Understanding Cycles and Systems

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'Understanding Cycles and Systems' explores the constant processes that surround us. You will learn about everything from the movement of rocks to the changing forms of water. You will discover how invisible elements and the Sun's energy are the keys to all living things. You will also find out how all Earth's processes connect and work together. So, come on a fantastic journey into the world of cycles and systems! Sci-Hi is an engaging, comprehensive, and visually stimulating series that takes learning science core curriculum to a whole new
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Overview

'Understanding Cycles and Systems' explores the constant processes that surround us. You will learn about everything from the movement of rocks to the changing forms of water. You will discover how invisible elements and the Sun's energy are the keys to all living things. You will also find out how all Earth's processes connect and work together. So, come on a fantastic journey into the world of cycles and systems! Sci-Hi is an engaging, comprehensive, and visually stimulating series that takes learning science core curriculum to a whole new level.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-7–The value of the first six of these wide-ranging introductions lies in their clear explanations, lively presentations, and numerous household (or local) and global examples of their subjects. The short chapters in Minerals, for example, cover such standard fare as “What Is a Rock?” and “Sedimentary Rocks,” but are rescued by their use of short paragraphs that include helpful scientific definitions. Information in Climate Change ranges from an examination of Philadelphia’s climate over the past 30 years to a description of recent changes in Siberian permafrost. Multiple colorful sidebars and large and small diagrams and photographs will help students to grasp the fundamentals being discussed, and the easy but interesting science experiments will act as further reinforcements. Cycles brings together information that must normally be searched for across multiple volumes and drives home the message that Earth’s ecosystems and natural processes are delicately balanced and intertwined. Science Across Cultures, however, attempts to cover too much, discussing such diverse topics as science history and basics, careers, and controversies. Pass on this one.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410933584
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 8/15/2009
  • Series: Sci-Hi: Earth and Space Science Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,440,842
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Lexile: 810L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

A Dynamic Planet 4

BGC Cycles 10

The Water Cycle 14

The Carbon Cycle 16

The Oxygen Cycle 22

The Nitrogen Cycle 24

The Rock Cycle 26

The Energy Balance 28

The Food Web 32

Air and Water 34

Learning from Satellites 40

Cycles, Systems, and Us 42

Cycles and Systems Quiz 44

Glossary 45

Find Out More 47

Index 48

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