Multcolib School Corps Picks Environmental Protection Grades 4-7
Annotation:With this book, kids and parents will find out what they can do every day to help protect the planet.
Annotation:Over the past several decades, our world has been warming at a faster rate than ever before. Winters are shorter. Sea levels have risen. Territories of predators and prey have shifted. To survive in this new environment, animals everywhere have had to adapt, or face extinction.
Annotation:Explores the delicate web of natural cycles that supports millions of species, from single-celled bacteria to the rare giant panda, and reveals how our ever-growing demand for food, fuel, and living space threatens to damage Earth's habitats beyond repair.
Annotation:Energy makes things work. From coal and wood to gas and oil, planet Earth has a wealth of natural resources packed full of energy. The way that energy is produced and the amount we use have a huge impact upon the planet. If people continue to use fuels at the current rate, the Earth will run out of its own resources. The effect on the environment will be devastating. This way of living is called unsustainable. This fascinating book uses case studies to explore the causes and effects of human energy consumption and the ways in which people can reduce their impact on the environment by reducing their own energy consumption and using alternative renewable energy sources, such as solar power.
Annotation:Describes where scientists look to find evidence of climate change--from changes in bird migration patterns and fruit blossom dates, to obtaining tree rings and mud cores--and especially how students and other citizen-scientists are assisting to monitor climate change, as well as what can be done to mitigate global warming.
Annotation:Describes the efforts of the Jackson Elementary School in Everett, Washington, to clean up a nearby stream, stock it with salmon, and preserve it as an unpolluted place where the salmon could return to spawn.
Annotation: Readers will enjoy many fun features, from climate connections in global hotspots, to amazing before and after snapshots, to questionnaires answered by climate scientists and celebrities.
Annotation:It's windy on the Danish island of Samsø. Meet the environmentally friendly folks who, in a few short years, worked together for energy independence, and who now proudly call their home Energy Island.
Annotation:Rachel Carson was always curious about the world around her. As a girl she loved being outside, always exploring and wanting to know more about the universe. As an adult Rachel wrote books about what she loved--including Silent Spring , a book that changed the world.
Annotation:An introduction to various animal species that are threatened with extinction, including polar bears, sea turtles, river dolphins, jaguars, gibbons, and others; and discusses ways to help them survive.
Annotation:Tells the story of the ivory-billed woodpecker's extinction in the United States, describing the encounters between this species and humans, and discussing what these encounters have taught us about preserving endangered creatures.
Annotation:In 50 Ways to Save the Earth , readers learn easy, meaningful ways to help reduce their carbon footprints, from saving energy and caring for water to putting the dustbin on a diet. Describing fifty simple daily actions, this book shows children that they can have a positive impact on the environment, and that every action, no matter how small, counts.
Annotation:Our planet's resources need to be protected not only for our children but by them, as well. Each volume describes how people use the Earth's natural resources and what can be done to protect them.
Annotation:The alarming true story of what's happening to the fish, the oceans and our environment. It tells how and why the fish we most commonly eat, including tuna, salmon, cod and swordfish, could become extinct within fifty years. It is a call to action. With its focus on supporting sustainable fishing it shows how from little steps to big, kids can--and must--make a difference.
Annotation:A biography of John Muir, naturalist and founder of the Sierra Club, whose travels, speeches and writings led directly to the creation of the Yosemite National Park in 1890 and other national parks that followed.
Annotation:Encouraged to think about the choices they make that generate garbage in the first place, readers learn ways to reduce, reuse, recycle--and rethink their actions. Along the way, kids can explore the science of garbology, discover fascinating information that archaeologists can learn by excavating middens, and use projects to investigate the world of trash
Annotation:An introduction to ecology that uses examples of real-life human endeavors, action tips and factoids to show how environmental problems can be slowed or reversed.
Annotation:It's easy being green! Kids have enormous potential to affect change, and this enlightening book harnesses children's natural energy, enthusiasm, optimism, and drive to make a difference in the world.
Annotation:Describes the ecosystem of the Douglas fir, the old growth forests of the Pacific Northwest, the effects of human activities on them, and efforts to protect them.
Annotation:Trivia, fun facts, and over 20 captivating hands-on projects investigate ecology basics, such as the food chain, oxygen, and animal habitats, as well as ways to lessen the strain on Earth's resources by reducing human waste and consumption.
Annotation:Photo-essay exploring the cultural and environmental aspects of traditional Balinese rice farming, a model of sustainable food production.
Annotation:This inspiring book presents the true stories of 12 people, most of them teenagers or younger adults, from across North America who have done great things for the environment.
Annotation:Describes new technologies that can help reduce pollution and global warming, such as alternative energy sources, buildings that cost less to heat, reducing waste, reducing threats to endangered species, and combining all of these to promote sustainable living
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A collection of non-fiction materials about Environmental protection for students in grades 4 through 7. The library has already-prepared Buckets of Books on this topic that you can check out. The Buckets contain books similar to those on the list (though not every title is exactly the same) plus a teacher's guide. To see the list of Buckets, go to: http://web.multcolib.org/educators/school-corps/bucket-books .