Geography Book: Activities for Exploring, Mapping, and Enjoying Your World

Geography Book: Activities for Exploring, Mapping, and Enjoying Your World

by Caroline Arnold, Tina Cash-Walsh
     
 

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Get to Know the Earth’s Many Forms with Dozens of Fun and Easy Projects

From finding directions by the stars, to mapping your neighborhood, to making an earthquake in a box, you’ll have a great time learning about the world with The Geography Book. You’ll find out how to determine location on the Earth, how maps can provide us with a wide range

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Get to Know the Earth’s Many Forms with Dozens of Fun and Easy Projects

From finding directions by the stars, to mapping your neighborhood, to making an earthquake in a box, you’ll have a great time learning about the world with The Geography Book. You’ll find out how to determine location on the Earth, how maps can provide us with a wide range of information, how different landforms were created, how water has helped shape the Earth, and much more.

Using simple materials you’ll be able to find around the house or in your neighborhood, you’ll be able to create things like a giant compass rose, a balloon globe, a contour potato, a map puzzle, and a tornado in a jar. So get ready for a fascinating trip around the globe.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The curious child who likes his learning "hands on" will find this book to be a virtual treasure trove. After reviewing the basics of geography, kids are encouraged to explore their world through relief maps, contour maps, 3D maps and historical maps. Information is presented in a clear, understandable language and all concepts are followed by an activity or project. Directions are easy to follow and materials are readily available around the house or in the classroom. Among the more fascinating projects are the tornado in a jar, building a better dam, stretching the globe and the twirling snake that illustrates how air rises. While elementary students will have fun with this on their own, enterprising teachers might like to own a copy to help add zing to a particular lesson. 2001, John Wiley & Sons, $12.95. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: Beverley Fahey
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-This well-organized title explores basic concepts in a clear and interesting fashion. It discusses a number of different types of maps and will serve as a great tool for demonstrating a variety of geographic concepts (landforms, bodies of water, weather, and climate). Each two- to three-page chapter addresses a different topic ("The Magnetic Poles," "Weather Maps," "The Continents") and includes an activity or experiment that will allow readers to extend their understanding through concrete application. A list of necessary materials and step-by-step instructions for each activity are provided. Sidebars provide additional information. Clear black-and-white illustrations support the text and activities and the glossary is comprehensive. This title will provide support to geography lessons and suggestions for science-fair experiments.-Robyn Ryan Vandenbroek, Elgin Court Public School, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471412366
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
720,566
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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