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Hurricanes

Hurricanes

by Barbara A. Somervill
     
 

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What makes a hurricane different from a regular storm? What kind of damage was caused when Hurricane Katrina hit the southeastern United States? Read this book to find the answers to these questions and learn more about hurricanes.

The Real World Math: Natural Disasters books show readers how they can use their math skills to learn more about the 21st Century

Overview

What makes a hurricane different from a regular storm? What kind of damage was caused when Hurricane Katrina hit the southeastern United States? Read this book to find the answers to these questions and learn more about hurricanes.

The Real World Math: Natural Disasters books show readers how they can use their math skills to learn more about the 21st Century world that we live in. Read all of the titles in the series:

Droughts

Tornadoes

Earthquakes

Tsunamis

Floods

Volcanic Eruptions

Hurricanes

Wildfires

To guide your reading, look for these notes that will help build the understanding and skills you'll need in the 21st century:

Learning & innovation Skills

You need to learn about many things, but you also need to learn how to learn. These notes give you hints about how to use what you know in better and more creative ways.

21st Century Content

You study reading, math, science, and social studies. You also need to learn about the world of work and your community. These notes tell you about business and money. They also give you ideas about how you can help yourself, your community, and the world.

Life & Career Skills

These notes tell you about skills you will use throughout your life. They give you ideas about how to work well with others, make good decisions, and achieve your goal on life.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4�8—This series is a good resource on natural disasters—the math is an added bonus. Each book contains engaging text that is full of current scientific information and specific facts about recent occurrences. Tornadoes begins with the deadly tornadoes that struck Joplin, MO, on May 22, 2011, while Tsunamis opens with a description of the March 11, 2011, tsunami in Japan. Readers will also learn about historical events. For example, Volcanic Eruptions describes how an eruption in Indonesia 1883 was heard 2000 miles away. Text boxes contain additional information, such as "Life & Career Skills" and "Learning & Innovation Skills." In addition, "Real World Math Challenge" boxes contain math problems that are difficult yet realistic (answers are in the back). There are numerous, well-selected photos. Overall, these volumes are valuable additions to libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610803250
Publisher:
Cherry Lake Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Series:
21st Century Skills Library: Real World Math Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
990L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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