology and the botany side of the environment. As one of more than a dozen from the "Explore Your World!" series, this entertaining book will enable young readers to learn everything they need to know about rivers, ponds, and other wildly wet habitats. Reviewer: Bonita Herold
School Library Journal
Gr 1–4—An overview of freshwater formations along with information regarding food chains, conservation, and plant and animal life concomitant to water biomes are further supported by historical facts. Projects utilizing everyday items such as pencils, jars, and cardboard introduce characteristics of water such as evaporation and land erosion and range from weaving cattails to collecting tadpoles for observation. Fun yet informative line drawings elucidate an equally clear narrative, allowing readers to pool a reservoir of facts that can run close to home when websites such as the EPA's are offered with the suggestion that students can "figure out the path of water that flows from your school." There are word boxes throughout and a glossary in the back build vocabulary. Additional resources include a list of museums and aquariums to visit.—Kathryn Diman, Bass Harbor Memorial Library, Bernard, ME
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936749805
  • Publisher: Nomad Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Series: Explore Your World series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,480,581
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Carla Mooney: Carla Mooney is the author of several books for young readers including Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation, The Industrial Revolution: Investigate How Science and Technology Changed the World and Explore Rivers and Ponds! With 25 Projects. Her work has appeared in many magazines including Highlights, Faces, and Learning Through History.

Bryan Stone is a cartoonist who graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies and is the illustrator of Explore Life Cycles!, Explore Night Science!, Explore Rivers and Ponds!, Explore Rocks and Minerals!, Explore the Solar System!, and Explore Transportation!. He lives in Hartland, Vermont.

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