Climate Change: The Science Behind Melting Glaciers and Warming Oceans with Hands-On Science Activities

Climate Change: The Science Behind Melting Glaciers and Warming Oceans with Hands-On Science Activities

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Overview

A book about climate change for middle readers who want to learn the science behind a warming planet and make a difference for their own future!

What’s causing extreme weather around the globe? Why are some species rapidly dwindling in number? And what does the future hold for planet Earth?

In Climate Change: The Science Behind Melting Glaciers and Warming Oceans with Hands-On Science Activities, students ages 9 to 12 take a deep dive into the science behind the changing climate in order to best contribute to the methods underway to solve the problem of a rapidly changing planet—and think up new solutions! Essential questions, cool facts, and links to online primary sources and other relevant material make complex concepts easier to understand. This book is rich in text-to-self and text-to-world connections, along with hands-on science and critical creative-thinking exercises designed to explore the research being done to combat this global problem and encourage kids to find new solutions! This title has been revised and updated to reflect 2020 educational standards and incorporate new scientific discoveries!

• How do we know the climate is changing? By looking at the science from the past 200 years or so, all of which points to the fact that humans have had an adverse impact on the health of the planet, and this impact is great enough to affect many different ecosystems, living species, and the human species itself.
• The study of planetary science, arctic ice bubbles, coral reefs, and more all contribute to the wealth of knowledge we are gaining, knowledge that can be used in the science and engineering innovations underway around the world to address global climate change.
• Focused on a proactive approach to environmental education, Climate Change engages readers through hands-on activities, such as building a solar pizza oven, along with stories of people, including kids, who are making a positive environmental difference.


About the Build It Science set and Nomad Press

Climate Change is part of a set of four Build It Science books that explore accessible science. The other titles in this set are Fairground Physics, Backyard Biology, and Kitchen Chemistry.

Nomad Press books in the Build It series integrate content with participation. Combining content with inquiry-based projects stimulates learning and makes it active and alive. Nomad’s unique approach simultaneously grounds kids in factual knowledge while allowing them the space to be curious, creative, and critical thinkers.

All books are leveled for Guided Reading level and Lexile and align with Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

All titles are available in paperback, hardcover, and ebook formats.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619308992
Publisher: Nomad Press
Publication date: 04/15/2020
Series: Nomad Press Build It Yourself Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: 950L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Joshua Sneideman is an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow with 10 year’s experience as a middle school science teacher. He founded ECO International, an intercollegiate Environmental Congress to help Costa Rican high schools develop environmental community action plans. Josh is the co-author of Renewable Energy: Discover the Fuel of the Future (Nomad Press 2016), as well as co-author of a previous edition of Climate Change (Nomad Press 2015). Joshua lives in Hixson, Tennessee.

Erin Twamley is an educator and author passionate about providing STEM learning opportunities and writing STEM publications. She is the co-author of Renewable Energy: Discover the Fuel of the Future (Nomad Press 2016), as well as co-author of a previous edition of Climate Change (Nomad Press 2015). Through her STEM publications, she aims to highlight the leadership and discoveries of women and diverse communities. Twamley leads STEM and Author Encounters with Department of Defense Education Activity, international schools, and Girl Scouts. Her encounters engage the next generation of learners in protecting and creating a sustainable planet through STEM literacy. She loves to travel, read, and has lived on three continents. Reach the author at www.erinedu.org, on Twitter @STEMSuperheros.

Alexis Cornell is a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies. She is the illustrator of several books from Nomad Press, including Evolution: How Life Adapts to a Changing Environment and Cells: Experience Life at its Tiniest. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Timeline
Introduction: Spaceship Earth
Observe the Water Cycle
Build a Balance Board
Chapter 1: Goldilocks and the Three Planets
Make a Can Crusher
Explore the Planets
Make a Telescope
Build a Solar Cooker
Chapter 2: Biting into the Sun
Build Your Own Sundial
How Powerful is Sunlight?
Weather VS. Climate
Make an Apple Battery
Build an Anemometer
Chapter 3: Burps, Farts, and Other Greenhouse Gases
Measure the Moisture in the Air
Cool Down with Evaporation
Make Your Own Ice
Experiment with Dry Ice
Chapter 4: Time-Traveling Scientists
Fossil Collection
Soil Scientist
Ocean Acidification
Core Sampling
Chapter 5: Mother Earth Has a Fever
Measure Air Pollutants
Transportation Energy Audit
Light Over Time
Carbon in the Air
Chapter 6: Download Your Future
Plant Trees in Your Community
Write a Letter to the Mayor
Track Your Waste

Glossary
Resources
Essential Questions
Index

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