Photosynthesis: Changing Sunlight Into Food

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Crabtree Publishing Company, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Photosynthesis is the basis for all life on Earth! This exciting and sensitive book looks at how plants use a gas that is poisonous to people and animals to create food and oxygen for all creatures with the help of the Sun. Children will be amazed by the little chloroplast "factories" inside the leaves of plants and become aware of how important plants really are! Nature's Change is a Bobbie Kalman series that clearly explains the concepts of change, such as metamorphosis, to young children. This unique series presents complex information in straight-forward language and in a logical sequence. Each title in the Nature's Changes series features large photographs and colorful illustrations. The books in this series are sure to become favorites!
 

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Contents

The first plants
4
It happens in the leaves
10
Ocean photosynthesis
16
Photosynthesis and you
22
Test your plant
28
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Bobbie Kalman was born in Hungary in 1947. She escaped with her family to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. Her book, Refugee Child, is based on this account. She has degrees in English, psychology and education, and has taught at both the elementary and secondary level. She has also worked as an educational assistant for several publishing companies. She is the author and publisher of over 800 books for children. Her books are sought after because she writes within specific curriculum needs, making the titles very popular in schools and public libraries. Her works include The Early Settler Life series, The Historic Communities series, The Native Nations of North America series, The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series, and The Science of Living Things series.

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