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Did a Dinosaur Drink This Water? (Wells of Knowledge Science)

4.16  ·  Rating Details ·  43 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
TThe author explains the complete water cycle and also discusses ocean currents, ocean and lake habitats, and hydroelectricity. He also touches on water pollution and our responsibility to keep our water clean.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Albert Whitman Company
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Nida Iftekaruddin
Nov 19, 2012 Nida Iftekaruddin rated it it was amazing
Grade/interest level: 3-5
Reading level: 870L
Genre: Non-Fiction, informational

Main Characters: Boy and girl, water
Setting: earth and atmosphere
POV: third person

Summary:
The water we drink and use today has been recycled for billions of years. The same water we drink from the tap, could absolutely be the very same water that dinosaurs drank so many years ago. This book does a fabulous job outlining the water cycle, and the many uses of it. It talks about how human beings are made up mostly of water
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Daniela
Nov 17, 2012 Daniela rated it really liked it
Grade Level: 2-3
Main Characters: NA
Setting: NA
POV: Second person

Summary:
This water gives a girth of information on water through illustrations, diagrams, and the written word. Wells stresses the importance of water and describes cycles water is involved with such as how plants and people get nutrients, and of course the water cycle. This book also introduces science vocabulary such as molecules, condensation, evaporation, aquifers, dams, reservoirs, and how water can be a liquid, solid, or gas,
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Oana Cerchezan
Sep 09, 2012 Oana Cerchezan rated it liked it
I think this book would be a great book to read in a third grade classroom. Its content is very informational, but the illustrations in the book make it a cute science book. The content is about water and the change it has gone through over time. A great activity to do with upper level classrooms related to this book would be to get the students to create their own story of water over time. Within their story they should include several facts about water.
Margaret Chind
My child was immediately drawn to this book because of the catch of the dinosaur. But that's not what this story is about... This is a science book about water. The water cycle on earth and all the places it goes and in all it's forms. Touching on habitats and creatures that are dependent upon water to live. It is a fascinating topic and a great introduction for the younger range. (My daughter is currently 5.)

Thanks to AW.
Katrina Yazzie
Apr 09, 2012 Katrina Yazzie rated it it was amazing
This book was interesting to read. You learn about water. it teaches kids a lesson to conserve water because we depend on it. It tells you how to conserve water like turn water off when brushing teeth, take short showers, don't litter, and fix leaking faucets. It's a good non fiction book. It defines some vocabulary in the book which is good because kids get to learn new words.
Melanie
Both my son and daughter picked this up and read it on their own because it looked appealing. They were a little disappointed there wasn't more about the dinosaur in the book. Overall a good book on the water cycle. Basic brief info on hydroelectricity, water pollution, and conservation principles.
Mrs.Capuano
Dec 01, 2015 Mrs.Capuano rated it it was amazing
Did you ever wonder how water ended up in our oceans? Where it came from? How old it is? Then this is the book for you.
Alicia
Jun 26, 2009 Alicia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids, science
This is another great Robert E. Wells book. What will he think of next?
DickensAnnex
Feb 16, 2016 DickensAnnex rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science
water cycle
Heather
Apr 06, 2013 Heather rated it really liked it
Shelves: from-library, science
51 months -These are great books. Picture book format but full of great learning at the right level for O.
Greg
May 09, 2011 Greg added it
Shelves: fantasy-sci-fi
Non fiction
Melissa
Jun 08, 2014 Melissa rated it it was amazing
This series is an absolute favorite in our home. Robert Wells makes topics so understandable for kids and presents them in a fun way.
Beyond the Pages
Feb 19, 2015 Beyond the Pages rated it really liked it
Great vocab and research facilitators!
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Robert E. Wells is the author and illustrator of many intriguing and award-winning science books for children. He lives with his wife in Wenatchee, Washington.


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