Four books that support student inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and the environment.
The Shape of the Land: Mountains and canyons, lakes and land bridges … the land all around us has many different kinds of shapes. Why are some mountains taller than others, and some lakes deeper than others? [Read more…]
Rocks: Have you ever wondered why some rocks are different colors? Or why some are heavier, stronger, or more beautiful than others? Why do some rocks float? And what makes diamonds so hard? All of these answers lie underground, and are waiting for you to dig them up! [Read more…]
Weather Monsters: Are you scared of a little rain? Of course not! The weather is a normal part of our lives. But when weather monsters appear, be very afraid! [Read more…]
Going, Going, Gone: You can’t move a mountain, right? Well, you can’t, but water, wind, and gravity can! How many years has it taken to make the Grand Canyon? How can a river change its course? And how can rocks travel at 200 miles per hour? [Read more…]