Climate change Discover how it impacts spaceship earth

Joshua Sneideman

Book - 2015

In Climate Change: Discover How It Impacts Spaceship Earth, young readers examine real studies concerning planetary science, Arctic ice bubbles, and migratory patterns. Kids explore the history of human impact from the Industrial Revolution to our modern-day technology, as well as the innovations underway around the world to address global climate change.

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Series
"Build it yourself" series.
Subjects
Published
White River Junction, VT : Nomad Press [2015]
Language
English
Physical Description
v, 122 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 27 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographic references (page 119-120) and index.
ISBN
161930273X
9781619302730
9781619302693
1619302691
Main Author
Joshua Sneideman (author)
Other Authors
Erin Twamley (author), Mike Crosier (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Comparing Earth to a spaceship that relies on fresh water and clean air, this title in the Build It Yourself series focuses on how the planet's systems have become unbalanced, creating a climate change. It begins with an exploration of Earth as a "Goldilocks" planet that's just right for life and continues with chapters on why the planet is heating up and levels of carbon dioxide are increasing. Other chapters consider the numerous ways scientists can study climate change, inventions designed to restore Earth to its proper balance, and simple initiatives all humans can take in their own neighborhoods. Readers can explore these concepts in more depth through 25 accompanying activities, many of which highlight the scientific method. Other features include "essential questions" to extend learning outcomes, "cool concept" related facts, scientist profiles, sidebars with key words and their definitions, and QR codes that link to websites and videos. This hands-on approach will get students thinking about their own impact on climate change. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 4–8—This installment of the well-known series encourages students to examine the timely subject of climate change. The volume is full of questions, words to know, primary sources, and fun-filled learning activities. The introductory chapter reminds readers of the importance of taking care of the planet. Subsequent chapters examine solar energy, the role of methane and carbon dioxide gases in the atmosphere, the earth's climate history, and the causes and effects of global warming. The book's energetic and enthusiastic approach is its strength. There are numerous sidebars, supplemental digital materials, and some solid hands-on projects, including how to make a telescope, a solar cooker, a sundial, and an apple battery. The text and activities work together to remind students that the future is in their hands and they can be a part of the solution. VERDICT A welcome addition.—Patricia Ann Owens, formerly with Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, Mount Carmel [Page 144]. (c) Copyright 2015 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

For more than 200 years, scientists have been observing, measuring, and analyzing information about our planet’s climate. Studies show that the earth is in constant transition and humans have an effect on what happens. In Climate Change: Discover How It Impacts Spaceship Earth, young readers examine real studies concerning planetary science, Arctic ice bubbles, and migratory patterns. Kids explore the history of human impact from the Industrial Revolution to our modern-day technology, as well as the innovations underway around the world to address global climate change.The idea of climate change can be scary, but every one of us has the ability to make a difference. Focused on a pro-active approach to environmental education, Climate Change engages readers through hands-on activities and helps kids deconstruct myths about our changing world. Kids are directed to digital supplemental material that makes complex concepts easier to understand through visual representation. Climate Change offers a myriad of ways to think of our Spaceship Earth as the singular resource it is.Climate Change meets Common Core State Standards for literacy in science and technology; Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

For more than 200 years, scientists have been observing, measuring, and analyzing information about our planet’s climate. Studies show that the earth is in constant transition and humans have an effect on what happens. In Climate Change: Discover How It Impacts Spaceship Earth, young readers examine real studies concerning planetary science, Arctic ice bubbles, and migratory patterns. Kids explore the history of human impact from the Industrial Revolution to our modern-day technology, as well as the innovations underway around the world to address global climate change.The idea of climate change can be scary, but every one of us has the ability to make a difference. Focused on a pro-active approach to environmental education, Climate Change engages readers through hands-on activities and helps kids deconstruct myths about our changing world. Kids are directed to digital supplemental material that makes complex concepts easier to understand through visual representation. Climate Change offers a myriad of ways to think of our Spaceship Earth as the singular resource it is.Climate Change meets Common Core State Standards for literacy in science and technology; Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.