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Coral Reefs (Jump Into Science)
Earle takes children on an undersea journey to explore an amazing "underwater city." She explains the formation of coral reefs and provides information about the conditions needed for survival. In addition, the author introduces other animals that live in and near the reef and stresses the importance of protecting corals from pollution. Matthews's ink-and-gouache paintings ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by National Geographic Children's Books
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It's kind of funny to think of all the coral reefs I have explored--in Mexico, and California, and Hawaii--and admired, but how little I understand about the science and biology behind their beauty. Thank goodness for National Geographic, is all I have to say, for this stunningly, gorgeously illustrated and highly educative book. I fully expected to just admire the lovely imagery, but they clearly knew what they were doing--the imagery draws you in, of course,but the corresponding text explains ...more
This book would be an appropriate book for a third or fourth grader to learn more about coral reefs. It gave details about the plants and animals that lived with coral reefs and where these habitats are on the earth's surface. This book was endorsed by the National Geographic and had a science experiment for kids to try in the back!
In school this week we have been reading/watching videos on aquanaut Sylvia A. Earle. It was cool to read this fun yet informative picture book by her about Coral Reefs and their importance to our planet. The afterward has an easy experiment to show how filter feeders get their food.
Sylvia A. Earle is an American oceanographer, aquanaut, and author.More about Sylvia A. Earle...
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