The first in a series of books on science, this book is written specifically as a resource tool for fifth grade through junior high level. It fits well within the study of earth science.
Blending a creationism perspective of history with definitions of terms and identification of famous explorers, scientists, etc., this book gives students an excellent initial knowledge of people and places, encouraging them to continue their studies in-depth.
Supplemented with photographs, illustrations, and chapter review activities, Exploring Planet Earth brings to life people like Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus, and gives students the opportunity to read history that hasn’t been altered or erased altogether.
Table of Contents:
- Chapter 1 How Big is the Earth?
- Chapter 2 Masters of the Mediterranean
- Chapter 3 Marco Polo’s Big Adventure
- Chapter 4 The Portuguese Sail East
- Chapter 5 The Spanish Sail West
- Chapter 6 Sailing Around the World
- Chapter 7 The Ten Thousand Names of Wind
- Chapter 8 The Mystery of Tides
- Chapter 9 The Compass Points the Way
- Chapter 10 Time and Longitude
- Chapter 11 A River in the Ocean
- Chapter 12 Three Spheres
- Chapter 13 Into the Heart of the Glacier
- Chapter 14 Rivers – Earth’s Lifeline
- Chapter 15 The Mysterious Valley
- Chapter 16 The Atmosphere
- Chapter 17 Exploring by Balloon
- Chapter 18 The Age of Flight
- Chapter 19 To the Edge of the Atmosphere – and Beyond
- Chapter 20 Exploration in Today’s World