Chasing Cheetahs: The Race to Save Africa’s Fastest Cats written by Sy Montgomery with photographs by Nic Bishop
Introduces readers to some of the most threatened species on Earth. Meet some of the scientists who study species survival, and discover what inspires their work-- from cases of critically endangered wildlife to the success stories of species that have been brought back from the brink of extinction.
Discussions of the possibilities and potentialities of biomass energy and the possible environmental advantages of its use. Gr.9-12
Living things in the environment are interdependent. This means they rely on each other in different ways. For example, herons visit a watery marsh to eat some of the frogs that live there. Putting this environment at risk would affect marsh life. If people accidentally spilled poison in the marsh, all the frogs might die and the herons would then go hungry. Read this title to find out more on what affects the air, water, land, and other parts of our surroundings, causing environmental…
Although you can go weeks without food, you would only last a few days without water. Plants also rely on water for life as they use it to make their own food. Almost every food web in the world starts with plants. That means that without water we would be very hungry as well as thirsty. Read this title to find out more about where the world's water supplies come from, how we use water, and why we need to use less.
Earth's natural cycles -- Water -- The water cycle -- Rain -- Rivers and oceans -- Water vapor -- Clouds -- Frozen water -- The balance of nature -- People and water -- Water conservation -- Saving water -- Living with nature. Gr.3-6
Cycles make the world go 'round -- You are here -- Sunrise, sunset, seasons -- Moonstruck -- Weather report -- Changing systems.
Explains how the Earth's supply of carbon moves among Earth's oceans, atmosphere, ecosystem, and geosphere in a process called the carbon cycle. Accessible text and detailed images help explain such processes as photosynthesis, respiration, and decomposition.
This book contains thirty-four environmental science experiments using Vernier LabQuest, Vernier LabPro, Texas Instruments CBL 2 or Vernier EasyLink and TI graphic calculators with the EasyData App for collecting, displaying, printing, graphing, and analyzing data.
Introduce students to core concepts and strategies associated with sustainability, and develop an awareness and worldview understanding of the interconnectedness of environment, culture, society and economy. Gr.9-12
Tooth & claw : the wild world of big predators / Jim Arnosky.
KIT:How is a Food Web Organized - Build model food chains from different biomes. Build model food webs by piecing together the food chains in different biomes. [Explore] the roles of producers, consumers, scavengers and decomposers in a food chain or web. Model the energy flow through trophic levels (energy pyramid). Gr.6-12
This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes animals that seem to take over the brains of other animals. Explains how parasites can alter their hosts' behaviors to use the host for their survival.
Human activity has introduced species to ecosystems around the globe. Some species are benign or even beneficial; others, like zebra mussels, fire ants, and water hyacinths, are causing native-species extinctions and damage to human systems. Can we balance human systems with natural processes? Seven activities -- using pillbugs, the school grounds, species dispersal maps, and introductory genetics -- provide students with the skills they need to address this important global question.
Rachel Carson's exposure of the effects of the indiscriminate use of chemicals which describes how pesticides and insecticides are applied almost universally to farms, forests, gardens and homes with scant regard to the contamination of the environment and the destruction of wildlife. She argues that unless we recognize that human beings are only a part of the living world, our progressive poisoning of the planet will end in catastrophe. Adult