Floods

Floods

by Libby Koponen

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Overview

Discover the nature and causes of floods, their impact on society, and ways of defending against them.

A True Book: Earth Science series presents fascinating facts and fun activities that will engage the budding earth scientist, while exploring the fields of geology, meteorology, ecology, and more. This series includes an age appropriate (grades 3-5) introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects and a robust resource section that encourages independent study.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531213513
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Series: A True Book: Earth Science Series
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 424,981
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

1 Water world

What could make a plant drown? 7

2 Why Floods Happen

Why does the ground sometimes not soak up water 11

3 Living on the Edge

When can flooding be a good thing? 19

New Orleans

Why is flooding such a problem in New Orleans? 24

4 Keeping Out the Water

What is a levee, and how does it work? 27

5 Picking Up the Pieces

What kind of home would you build after a flood? 33

6 Getting Ready

What do sandbags and high-tech pumps have in common? 37

True Statistics 43

Resources 44

Important Words 46

Index 47

About theAuthor 48

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