Reviews for How Does Sand Become Glass?

Library Media Connection Reviews 2010 March/April
Reluctant readers in the upper elementary grades should be shown this terrific series which captures students' attention with intriguing questions and bright, vivid photographs. Each chapter is covered in a double-paged spread with multi-colored backgrounds, text boxes, and captivating photographs. Graphs and diagrams are presented simply to help the reader understand the concepts. Vocabulary terms are in bold to alert the reader that their definitions are found in the glossary. Younger readers will enjoy having sections read aloud and all student researchers will find the information contained in each book useful for assigned projects and answering questions they have about the world around them. Bibliography. Websites. Index. Recommended. Catherine Trinkle, Media Specialist, Avon (Indiana) Community School Corporation [Editor's Note: Also available in paperback.] ¬ 2010 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

School Library Journal Reviews 2009 November

Gr 3-5-This series explains how many natural and some man-made phenomena occur. Information is clearly presented using a large font, diagrams, and photographs formatted to resemble Polaroid pictures. Historical background, such as ancient Greek beliefs about lightning (Cloud), is included where relevant. Both benefits and pitfalls are presented as needed. For example, in Electricity, the benefits of hydroelectric power are explained, as are the potentially negative environmental consequences of dam construction. This series does a first-rate job answering some important scientific questions.

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