Using Water

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This book answers the questions: Why is water important to us? Where does our water come from? How do we use water? Can we run out of water? Who studies water? It also includes an activity about water.
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Overview

This book answers the questions: Why is water important to us? Where does our water come from? How do we use water? Can we run out of water? Who studies water? It also includes an activity about water.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1
At first glance, these books look attractive, but the texts are oversimplified. Air is the weakest offering. It includes an experiment in which children place a glass bowl over a candle: "When the candle has used up the air in the glass, it goes out." This is incorrect; only the oxygen has been used up. Some statements sound awkward, such as, "Air is not nothing." The chapter entitled "How Do We Use Air?" claims: "We also use air to have fun. Scuba divers use tanks of air to dive deep in the ocean." It is more accurate to say that scuba divers need tanks of air in order to breathe underwater. The books on soil and water both pose unanswered questions. Chapter headings ask: "Will We Ever Run Out of Soil?" and "Can We Run Out of Water?" but don't provide clear answers. In some cases, the author fails to explain concepts adequately. Water says that ocean water is salty and that people "need fresh water," but does not explain how fresh water is different from seawater. Skip the title on air; consider the other three if you're desperate for material on a very easy reading level.
—Melinda PiehlerCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403493149
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Series: Exploring Earth's Resources Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.89 (w) x 8.89 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

PWB Biography:
Sharon Katz Cooper has written more than 25 books and articles for children. She has also written several books and articles for adults—but those are less fun. Several of her books have been finalists for the Association of Educational Publishers (EdPress) awards.

Sharon lives in Fairfax, Virginia, with her husband, Jason, and her son, Reuven. She likes to cook, travel, wear hats, eat chocolate, and read other children’s books. In her spare time, she helps to design museum exhibits.

CPB Biography:
Sharon Katz Cooper is a writer and science educator. She enjoys writing about science and social studies topics for children and young adults. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia, with her husband, Jason, and son, Reuven.

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