You Can Help Our Earth Live Longer! Everything we do has an impact on the world around us--from the clothes we wear and food we eat to the gardens we grow and the trash we throw away. And to take the best care of the earth--and ourselves--it's important to make smart choices. With The Everything Kids' Environment Book, you'll find out what you can do every day to help protect our planet. You'll also learn why the rainforest is so important to us, how animals go extinct, and what environmentalists can tell us about taking good care of our world. Learn how to "go green" and to: Find new uses for recycled grocery bags. Create your own greenhouse. Make acid rain--safely!--to see how it affect plants. Test organic food against foods grown with chemicals. Make your own compost pile. Re-create deforestation with the soil from timbered trees. Test your sensitivity to noise. Whether you are in the classroom, surfing the Internet, or just hanging out with your friends, you can make a difference. Start today--so our Earth can live another 4.5 billion years!
Who says learning can't be fun? Using the word "educational" can be the quickest way to lose a child's interest. But the games, projects, and experiments in The Everything Kids' Learning Activities Book are so much fun, your kids won't even know they're learning! Not only will your kids be entertained and have fun, they'll learn skills in the key areas of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. With 145 indoor and outdoor activities including: Comic strip sequencing Round robin storytelling Lollipop patterns The 25-cent pyramid Cookie fractions Balloon terrarium These activities are geared for kids aged 5–12, making this a go-to resource for years to come. And most activities use materials that are in your house! This easy-to-use guide is full of creative ideas and expert advice to help you be your kids' best learning partner.
Dazzle your friends and family with dozens of science tricks! Kids may not clamor to study science and physics, but they sure enjoy anything that has to do with slime, invisible ink and obtaining the ability to make things disappear. With The Everything Kids' Magical Science Experiments Book, kids will be able to bend the rules of time, space and logic by performing over 50 "magical" science experiments. Parents will love the fact that their kids are learning while having fun, by performing feats such as: Changing salt to sugar Creating a real life genie in a bottle Creating and writing with invisible ink Making a person stay seated, just by using their pinky finger Sealing a punctured balloon with a penny Changing Mentos candy into soda The Everything Kids' Magical Science Experiments Book is packed with 30 "magical" science-related puzzles and over 50 experiments that are sure to get kids excited about chemistry, science and even physics!
The natural world holds secrets under every rock and around every tree. If you've ever wondered what life is like through a microscope, telescope, or with the naked eye--you'll love this book! You will: Run with the antelope across the American plains and learn about the food chain. Climb with a monkey to the highest tree in the rainforest and discover how photosynthesis keeps leaves green. Sink to the bottom of the ocean to follow creatures who have adapted to life in total darkness Travel with a meteor at speeds up to 160,000 miles per hour. Burrow with the earthworms in your own backyard. Through it all, you'll find out how things synergize, regenerate, and evaporate--and lots more! And don't worry about the big words--they are all defined and explained with familiar examples in this fascinating trip through the natural world.
Because protecting environmental resources has become an issue of scientific, political, and historical import, service-learning projects that serve the planet have become an important part of a wide range of curricula. Students will find a wealth of opportunities both at home and abroad that will directly impact the Earth’s wildlife, aquatic health, and natural resources. This engaging volume surveys the various projects available to students interested in using service learning to find solutions to local and global environmental issues. Readers also learn how to tie projects to coursework and apply their skills to future pursuits.
This book is the essential guide for teaching children about nature and environmental protection. This guide shows teachers how to incorporate “green” concepts into everyday lessons, activities, and field trips. Also included are ways to send the lesson home, with clear steps for teaching children how to make saving the earth a part of their daily lives. Features information on: The best ways to address issues like global warming and the disappearing rainforests Sustainable school supplies Eco-friendly fundraising Inspiring field trip ideas (from the local farm to the local landfill!) Innovative ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle Teachers, students, administrators, and parents will learn to take green practices from the classroom to the larger world outside. By using teacher-tested activities and the inspiring stories of real kids, this book will motivate teachers and their students to turn education into action.
Before the US government enacted strict laws about landfills and toxic waste disposal, tragedies of pollution occurred across the country. Today, landfills are safer and more environmentally friendly, but problems can still happen-and our laws don't stop other countries from continuing poor landfill practices. Readers will learn the terrible story of Love Canal and the hazardous chemicals that can be produced by landfills. With the help of detailed sidebars and full-color photographs, the main content introduces an important conservation topic, including its social and scientific aspects.