Smithsonian Discover: Earth
With Smithsonian Discover: Earth, kids can take a tour of Earth's fiery core, scale Mount Everest, scuba-dive in the Great Barrier Reef, and hunker down during a hurricane, all without ever leaving the safety of their living rooms. A must-have for any kid who calls Earth home, this engaging book contains three sections: Amazing Earth (all about the inside and outside of the planet), the Blue Planet (covering awesome oceans, raging rivers, and great lakes), and Wild Weather (which explains the science of weather and goes inside natural disasters). Each page contains science presented simply, and facts backed by the museum professionals of the Smithsonian.
The compelling content is only the tip of the iceberg (only a tenth of which floats above the ocean's surface, as you'll learn). This engaging title also delivers hands-on activities like you would find at the Smithsonian. Bound right into the book are 12 Earth fact cards, a large double-sided map of the world, and materials to construct a three-dimensional paper globe. Though we walk its surface every day, Smithsonian Discover: Earth will surely teach kids that Earth is one fascinating planet!
Who says Science is boring! This engaging series has solid science information written in an engaging manner, and a variety of supplemental tools, including double sided posters (approx. 27" x 19.5"), stickers or everything you need for a simple, hands-on project. Books are beautifully illustrated and are separated into 3 sections by large tab dividers, making it easy to pick up and read for specific information.
Discover Earth topics are Amazing Earth, the Blue Planet and Wild Weather. A double-sided poster called offers animals of the world on one side and wild weather in the United States on the other. Also includes 12 fact cards on the Wonders of the World and a 3D cardstock globe to build.
Discover Space topics are Mysterious Universe, the Solar System, and Space Exploration. Double-sided poster offers a space exploration timeline on one side and our solar system on the other. Also includes 12 solar system fact cards and over 75 glow-in-the-dark stickers.
Discover Flight covers Balloons in the Air, Machines in the Sky, and Starships in Space. Double-sided poster has a Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor Supersonic Stealth Fighter on one side and a history of flight timeline on the other side. Also includes 12 fact cards on amazing aircraft and 9 paper airplanes to fold.
One thing I really appreciate is that the supplemental materials are stored in a clear plastic pocket that opens at the top which prevents wear and tear. Evolutionary content. HC with inside spiral. Includes glossary. 64 pgs. Perfect supplement to your Science curriculum or an excellent resource to stir yourchild's interest. ~ Deanne