Explore the Ice Age! With 25 Great Projects

Explore the Ice Age! With 25 Great Projects

Brrr…does it feel cold? Get out your gloves and get ready to experience the Ice Age! In Explore the Ice Age! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 discover what an ice age consists of, why we have them, and what effect an ice age has on living organisms and ecosystems. The book pays particular attention to the most recent Ice Age, which is the only one humans were around to witness.

  • Uses a topic of high interest to unify cross-curricular studies including arts, anatomy, mapping, earth science, physics, geography, biology, botany, cultural studies, archaeology, and paleontology.
  • Readers learn about the modern technological tools that make the analysis of ancient evidence possible.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $14.95
  • Hardcover, $19.95
  • eBook, $9.99

Grade Level 3–4

Ages 7–10

GRL R

Subjects

  • Life Science

Author
 

Illustrator
Bryan Stone 

Specs

  • 8 x 10
  • 4-color interior
  • 96 pages

Includes

  • Table of Contents
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Resources
  • Index

ISBN 13

  • Softcover, 9781619305816
  • Hardcover, 9781619305779

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Brrr…does it feel cold? Get out your gloves and get ready to experience the Ice Age! In Explore the Ice Age! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 discover what an ice age consists of, why we have them, and what effect an ice age has on living organisms and ecosystems. The book pays particular attention to the most recent Ice Age, which is the only one humans were around to witness.

  • Uses a topic of high interest to unify cross-curricular studies including arts, anatomy, mapping, earth science, physics, geography, biology, botany, cultural studies, archaeology, and paleontology.
  • Readers learn about the modern technological tools that make the analysis of ancient evidence possible.

Reviews

Alexander K. Hastings, Assistant Curator of Paleontology, Virginia Museum of Natural History:

“The book really makes learning about the Ice Age and the world around us a lot of fun. The book even brings in the real science that tied in with a few memorable moments from the popular Ice Age movie franchise.”

 

Praise for other title by Cindy Blobaum:

Explore Honey Bees! With 25 Great Projects
Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children’s Media
Recommended — Superior in style, liveliness, integrity and format.
“This series, each book subtitled “With 25 Great Projects” is one that merits a place in every library serving children. . . This book focuses on predators and prey—how animals hunt, and how they avoid being hunted. There’s interesting information to be found here, and the projects are unique and STEM oriented. Buy the whole series.”

Explore Predators and Prey! With 25 Great Projects
National Science Teachers Association
What did you have for breakfast this morning? As this book points out, you can probably thank a honey bee. Explore Honey Bees! with 25 Great Projects is a fun primer for those who want an overview of one of the hardest workers on our planet—the honey bee. . . The illustrations are inviting and informative, and each chapter builds upon the last to add to the reader’s quest for knowledge. . . It would truly bee exciting to have students learn more about honey bees from this book and appreciate the hard work they do.”

Explore Money! With 25 Great Projects
Marla Conn, educational consultant
Money is GREAT! I love the mad lib and the printing/etching activity in particular. This is truly a STEAM title.”

Explore Night Science! With 25 Great Projects
Parents & Teachers (US.Kids Magazine)
Explore Night Science! is filled with fun, step-by-step activities that explore what happens in plants, animals, the sky, and our own human bodies after the sun goes down. This book is a great introduction to the investigative process, teaching little scientists how to attract night insects, imitate night sounds, build a stardust trap, and more!”


Look Inside

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Projects

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Reflection

If you have been around a lot of clean ice and snow during the day, you know it can be hard to see because it is so bright. Ice acts as a reflector. When the sun’s rays hit clean ice, most of them bounce back up into space. This makes it harder for the sun to warm things up.

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Author-Illustrator

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Cindy Blobaum

Cindy Blobaum is the author of Explore Night Science! for Nomad Press, as well as Geology Rocks and Insectigations. She is a contributor to Highlights, Hopscotch for Girls, and Plays magazines and has designed science-based programs and teacher workshops for nature organizations throughout the United States. Cindy lives in Des Moines, Iowa.


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Bryan Stone

Bryan Stone is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator who lives in West Fairlee, Vermont with his wife and daughter. Bryan is an alum of The Center for Cartoon Studies. He has illustrated nearly 20 books for Nomad Press and done illustration work for clients such as Dartmouth College, Docomo USA, and many more. His comics work has appeared in numerous anthologies and newspapers.



More Details

Grade Level: 3–4
Ages: 7–10
GRL: R
Subjects: Life Science,
Specs: 8 x 10 , 4-color interior , 96 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Timeline, Glossary, Resources, Index,

Reviews

Alexander K. Hastings, Assistant Curator of Paleontology, Virginia Museum of Natural History:

“The book really makes learning about the Ice Age and the world around us a lot of fun. The book even brings in the real science that tied in with a few memorable moments from the popular Ice Age movie franchise.”

 

Praise for other title by Cindy Blobaum:

Explore Honey Bees! With 25 Great Projects
Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children’s Media
Recommended — Superior in style, liveliness, integrity and format.
“This series, each book subtitled “With 25 Great Projects” is one that merits a place in every library serving children. . . This book focuses on predators and prey—how animals hunt, and how they avoid being hunted. There’s interesting information to be found here, and the projects are unique and STEM oriented. Buy the whole series.”

Explore Predators and Prey! With 25 Great Projects
National Science Teachers Association
What did you have for breakfast this morning? As this book points out, you can probably thank a honey bee. Explore Honey Bees! with 25 Great Projects is a fun primer for those who want an overview of one of the hardest workers on our planet—the honey bee. . . The illustrations are inviting and informative, and each chapter builds upon the last to add to the reader’s quest for knowledge. . . It would truly bee exciting to have students learn more about honey bees from this book and appreciate the hard work they do.”

Explore Money! With 25 Great Projects
Marla Conn, educational consultant
Money is GREAT! I love the mad lib and the printing/etching activity in particular. This is truly a STEAM title.”

Explore Night Science! With 25 Great Projects
Parents & Teachers (US.Kids Magazine)
Explore Night Science! is filled with fun, step-by-step activities that explore what happens in plants, animals, the sky, and our own human bodies after the sun goes down. This book is a great introduction to the investigative process, teaching little scientists how to attract night insects, imitate night sounds, build a stardust trap, and more!”


Projects

project image

Reflection

If you have been around a lot of clean ice and snow during the day, you know it can be hard to see because it is so bright. Ice acts as a reflector. When the sun’s rays hit clean ice, most of them bounce back up into space. This makes it harder for the sun to warm things up.


Click here to download a print-friendly PDF

Author-Illustrator

author image

Cindy Blobaum

Cindy Blobaum is the author of Explore Night Science! for Nomad Press, as well as Geology Rocks and Insectigations. She is a contributor to Highlights, Hopscotch for Girls, and Plays magazines and has designed science-based programs and teacher workshops for nature organizations throughout the United States. Cindy lives in Des Moines, Iowa.

author image
For More Information
bryan-stone.com

Bryan Stone

Bryan Stone is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator who lives in West Fairlee, Vermont with his wife and daughter. Bryan is an alum of The Center for Cartoon Studies. He has illustrated nearly 20 books for Nomad Press and done illustration work for clients such as Dartmouth College, Docomo USA, and many more. His comics work has appeared in numerous anthologies and newspapers.