Teaching children that the battle against the world’s overwhelming waste problem begins with them, this plethora of projects investigates the science of garbology.” The guide highlights the choices people make in creating garbage in the first place, suggesting ways kids can reduce, reuse, and recycle as well as rethink their actions for the future. Along the way, hands-on activities encourage children to make even more discoveries. Kitchen lovers can whip up a delicious edible landfill, brew natural dyes for a T-shirt, and grow a windowsill garden to make herbal shampoo. Learning the ins and outs of biodegradation, kids can snag air pollution in a can or even compare the effects of commercial and homemade cleaners. From reusing jeans and plastic milk jugs to making use of the odds and ends in the junk drawer, this challenging collection of activities ensures each kid can become a rubbish warrior.”
About the Author
Donna Latham is an award-winning author and playwright. She is the author of Amazing Biome Projects You Can Build Yourself, Backyard Biology Investigate Habitats Outside Your Door With 25 Projects, Deciduous, Forests, Deserts, Garbage Investigate What Happens When You Throw It Out With 25 Projects, Norah Jones, Oceans, Respiration and Photosynthesis, Savannas and Grasslands, and Tundra. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Society of Midland Authors. She lives in Batavia, Illinois.
Beth Hetland was born and raised in the rolling hills of Wisconsin. She graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009 with a BFA, and has been creating comics and self publishing since 2006. She graduated from The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2011 with a MFA in Comics. Beth is currently a member of the Faculty at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago teaching comics.
What People are Saying About This
"This high-powered tour of ecological principles is chocked full of information, activities, and science vocabulary. Science educators and parents will be thrilled with the amount of information the author has packed into Biomes." —Greg DeFrancis, Director of Education, Montshire Museum on Amazing Biome Projects You Can Do Yourself
"The science of garbology is presented to young readers, inspiring them to be eco–explorers. . . . This book propels the young eco–explorers readers directly to hands–on, minds–on garbage projects. . . Ask yourself this question: Is it time for your students to go GAGA? That is, to become Garbage Aware and recognize that Garbage is Awesome? If so, this is the book for you!" —www.NSTA.org (December 2011)
"Title focuses on informing elementary students of the impact that garbage is making on our world with twenty-five short projects. An interesting layout with simple black and white illustrations boxed Trash Flashes, Words to Know, and Did You Know features to keep youngsters interested. Format is perfect for classrooms. Hands-on approach to a largely ignored subject is appealing, as well." —www.clcd.com (February 1, 2012)