50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1990 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 156 pages
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This book explains how specific objects in a child's environment are connected to the rest of the world; how using them affects the planet; and how the individual can develop positive habits through projects that are environmentally sound. The book is written for children. The material includes experiments, facts, and activities divided into eight topical sections: (1) ecological issues; (2) recycling; (3) water resourcs; (4) animal protection; (5) plants; (6) energy; (7) communication and action; and (8) ecological experiments. The first section follows a general format that includes the introduction of an environmental issue, some causes and consequences, and problem management techniques for children. Issues introduced in this way include acid rain, air pollution, disappearing animals, garbage, greenhouse effect, ozone hole, and water pollution. The activities in sections 2 through 7 follow a general format beginning with a quiz question and followed by a collection of facts, actions children can take, and extension activities or suggestions that often include addresses of organizations, or a bibliography for additional information. The last section contains a series of ecological investigations and activities pertaining to biodegradation, groundwater, smog, acid rain, junk food, values clarification, and papermaking. (6 references) (MCO)
 

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Contents

A NOTE TO KIDS
7
Disappearing Animals
13
KIDS CAN SAVE THE EARTH
20
Dont Can It
26
Colors of the Earth
32
Use It Again And Again And Again
38
Presto On Presto Off
44
Toilet Talk
48
Have a Living Christmas Tree
99
Adopt a Piece of the Earth
102
SPENDING ENERGY WISELY
104
Get a Charge from Batteries
106
Lights Out
108
Join the HeatBusters
110
Stay Out of Hot Water
112
If Its Not Far Dont Take the Car
114

Shower Power
50
Dont Dump It
52
The Lawn Ranger
54
Adopt a Stream
56
PROTECTING ANIMALS
58
For the Birds
60
In Your Own Backyard
62
Dont Get Bugged
64
Spend Wisely
66
Adopt an Animal
68
Pet Pests
70
Hang on Tight
72
Every Litter Bit Hurts
74
Snip Sixpack Rings
76
Home Tweet Home
78
KEEPING THE EARTH GREEN
82
Dont Bag It
84
Plant a Tree
86
Get Growing
90
Be a PaperSaver
94
Help Protect the Rainforests
96
Stop the Great Escape
116
Keep It Cool
118
Whats Cooking?
120
SPREADING THE WORD
122
Teach Your Parents Well
124
Make News
126
Get SchoolWise
128
Start a Recycling Program
130
Keep an Eye on the Sky
133
Write to World Leaders
134
Get Involved
136
Dream a Better World
138
ECOEXPERIMENTS
139
1 Back to the Earth
140
2 It Came from Underground
142
3 Smog Patrol
144
4 Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
146
5 Be a Junk Food Detective
148
6 Thinking Beyond
150
7 Make Your Own Recycled Paper
153
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