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Discusses the microscopic organisms known as phytoplankton and the important functions they serve in replenishing earth's atmosphere, in the ...
Discusses the microscopic organisms known as phytoplankton and the important functions they serve in replenishing earth's atmosphere, in the marine food chain, and more.
What can a marine educator do to turn children's attention toward the really important, but often inaccessible, concepts of science? Mary Cerullo, who has spent a productive career developing ways to bring marine science to students, brings it all together in Sea Soup, in which the phytoplanktons take stage front with exquisite photographs and engaging text. Using well-chosen metaphors and eye-catching color to portray the importance of the role of single-celled organisms you can't see without a microscope, she brings honest science to kids.
Ideally, the book should be used with its companion teacher's guide by Betsy T. Stevens (reviewed separately), but it stands alone as a wonderful resource for younger children.
A brief glossary and a list of related readings round out the volume. Highly Recommended, Grades 3-4. REVIEWER: Dr. Johnes K. Moore (Emeritus, Salem State College)