Fun facts and experiments about Earth's amazing and unique climatic regions!Janice VanCleave's Science Around the World presents interesting facts and fun experiments that relate to the different geographical regions of the world-also known as biomes. Each different biome-forest, grassland, desert, and tundra-has its own unique plant life, animal life, and climate. The experiments, activities, and facts in this book help explain how the different biomes work and show the importance biomes play in keeping life on Earth so fascinatingly diverse.You'll learn how the tilt of Earth affects the weather in different parts of the world; how and why some animals migrate; why leaves change color; and how cacti survive so long without rainfall. From the South American rainforests to the African savannas to the Chinese Takla Makan Desert, you'll find out how climate and geography determine the way plants and animals look and behave-with safe, inexpensive experiments for the home and classroom!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/10/2004Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
All roads lead to fun! Drive your cars through the city, out to the farm, over a lake or anywhere your imagination takes you! Includes 4 brightly colored cars. Mat measures 36" x 36". Safe for toddlers, too. Ages 18 months and up.Features include: -All roads lead to fun! -Large play mat measures 36" x 36"-Includes 4 brightly colored cars-Folds for easy storage-Safe for toddlers and preschoolers
Years after a great oak tree tumbled to the ground, a whole community of animals made it their home. Roly-polies and daddy longlegs prowled here and there, while chipmunks and salamanders dashed everywhere. Question: Is the old tree alive? Or is it now dead? This lighthearted book offers a marvelous insight into a unique and easily-accessible community of forest animals. Jennifer DiRubbio's vivid close-up illustrations bring these fascinating creatures to life. Parents and teachers: the author offers over a dozen activities, projects, and lots of cool ideas ranging from suggestions for an animal diary, readers theatre, finger play, and much more that will help make learning fun.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/2011Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Math, history, art, and world cultures come together in this delightful book for kids, even for those who find traditional math lessons boring. More than 70 games, puzzles, and projects encourage kids to hone their math skills as they calculate, measure, and solve problems. The games span the globe, and many have been played for thousands of years, such as three-in-a-row games like Achi from Ghana or the forbidden game of Jirig from Mongolia. Also included are imaginative board games like Lambs and Tigers from India and the Little Goat Game from Sudan, or bead and string puzzles from China, and Möbius strip puzzles from Germany. Through compelling math play, children will gain confidence and have fun as they learn about the different ways people around the world measure, count, and use patterns and symmetry in their everyday lives.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/28/2003Pages: 176Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Using simple, everyday items found around the house, Play These Games will inspire kids and the young at heart with a spectrum of ingenious games to make and play so they’ll never be bored again! - Gather family photos to create a personalized set of Go Fish cards - Grab loose buttons for button golf, shuffle button, and button hockey - Unleash your inner pinball wizard with a clothespin and cardboard box version of the arcade classic - Get out the hula hoops and brooms for a backyard jousting tournament - Try one of fifteen variations of the classic game of Tag Whether it’s competitive or cooperative, for large groups or duos, the games in this clever guide are fun to create and a blast to play.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/1/2012Pages: 256Reading Level: Age 18 and Up
Everyone loves a celebration, and renowned illustrator Tasha Tudor offers one for every month in this enchanting treasury of seasons. Come enter a world where sledding excursions melt into summer picnics, and autumn fairs beckon Christmas cheer. A book to be enjoyed around the year!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/16/2004Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Every truck has a job in LEGO City!What does the fire truck do?The fire truck puts out the fire!But there are more than fire trucks in LEGO City. This book has them all: working on construction sites, picking up trash, and making important deliveries, trucks help the city run!Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 9/1/2011Pages: 14Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
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