Discoveries Around the World: Great Minds and Finds in South America, 1st Edition

  • Robin Koontz
  • Published By: Bridges
  • ISBN-10: 173163952X
  • ISBN-13: 9781731639523
  • DDC: 327.1098
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2021 | Published/Released August 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2021

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What do telescopes, rainforests, earthquake-proof buildings, and lizards all have in common? They have histories in South America, one of Earth’s seven continents. In this exciting learning adventure, you'll discover these great inventions and more from ancient and modern South America! The engaging Discoveries Around the World series invites young readers to learn about fascinating people, places, and inventions from each continent on Earth. Covering ancient history to the present day, each 32-page book features helpful maps and vivid photographs that bring each place to life. From art and science to archaeology and history, discover how each continent's great minds and finds have influenced our world. Each book also includes after-reading questions, glossary, index, and an extension activity.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Before and During Reading Activities.
Table of Contents.
1: Where in the World Is South America?.
2: Incredible Land, Incredible Life.
3: Growing on Stairs.
4: On the Move.
5: Building for Earthquakes.
6: Discoveries in the Skies.
7: Discovering and Protecting Nature.
8: New Plants, New Hearts.
9: Stunning South America.
Text-Dependent Questions.
Extension Activity.
About the Author.
Copyright Page.