Explore Rivers and Ponds! With 25 Great Projects

From puddles to lakes, streams to rivers, and bogs to swamps, each body of water contains an amazing treasure chest of life! Explore Rivers and Ponds! with 25 Great Projects, introduces a child to the fascinating world of freshwater habitats and the creatures they contain. Combining hands-on activities with ecology and science, kids will have fun learning about the freshwater biome—including lakes and ponds, streams and rivers, and wetlands—and the latest in conservation and protection.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $ 12.95
  • eBook, $ 9.95

Grade Level 3–4

Ages 7–10

GRL P

Subjects

  • Science
  • Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Life Science
  • Math
  • STEM - STEAM

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From puddles to lakes, streams to rivers, and bogs to swamps, each body of water contains an amazing treasure chest of life! Explore Rivers and Ponds! with 25 Great Projects, introduces a child to the fascinating world of freshwater habitats and the creatures they contain. Combining hands-on activities with ecology and science, kids will have fun learning about the freshwater biome—including lakes and ponds, streams and rivers, and wetlands—and the latest in conservation and protection.


  • Reviews
  • Look Inside
  • Projects
  • Author-Illustrator

School Library Journal
“Fun yet informative line drawings elucidate an equally clear narrative, allowing readers to pool a reservoir of facts that can run close to home when website such as the EPA’s are offered with the suggestion that students can ‘figure out the path of water that flows from your school.’”

National Science Teachers Association Recommends (NSTA.org)
“ . . .an excellent addition for classroom and school libraries and as a resource for school and science fair projects.”

Paul J. McManus, LSP, PWS and President, EcoTec, Inc.
Explore Rivers and Ponds! introduces limnology and wetland science to kids in a way that works—with busy hands and muddy boots. The text is interwoven with the terminology of the science, with handy definitions that will have meaning to young readers. Teachers will find the book’s simple projects do-able, engaging, and educational.”

Marla Conn, Educational Consultant
“A wonderful example of nonfiction, informational text that students need to read in order to meet the new Common Core standards for science, filled with activities that connect new knowledge to the real world.”



Make Your Own Freshwater

The water cycle takes salt water from the ocean and turns it into freshwater. When the salt water evaporates, it leaves the salt in the ocean. When the water vapor cools and turns into rain, it falls as freshwater! This is how rain fills lakes and rivers with freshwater. In this activity, you can explore how the water cycle turns salt water into fresh!

Click here to download a print-friendly PDF



For More Information
carlamooney.com

Carla Mooney

Carla Mooney is the author of several books for young readers including Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation, The Industrial Revolution: Investigate How Science and Technology Changed the World and Explore Rivers and Ponds! With 25 Projects. Her work has appeared in many magazines including Highlights, Faces, and Learning Through History. Carla lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.



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Grade Level: 3–4
Ages: 7–10
GRL: P
Subjects: Science, Biology, Environmental Science, Life Science, Math, STEM - STEAM,
Specs: 8 x 10 , black and white interior , 96 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Glossary, Resources, Index,

Reviews

School Library Journal
“Fun yet informative line drawings elucidate an equally clear narrative, allowing readers to pool a reservoir of facts that can run close to home when website such as the EPA’s are offered with the suggestion that students can ‘figure out the path of water that flows from your school.’”

National Science Teachers Association Recommends (NSTA.org)
“ . . .an excellent addition for classroom and school libraries and as a resource for school and science fair projects.”

Paul J. McManus, LSP, PWS and President, EcoTec, Inc.
Explore Rivers and Ponds! introduces limnology and wetland science to kids in a way that works—with busy hands and muddy boots. The text is interwoven with the terminology of the science, with handy definitions that will have meaning to young readers. Teachers will find the book’s simple projects do-able, engaging, and educational.”

Marla Conn, Educational Consultant
“A wonderful example of nonfiction, informational text that students need to read in order to meet the new Common Core standards for science, filled with activities that connect new knowledge to the real world.”


Projects

Make Your Own Freshwater

The water cycle takes salt water from the ocean and turns it into freshwater. When the salt water evaporates, it leaves the salt in the ocean. When the water vapor cools and turns into rain, it falls as freshwater! This is how rain fills lakes and rivers with freshwater. In this activity, you can explore how the water cycle turns salt water into fresh!


Click here to download a print-friendly PDF

Author-Illustrator


For More Information
carlamooney.com

Carla Mooney

Carla Mooney is the author of several books for young readers including Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation, The Industrial Revolution: Investigate How Science and Technology Changed the World and Explore Rivers and Ponds! With 25 Projects. Her work has appeared in many magazines including Highlights, Faces, and Learning Through History. Carla lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.