Come and explore the world under your feet with the Dirtmeister and friends Part graphic novel, part fun guidebook, this very cool, rocky journey introduces both eager and reluctant readers to the basic geologic processes that shape our Earth Clear and concise explanations of the various geologic processes reveal the comprehensive science behind each fascinating topic Fun facts and simple DIY experiments reinforce the concepts while short biographies of important scientists inspire future geo scientists....
|Title||:||Dirtmeister's Nitty Gritty Planet Earth: All About Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Even Dirt! (National Geographic Kids)|
|Publisher||:||National Geographic Children s Books June 9, 2015|
|Number of Pages||:||128 pages|
|File Size||:||986 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Dirtmeister's Nitty Gritty Planet Earth: All About Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Even Dirt! (National Geographic Kids) Reviews
I've long been a fan of National Geographic books for kids and this book is another wonderful example of why that is the case. Steve Tomecek (aka The Dirtmeister) takes readers on a wonderfully informative journey through the science of our planet. Starting with the science of the earth's development, he also covers facts about earthquakes, volcanoes, soil, rocks, weathering and erosion. Each section starts with a fun little comic followed by several pages of description, graphics, and photographs discussing each topic. The design is fresh and appealing and the information fascinating. The inclusion of various experiments demonstrating some of the different processes that are presented is an awesome touch. These could be done at home or by a teacher in a classroom to help students understand the different processes. I loved the book and plan to recommend it to young geology lovers and teachers alike.
My six year old son loves this book. I love this book. There is a ton of information amidst the great photos and illustrations. You can easily read two pages and gather lots of succinct info; I find that material not in story form can get boring for this age group, two pages gives a lot without getting boring.
My grandson, Finn, loved it! He's planning on being a Paleontologist some day (We'll see!!), and all books on dinosaurs, dirt, rocks, fossils, etc., etc. fill him with joy!!! A good investment, for sure! (He's a 7-year-old.)
good illustrations and facts
Really cool book, my 10 year old son likes it.
One of the things that I find myself really jealous about is how my kids have access to so much fun science. When I was a wee child the only accessible science we had was Science Weekly, a thin elementary school level magazine where the latest space craft and jets were described. It was brief but wonderful and I loved it.
I've given this book 5 Stars as I'm pleased with it....that being said, the child I purchased it for is not quite at the reading level required yet. I'm sure the 7 year old and this 75 year old will enjoy it together and it'll be a keeper for him. It's a Christmas gift so he hasn't explored the fun & colorful pages as of this time.
This was a Christms gift for an 11 year old boy interest in rocks. He really liked this book!