From the Series Green Planet
In Green Buildings, early fluent readers learn about the construction materials and techniques that make today’s environmentally sensitive buildings possible. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about the science behind green buildings.
Infographics illustrate key concepts, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about green buildings using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Green Buildings also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Green Buildings is part of Jump!’s Green Planet series.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||Beginning Readers, STEM|
|Number of Pages||24|
Series Made Simple
From wind power to green buildings, the subject matter covered here explores the ways in which technology is being used to address environmental issues. Each book contains three chapters that give readers an overview of the topic, basic concepts, and possibilities for the future, often asking the audience to think critically and consider why or how these things work. The author also goes to great lengths to include the problems associated with these new technologies as well as the benefits, providing a balanced and comprehensive approach. “Did You Know?” sidebars and helpful charts offer more detailed information, while the “Try This!” activity gives students a hands-on understanding of the concepts. The full-page photo spreads are lush and gorgeously shot, even the ones featuring unpleasant images or locations (the landfill in Recycling) and enhance the already solid reading experience. VERDICT A visually appealing series that tackles alternative energy.