SAVE THE DATE: AUSTRALIAN READING HOUR – 9 MARCH 2023
Australian Backyard Earth Scientist
Find out where rain comes from and
what geysers look like! Read about soil becoming too salty and why greenhouse
gases are increasing. Did you know that fog is a cloud sitting on the ground
and that ice can tell you about the environment of millions of years ago? And
what is lightning anyway?
Backyard Earth Scientist is full of fantastic photos and fascinating
information that help explain different aspects of earth science — a science that
discovered how old the Earth is, what fossils tell us, how mountains were
created, what causes earthquakes, what the difference between weather and
climate is, and why glaciers are melting.
These questions and many more are
answered in Australian Backyard Earth
Scientist. There are projects, as
well, that you can do at home — like making your own fossils, collecting cloud
types, and using tree rings to find out about past weather.
Older readers will enjoy more
detailed explanations and links to extra information in an extensive References
Earth Scientist is an absorbing resource for both homes and
classrooms. A thematic approach makes it easy for young readers to discover the
influences that have fashioned our earth—and are still acting to change it.
From the beginnings of the planet through to climate change and today’s
concerns about rapid transformation, interesting and fun facts and projects
help develop an understanding and appreciation.