Describes the forms water takes, how it has shaped Earth, and its importance to life.

Briefly explains where our drinking water comes from and its importance in human nutrition.

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Describes the forms water takes, how it has shaped Earth, and its importance to life.

Briefly explains where our drinking water comes from and its importance in human nutrition.

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What a terrific book for elementary age kids about the topic of water. The reader will learn the basics of water and its vital importance for sustaining human life. The author describes a myriad of water topics—its cycle, uses, altering states and types, where it is found and how modern technology channels clean water. Readers learn about environmental concerns associated with water and are cautioned to indeed use this precious commodity wisely. The book contains interesting water facts, a glossary, an index and a resource page for those eager to continue their water education. Readers will love this picture-filled book that helps visual learners. Preschool teachers might try this book for a science theme at the pre-kindergarten level while older age children might enjoy this for pleasure reading. Teachers might find this a great book for students to use for a book report assignment. The audience can be varied and even adults might find themselves thinking twice about their own water use. Part of the "Simply Science" series. 2001, Compass Point Books, $19.93. Ages 7 to 10. Reviewer: Melinda Tierney
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756509774
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Series: Simply Science Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,032,370
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Alice Flanagan has written more than 100 titles for children and teachers. Her books include holidays, phonics for beginning readers, career guidance, biographies of U.S. presidents and first ladies, and informational books about famous people and events in American history. Ms. Flanagan lives with her husband in Chicago, Illinois. As a writer/photographer team, they have published several books together. Their travels have taken them to many beautiful places and brought them many lifelong friends.
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Table of Contents

The World of Water 5
The Water Cycle 9
Changing Water 13
Salt Water and Freshwater 14
Clean Water 18
How Do You Get Water? 22
Using Water Wisely 29
Glossary 30
Did You Know? 30
Want to Know More? 31
Index 32
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