Introduce water loving children to the mysteries of the deep. Beginning with a foundational understanding of the marine environment, learn about coastal communities, the open sea, rivers, streams, lakes and ponds, and environmental challenges facing the aquatic world. They are also introduced to marine scientists, giving a glimpse into careers available.
Discover why the ocean is blue, how animals survive icy waters. Meet various water creatures like sharks and rays, penguins and sea birds, whales and dolphins, squid and octopus. Colorfully illustrated with informative details written for middle school and beyond, this resource includes 21 hands-on learning activities such as making an edible coral reef and miniature tide pool, constructing a squid, composing a sea monster poem, transforming salt water into fresh water, testing methods to clean up oil spills and more. Glossary and Index included. Wonderful introduction to the marine sciences for all ages. 132 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne
Do you ever dream of being a marine explorer or adventurer? Are you a fan of cool, cute, or creepy creatures? Then here's some good news: some of the coolest, cutest, and creepiest creatures live in Earth's oceans and other watery places.Marine Science for Kids is a colorful, fun, photo-filled guide to exploring our underwater world. In these pages, you'll delve deep into the science of aquatic study, including geology, chemistry, and biology in both salt- and freshwater environments, and gain insight into the real-world practice of aquatic science. You'll discover how and why oceans move, and learn the answers to questions such as "Why is the ocean blue?" You'll meet cool creatures, including sharks and rays, penguins and other seabirds, whales and dolphins, squids and octopuses, and many more. You'll uncover some of the most pressing challenges facing marine environments and find out how you can use your talents to make a difference. Real-life marine scientists share what inspires them every day and provide insights into their exciting careers. Hands-on activities in each chapter make learning fun.Kids can: make an edible coral reef; explore marine camouflage; construct a water-propelled squid; test methods of cleaning up an oil spill; experiment with ocean acidification; and much more.
Join archeologists as they dig up ancient riches, preserved mummies, buried cities, and long lost tombs. There is so much to learn from ancient cultures, and the best way to gain this knowledge is to examine the people and places of those times. This superb series highlights five high-interest cultures in these easy-to-read overviews packed full of interesting historical information. Learn about ancient Egyptians as you read about the Giza Pyramids, and discover why these pyramids are called the "Tomb of Wonders." Pompeii's excavations reveal to us many things we didn't know about ancient Rome's way of life. After reading about Machu Picchu, an ancient Inca village, you might want to travel to Peru to visit this "City in the Clouds." In the first emperor of China's tomb you will uncover his "Army of Stone" and many other amazing discoveries. Or you can just take the time to unlock the secrets of the dead by looking at natural and man-made mummies from around the world. Each book is paperback, has forty-eight pages, is filled with full-color photographs of the locations, and has a glossary of unfamiliar words and a list of books or websites for further research. Overall, these books provide wonderful insight to these famous historical sites, as well as providing wonderful information about the archeological proceedings, what they found, and what we've learned from those findings. Watch out! Your children might start digging up your backyard to uncover ancient mysteries after reading these books! - elise