Australian Backyard Earth Scientist
1 Feb 2019
National Library of Australia
Find out where rain comes from and what geysers look like! Read about soil becoming too salty and why greenhouse gases are increasing. Did you know that fog is a cloud sitting on the ground and that ice can tell you about the environment of millions of years ago? And what is lightning anyway? These questions and many more are answered in this absorbing resource suitable for both homes and classrooms. A thematic approach makes it easy for young readers to discover the influences that have fashioned our earth — and are still acting to change it. From the beginnings of the planet through to climate change and today’s concerns about rapid transformation, interesting and fun facts and projects help develop an understanding and appreciation.