With 25 Science Projects for Kids
Johannah Haney Tom Casteel
Nomad Press Llc
Discover the power of the weather in this full-color introduction to natural disasters for kids ages 7 to 10 that explores the science behind earthquakes, volcanoes, storms, wildfires, and tornadoes with STEM projects and real-world connections!
Have you ever felt the ground beneath your feet move in an earthquake? Have you ever had to ride out a blizzard at home? Natural Disasters! With 25 Science Projects for Kids guides kids ages 7 to 10 through a scientific introduction to the forces behind extreme meteorological events. Earthquakes, volcanoes, storms, wildfires, and more affect people around the world and appear in the news almost daily. Plus, climate change adds more fuel to storms, affects water supply, and makes conditions ripe for wildfires and rising water levels. Learn the science behind why!
. Through interactive STEM and STEAM projects that simulate natural disasters and the science behind them, such as modeling plate tectonics, diagramming atmospheric conditions, and science journaling, students learn about the mechanics of these disasters, how to prepare for them, and how to be of service to others experiencing them.
. A focus on conservation will empower students to do their part to help curb climate change and mitigate the effects of natural disasters.
. Readers learn about different kinds of extreme weather including Hurricane Katrina, flooding in Texas, California wildfires, and the tornadoes that struck southern United States in 2011.
About the Explore Earth Science set and Nomad Press
Natural Disasters! With 25 Science Projects for Kids is part of a set of four Explore Earth Science books that explore the earth, the atmosphere, and everything in between. The other titles in this series are Weather and Climate! With 25 Science Projects for Kids, The Water Cycle! With 25 Science Projects for Kids, and Rocks and Minerals! With 25 Science Projects for Kids.
Nomad Press books in the Explore Your World series integrate content with participation, encouraging readers to engage in student-directed learning. Combining content with inquiry-based projects stimulates learning and makes it active and alive. Nomad's unique approach simultaneously grounds kids in factual knowledge while allowing them the space to be curious, creative, and critical thinkers.
All books are leveled for Guided Reading level and Lexile and align with Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. All titles are available in paperback, hardcover, and ebook formats.
Johannah Haney has published 20 nonfiction books for young learners, including titles about nuclear energy, endangered species, pets, health topics, and essay and speech writing. Her writing has also appeared in The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, The Latin Kitchen, Modern Bride, and other magazines. She holds a Master's degree in Writing and Publishing from Emerson College, where she has also taught Magazine Publishing to undergraduate and graduate students. She lives with her husband and daughter, her dog, and an occasional foster dog in Boston, MA.
Tom Casteel is an illustrator and cartoonist that graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2011. He has illustrated more than two dozen books for Nomad Press. He lives in South Bend, Indiana with his wife, son, two smelly dogs and one old cat.