Title: Geology of the Desert Southwest: Investigate How the Earth Was Formed with 15 Projects
Author: Cynthia Light Brown
In Geology of the Desert Southwest, kids ages 9–12 learn how geology and physical geography are intertwined as they explore the unique setting of the Desert Southwest. California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Oklahoma, and Texas form this dry, often hot, region of the United States known for its saguaro cactus and the spectacular Grand Canyon.
Beginning with the underlying forces of plate tectonics, young readers discover landforms such as mountains, plateaus, and canyons, then examine climate, river systems, and ecosystems. Kids will learn how mountains affect climate, and about the powerful erosive forces that produce canyons.
They can explore these ideas further with hands-on experiments such as making their own swamp cooler or mimicking nature’s process of evaporation by purifying water.
Length: 128 pages
Publisher: Nomad Press
Publishing Date: August 1, 2011
Product Dimensions: 0.6" x 7.9" x 9.8"