The United States covers a vast amount of land and is home to a wide variety of climates. As a result, it also contains some of the worlds most impressive natural landforms. Readers will learn about the nations deserts, mountains, and plains. They will also discover such famous landmarks as Californias Death Valley and the hot water geysers of Yellowstone National Park.
Learn all about the beautiful landforms that cover the earth. This book covers mountains, hills, plateaus, mesas, canyons, valleys, coastlines, peninsulas, bays, gulfs, seas, and more! Vibrant images pair with easy-to-read text to keep students engaged from cover to cover. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity where students can make clay and create landforms. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.
About Shell Education Rachelle Cracchiolo started the company with a friend and fellow teacher. Both were eager to share their ideas and passion for education with other classroom leaders. What began as a hobby, selling lesson plans to local stores, became a part-time job after a full day of teaching, and eventually blossomed into Teacher Created Materials. The story continued in 2004 with the launch of Shell Education and the introduction of professional resources and classroom application books designed to support Teacher Created Materials curriculum resources. Today, Teacher Created Materials and Shell Education are two of the most recognized names in educational publishing around the world.
See the world in a whole new way! Acclaimed illustrator Julia Rothman combines art and science in this exciting and educational guide to the structure, function, and personality of the natural world. Explore the anatomy of a jellyfish, the inside of a volcano, monarch butterfly migration, how sunsets work, and much more. Rothmanâs whimsical illustrations are paired with interactive activities that encourage curiosity and inspire you to look more closely at the world all around you.Â
For air and land travelers, hikers, nature-lovers - a geological view of our mountains and canyons, deserts and waterways, and and other landscape features, with 285 maps, drawings, photographs and tables. Yes, this book was first published in 1972, but do you really think that our nation's geology has changed since then?
Physical map of the United States for grades 4-12. National Geographic's graded-series of maps are the first to address the unique needs of K-12 students as they advance their understanding of our World. Unlike other classroom poster maps, the world maps use the Winkel-Triple projection, which provides the best combination of size, shape, and distance giving the student the best visual representation of the Earth's surface in two dimensions. This solves the effect seen on other maps where Greenland appears larger than South America.
Our Physical Series, grades 6-12, helps advancing students understand the World's diverse landforms, Oceans, and terrain.
This basic beginner's field guide to North American geology helps anyone identify common rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, and land formations. In a logical, user-friendly, highly visual format, this new title--one of an expanding collection of National Geographic pocket guides--offers key facts about dozens of rocks and minerals, how to hunt and identify them, where and how to go looking. The book also pictures and explains the fossils most likely to be found and the fundamental land and rock formations in the North American landscape. With 160 entries, formatted with clear language, key identification points, carefully chosen photographs, and expertly drafted illustrations, this guide is the perfect starting point for anyone, young or old, interested in the study of rocks and geology.
Since Mountain Press started the Roadside Geology series forty years ago, southern Californians have been waiting for an RG of their own. During those four decadesâwhich were punctuated by jarring earthquakes and landslidesâgeologists continued to unravel the complexity of the Golden State, where some of the most dramatic and diverse geology in the world erupts, crashes, and collides. With dazzling color maps, diagrams, and photographs, Roadside Geology of Southern California takes advantage of this newfound knowledge, combining the latest science with accessible stories about the rocks and landscapes visible from winding two-lane byways as well as from the regionâs vast network of highways. Join Arthur Sylvester, an award-winning UC Santa Barbara geologist, and Elizabeth OâBlack Gans, a geologist-illustrator, as they motor through mountains and deserts to explore the iconic features of the SoCal landscape, from boulder piles in Joshua Tree National Park and brilliant white dunes in the Channel Islands to tar seeps along the rugged coast and youthful cinder cones in the Mojave Desert. Whether you want to find precious gemstones, ponder the mysteries of the Salton Sea, or straddle the boundary between the North American and Pacific Plates, be sure to bring this book along as your tour guide.