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

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

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ISBN: 9781613735367
Grades: 4-AD

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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

Publisher Description:

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.

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Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
4
Grade End
AD
ISBN
9781613735367
Author
Josh and Bethanie Hestermann
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Trafalgar Square
Weight
1.1 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.5" x 11.0" x 0.38"
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My Grandaughter is showing an interest in Marine Biology and has adopted a Sea Turtle that she is able to follow along the Florida coast..She at this early age shows an interest so I thought this would be an appropriate gift for her.
BARBARA C on Dec 13, 2020
I am designing an environmental class for high school and wanted to add in fun things to do for our ocean studies.
Denise M on Apr 29, 2020
My Grandaughter is showing an interest in Marine Biology and has adopted a Sea Turtle that she is able to follow along the Florida coast..She at this early age shows an interest so I thought this would be an appropriate gift for her.
BARBARA C on Dec 13, 2020
kid's interest
HONG S on Nov 29, 2020
I am designing an environmental class for high school and wanted to add in fun things to do for our ocean studies.
Denise M on Apr 29, 2020
We live on the coast and I though this would be a fun unit to start our year off.
Mihaela F on Aug 7, 2019
Son wants to study marine biology
User on Jun 18, 2018
kid's interest
HONG S on Nov 29, 2020
We live on the coast and I though this would be a fun unit to start our year off.
Mihaela F on Aug 7, 2019
I need reading material for seventh grader regarding ocean life animals and conservation?
A shopper on Sep 17, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This should work. There are also some activities included in the book. We loved it and hope you enjoy it too!
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