"Students will learn about observation, record-keeping, communication, and the building blocks of the scientific method. Meanwhile, they'll be having fun with experiments, activities, art, songs, and more!" — Bright Ideas Press, Publisher
This set contains Atlas of the World, Atlas of Continents, and Atlas of Oceans. Each atlas contains full-color maps and illustrations.
This issue is a follow-up to the Oceans issue that was published earlier. They make a great pair of resources for a unit study centered around our world's oceans.
"The earth is misnamed, for it is more water than land. Seventy-two percent of the planet is covered by a briny mantle whose depth averages two and a quarter miles. And, though geographers speak of many separate seas and oceans, the watery realm is not actually partitioned by land masses; it is a single ocean in which the continents are islands rather than barriers."—from A Briny Mantle for the Earth (page 7)
"The Pacific Rim region is made up of places that touch the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. The eastern, or American, side of the rim touches such places as Canada, the U.S., and Chile. On the western, or Asian, side of the rim are such places as Japan, Thailand, and Singapore. ... While finding the Pacific Rim is easy, exploring it can be tricky." — from "Where in the World Is the Pacific Rim?" (page 2)
"The audience for this work will include not only oceanographers but also physicists, graduate students and scientists from allied disciplines working on specific aspects of the marine environment such as dynamics or optics." — From the back cover