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How We Know What We Know about Our Changing Climate: Lessons, Resources, and Guidelines about Global Warming (Teacher's Guide: Grades 6-9)
How We Know What We Know about Our Changing Climate: Lessons, Resources, and Guidelines about Global Warming (Teacher's Guide: Grades 6-9)
by Lynne Cherry
Edition: Paperback
Price: $8.06
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Teacher's Guide, March 21, 2008
So far, I've taught two lessons out of the teacher's guide. My favorite so far is the lesson on the greenhouse effect. The lesson contains clear graphics, a detailed yet understandable explanation, and is of high interest to students.
I'm very impressed with the depth and level of differentiation found in the lessons.


How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming (About Our Changing Climate)
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming (About Our Changing Climate)
by Gary Braasch
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $13.93
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Resource for Children and Teachers, March 21, 2008
In a unique partnership, photojournalist Gary Braasch, and children's author Lynne Cherry have teamed up to fill a gap in the myriad of books coming out about global warming. This book focuses on students as a vital part of the research teams assisting scientists in documenting the changes in our environment. The book is a pleasure to read with all its beautiful pictures and clearly explained concepts.
The first section of the book is about where clues about climate change are found. Students are featured gathering data about migrating birds and butterflies, the changing of the seasons, water quality and flow, tree growth, plant diversity and range, and frog populations. Clues are explained such as tree rings, levels of carbon dioxide, changes in penguin and polar bear habitats, melting glaciers, rising ocean levels, and information gathered from mud and ice samples.
In the second section, the focus is on the interconnectivity of all life. Hypotheses are presented with graphs and other visuals to explain some of the effects we are already seeing and those thought to be on the way. Throughout the book, kids are introduced to the scientists doing the research.
The third section is about what kids and scientists can do together to both gather data and mitigate the effects of global warming. Projects are featured along with their teachers and students. Concrete suggestions are presented on how to reduce your carbon "footprint" or impact on the environment. The power of one voice is shown with political action and environmental advocacy. The book is one of hope about such a serious topic.
The resource section contains internet sites and books for further reading for the topics presented. A teacher's guide is available for order.


Earth under Fire: How Global Warming Is Changing the World
Earth under Fire: How Global Warming Is Changing the World
by Bill McKibben
Edition: Hardcover
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Book Is A Must Read For Learning About Global Warming, January 11, 2008
This book shows people being affected by climate change now, and give them a voice in both words and pictures. Scientists give reports about how climate change impacts all aspects of our survival. You will be given ideas of how to make a personal impact about climate change. Readers with prior knowledge and those just starting out will both enjoy this book.


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