Multcolib School Corps Picks Landforms Grades 4-5
Annotation: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.
Annotation:How do waterfalls form? When do landslides occur? From Pangaea to plate tectonics, this title delivers clear answers to complicated questions about a vast array of Earth science topics.
Annotation:Learn how geology and physical geography are intertwined and explore the wonders of the Pacific Northwest. Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, western Montana, and northern California are a unique part of the United States known for its explosive volcanoes and earthquakes. The region has everthing from glaciers and tundra to mighty rivers and the only temperate rainforest in the United States.
Annotation:Thirty games, activities, and experiments provide an introduction to learning about how rivers are formed, the water cycle, and the animals and habitats that exist along rivers.
Annotation:Introduces the planet's climate and geography, discussing topics including the water cycle, earthquakes, and natural resources, and provides instructions for creating simple projects.
Annotation:How in the world will you memorize everything you need to know for your next geography test? Brian P. Cleary can help! He s made up acronyms, poems, riddles, songs, and more to help those tricky geography facts stick in your brain.
Annotation:Introduces children to geographical concepts, map reading, and miscellaneous facts about the countries of the world.
Annotation:Explains why the arctic and antarctic are especially sensitive to global warming, how the shrinking of glaciers and ice caps and the melting of permafrost involve positive feedback loops that accelerate the process, and the extent to which the melting effects sea level.
Annotation:Offering examples of beauty and danger this book will help readers experience and understand the full awesome power of nature and the rivers of our Earth.
Annotation:This first-person account of a trip to the Grand Canyon describes some of its outstanding features including unusual plants and animals, strange formations, waterfalls, and trails.
Annotation:Glaciers are powerful forces of nature--tremendous sheets of ice that can weigh millions of tons, crush boulders, and flatten forests. Some slide down to meet the sea, break off, and form icebergs.
Annotation:Earth's history: The formation of Earth -- The geologic time scale -- Life emerges on the continents -- Earth's structure: Inside Earth -- The minereals -- The life cycle of rocks -- Types of rocks -- Tectonics and volcanism : Plate tectonics -- The fate of Pangaea -- Continental drift -- Volcanoes -- Volcanism -- Volcanic eruptions -- Hot spots -- Geysers -- Earthquakes -- Seismic waves -- Water and oceans: Watercourses -- The world's rivers and lakes -- The world ocean -- Oceanic trenches and ridges -- Ocean currents -- Waves -- Tsumanis -- The tides
Annotation:Looks at how the waves and currents of the sea shape our coastlines, and at how different types of islands are formed. It also looks at the wildlife of the coasts and explores the ways in which people use coasts for industry and enjoyment.
Annotation:Tom Moran had never ridden a horse or slept under the stars before, but the paintings he created on his journey from city boy to seasoned explorer would lead to the founding of America's first national park.
Annotation:Representations of Earth: Erosion -- The cycle of erosion -- Landslides -- Caves -- How mountains are formed -- Mountains of the world -- Configuration of the coastline -- Glaciers -- Glacial erosion -- Icebergs -- Representations of Earth: Terrestrial coordinates -- Cartographic projection -- Cartography -- Cartographic conventions -- Physical and topographic maps -- Thematic maps -- Remote sensing -- Satellites and shuttles -- Time zones -- The continents: The configuration of the continents -- Antarctica -- North America -- South America -- Europe -- Asia -- Oceania -- Africa
Annotation:A fun and practical look at how geography works around us. Young geographers go on a hands-on exploration of familiar environments and learn about the forces that shape the wider world. Step-by-step projects are aimed at enhancing knowledge of physical and social geography.
Annotation:Insiders brings volcanoes & earthquakes to life, with the most up-to-date information and state-of-the-art 3-D illustrations that practically leap off every page, stimulating minds and imaginations in a whole new way.
Annotation:Here is a spectacular, thought-provoking and highly informative guide to the fascinating story of the Earth. Superb, full-color photography of geological equipment, rocks, minerals and 3-D models reveals the ideas and discoveries that have changed our understanding of the world in which we live.
Annotation:The Grand Canyon is one of the most amazing sights on Earth-a gorge 277 miles (446 km) long; a wonderland of soaring cliffs made of rocks that are stained many colors. Scientists are learning a great deal about how old planet Earth is based on the layers of rock found in the Grand Canyon.
Annotation:Provides detailed descriptions of a wide variety of topics from sedimentary rock to the stratosphere, in a lavishly illustrated introduction to the planet and its role in the solar system.