The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea

The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea

 
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The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea
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8+
Release Date
April 01, 2012
ISBN
978-1554537464
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Based on the idea that knowledge is power, The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea shows how the ocean works and why this immense ecosystem needs our protection. Experiments using everyday materials help explain scientific concepts, such as why the ocean is salty, how temperature affects water density and why fish don't get waterlogged. A focus on pollution and other ecological hazards raises awareness. Young scientists will gain a hands-on understanding of how "booms" clean oil spills and how a garbage patch roughly twice the size of Texas came to exist in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Newsy sidebars bring readers up to date on efforts to combat environmental hazards -- such as the use of oysters to help squelch pollution in urban waterways. An ideal tool for classroom use or the perfect way to spend a rainy day, The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea is an essential part of any science library.

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I was excited to receive this book to review. I was hoping it would be something that I could use in my classroom. I was surprised to see how much information was included. Along with information, the book also includes reasons why it is important to keep our oceans healthy, and ways that children can help.

As children learn about different parts of the ocean, there are simple science experiments that go along with the information. I bookmarked several as I was reading to use in my own classroom. I'm looking forward to trying the Kooky Cukey (why fish don't get waterlogged in water), Volcanocean, and The Big Rock Candy Mountain (what makes the ocean salty).

This would be a great resource to teachers. I like that you would be able to pick out and use the pieces that are most important to your curriculum and students.

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