Here Is the Southwestern Desert

Here Is the Southwestern Desert PDF Book Detail Author: Madeleine Dunphy
Publisher: Web of Life Children's Book
ISBN: 9780977379569
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 32

Book Description
Examines the animals and plants of the Sonoran Desert, inhabited by hawks, lizards, and jackrabbits and their relationship with one another and their environment.

Perfect Pairs

Perfect Pairs PDF Book Detail Author: Melissa Stewart
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571109587
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 360

Book Description
Hands-on lessons can be fun and compelling, but when it comes to life science, they aren't always possible, practical, effective, or safe. Children can't follow a lion as it stalks a gazelle, visit the exotic kapok tree in a rain forest, or swim alongside the underwater life in a pond. But they can explore a whole world of animals, plants, and ecosystems through the pages of beautifully illustrated, science-themed picture books. Perfect Pairs, which marries fiction and nonfiction picture books focused on life science, helps educators think about and teach life science in a whole new way. Each of the twenty-two lessons in this book is built around a pair of books that introduces a critical life science concept and guides students through an inquiry-based investigative process to explore that idea--from animal/environment interactions to the role of structure in plant and animal survival, from inheritance of traits to variation of species. Each lesson starts with a "Wonder Statement" and comprises three stages. "Engaging Students" features a hands-on activity that captures student interest, uncovers current thinking, and generates vocabulary. The heart of the investigative process, "Exploring with Students," spotlights the paired books as the teacher reads aloud and helps students find and organize information into data tables. "Encouraging Students to Draw Conclusions" shows students how to review and analyze the information they have collected. Bringing high-quality science-themed picture books into the classroom engages a broad range of students, addresses the Performance Expectations outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards, and supports the goals of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. Even if you are science shy, Perfect Pairs can help you become a more confident teacher whose classroom buzzes with curious students eager to explore their natural world.

Shrubs and Trees of the Southwest Deserts

Shrubs and Trees of the Southwest Deserts PDF Book Detail Author: Janice Emily Bowers
Publisher: Western National Parks Association
ISBN: 9781877856341
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 140

Book Description
A guide to the shrubs and trees of this region. Arranged by blossom color with informative drawings.

Flowers of the Southwest Deserts

Flowers of the Southwest Deserts PDF Book Detail Author: Natt Noyes Dodge
Publisher: Western National Parks Association
ISBN: 9780911408652
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 136

Book Description
Line drawings with some color photgraphs; 190 species of flowers arranged by petal color with descriptions and introductory notes.

Deserts

Deserts PDF Book Detail Author: Emily K. Green
Publisher: Bellwether Media
ISBN: 1612112501
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 24

Book Description
"Simple text and supportive images introduce beginning readers to the physical characteristics and geographic locations of deserts"--Provided by publisher.

Daily Discoveries for AUGUST ENHANCED eBook

Daily Discoveries for AUGUST  ENHANCED eBook  PDF Book Detail Author: Elizabeth Cole Midgley
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
ISBN: 1429112875
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 192

Book Description
Every day in your classroom will be a special day when you use the creative ideas in this book. Like the other excellent books in this series, a reason to celebrate every day in the month is included with fun activity ideas to be plugged into your regular curriculum: language arts, social studies, writing, math, science and health, music and drama, physical fitness, art, etc. Special days in August include: Friendship Day, This Is Your Life Day, International Left-Handers' Day, Desert Day and Career Day, just to name a few. Your students will look forward to every day of the school year when you make it a constant celebration. And they'll learn while they have fun! Included are fun patterns for writing assignments and art projects as well as lists of correlated books, recipes, reproducibles and bulletin board ideas.

Southwest Scenic Destinations A Guide Book to the Best of the Best

Southwest Scenic Destinations  A Guide Book to the Best of the Best PDF Book Detail Author: Richard Kerry Holtzin
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312835532
Category : Travel
Languages : en
Pages :

Book Description
Beyond the scenery that entices people to visit a vast array of national parks, monuments, state parks and archeological ruins throughout this quadrant of North America is a story waiting to be told. It starts with these pertinent questions: What happened here? What makes the geology of this territory so unique, and in most cases, colorful? What is this plant or that creature that lives in such environs? Who were the ancient people that first came here, then settled and built their dwellings and villages? This latter question is especially salient when viewing captivating archeological ruins. For instance, the enigmatic Chaco Canyon, or the lofty and impressive cliff palaces of Mesa Verde, Kiet Siel and Betatakin. Naturally, some visitors want to know only the essentials, while others desire more details. This illuminating traveler’s guidebook features nearly 90 celebrated destinations is like having a key that opens doors of knowledge to all the picturesque places of this renowned quadrant of America.

American Indian Literature and the Southwest

American Indian Literature and the Southwest PDF Book Detail Author: Eric Gary Anderson
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292704887
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 225

Book Description
Explores a range of conceptions of the Southwest as reflected in American Indian literature and its interactions with, and interpretations by, Anglo literature.

Report on the Proposed Sand Dunes National Park Indiana

Report on the Proposed Sand Dunes National Park  Indiana PDF Book Detail Author: United States. National Park Service
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Michigan, Lake
Languages : en
Pages : 113

Book Description
On the advisibility of securing all that portion of the counties of Lake, Laporte, and Porter, in the state of Indiana, bordering upon lake Michigan, and commonly known as the Sand dunes, with a view to creating a national park.

Agriculture Handbook

Agriculture Handbook PDF Book Detail Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Agriculture
Languages : en
Pages :

Book Description
Set includes revised editions of some issues.

A Field Guide to Birds of the Desert Southwest

A Field Guide to Birds of the Desert Southwest PDF Book Detail Author: Barbara L. Davis
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 1461732603
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 320

Book Description
This field guide takes you to the desert and grassland areas of Arizona, California, and New Mexico where the total number of bird species reaches a staggering 440. Included are 21 desert birding hot spots, in-depth descriptions and behavioral information, 8 bird charts, and much more.

Shooting the Sun

Shooting the Sun PDF Book Detail Author: Max Byrd
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553898736
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320

Book Description
Charles Babbage was an English genius of legendary eccentricity. He invented the cowcatcher, the ophthalmoscope, and the “penny post.” He was an expert lock picker, he wrote a ballet, he pursued a vendetta against London organ-grinders that made him the laughingstock of Europe. And all his life he was in desperate need of enormous sums of money to build his fabled reasoning machine, the Difference Engine, the first digital computer in history. To publicize his Engine, Babbage sponsors a private astronomical expedition—a party of four men and one remarkable woman—who will set out from Washington City and travel by wagon train two thousand miles west, beyond the last known outposts of civilization. Their ostensible purpose is to observe a total eclipse of the sun predicted by Babbage’s computer, and to photograph it with the newly invented camera of Louis Daguerre. The actual purpose, however… Suffice it to say that in Shooting the Sun nothing is what it seems, eclipses have minds of their own, and even the best computer cannot predict treachery, greed, and the fickle passions of the human heart.

Visions A Teacher Resource Book

Visions A  Teacher Resource Book PDF Book Detail Author: Mary Lou McCloskey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780838452868
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 192

Book Description
Teacher Resource Book contains Lesson Plans (with suggested teaching times), Teacher Resources (graphic organizers, writing skills guides), Reading Summaries (in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Hmong, Cambodian, Cantonese, and Vietnamese), School-Home Connection (newsletter in seven languages), CNN Video Scripts and Video Worksheets, and Answer Key to Activity Book.

Guide to Western National Monuments

Guide to Western National Monuments PDF Book Detail Author: Mike Endres
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1937052745
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 344

Book Description
• The top attractions in 76 National Monuments in 11 states (AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) • Includes 17 national monuments currently under administration review • Features spectacular color photos, maps, trailhead directions, and details about each monument The Guide to Western National Monuments showcases 76 of the nation’s 122 public lands protected by a Presidential decree. These are the best places to visit if you want to hike and camp in spectacular scenery with relatively few people (compared to National Parks). Many of the Monuments contain ancient ruins, pictographs, and petroglyphs that are still in good condition. The Antiquities Act of 1906 gave the President authority to establish National Monuments as an expedient method for protecting natural and historically significant areas in the United States. Theodore Roosevelt designated the first Monument, Devils Tower, and established the long-standing tradition. Many previously-designated Monuments have changed to National Parks or another federal status, while others have been transferred to state control. Nearly half of our current National Parks began as a National Monument. Currently, 23 of the National Monuments--including Bears Ears, Golden Butte, and Giant Sequoia--are under review and may be stripped of their protected status. This guide will help readers understand what may be lost to development.