Kids become "rubbish warriors" in Garbage: Investigate What Happens When You Throw It Out. Encouraged to think about the choices they make that generate garbage in the first place, readers learn ways to reduce, reuse, recycle--and rethink their actions. Along the way, kids explore the science of garbology, discover fascinating information archaeologists learn by excavating middens, and use projects to investigate the world of trash. Activities include whipping up a delicious edible landfill, brewing natural dyes for a T-shirt, and comparing the effects of commercial and homemade cleaners. Kids will learn that the battle against the world's overwhelming waste problem begins with them.
About the Author
Donna Latham is an award-winning author and playwright. She is the author of Amazing Biome Projects You Can Build Yourself, Backyard Biology Investigate Habitats Outside Your Door With 25 Projects, Deciduous, Forests, Deserts, Garbage Investigate What Happens When You Throw It Out With 25 Projects, Norah Jones, Oceans, Respiration and Photosynthesis, Savannas and Grasslands, and Tundra. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Society of Midland Authors. She lives in Batavia, Illinois. Beth Hetland was born and raised in the rolling hills of Wisconsin. She graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009 with a BFA, and has been creating comics and self publishing since 2006. She graduated from The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2011 with a MFA in Comics. Beth is currently a member of the Faculty at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago teaching comics.
"This high-powered tour of ecological principles is chocked full of information, activities, and science vocabulary. Science educators and parents will be thrilled with the amount of information the author has packed into Biomes." —Greg DeFrancis, Director of Education, Montshire Museum on Amazing Biome Projects You Can Do Yourself
"The science of garbology is presented to young readers, inspiring them to be eco–explorers. . . . This book propels the young eco–explorers readers directly to hands–on, minds–on garbage projects. . . Ask yourself this question: Is it time for your students to go GAGA? That is, to become Garbage Aware and recognize that Garbage is Awesome? If so, this is the book for you!" —www.NSTA.org (December 2011)
"Title focuses on informing elementary students of the impact that garbage is making on our world with twenty-five short projects. An interesting layout with simple black and white illustrations boxed Trash Flashes, Words to Know, and Did You Know features to keep youngsters interested. Format is perfect for classrooms. Hands-on approach to a largely ignored subject is appealing, as well." —www.clcd.com (February 1, 2012)