This title introduces young readers to turquoise, the gemstone that's name is French for "Turkish"! Learn how turquoise is formed and where it is found. Historic and modern mining methods are detailed. The use of turquoise as a gemstone is examined including different colors and cuts. See how artisans and lapidaries create beautiful and useful jewelry with this mineral. Finally, a list of tools and tips will set young rock hounds up to unearth their own treasures. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|BISACS||JNF037060, JNF013040, JNF051170|
|Subject||Science & Technology|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Guided Reading Level||R|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.9|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||161992|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Earth's Treasures - Library Media Connection
The books in this series are an interesting mix of geology, geography, history. The source of these fine natural products are discussed and colorful pictures are used to give readers knowledge on where each comes from and how they are formed. The books are rich in vocabulary. The nonfiction titles could be used for research, or for close reading, and would be excellent paired with fiction that features similar themes. Recommended.
Earth's Treasures - Horn Book Guide
This series tracks the history, natural origins, and modern uses of valuable elements and minerals. In addition to their cultural and geological backgrounds, Petersen discusses where they can be found today; sidebars suggest ways for readers to find or interact with them. . . .clear and informative texts.