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Mountains and Our Moving Earth
     

Mountains and Our Moving Earth

by Pam Robson
 

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Mountains and Our Moving Earth uses interactive projects to examine the structure of our world and the forces that shape the land. The young geographer will make a continents jigsaw puzzle, construct a rift valley model, and even build his or her own glacier. Filled with fun ideas for making things, helpful hints, and further concepts to explore, this book will both

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Mountains and Our Moving Earth uses interactive projects to examine the structure of our world and the forces that shape the land. The young geographer will make a continents jigsaw puzzle, construct a rift valley model, and even build his or her own glacier. Filled with fun ideas for making things, helpful hints, and further concepts to explore, this book will both inform and inspire the young geographer.

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Children's Literature
If you know youngsters who are interested in geography, this is the book for them. The text efficiently and lucidly introduces the major topics associated with geography such as rocks and minerals, volcanoes, erosion and weathering, and faults and earthquakes. Each topic is brought to life with illustrations, diagrams, real-life photographs and hands-on activities. These stellar activities will help beginning geologists develop their understanding of ideas that otherwise might be difficult to comprehend. To increase the likelihood of interactivity, simple household and stationery goods are all that the projects require. For example, to shed light on the idea of why rain doesn't fall on the lee side of a mountain, the author suggests actually going out in the rain and placing three jars at different distances from a wall. The one closest to the wall will collect the least amount of water, just as the lee side of a mountain experiences little rain. Such connections between the experiments' outcomes and larger concepts are drawn for the reader. A wonderfully designed introductory section presents the book's general format, and a helpful index reinforces the vocabulary used in the book. This title is another in the series "Geography for Fun." 2001, Copper Beech Books, $22.90. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: Michele Gable
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-This slim title will draw students into a learning adventure through its clearly worded text and fresh project and experiment ideas. Double-page spreads provide information on the formation of rocks and minerals, mountains, and continents; how weather and erosion affect the surface of the Earth; as well as information on earthquakes and volcanoes. Many full-color photographs and labeled drawings illustrate the concepts and the step-by-step activity instructions. Safety precautions and adult help are indicated where necessary.-Cynde Marcengill, formerly at Horry County Memorial Library, Surfside Beach, SC Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596040038
Publisher:
Stargazer Books
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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