Bones Rock!: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Paleontologist | Paperbackby Peter Larson (Author), Kristin Donnan (Author)
Revealing true stories about kids who have made paleo-discoveries and providing young readers with the tools necessary to make the next big discovery, this book shows kids how to collect, clean, and study fossil samples in order to develop and further their own research interests. Examples from the fossil record and the laboratory help to answer questions raised by bones and by movies about dinosaurs, such as Could a Velociraptor really open a door? Covering actual field and lab techniques, methods for developing scientific theories, information about summer dig programs, ways to incorporate fossils into classwork at school, and plans for a future in science, this book provides aspiring scientists with applicable and educational research tools. From figuring out whether a sample is an authentic dinosaur specimen to reading about discoveries made by other young paleontologists, kids learn how to become active contributors to the field of dino-study. Entertaining and realistic, this book includes cautions about safety, mentorship, and permission.
|Paleontology: The Study of Prehistoric Life (True Books)|
by Susan Heinrichs Gray (Author)
Whether you're interested in weather, oceans, or even the prehistoric world, earth science covers it all. The fascinating facts and fun activities in these titles help the budding earth scientist in you explore the fields of geology, meteorology, ecology, and more.
|Life on a Plantation (Historic Communities)|
by Bobbie Kalman (Author)
Life on a Plantation compares the lives and customs of plantation owners who lived in grand style in the "big house" next door to the slaves who lived in slave quarters and worked in the cotton, rice, and tobacco fields in the civil war era.
|Going West!: Journey on a Wagon Train to Settle a Frontier Town / (Kaleidoscope Kids Books (Williamson Publishing))|
by Carol Johmann (Author), Elizabeth J. Rieth (Author), Michael P. Kline (Author)
Describes the choices and decisions the pioneers faced as they traveled to the American West and built settlements there. Includes activities.
|Interactive 3-D Maps: American History: Easy-to-Assemble 3-D Maps That Students Make and Manipulate to Learn Key Facts and Concepts-in a Kinesthetic Way!|
by Donald M. Silver (Author), Patricia J. Wynne (Author)
Help students make the connection between key historical events, geography, and people with this collection of diorama-like maps. Each map highlights an important route in history, such as the Mayflower’s voyage, Lewis and Clark’s exploration, the Trail of Tears, the Transcontinental Railroad, and more. Students manipulate movable pieces across the maps to bolster their learning.
|Native Homes (Native Nations of North America)|
by Bobbie Kalman (Author)
This fascinating book looks at many of the dwellings built by the native nations across the continent. Beautiful, detailed illustrations show the exteriors, interiors, and way of life in each lodge. Discover thatch homes and pueblos of the Southwest; plankhouses of the Northwest Coast; wigwams, longhouses, tipis; earth lodges, pit homes, hogans, and iglus.
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