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Fossils
     

Fossils

by Megan Lappi
 

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Fossils are the rocklike remains of ancient animals and plants. They are usually found in sedimentary rock. Discover more about this feature of the natural world in Fossils, a title in the Focus on Earth Science series. Focus on Earth Science is a series of AV2 media enhanced books. A unique book code printed on page 2 unlocks multimedia content These

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Fossils are the rocklike remains of ancient animals and plants. They are usually found in sedimentary rock. Discover more about this feature of the natural world in Fossils, a title in the Focus on Earth Science series. Focus on Earth Science is a series of AV2 media enhanced books. A unique book code printed on page 2 unlocks multimedia content These books come alive with video, audio, weblinks, slideshows, activities, hands-on experiments, and much more.

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Children's Literature
Did you know that the word fossil comes from the Latin word fossilis, which means "dug up"? Or that Arizona's Petrified Forest contains fossils that are 225 million years old? These and other interesting facts are in this book, part of the "Science Matters" series. Do not let the book's size fool you. A wealth of information is packed into its mere twenty-four pages. Readers will learn about studying fossils, how fossils are formed, using fossils to piece together information of the past, and more. The information is presented in clear, well-written, yet spare language, and is accompanied by colorful photographs and drawings. All the basic elements of a good nonfiction book are here: table of context, index, glossary ("Words to Know") and where to go for further information ("Surfing Our Earth"), but this series goes a step further to include a "Science in Action" section—in this case, making a fossil—which gives students some hands-on opportunities to apply and expand what they have learned. It also includes a "What Have You Learned?" section which helps reinforce the information by asking readers ten simple questions on the material presented in the book. This book is a must have for elementary science students and their teachers, and would be a great addition to a home-schooling parent's library. 2005, Weigl Publishers, Ages 8 to 12.
—Pat Trattles

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605969749
Publisher:
Weigl Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/15/2010
Series:
Earth Science
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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