The National Museum of Natural History

The National Museum of Natural History

by Sally Ann Lee

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What do giant squids, a possibly cursed diamond, dinosaur bones, and a man made of soap all have in common? These are some of the amazing artifacts at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Take a tour through the museum's collections. Engaging text, graphs, maps, and colorful images help readers discover the stories behind some of these treasured pieces of natural history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515779780
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Series: Smithsonian Field Trips Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 8.75(h) x (d)
Lexile: 860L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

About the Author

Sally Lee is the author of numerous nonfiction books for readers from kindergarten through high school. Her interest in children’s literature began at the University of Missouri where she received her degree in education. Her years of teaching gave her desire to help children learn. When she left the classroom to raise her own son and daughter, writing nonfiction became a way to continue educating children. Her favorite part of writing nonfiction is doing research. It reminds her of a treasure hunt, especially when it uncovers off-beat facts that nobody else knows. It also satisfies her own curiosity about the world. Sally and her husband live in Dallas, Texas, with their children and grandchildren nearby.

Table of Contents

Nature's Museum 4

Welcoming Elephant 6

Giant Squid 8

Phoenix the Whale 10

Titanoboa the Monster Snake 12

Hatcher the Digital Triceratops 14

Whale Graveyard 16

The Hope Diamond 18

Meteorites from Mars 20

Egyptian Mummy 22

Soap Man 24

World's Longest Beard 26

From Scientist to Specimen 28

Glossary 30


Critical Thinking Questions 31

Internet Sites 32

Index 32

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