Discover fascinating facts about yourself, plants and animals, the air you breathe, the water you drink, the earth you walk on, and the sun that gives you energy. In this collection of fun-filled activities, you will find out how to: measure the air pollution in your area; create a forest ecosystem; make recycled paper; make your own "green" cleaners; build a worm composter; and become a kitchen sleuth, finding out where food comes from. Whether you are cooking a delicious veggie chilli, making your own soil, or creating a mini oil spill, you'll find out more about the world you live in and how to make it better.
Table of Contents
Safety/environmental tips. Part 1 A breath of fresh air: Something in the Air; A Weighty Matter; Watch Plants Make Oxygen; Dirty-Air Detectors; Summer Coolers; Pick a Coin, Any Coin; That Good Old Green Stuff; Seeing the Heat. Part 2 Waterworks: How Tall is Your Rain?; Acid Rain, Go Away!; A Solar Pure-Water Still; Toilets 'n' Taps; Up, Up, and Away; Filtering Out the Grunge; Crying Over Spilled Oil; Make Your Own "Green" Cleaners. Part 3 Earthborn: Supermarket Sleuth; Get the Dirt on Dirt; Make Your Own Soil; Journey Under the Earth; Worm World; What a Load of Rubbish!; Tempest in a Cake Pan; Rambling Roots; Composter Crate; Forest in a Jar; Fake Fossils; A Very Veggie Chili; It's Superbean! Part 4 All fired up: Jungle Gymnastics; Make a Solar Hot-Water Heater; Magic Candle; Food Chain Mobile; Gases in Glasses; Big Wheels; And Now for a Commercial Message. Part 5 Our fine feathered (and leafy) friends: Autumn Bug Hunt; Make Your Own Paper; Hunting Tag; Plant a Tree; Animal Yoga; Diary of a Tree.