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How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids…

by Lynne Cherry

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Lesson: What is Geography?
  ccsdss | Feb 26, 2016 |
This is an excellent resource for a lot of environmental information. The book serves as a good resource for young readers, as it provides reasons behind the science. Cherry uses factual information based on information gathered by students and scientists. Her research stems from evidence based on studies on flowers, butterflies, birds, frogs, trees, glaciers and much more. The major theme of this book is to present an understanding perspective of environmentalism in which children can relate to.

I liked this book, as it includes how children assisted and participated with some of the research. I like how it also included ways children could help work towards a cleaner environment.

I think having a variety of different pictures and text boxes explaining the pictures were helpful. It included information that was not part of the main text. By having the text boxes it explained why photos or different media, like letters, were included. Information about the significance about the images were also included. A good introduction to the environmental movement. ( )
  larasimmons2 | Oct 11, 2013 |
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming by Lynne Cherry and Gary Braasch is the winner of numerous awards and featured on top book list. This book is broken up into three sections, “Where we find clues about climate change” gives a brief introduction of science over the years. It also describes how we use information from the past as well as evidence from current weather patterns, flowers, animals, trees, and water sources to identify trends. The next section; “Fitting the clues together” examines using interconnections among Earth’s living systems to create timelines, bar graphs, and/or pie charts. Scientists interpret this data along with computer models to help predict the future of our planet. The last section gives “Climate solutions: what scientists and you can do” brings awareness to readers about reducing ones climate footprint i.e., riding your bike, recycle, and drinking tap instead of bottled water. I found this book to be a positive detailed description of what we know about climate change. Some might find this book a bit text heavy however; young readers will be drawn in by the vibrant photos and suggestions of student involvement in development and resolution of global warming. The authors’ present the good and bad news, relying on the good to empower students around the world to think and act differently. Educators could use this book as a way of engaging children’s creative thinking of community responsibilities by guiding them into discovery of what we do and the effect it has on our planet. Grade 6 and up. ( )
  eussery | Apr 29, 2012 |
This book explains all the signs in nature and scientific tests that prove that our climate is changing. The authors also recommend ways to stop climate change and offer lots of resources for further information. The writing is clear, but a high high level. Photographs, charts, and graphs enhance the text. Winner of "Excellence in Science Books"
  scducharme | Aug 27, 2009 |
While this book does provide information about global warming, perhaps more interesting, it provides insight into what real scientists do. Also included are ideas for how students can help out.
  librariankristin | Sep 10, 2008 |
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"This volume describes where scientists look to find evidence of climate change--from changes in bird migration patterns and fruit blossom dates, to obtaining tree rings and mud cores--and especially how students and other citizen-scientists are assisting to monitor climate change, as well as what can be done to mitigate global warming"--Provided by publisher.… (more)

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