This nonfiction, photo-filled book for beginning readers explains how human activities are threatening the health of our planet and how kids can help protect it.
Earth is our home, but its health is in danger! In My Earth and Space Science Library: Protecting Our Planet, you'll learn more about the threats facing Earth and how you can help protect our planet.
The My Earth and Space Science Library series provides an introduction to a variety of Earth science topics for beginning readers based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). From our amazing world of water to how to protect our planet, these books present scientific concepts in easy-to-understand language with kid-friendly examples. Each book includes a photo glossary and an activity that supports further comprehension.
K-Gr 2–This series provides vocabulary lists, extension activities, and “After Reading Activity” suggestions that are tailored to each title. General “Before Reading” tips are the same in all of the books. Short chunks of text are supported by photos of landforms and weather. Diagrams help to illustrate concepts, such as the water cycle or tectonic plate movement. In each book, directions for a hands-on activity such as building a rain gauge are included. The “After Reading Activity” suggestions encourage children to try tasks like logging the hours of sunlight for a week or tracking the weather forecast. A photo glossary defines boldface vocabulary terms featured in the main text. These titles could be read aloud as part of a class lesson or enjoyed independently by young readers. VERDICT A kid-friendly introduction to earth science concepts, with helpful activity ideas.