Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.
Our Oceans Are a Source of Awesome Things
Oceans Are Filled With Extraordinary Things
Sylvia A. Earle and Glen Phelan collaborated with National Geographic Kids publications to create Extreme Ocean. This beautiful edition is filled with a wealth of information about our extraordinary oceans and pages filled with photographs that only National Geographic can produce. Animals of the ocean are featured along with fascinating facts about waves, ice in oceans, and high-tech tools that scientists and oceanographers use to explore the depths of our oceans. One chapter discusses the diversity of our oceans. Gorgeous coral reefs are featured with fascinating and colorful photographs and information about the reefs. Did you know that coral reefs grow on some underwater mountains? Did you know that there are forests in the oceans? These are just a few of fascinating facts that can be learned from Extreme Ocean from National Geographic Kids.
This edition also features experiments that children can perform at home or at school. An example of one experiment allows children to learn about water pressure. Simple objects are used for each experiment.
Chapter 5 centers around the topic of saving our oceans. Our oceans are in trouble in several ways. Several species of fish are in danger. Several pages of suggestions for helping to save our oceans are featured. A comprehensive glossary of terms and vocabulary to learn about our oceans is included. A comprehensive list of extra resources and more sources for reading about our oceans is also featured. About 40 percent of the world's polutation live within 62 miles of one of our oceans. We all have the opportunity to enjoy and to help save our oceans.
Extreme Ocean was published by National Geographic Kids and has an ISBN of 978-1-4263-3685-0.
Extraordinary Photos of Our Oceans
Valuable Resource for Science Classrooms and Libraries
National Geographic Kids' Extreme Ocean is a valuable tool to bring into your science classroom when studying our oceans. This edition contains a wealth of information to study all year long. Children are fascinated by a study of our oceans and a year-long curriculum can be built around a study of our oceans. Class projects to help save our oceans can be developed. This edition contains a variety of experiments that will engage your students in learning about the oceans. Have a globe available for students to discover that our oceans are global and most of the earth is covered by our oceans.
Each chapter contains a wealth of facts about the different facets of the oceans. Did you know that the ocean can actually provide fresh water even though the ocean waters are salty? This is because the oceans are a major part of our water cycle. This is just one example of the fascinating facts that students can explore in learning about our oceans.
*Assign a class project for students to choose their favorite creature from the ocean. Students can do research on their favorite creature and present to the class.
*How many types of environments actually exist in our oceans? Coral reefs and forests are two of the ocean environments to explore.
*Assign a class project to discover the high-tech tools that scientists and oceanographers use to explore the oceans. Students are offered the opportunity to learn about underwater labs that scientists have access to. A lab that actually sits on the ocean floor is featured in Extreme Ocean.
*Call attention to the suggestions that we can all do to save our oceans. Your class might like to nominate a Hope Spot on the Mission Blue website to participate in this activity.
*Engage students in a discussion of pollution and how plastics pollute our oceans. The section on Kids vs. Plastic is a valuable resource for students to learn about the importance of saving our oceans from plastic pollution.
*Prepare quizzes for students to test their knowledge of what they learn from Extreme Ocean. You might create a game with questions about the oceans.
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