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Hands-on ecology : real-life activities for kids

Author: Colleen Kessler
Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Prufrock Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colleen Kessler
ISBN: 9781593632014 1593632010
OCLC Number: 70877931
Target Audience: "Grades 3-5"--Cover.
Description: 157 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. Preparing the essentials. An ecology dictionary --
Creating a journal --
Building an ecology toolkit --
Interviewing a naturalist --
A day in the life of an ecologist --
2. What is an ecosystem? Providing the essentials --
Producing nature's energy --
Food web --
Decomposition --
Worm habitat --
Creating mini-ecosystems --
3. A local ecosystem. Mapping your local ecosystem --
Ecosystems within ecosystems --
A square yard --
Soil quality --
Understanding the carbon cycle --
Water quality --
4. Studying populations. Animal populations --
Plant populations --
Adaptations --
5. Human impact on the environment. Erosion --
Air quality --
Acid rain --
Local water pollution --
Global climate --
6. Making a contribution to conservation. Earth Day internet scavenger hunt --
Hosting a speaker or an assembly --
Writing and performing --
Tree-planting event --
Launching a poster campaign --
Litter pick-up day --
Conservation penny drive --
Recycling project --
Composting --
7. Creating a wildlife garden. Making a contract with nature --
Building a habitat pile --
This place is for the birds --
Bee boxes and spider spaces.
Responsibility: by Colleen Kessler ; illustrated by Mike Eustis.
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