Explore Natural Resources!: With 25 Great Projects by Anita YasudaExplore Natural Resources!: With 25 Great Projects by Anita Yasuda

Explore Natural Resources!: With 25 Great Projects

byAnita YasudaIllustratorJennifer Keller

Paperback | May 13, 2014

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What are natural resources? And why is it important to prevent natural resources from being wasted? Explore Natural Resources! answers these questions. The 25 projects inspire young readers ages 6-9 to have fun while learning why natural resources are important to all living things and how every child can take care of the earth's resources through reducing, reusing, and recycling. Kids will read about national parks and early environmentalists, Earth celebrations, and the science behind renewable and nonrenewable resources. With projects and experiments ranging from making a wind-powered car and creating a solar catcher to calculating their water footprint, children will discover that everything comes from the earth. Projects are easy-to-follow, require little adult supervision, and use commonly found household products, many from the recycling box. Through a mixture of fun facts, trivia, jokes, comics, and hands-on activities, kids will Explore Natural Resources! and gain an appreciation of earth's resources, from its vast oceans to its open skies. Explore Natural Resources! meets common core state standards in language arts for reading informational text and literary nonfiction and is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.
Anita Yasuda is the author of more than 80 books for children and adults, including Explore Flight!, Explore Native American Culture!, and Explore the Wild West! for Nomad Press. She is a member of the Society of Children's Books Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators Performers (CA...
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Title:Explore Natural Resources!: With 25 Great ProjectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.23 inPublished:May 13, 2014Publisher:Nomad PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1619302233

ISBN - 13:9781619302235

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Let’s Explore Natural Resources
Chapter One: Amazing Air
Chapter Two: Wonderful Water
Chapter Three: Super Soil
Chapter Four: Excellent Energy
Chapter Five: Mighty Minerals
Chapter Six: Making the World Greener
Glossary
Resources
Index

Editorial Reviews

DIG Magazine July/August 2017 Explore Natural Resources! definitely lives up to its billing: helps readers ages 6-9 understand why natural resources are important to all living things." Filled with projects, words to know, "fact" and "did you know" boxes, related jokes, and exploratory and explanatory text. Explore Natural Resources! With 25 Great Projects Children's Literature " . . . An informative book for early readers, sections cover the air, water, soil, minerals, energy, and conservation. Key words are in bold and in a words to know box on the same page. Also includes fun activities at the end of each section to learn more and to get hands-on experience about the topic, black-and-white illustrations, a glossary, resources for further exploration, and an index."National Science Teachers Association'Does your approach to teaching natural resources consist of talking to students, showing a video, and maybe inviting a guest speaker? If you are ready for something more engaging, this Natural Resources! With 25 Great Projects is a required science resource. . . The greatest strength of this book may be that it is visually appealing. Every page is attractive and comprised of pictures, vocabulary, and text that will not only inform but entertain the eye. Teachers should consider teaching one chapter per week, which will allow them to have enough time to supervise the elementary aged students. This is the perfect activity book to instruct and demonstrate the immediate interconnectedness humans have with natural resources and the world.' Booklist 'Twenty-five hands-on activities explore the extraordinarily broad and universally accessible concept of natural resources. Conservation is the guiding theme of the book, and global warming, desertification, and water pollution are explained in careful detail . . . Activities follow each chapter and include art projects, experiments, building plans, and challenges. The hands-on nature of the activities, age-appropriate text, and inclusion of high-interest examples and sidebars make this a great primer on a timely topic for the classroom, library, or home bookshelf.'Praise for other titles by Anita Yasuda: Explore the Wild West! 2012 Gold Moonbeam Award School Library Journal "Entertaining and informative. This is a useful and engaging introductory overview of the Wild West." Explore Simple Machines! Booklist "Yasuda writes in particularly clear, simple language, and intersperses her explanations with historical notes, jokes, and 25 easy projects or demonstrations constructed from common materials. She also repeatedly urges readers to spot and classify the simple machines that are all around, encourages the use of a science notebook, and closes her discourse with descriptions of what inventors and engineers do." Explore Water! School Library Journal "It's impossible to read this book and not turn off the water while you brush your teeth. Children will come away with obscure facts and broad understandings about this vital resource . . ." Explore the Solar System! National Science Teachers Association"The inviting cover of this science book will attract the attention of young readers right from the start. This is a great book to entice young readers to read more and learn a little science along the way. It would make an attractive addition to a school library" "