Explore The Ice Age!

Explore The Ice Age! : With 25 Great Projects

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Brrr...does it feel cold? Get out your gloves and get ready to experience the Ice Age!

In Explore the Ice Age! with 25 Projects, readers ages 7-10 discover what an ice age consists of, why we have them, and what effect an ice age has on living organisms and ecosystems, paying particular attention to the most recent Ice Age, which is the only one humans were around to witness.

About 12,000 years ago, glaciers up to 2 miles tall covered up to one-third of Earth's land! Explore how these moving mountains of ice changed almost everything on Earth, including shorelines, weather, plants, animals and human activities, migration, and more. Learn the science and techniques of archeological and paleontological digs to understand how we know so much about a time that happened before recorded history.

Science-minded activities lead readers to discover what a world covered in ice means for the earth's crust, its atmosphere, and what happens when the planet begins to warm and the ice melts. Projects include creating mini glaciers to move mountains and create beaches and recreating the lifestyles of Paleolithic people to discover what they ate, how they hunted, how they made tools and clothes and their history in art. Don't wait for the next ice age to get started!

Cartoon illustrations, fun facts, and a compelling narrative make Explore the Ice Age! an essential part of any STEM library.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 204 x 254 x 10.16mm | 249.48g
  • VT, United States
  • English
  • 161930581X
  • 9781619305816
  • 1,414,556

Table of contents

Introduction: Welcome to the Ice Age!
Ice Age Journal
Chapter 1: What a World!
Changing Water, Changing Land
Water Cycle Wonders
Glaciers on the Go!
Cold Garden
Make a Cloud
Chapter 2: Discovering the Ice Age
Glacial Gush
Candy Bar Core
Dating Game
Tar Pits
My Present Past
Chapter 3: Mammoths and More
Size Me Up!
Pounds of Pressure
Making Tracks
Bundled Bottles
Chapter 4: Paleo People
Elementary Etchings
Make a Poncho
Weave a Belt
Spray Paint
Love Those Levers!
Chapter 5: Ice Age Again?
Sun Stretch
Mammoth Code
Bottled Earth
Essential Questions
Metric Conversions
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Explore Rocks and Minerals! 20 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments
Children's Literature Review: " . . . this green book that tells all you wanted to know and more about various forms of rocks and minerals. Earth science teachers would find a lot of use for this handbook in a classroom setting. The text is engaging and the print is easy on the eyes." Booklist - This appealing series title explores the most recent Ice Age, beginning with where the ice came from and continuing to the end of the Ice Age. It explains how humans, animals, and plants that lived near the glaciers were affected, and relates the role scientists have played in studying the Ice Age and the fossils and art discovered from the time. Chapter questions help guide the reader's exploration of the topic. The text contains word definitions, keyword prompts, QR codes, age-appropriate jokes, and cute cartoon illustrations of a mammoth and armored glyptodont. The 25 STEM projects throughout the book allow readers to practice their observation and reasoning skills. One project, which involves making a science journal, provides the basis for the other low-cost projects that follow. Particularly fun are the factual errors revealed in the movie Ice Age. Included are a time line, glossary, resources, essential questions, and examples of Ice Age sites around the U.S. Great for browsing, but even better for STEM programming in classroom, library, and after-school settings. Climate Change: Discover How It Impacts Spaceship Earth
School Library Journal: "This installment of the well-known series encourages students to examine the timely subject of climate change. The volume is full of questions, words to know, primary sources, and fun-filled learning activities. The book's energetic and enthusiastic approach is its strength. There are numerous sidebars, supplemental digital materials, and some solid hands-on projects, including how to make a telescope, a solar cooker, and an apple battery. The text and activities work together to remind students that the future is in their hands and they can be a part of the solution. VERDICT: A welcome addition." Explore Fossils! With 25 Great Projects
Booklist Online Exclusive: "This latest title in the dependable Explore Your World! series takes on not just fossils but also the related topics of dinosaurs, geology, and ecosystems, as well as the role of scientists in discovering the past. Each chapter presents its information engagingly with plenty of well-inserted vocabulary support, age-appropriate riddles, and a cartoon explorer dinosaur wearing cargo shorts. The topic holds inherent interest to many in the target audience, and they should come away with a sound foundation in scientific fact, usable tips on how to derive evidence, and starting points from which to explore further. Browsers, of course, will have a fine time, but this book is even better suited for STEM programs, including those at camps and in museums."
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About Cindy Blobaum

Cindy Blobaum is the author of several children's nonfiction books, including Explore Honey Bees and Explore Night Science with Nomad Press. She is a contributor to Highlights, Hopscotch for Girls, and Plays magazines and has designed science-based programs and teacher workshops for nature organizations throughout the United States. She currently works as a naturalist for Dallas County Conservation. Cindy lives in Des Moines, Iowa. Bryan Stone is a cartoonist and the illustrator of several books for Nomad Press including Explore Night Science!, Explore Flight!, Explore Rivers and Ponds!, Explore Rocks and Minerals!, Explore Electricity!, and Explore Honey Bees!. He lives in West Fairlee, Vermont.
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