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Elementary

Description

As Earthly travels around the world to meet special friends she also discovers why she has been feeling a bit sick lately. Sven takes her to his favourite beach in Norway, where they encounter oiled seabirds and learn how human dependence on fossil fuels is causing pollution and global warming. Earthly and Sven realize there are renewable energy technologies and they are determined to become advocates for “green” power by sharing their new knowledge with young people around the globe.

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

This book would be a valuable addition to classroom learning about non-renewable and renewable energy sources and sustainability. Students will also be able to describe pollution impacts as they relate to habitat degradation, ecosystem health and climate change. A glossary is included that will build science vocabulary and strengthen language skills.

The chemical engineer that teaches Earthly and Sven about energy provides a constructive view of the role of science and technology in creating innovative solutions which may develop students interest in scientific careers. The story also encourages positive action to save the Earth and will motivate young readers to consider how they can become active citizens in changing the future of our planet.

Relevant Grades and Subjects

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  • Grade 2
    • Step 2Relevant matches
    • English
    • Science
  • Grade 3
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    • English
    • Science
  • Grade 4
    • Step 2Relevant matches
    • English
    • Science
  • Grade 5
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    • English
    • Science

Themes Addressed

  • Air, Atmosphere & Climate (1)

    • Climate Change
  • Energy (2)

    • Alternative Energy
    • Energy Use