Synopses & Reviews
Why is the ocean salty?
How do whales stay warm?
What causes tides to rise and fall?
How do oil spills affect ocean animals?
Now you can discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions about the ocean—the earth's last frontier. Janice VanCleave's Oceans for Every Kid makes learning about the ocean and its inhabitants an intriguing adventure. Use a bottle, pennies, a straw, and clay to demonstrate how submarines rise. Make your own wave holder with index cards and a plastic folder. Through these and other activities you'll find out how fish move up and down in water, how pollutants move into the ocean, how to navigate without a compass, how to map the surface of the ocean floor, and much more.
Each of the activities begins with a statement of purpose followed by a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy- to-understand explanation. Every activity has been pretested and can be performed safely and inexpensively at home or in the classroom.
Also available in the series from Janice VanCleave:
- ASTRONOMY FOR EVERY KID
- BIOLOGY FOR EVERY KID
- CHEMISTRY FOR EVERY KID
- DINOSAURS FOR EVERY KID
- EARTH SCIENCE FOR EVERY KID
- ECOLOGY FOR EVERY KID
- GEOGRAPHY FOR EVERY KID
- GEOMETRY FOR EVERY KID
- THE HUMAN BODY FOR EVERY KID
- MATH FOR EVERY KID
- PHYSICS FOR EVERY KID
Includes information on techniques and technologies of oceanography, the topology of the ocean floor, movement of the sea, properties of sea water, and life in the sea.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-240) and index.
About the Author
Janice VanCleave is a former school science teacher and a captivating presenter at museums, schools, and bookstores nationwide. She is the author of more than twenty other science books for children.
Table of Contents
Partial table of contents:
Drifters: The Distribution of Land and Water around the Earth.
A Closer Look: The Techniques and Technology of Modern Ocean Studies.
Way Down: Determining the Depth of the Ocean Floor.
Up and Down: Learning about Water Waves.
Bulge: Learning about Tides.
Squeezed: Factors that Cause Water Pressure.
Salty: Why the Ocean Is Salty.
Changeable: How the Oceans Affect the Earth's Weather.
Layered: Types of Ocean Life and Their Environment.
Movers: Learning How Marine Life Moves.
Ocean Giants: Learning about Whales.
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