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Geology Is a Piece of Cake
Geology Is a Piece of Cake

Geology Is a Piece of Cake

7-9

JUVENILE NONFICTION

40 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $23.95)

Publication Date: May 2017

ISBN 9781943431281

Rights: WOR

Tumblehome Learning, Inc. (May 2017)

Price: $17.95
 
 

Overview

Geology can be intimidating to elementary students, but when you mix in baking analogies, it becomes a piece of cake!

Geology made yummy! With scrumptious-looking photos, easy recipes, and cakes depicting accurate science, this book provides a fun and memorable approach to thinking about rock formation, tectonic plate movement, weathering, fossils and more. 

Reviews

"A high-calorie introduction to rocks, minerals, geological processes, plate tectonics, fossils, the reason for seasons, and more. Coppens dishes up compact but flavorful slices of science framed as questions and answer . . . .The answers, often presented in full recipes, are as illuminating as they are delicious . . . [The] directions are clear (and note where adult help is required), the earth science information is solid, and the whole premise hangs together beautifully. A truly delicious, hands-on way to study science in action." —Kirkus Reviews

"With a profusion of color photos, combined with easy recipes, and delicious cakes depicting accurate science, Geology Is a Piece of Cake provides a fun, unique, effective, and memorable approach to thinking about rock formation, tectonic plate movement, weathering, fossils and more. Thoroughly 'kid friendly' in organization and presentation for children ages 7 to 9, Geology Is a Piece of Cake is especially recommended for family homeschool, elementary school, and community library picture book Science collections." —Midwest Book Review, The Science Shelf

"When textbooks fall short, head to the kitchen. That's the thinking behind this clever cooking-meets-science book . . . An unexpected (and tasty) entry point to better understanding multiple aspects of geology." —Publishers Weekly

Author Biography

Katie Coppens lives in Maine with her husband and two children. She is an award-winning middle school language arts and science teacher. She has had a variety of teaching experiences, ranging from a self-contained third-grade classroom to teaching high school English and biology in Tanzania. Katie has multiple publications, including a teacher's guide for the National Science Teachers Association entitled Creative Writing in Science: Activities That Inspire.