We often look at mountains as something beautiful to admire. This informative book describes the processes that create mountains over time. It examines plate movements along faults, volcanic activity, and other actions that have formed Earth's mountains over billions of years. Photographs, diagrams, and step-by-step explanations guide readers to a deeper understanding of the processes that shape our planet. In a fun follow-up activity, readers use available materials to model a mountain-building process on their own.
Despite the availability of the Internet, the library is still an important place for research. Through clear text and full-color photos, readers will learn how to conduct research in the library and the media center, as well as how to make the best use of their time. Activities will encourage familiarity with the library while fast facts and sidebars will help student grasp new concepts. A glossary reinforces new vocabulary, and a Further Reading section inspires further research.
Using simple language and high text/photo correlation, young readers will learn about what to expect when they visit a library, including what’s on the shelves, who works there, and how to behave. A “Words to Know” section at the beginning of the book helps students learn new vocabulary they will encounter in the text, while suggestions for other titles and websites encourage students to learn more.