Looking Into the Grand Canyon
From the Set Looking at Layers
Explore the Grand Canyon's layers from the nearly 2-billion-year-old rocks of the Pre-Cambrian Era to the few formations of the Mesozoic Era. Learn about the different kinds of rock that make up the canyon and how the Colorado River carved them into the majesty of the Grand Canyon today. Additional features include a diagram labeling each of the layers, Fast Facts, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and further sources for learning.
- The Grand Canyon’s Layers
- The Precambrian Era
- The Paleozoic Era
- The Mesozoic Era
- The Cenozoic Era
- Fast Facts
- To Learn More
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||R|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||24, 24|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 8, 9.5 x 8|
A noteworthy review of Looking at Layers from Children's Bookwatch on May 1, 2020
‘Looking at Layers’ is a new eight volume set of science books ($159.60 S&L) for young readers ages 7-10. This outstanding set is comprised of: Looking Inside Earth; Looking Inside The Human Body; Looking Into Caves; Looking Into Soil; Looking Into The Grand Canyon; Looking Into The Atmosphere; Looking Into The Ocean; Looking Into The Rain Forest. Each 24 page volume features a table of contents, captioned illustrations, sidebars, a glossary, a fast facts section, sources for further research, and thematically appropriate web sites. Highly recommended for elementary school, middle school, and community Library Science collections for young readers, it should be noted that each volume is also readily available individually ($19.95 each).
A noteworthy review of Looking at Layers from School Library Journal on April 1, 2020
As readers would expect, each title in this series features diagrams to show the various layers being discussed. Images of rock formations in the Grand Canyon or plants and animals from the layers of the rain forest add more details to the descriptions. Looking Inside the Human Body relies heavily on artistic illustrations of the various body systems, rather than the more captivating photos found in the rest of the series. All the titles work through the layers in a logical order that makes the text easy to follow (starting at the ocean surface and working down, or at ground level and working up through the atmosphere). A ‘Fast Facts’ section at the end of each title provides a synopsis of the main details for quick reference or review. Sidebars highlight related topics such as deep ocean vents or soil sciences. VERDICT A good purchase to update related topics.