Unit C: Earth Systems

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Leveled Independent Science Books

Extra Support

Wind, Water, and Ice
Summary: Children observe the effects of erosion and weathering in California.

On Level

The San Francisco Shakes
Summary: Describes the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and seismology.

Challenge

Global Energy
Summary: Surveys the history and future of various forms of energy.

STUDENT BIBLIOGRAPHY

CHAPTER 6

The Kingfisher Young People's Book of Planet Earth
This book focuses on Earth's elements.
Mountains
This book presents Earth's major mountain ranges and how they affect weather and climate.

CHAPTER 7

Earthquakes
Explains earthquakes and how scientists try to predict them.
Volcanoes: Journey to the Crater's Edge
Depicts the changes on Earth created by volcanoes.

CHAPTER 8

Soil
Introduces soil, its composition, and its importance.
Water: Our Precious Resource
Discusses the history of humankind's use of water.