Pond

Overview

Fish and fungi, plants and protists, mammals and monera all seem to get along swimmingly in and around the peaceful-looking pond environment. But a closer look at a small square reveals an ever-changing world. . .home to a larger variety of creatures and goings-on than you'd ever imagine, even in just a drop of its water! This beautifully illustrated "you are there" science book—part of the critically acclaimed One Small Square series—is brimming over with fun-to-do experiments and activities for children ages 7 ...

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Overview

Fish and fungi, plants and protists, mammals and monera all seem to get along swimmingly in and around the peaceful-looking pond environment. But a closer look at a small square reveals an ever-changing world. . .home to a larger variety of creatures and goings-on than you'd ever imagine, even in just a drop of its water! This beautifully illustrated "you are there" science book—part of the critically acclaimed One Small Square series—is brimming over with fun-to-do experiments and activities for children ages 7 and up. Includes a pond field guide, a glossary-index, and a resource list.

Explores the richness and variety of life forms that can congregate in a peaceful, yet ever-changing, pond, from fish and fungi to mammals and monera.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070579323
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/1997
  • Series: One Small Square Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 478,025
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald M. Silver is the author of more than 40 science books for children and teachers alike. In addition to the award-winning One Small Square series, he has written The Animal World, Why Save the Rain Forest?, Extinction Is Forever, and The Dinosaur Activity Book—all illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne.

Patricia J. Wynne’s illustrations have also appeared in Scientific American, Natural History, and The New York Times as well as in the highly praised books Hungry, Hungry Sharks, and The Human Body. Both the author and illustrator live in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.One Small Square of a Pond.School's Out: Summer's In.Between Two Worlds.The Hangout.Out of Sight.Quite a Handful.Risky Business.Bottoming Out.Just Keep Raining.Twilight Time.Heading the Warning.Thin Ice.Back to Life.Something New.

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