Lighthouses for Kids: History, Science, and Lore with 21 Activities
Bringing to life an era when rivers, lakes, and oceans were the nation's highways and lighthouses served as traffic signals and maps, this comprehensive reference provides children with an in-depth history of lighthouses and firsthand stories of the challenges faced by lighthouse keepers. Filled with engaging activities such as learning how to tie a bowline knot and building a model lighthouse, this unique book also includes a field guide to U.S. lighthouses, places to visit, a time line, glossary, websites to explore, and a reading list for further study.
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Chapter 2 Why Lighthouses?
Chapter 3 A Field Guide to US Lighthouses
Chapter 4 Amazing Construction Stories
Chapter 5 The Science Behind Lighthouses
Chapter 6 Keep the Lights Burning
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Lighthouses for Kids: History, Science, and Lore With 21 Activities
Katherine L. House
No preview available - 2008
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Page 10 - ... would not have dispelled the wonder. Later the little scarlet pimpernel charmed me. It seemed more than a flower ; it was like a human thing. I knew it by its homely name of poor-man's weatherglass.
Page 11 - After school-hours, I turn my eyes and thoughts toward the mainland and think how I should like to be there, and enjoy some of those delightful sleigh-rides which I am deprived of while shut out here from the world. In the summer we have quite a number of visitors, who board at the beaches during the season. They come to see the lighthouse and all it contains; and we are very glad to show them all, though it is...