Why are rivers and streams important to life on Earth?
Did you know that without rivers, human life might not have developed as it did? We might be a very difference species if it wasn't for rivers, as would the other plants and animals who depends on rivers and streams for food, transportation, water, and power!
In Rivers and Streams! With 25 Science Projects for Kids, readers ages 7 to 10 dive in and discover how rivers change the shape of the land while plants, animals, and humans change the shape of rivers. Through fun facts, engaging content, and essential questions, kids learn about the vital role that rivers and streams have played in human history and explore the ways rivers and streams might affect our future. Science experiments that promote critical thinking and creative problem solving encourage kids to make their own discoveries about the waterways they might pass every day.
Talking about earth science means talking about climate change. How are rivers affected by our changing climate, and what can we do to help rivers and streams stay healthy in their changing environment? Rivers and Streams! encourages kids to think creatively as they search for actionable solutions to the problems faced by today's waterways.
Rebecca Siegel is a writer and editor who has written about topics from computers to medicine, from bread and cheese making to printing, and from navigation applications to goat milk soap. She is happiest when she's learning and writing about something new. Rebecca lives in Thetford, Vermont, along the west branch of the Ompompanoosuc River, which runs from the valley below her house to the Connecticut River.
Tom Casteel is an illustrator and cartoonist with a master's degree from the Center for Cartoon Studies. Tom has illustrated several books for Nomad Press, including Explore Ancient Chinese Myths! With 25 Great Projects and The Oregon Trail: The Journey Across the Country from Lewis and Clark to the Transcontinental Railroad. He is working on his first graphic novel.