Lessons from the sand : family-friendly science activities you can do on a Carolina beach

by Pilkey, Charles O.,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Non Fiction 552.5 PILKEY
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Non Fiction
Call Number  552.5 PILKEY
Ever wonder where sand comes from? Or why shells are colored differently? Or how to estimate the size of a wave? Featuring more than forty fun hands-on activities for families with children, Lessons from the Sand reveals the science behind the amazing natural wonders found on the beaches of North Carolina and South Carolina. Easy-to-do experiments will help parents and kids discover the ways water, wind, sand, plants, animals, and people interact to shape the constantly changing beaches we love to visit.

Featuring colorful illustrations and clear instructions, most activities require nothing more than an observant eye and simple tools found at local stores. You will learn about geology, weather, waves and currents, the critters that live on our beaches, and the environmental issues that threaten them. Chapters also include indoor activities for rainy days and activities for nighttime discovery. This book will become an indispensable companion for families, teachers, and students heading to the Carolina coast for years to come.

Additional Information
Series Southern gateways guide.
Subjects Beaches -- Study and teaching -- North Carolina.
Beaches -- Study and teaching -- South Carolina.
Science -- Experiments.
Publisher Chapel Hill :2016
Contributors Pilkey, Orrin H., 1934- author.
Language English
Description xi, 221 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 219).
ISBN 9781469627373
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