Make Your Own Freshwater

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!
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Make Flour Tortillas

Make Flour Tortillas

From The Science of Seeds

Wheat is a staple food for people worldwide. Many use wheat to make bread, cakes, pastries, bagels, muffins, tortillas, and more. In this activity, you will use wheat flour to make tortillas that you can eat!

Wind Can Do Work

Wind Can Do Work

From Renewable Energy

Use your engineering skills to design a windmill, then test how powerful the wind can be!

Write a Fabulous Fish Book

Write a Fabulous Fish Book

From Antifreeze, Leaf Costumes, and Other Fabulous Fish Adaptations

Fish have many different fabulous adaptations that help them survive in environments all around the Earth. Write about them!

Build Your Own Bird

Build Your Own Bird

From Spit Nests, Puke Power, and Other Brilliant Bird Adaptations

Birds have beaks, wings, feathers, and interesting feet. Each of these features helps a bird to survive in its habitat.



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
“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.”


Detailed Book Description

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.

Available In:
Paperback, $12.95
Includes: Table of Contents | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 8 x 10 size | black and white interior | 96 pages
Subject: Science


The World of Water

Chapter One
The Freshwater Biome

Chapter Two
Ponds and Lakes

Chapter Three
Streams and Rivers

Chapter Four

Chapter Five
Conservation and Protection