Science - Gr. 4.A - Waste and our world

Collection by Doucette Library (Tammy Flanders)


Children's literature connecting to Alberta Education science curriculum. Overview from Alberta Education:Students learn about wastes produced through natural processes and human technology. In studying natural systems, students learn that all plants, animals and other living things are made up of materials that are recycled through the environment again and again...

Doucette Library (Tammy Flanders)
What a Waste: Where Does Garbage Go? By Claire Eamer Illustrated by Bambi Edlund Day Book, This Book, Comic, Children's Literature, Bambi, Nonfiction, Literacy, Fun Facts, Science

Explores the problem of garbage and how humans have dealt with it from prehistory to modern times. Topics include how archaeologists study ancient garbage; the growth of consumer culture and disposability; food waste; the environmental effects of garbage; "problem" garbage like electronic and toxic waste; sewage and dead bodies; and garbage in the oceans and in space. Sidebars highlight people and organizations around the world who are making efforts to reduce or reuse waste.

Read "Death Eaters Meet Nature's Scavengers" by Kelly Milner Halls available from Rakuten Kobo. What happens to the bodies of animals and humans after death? Nature's army of death eaters steps in to take care of cle. Science Curriculum, Science Lessons, Stem For Kids, Life Cycles, Nonfiction Books, Book Lists, Bald Eagle, New Books, Childrens Books

What happens to the bodies of animals and humans after death? Nature’s army of death eaters steps in to take care of clean up. Without these masters of decomposition, our planet would be covered in rotting bodies. This high-interest science text dives into the science behind how bodies decompose.

Growth mindset books for kids. Picture books to teach about growth mindset and the benefits of breaking free of a fixed mindset. Great books for classroom teaching or at home learning. Teaching Kids, Kids Learning, Hut Party, Growth Mindset Book, Stem Science, Weaving Projects, Children's Picture Books, Children's Literature, Great Books

Ixchel wants to follow the long tradition of weaving that most Mayan women have done for over 2000 years. Ixchel first tries weaving with grass, and then with bits of wool, but is unhappy with the results. Wallking around her village, she finds it littered with plastic bags. Suddenly, she has an idea! She collects, washes and cuts each bag into thin strips. Ixchel weaves the plastic into a colorful fabric that looks like a beautiful rainbow—just like the weavings of Mayan women before her.

Read "Trash Vortex: How Plastic Pollution Is Choking the World's Oceans" by Danielle Smith-Llera available from Rakuten Kobo. Millions of tons of plastic slip into oceans every year. Some floats and travels slowly with the currents, endangering t. Weather And Climate, Climate Change, Cool Games To Play, Marine Debris, Apex Predator, Paris Match, Plastic Pollution, Oceans Of The World, Animal Welfare

Millions of tons of plastic slip into oceans every year. Some floats and travels slowly with the currents, endangering the health of marine animals. The rest is hardly visible but is far more dangerous. Tiny bits of plastic sprinkle the ocean's surface or mix into the sandy seafloor and beaches. It ends up inside birds, fish, and other animals, harming them-and ultimately humans. Experts struggle with fear and hope as they work to stop the flood of plastic threatening living organisms ...

Plastic pollution poses one of the biggest known threats to the ocean, influencing all ecosystems from beautiful coral reefs to abyssal trenches, eventually . Plastic Pollution, Ocean Pollution, Conscious Parenting, Cartoon Books, Interactive Learning, Student Studying, Environmental Issues, Take Action, Work Looks

Kids Take Action Against Ocean Plastic

Despite the vastness of Earth’s oceans, plastic pollutants are turning up everywhere, from the deep sea to the Arctic ice pack. In this short film from filmmaker Chris Hanson, 17 Hawaiian students study the impact of plastic pollution on their local beaches.The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not…

Discusses the effectiveness of global recycling efforts and highlighting issues such as the dangers of recycling toxic or hazardous waste, the potential of blackwater treatment and the use of new sustainable building materials. Environmental Chemistry, Persuasive Text, Sustainable Building Materials, Hazardous Waste, Science Curriculum, Children's Literature, Earth Science, Student Learning, Nonfiction

Highlighting issues such as the dangers of recycling toxic or hazardous waste, the potential of blackwater treatment and the use of new sustainable building materials.

LEAF LITTER CRITTERS by Leslie Bulion and illustrated by Robert Meganck. Nineteen poems provide a tour through the leaf litter layer, also called the duff, identifying the tiny critters who live there. Poetry Anthology, Science Notes, Bookshelves Kids, Authors Purpose, Science Curriculum, Text Features, Children's Literature, Hands On Activities, Read Aloud

Nineteen poems in a variety of verse forms with accompanying science notes take readers on a decomposer safari through the “brown food web,” from bacteria through tardigrades and on to rove beetle predators. Glossary, hands-on investigations, and resources are included in the back matter." -- Suggested for grades 2 to 7

Rotten: Vultures, Beetles, Slime, and Nature's Other Decomposers Written by Anita Sanchez; Illustrated by Gilbert Ford Houghton Mifflin Ha. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Library Locations, Elementary Library, Early Literacy, Vulture, Slime, Nonfiction, Good Books, How To Memorize Things

Decomposition may seem like the last stop on the food chain, but it’s just the beginning. When dead plants and animals decay, they give life to a host of other creatures, and each one helps ecosystems thrive. Decomposition happens in the forest, the ocean—even in your stomach and between your teeth! From vultures and sharks to bacteria, maggots, mushrooms, and more, discover the dirty rotten truth about one of nature’s most fascinating processes.

Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay Author : Susan Hood Pages : 40 pages Publisher : Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers Language : eng : 1481430955 : 9781481430951 Violin Lessons, Music Lessons, Violin Online, Children's Picture Books, Children's Literature, Lessons For Kids, Writing Services, Writing Software, Nonfiction Books

Potential beyond imagining

Reviewing children's and young adult fiction & nonfiction books. Connecting classroom teaching ideas to inspirational resources.

This picture-book biography of Tyree Guyton, an urban environmental activist, shows how he transformed his decaying, crime-ridden neighborhood into the Heidelberg Project, an interactive sculpture park. Ages 6 to 9 Art Books For Kids, Childrens Books, Art For Kids, Heidelberg Project, Art Lessons Elementary, Arts Ed, Thing 1, Children's Literature, Recycled Art

When Tyree Guyton returned to his home on Heidelburg Street in detroit, he found it awash in garbage with abandoned building attracting troublemakers. Using his art, Tyree transformed everyday junk into magic trash and started the transformation of the neighborhood.

A colorful layout full of many pictures of junk sculpture introduces readers to the many forms junk sculpture may take, such as fashion, pillars formed from plastic, and more. But Is It Art, Science Curriculum, Call Art, All Plants, Children's Literature, Student Learning, Sculpture, Modern Living, Drawings

Some artists believe anything can be art - even trash! Junk sculpture is a new, complex mode of art that combines the wastefulness of modern living with finding beauty in what others consider ugly. Readers learn how artists create such pieces and are asked to consider whether junk sculpture can be called art in the same way a painting or drawing is.

Carbon and our warming atmosphere -- Saving energy -- Conserving water -- Reducing consumption and reusing products -- Recycling and beyond. Sarah B, Science Curriculum, Water Conservation, All Plants, Carbon Footprint, Children's Literature, Student Learning, Save Energy, Recycling

Carbon and our warming atmosphere -- Saving energy -- Conserving water -- Reducing consumption and reusing products -- Recycling and beyond.

Explores issues of child labor, ragpicking, poverty, recycling and waste throught the story of Velu, who runs away from his family in the country to Chennai and finds work as a ragpicker. Good Books, Books To Read, My Books, University Of Calgary, Third World Countries, International Books, Science Curriculum, Find Work, Children's Literature

Trash - University of Calgary

In an unnamed Third-World country, in the not-so-distant future, three "dumpsite boys" make a living picking through the garbage on the outskirts of a large city. One day Raphael finds something very special and very mysterious.;Suggested for grades 6 to 9.

Read "What A Waste Rubbish, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet" by Jess French available from Rakuten Kobo. Everything you need to know about what we're doing to our environment, good and bad, from pollution and litter to renewa. Water Pollution, Shocking Facts, Our Environment, Programming For Kids, Toddler Books, Our Planet, Planet Earth, Planet Ocean, Biomes

This environmental book will teach keen young ecologists about our actions affect planet Earth. Discover shocking facts about the waste we produce and where it goes. Did you know that every single plastic toothbrush ever made still exists? Or that there's a floating mass of rubbish larger than the USA drifting around the Pacific Ocean? It's not all bad news though. As well as explaining where we're going wrong, What a Waste shows what we're doing right!

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Raises awareness of how much plastic we use every day, and why that matters. Rather than focusing on the negative, the book takes a positive, proactive approach empowering children with ideas for what they can do about it. It has strong curriculum ties in science, including environmental awareness, sustainability and stewardship. It also offers terrific character education lessons in responsibility, citizenship and initiative.