Explore Natural Resources: With 25 Great Projects (Explore Your World)

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/13/2014
  • Publisher: Nomad Press
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What are natural resources? And why is it important to prevent natural resources from being wasted? Explore Natural Resources! answers these questions. The 25 projects inspire young readers ages 6-9 to have fun while learning why natural resources are important to all living things and how every child can take care of the earth’s resources through reducing, reusing, and recycling. Kids will read about national parks and early environmentalists, Earth celebrations, and the science behind renewable and nonrenewable resources. With projects and experiments ranging from making a wind-powered car and creating a solar catcher to calculating their water footprint, children will discover that everything comes from the earth. Projects are easy-to-follow, require little adult supervision, and use commonly found household products, many from the recycling box. Through a mixture of fun facts, trivia, jokes, comics, and hands-on activities, kids will Explore Natural Resources! and gain an appreciation of earth’s resources, from its vast oceans to its open skies. Explore Natural Resources! meets common core state standards in language arts for reading informational text and literary nonfiction and is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.

Author Biography

Anita Yasuda is the author of more than 80 books for children and adults, including Explore Flight!, Explore Native American Culture!, and Explore the Wild West! for Nomad Press. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators Performers (CANSCAIP). Anita lives in Huntington, CA.

Jennifer Keller is a writer-illustrator with an MFA in Traditional Illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She illustrated Explore Native American Culture! for Nomad Press. Jennifer lives in San Jose, CA.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Let’s Explore Natural Resources
Chapter One: Amazing Air
Chapter Two: Wonderful Water
Chapter Three: Super Soil
Chapter Four: Excellent Energy
Chapter Five: Mighty Minerals
Chapter Six: Making the World Greener

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