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Explore the Ice Age!

With 25 Great Projects · Explore Your World

by Cindy Blobaum Author · Bryan Stone Illustrator


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Brrr...does it feel cold? Get out your gloves and get ready to experience the Ice Age! In Explore the Ice Age! with 25 Projects, readers ages 7-10 discover what an ice age consists of, why we have them, and what effect an ice age has on living organisms and ecosystems, paying particular attention to the most recent Ice Age, which is the only one humans were around to witness. About 12,000 years ago, glaciers up to 2 miles tall covered up to one-third of Earth's land! Explore how these moving mountains of ice changed almost everything on Earth, including shorelines, weather, plants, animals and human activities, migration, and more. Learn the science and techniques of archeological and paleontological digs to understand how we know so much about a time that happened before recorded history. Science-minded activities lead readers to discover what a world covered in ice means for the earth's crust, its atmosphere, and what happens when the planet begins to warm and the ice melts. Projects include creating mini glaciers to move mountains and create beaches and recreating the lifestyles of Paleolithic people to discover what they ate, how they hunted, how they made tools and clothes and their history in art. Don't wait for the next ice age to get started! Cartoon illustrations, fun facts, and a compelling narrative make Explore the Ice Age! an essential part of any STEM library.

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Nomad Press
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Explore Your World


Cindy Blobaum (Author)

Cindy Blobaum lives in Des Moines, Iowa and works as a naturalist for Dallas County Conservation, Her main job is to help school kids learn while exploring the outdoors. To make the Ice Age come alive, she uses artifacts including mammoth teeth, s...

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