Become an Explorer: Make and Use a Compass
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Become an Explorer: Make and Use a Compass

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Look Inside Who knew such a small tool would have such a huge impact on history? The magnetic compass has been used for almost 1,000 years. Explorers have been able to find their way around the globe with a compass as their guide. In this book, learn about the history of navigation, the science of magnetism, and how the many parts of a compass work together to put people on the right path. Follow the step-by-step instructions to make a compass of your own, and learn about the adventurous sport of orienteering. Then use these skills to explore the world right outside your door. This series provides readers with step-by-step instructions on a variety of different fun projects that range from arts and crafts to starting a business. Each book explains important history or background information needed to understand the subject of each title and the simple-to-follow instructions help the reader start the project and bring it to completion. Social Studies, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math connections throughout.

  • Fountas & Pinnell Level
  • Lexile Level
    790L, 290L-350L
  • Reading Level
    5.2, 1.3-1.6
  • Reading Level Range
  • Dewey Number
  • Dewey Number Range
  • Binding
    Hardcover, Paperback
  • Series
    Creative Adventure Guides, Read and Discover
  • Copyright
    2011, 2019
  • Fiction/Non-Fiction
  • Grade Level
    3-6, PK-2
  • Author
    Dana Meachen Rau, Mary Lindeen
  • Subject
This is a solid resource that enables children to produce items that are appealing to most youngsters. However, children may not immediately choose these books themselves. The illustrations do not jump off the page and appear to be a bit outdated. Each book contains a chapter on the history or background, inner workings, and production of an item. This series would probably be used more often if purchased as a teacher reference.

Library Media Connection 2011

Wonderful history of jewelry throughout the ages. New words are taught as well as how to make jewelry. Great ideas and reminders and ages jewelry. Highly Recommended.

Richardson Independent School District, June 2011

With only four chapters in this book, upper elementary age students will enjoy learning and creating friendship bracelets for themselves and their friends. The first chapter provides detailed history of the value and meaning of jewelry. In the remaining chapters, there are step-by-step instructions with "rea life" photographs. These photographs will help students visualize the desired outcome of their project. A glossary is provided for students who do not understand specific terms.

Garland Independent School District, June 2011