Wind • Water • QED, 2016 • 64pp
What on Earth? was inspired by the interdisciplinary approach of my Human Sciences degree.
Each book takes children on a journey of discovery to explore the natural world and the way that people interact with it. Explore, create and investigate, as you learn about culture, history, arts and crafts, as well as the science behind each topic. The books are packed with hands-on activities, and each spread is a new adventure!
Enchantingly illustrated by Pau Morgan.
“This delightful book takes a good long look at water and the water cycle from a variety of angles — science, household experiments, folklore, biology, poems, outdoor fun, and more. The illustrations are truly charming, rendered in a flat/retro-style, that my kids (and I) really enjoy. The witty descriptions help make the topics engaging and fun. This is a top-notch way to approach these complex topics, in a fun style which takes into account the humanities as well as the sciences” Pioneer Education, on amazon.com
A Story A Day: Day 161 It's raining it's pouring… the old man is snoring… . . Due to the never ending rain lately I thought today's book choice was fitting. "What On Earth? Water" is an exploratory book that lets children investigate water. Children can explore how water shapes our world and how we use it in everyday life. Then they can investigate water and our weather by making a cloud in a jar. Throughout the book children can do hands on activities such as creating a mini pond for creatures in their garden. This book encourages children to make connections and discover the world around them. . . Children learn about water through poems, what rules water follow, they learn about a Tiddalik, the states water can take, how to make an iceberg, and how to be a water detective. Then children learn about water and the weather through the cloud in a jar activity, cloud spotting, looking for signs of rain, making a rain gauge, creating a rainbow, and they learn about snow. Children then move on to the watery world through the water cycle, how to save water, how to make their own water filters, how their bodies are made of water, and they create salt art. Next children learn about water and nature. They can explore how plants use water, how to make a water powered sprinkler, how to make a mini pond, deep sea secrets, and life in a desert. Lastly, children explore water and our planet. They learn about the sea, erosion, water power, how to make a waterwheel, and water on other planets. There is so much to learn and explore in this fascinating book! Plus, the illustrations are bright, fun, and help visual learners. . . @quartokids #whatonearthwater #whatonearth #water #stem #isabelthomas #paumorgan #beintheknow #quartointhewild