Marine Science for Kids: Exploring and Protecting Our Watery World, includes Cool Careers and 21 Activities
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.