Explore the Tundra
Explore the Tundra
Kiadás éve: 2008
ISBN: 9780736896313
Kiadó: Capstone Press
Oldalszám: 32
1 920 Ft
384 Ft
80 %
Kosárban: db
Tartalmi ismertető
Looking for a way to get kids interested in the characteristics of different biomes? This series of books draws children in with inviting covers that give readers a quick view of each different biome. Throughout this series, students explore each landscape from a variety of different viewpoints. Each book has six chapters, and readers gather valuable information for report writing. High-quality photos can be used to develop food webs or as the basis for discussions. In each book, there is a chapter that profiles a real scientist and field notes that give readers additional, high-interest factoids. The vocabulary showcased in these books is far from ordinary and provides clear definitions and examples that show the meaning in context. From the animals and plants that inhabit the biome to the additional websites, these books are perfect for elementary level students. Exploring the tundra helps readers to appreciate this fragile environment and its many facets. From the differences between summer and winter weather, to the numerous and mostly unknown animal species that live there, information in this book allows students to understand the challenges faced by its inhabitants. Students learn about migration patterns as they visit the Arctic circle and its unusual environment. Put on your parka and prepare for the trip of a lifetime! --NSTA Recommends, January 2007

With controlled vocabulary and short, simple sentences, this Explore the Biomes series is intended to engage the interest of middle readers with below-expectation reading levels and help them access information about varied ecological communities called biomes. Each book contains five or six short chapters defining the biome, introducing native plants and animals, exploring the role of humans in that ecology, and then offering a field guide (quick facts) and a profile of a scientist who works in one of the biomes being studied. Following this formula, the authors have managed to make the brief text as lively as possible; color photos are generally well selected and of much greater interest than is usual in a series from this publisher. Readers will be able to identify tundra areas on a world map and learn about plants like arctic poppies, mosses, and lichens. Another chapter introduces tundra animals; for example, the gray wolf, the caribou, the arctic fox, and the prolific mosquito. Stressing conservation, the chapter on people (including the Inuit) explains the fragility of the tundra, as global warming threatens and humans drill for oil. Especially striking are photos of an almost invisible white ptarmigan against snow and a close-up of bright red-orange cloudberries. Readers will meet ecologist Wendy Eisner, a scientist who studies frozen pollen to predict change in the tundra. These visually attractive books present biome overviews that should be colorful and appealing enough to inspire further research. Each title contains a glossary, a short bibliography, and an index. --Children's Literature Comprehensive Database, January 2007