Earth Detectives

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Each title in the Earth Detectives series describes the history of an Earth science and highlights groundbreaking discoveries and one or more important scientist in the field. Kids will learn about the tools and methods used by these scientists as compelling photographs and easy-to-read text bring Earth's phenomena to light. A quiz at the end of each book allows readers to test their newfound earth science knowledge! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

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Earth Detectives (6 titles)
Exploring Earthquakes: Seismologists at Work! 3.7
Exploring Fossils: Paleontologists at Work! 3.8
Exploring Minerals: Mineralogists at Work! 3.8
Exploring Volcanoes: Volcanologists at Work! 3.8
Exploring Weather: Meteorologists at Work! 3.6
Exploring the Rock Cycle: Petrologists at Work! 3.5
  • New! Spring 2023
  • New! Fall 2022
  • New! Spring 2022
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
BISACS JNF037010, JNF037050, JNF037060
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Careers, Science & Technology
Copyright 2018
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Super Sandcastle
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Season 2017-12-15
ISBN 9781532112287, 9781614799702
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 9.5 x 7.75
Features Glossary of key words, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Earth Detectives – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Earth science students may be drawn to geological fields that offer outdoor exploration as well as laboratory study. “Think about it” segments ask readers if they’ve ever found a fossil, felt an earthquake, or examined the local climate, to initiate a connection to their own environments. A circular portrait of a noted person in the field is on each cover, putting a human face on what might otherwise be considered obscure work. The interesting biographical asides are balanced with modern developments, such as how fossils are now scanned with lasers and 3-D printed by paleontologists. A “tool kit” section shows pictures of a tiltmeter, thermal imaging camera, and petrographic microscope, while scientific concepts such as density and radioactivity are explained best in the glossary. A broader and more historical treatment of earth scientists at work. Large STEM collections will want to consider.