Exploring the Rock Cycle: Petrologists at Work!

Format Price Qty

Have you ever wanted to become a petrologist? In Exploring the Rock Cycle: Petrologists at Work! young readers will find out what these supercool scientists really do! They will explore how petrologists study and examine rocks, and discover the special tools petrologists use. 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.

Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
BISACS JNF037060, JNF011000
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 9781532112324, 9781614799740
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 552
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 9.5 x 7.75
Lexile 560
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 3.5
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 192951
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Infographics, 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.

Author: Elsie Olson