Janice VanCleave's Geography for Every Kid: Easy Activities that Make Learning Geography Fun

Janice VanCleave's Geography for Every Kid: Easy Activities that Make Learning Geography Fun

by Janice VanCleave


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How can you make a map out of clay? What is a compass rose? How do scientists track hurricanes? How has the world's population changed? Now you can discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions about geography. In Geography for Every Kid you'll learn about legends, scales, grip maps, topographic maps, latitude and longitude, and much more! You'll create a map of your very own neighborhood park, make an enlarged picture using a grid, and even map a simulated ocean floor using just a string and a washer. Each of the activities is broken down into its purpose, a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy to understand explanation. Every activity has been pretested and can be performed safely and inexpensively in the classroom or at home. Also available in this series from Janice VanCleave:
Astronomy for Every Kid
Biology for Every Kid
Chemistry for Every Kid
Dinosaurs for Every Kid
Earth Science for Every Kid
Geometry for Every Kid
The Human Body for Every Kid
Math for Every Kid
Physics for Every Kid

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471598428
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/01/1993
Series: Science for Every Kid Series , #102
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.57(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

JANICE VANCLEAVE is a former school science teacher and a captivating presenter at museums, schools, and bookstores nationwide. She is the author of more than twenty other science books for children.

Table of Contents

The Earth in Space.

The History of Mapmaking.


Global Addresses.

Mapping a Sphere: The Earth.

Using a Map Scale.

Finding Places.



Compass Rose.

Mapping the Ocean Floor.

Contour Mapping.

Hurricane Tracking.


Time Zones.

Atmospheric Circulation.

Water and Climate.

Climate Regions.

Waters and Lands of the Earth.

People, Population, and Location.



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