The Geography Book

Activities for Exploring, Mapping, and Enjoying your World
Arnold, Caroline (Book - 2002)
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The Geography Book

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Get to Know the Earth's Many Forms with Dozens of Fun and Easy Projects From finding directions by the stars, to mapping your neighborhood, to making an earthquake in a box, you'll have a great time learning about the world with The Geography Book. You'll find out how to determine location on the Earth, how maps can provide us with a wide range of information, how different landforms were created, how water has helped shape the Earth, and much more. Using simple materials you'll be able to find around the house or in your neighborhood, you'll be able to create things like a giant compass rose, a balloon globe, a contour potato, a map puzzle, and a tornado in a jar. So get ready for a fascinating trip around the globe.
Authors: Arnold, Caroline
Title: The geography book
activities for exploring, mapping, and enjoying your world
Publisher: New York : Wiley, c2002
Characteristics: iv, 108 p. :,ill., maps ;,28 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Caroline Arnold
Contents: Introduction: What is geography?
Part I Find yourself on Earth: Which way is north?
Star directions
The magnetic poles
Using a compass
Compass rose
Make a giant compass rose
Compass rose race
Latitude and longitude
Exactly north, south, east, and west
Part II Mapping the Earth: The Earth is round
A balloon globe
Making the round Earth flat
Orange peel experiment
Stretching the globe
Time zones of the world
Make a world clock
Maps to scale
Make a room plan
Photo maps
Make a panoramic photo
Map keys unlock map secrets
The key to your neighborhood
Relief maps
Make a 3-D map
Color-coded and contour maps
Contour potato
Road maps
Planning a trip
Weather maps
Weather magnets
Dot maps
State population map
Old and new maps
Buried treasure
Part III The land: The continents
Map puzzle
Earthquake in a box
Frosting lava
High places and low places
Mountains of the world
How to measure a mountain
How high is it?
Valleys and canyons
Preventing erosion
Where the land meets the sea
Islands in a tub
Part IV Water all around: Oceans, seas, and lakes
Making salt crystals
Rivers and streams
How does the water flow?
Waterfalls, rapids, and other fast water
Water wheel
Hit the beach
Sand pictures
Dams and reservoirs
Building a better dam
The water cycle
Make a rain gauge
Glaciers, ice sheets, and icebergs
Icebergs and sea level
Part V Weather and climate: Atmospheric pressure
Collapsing bottle
The sun keeps us warm
Angle of the sun
Energy from the sun
Solar water heater
The greenhouse effect
Rising air
Twirling snake
The wind
Weather vane
Hurricanes and tornadoes
Tornado in a jar
Using the wind
ISBN: 0471412368
Branch Call Number: j 910 A752g 2002
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 104)
Subject Headings: Geography Study and teaching (Elementary) Activity programs
Topical Term: Geography
LCCN: 2001026802
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From finding directions by the stars, to mapping your neighborhood, to making an earthquake in a box, you'll have a great time learning about the world with The Geography Book.

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