Multcolib Homework Center Picks: Climate change for students
Annotation:Each year people across the world report episodes of strange weather that are more numerous and more unprecedented than in prior years. Massive, record-breaking heat waves and crippling droughts ravage formerly moderate climates and regions, while locales that are normally warm experience prolonged freezing temperatures and blizzards.
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. How are students and other citizen-scientists are assisting to monitor climate change? What can be done to mitigate global warming?
Annotation:Starting with glaciers, the greenhouse effect, and carbon dioxide, this book describes melting ice, rising seas and altered ecosystems, leaving us with the challenge of a warmer world.
Annotation:Over the past several decades, our world has been warming at a faster rate than ever before. To survive in this new environment, animals everywhere have to adapt, or face extinction.
Annotation:Beginning with Sally Ride's unique, astronaut's-eye view of Earth's fragile atmosphere, "Mission: Planet Earth" describes how water, air, and other climate systems shape our world, and how a disruption in one part of the system can spread through the entire planet.
Annotation:Carbon footprints, alternative energies, deforestation, and water conservation are just some of the issues related to climate change and global warming addressed in this book. Kids explore what others in the world have done and are doing to address problems, find out what their own community needs, and develop a service project.
Annotation:This funny and carefully researched exploration of climate change is presented through the eyes of an idealistic adolescent, a fat cat businessman, and a mad scientist. The book explains the science behind global warming, shows how it is progressing, and says what is being and not being done to stop the problem.
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Need to do a report about climate change or global warming? Here are some books to help you get started. These are mostly for middle-school students, some are a little easier and some are more complicated.
K-12 Study Guide