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Discover National Monuments, National Parks, Natural Wonders By Cynthia Light Brown
eBook (ePub): $8.99
Illustrated by Blair Shedd. Discover National Monuments, National Parks: Natural Wonders introduces readers to the history and science behind some of the most amazing natural sites in our country... More > that have been named national monuments. These natural phenomena have been created by the forces of wind, fire, water, and time. All of these monuments, many of which are now national parks, belong to everyone in America. Each has a fascinating story to tell about America’s past. Kids will learn about some big concepts, such as how a coral reef is formed, or what causes volcanoes to erupt. They can also explore these concepts with hands-on experiments that include making stalactites and discovering how a river can erode rock into a canyon. History, science, culture, and a wow factor sure to get the attention of this age group will enlighten kids about the importance of safeguarding our world’s treasures.< Less
Geology of the Great Plains and Mountain West: Investigate How the Earth Was Formed By Cynthia Light Brown
eBook (ePub): $8.99
Illustrated by Eric Baker. In Geology of the Great Plains and Mountain West, kids ages 9–12 have fun learning how geology and physical geography are intertwined as they explore the unique... More > setting of the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains. The region includes the states of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. Terrain, climate, and the great movements of the earth impact the rivers, lakes, plains, and mountains of America’s heartland. Fascinating facts and educational sidebars help kids learn about big concepts in physical geography, such as how the Rocky Mountains affect climate and why the largest river system in North America meanders across the middle of the continent. Young readers can explore these ideas further with hands-on projects that include creating a tornado, engineering a flood, and forming kettle ponds from melting glaciers.< Less
Geology of the Pacific Northwest: Investigate How the Earth Was Formed By Cynthia Light Brown
eBook (ePub): $8.99
In Geology of the Pacific Northwest, kids ages 9–12 learn how geology and physical geography are intertwined as they explore the wonders of the Pacific Northwest. Washington, Oregon, Idaho,... More > Alaska, western Montana, and northern California are a unique part of the United States known for its explosive volcanoes and earthquakes. The region has everything from glaciers and tundra to mighty rivers and the only temperate rainforest in the United States. Beginning with an exploration of the underlying forces of plate tectonics, young readers discover how mountains affect climate, how landforms affect people, and how people affect the physical elements. Kids can take these ideas further with hands-on projects such as making their own basalt columns or creating a water wheel to harness the power of water.< Less
Geology of the Desert Southwest: Investigate How the Earth Was Formed By Cynthia Light Brown
eBook (ePub): $8.99
In Geology of the Desert Southwest, kids ages 9–12 learn how geology and physical geography are intertwined as they explore the unique setting of the Desert Southwest. California, Arizona,... More > New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Oklahoma, and Texas form this dry, often hot, region of the United States known for its saguaro cactus and the spectacular Grand Canyon. Beginning with the underlying forces of plate tectonics, young readers discover landforms such as mountains, plateaus, and canyons, then examine climate, river systems, and ecosystems. Kids will learn how mountains affect climate, and about the powerful erosive forces that produce canyons. They can explore these ideas further with handson experiments such as making their own swamp cooler or mimicking nature’s process of evaporation by purifying water.< Less
Explore Rocks and Minerals By Cynthia Light Brown & Nick Brown
eBook (PDF): $8.99
Explore Rocks and Minerals! offers kids ages 6–9 a fascinating introduction to geology. It investigates the geological forces that create and transform rocks, outlining the life cycle of... More > igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, and what they can tell us about the earth. It also explores fossils, and how they come to exist and are discovered. Explore Rocks and Minerals includes 20 hands-on activities to bring learning to life. Kids create their own crystals, sculpt edible models of the planet, and bake volcanic meringue cookies. These easyto- follow activities require minimal adult supervision and use common household products. By combining an interactive component with jokes, fun facts, and cartoons, Explore Rocks and Minerals! provides a fun, accessible introduction to geology.< Less
Geology of the Eastern Coast: Investigate How the Earth Was Formed By Cynthia Light Brown & Kathleen Brown
eBook (ePub): $8.99
In Geology of the Eastern Coast, kids ages 9-12 will learn about the big questions of geology and physical geography as they explore the unique setting of the Eastern Coast. The region includes the... More > states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Kids will have a chance to explore the region while learning fun facts and trying experiments and projects, such as creating folded mountains and discovering the eff ects of an oil spill.< Less