Unit B: The Changing Environment
The books listed below may be available through publishers, distributors such as bookstores or online retailers, or library systems.
Leveled Independent Science Books
- Why Are You Here?
- Summary: This fictional story examines the reasons animals are forced to move.
- Biodiversity Hotspots
- Summary: Visits threatened areas and describes their diversity of species.
- Acid Rain
- Summary: Describes the polluting effects of acid rain on the environment.
- Land Preservation
- National parks have been created to help preserve land and the atmosphere.
- Glass Ark: The Story of Biosphere 2
- The Biosphere 2 program created a closed environment meant to duplicate life on Earth for future space colonies.
- Endangered Planet
- A look at the state of Earth's ecosystems includes how humans influence habitats.
- The Prairie Builders
- A chronicle of the effort to bring back part of the extinct native prairie to America's heartland.
- Feeding the World
- Learn how to feed a growing world population while protecting resources.
- The concept of diversity is explained, along with the interdependence of life forms.