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  • Bang, Molly. COMMON GROUND: THE WATER, EARTH, AND AIR WE SHARE. New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1997.
    Tells about a village in which there are too many people consuming shared resources.

  • Barnes, Julia. 101 FACTS ABOUT RIVERS. Milwaukee: Gareth Stevens Audio, 2003.
    Lists 101 characteristics, formation, uses, plant and animal life, and conservation facts about rivers.

  • Berger, Melvin. OIL SPILL!. New York: HarperCollins Children's Books, 1994.
    Tells why oil spills happen, how they are cleaned up, and presents strategies for prevention.

  • Bonner, Robert L. and Dan Keen. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE FORTY-NINE SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing, 1990.
    Suggestions for 49 projects in environmental science.

  • Branley, Franklyn M. DOWN COMES THE RAIN. New York: HarperCollins Children's Books, 1997.
    Describes how the water cycle leads to different types of weather patterns.

  • Brown, Warren and Russell E. Train. ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF ENERGY. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1993.
    Explains various sources of alternative energy such as solar, water, wind and thermal power.

  • Cherry, Lynne. RIVER RAN WILD: AN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY. New York: Harcourt, 1992.
    An environmental history of the Nashua River, from its valley's settlement 7,000 years ago by "Indian peoples" through the polluting years of the Industrial Revolution until its recent reclamation and clean-up.

  • Cossi, Olga. WATER WARS: THE FIGHT TO CONTROL AND CONSERVE NATURE'S MOST PRESIOUS RESOURCE. New Jersey: Silver Burdett Press, 1993.
    Tells about water's sources, uses, and shortages. Discusses water quality problems and management programs. Explains what individuals can do to ensure cleaner water.

  • Dorros, Arthur. FOLLOW THE WATER FROM BROOK TO OCEAN. New York: HarperCollins, 1993.
    Explains how water flows from brooks, to streams, to rivers, over waterfalls, to ultimately reach the ocean.

  • Ganeri, Anita and Chris Oxlade. DOWN THE DRAIN: CONSERVING WATER. New Hampshire: Heinemann, 2005.
    From the "You Can Save the Planet" series. Learn about the amount of water wasted and what is being done to prevent water from flowing down the drain.

  • Goodman, Donna L. EVERY DROP COUNTS, EVERY DROP MATTERS. New York: United Nations Publications, 2004.
    Classroom resource designed to teach students about the world's water resources and get them engaged in conservation.

  • Goodstein, Madeline P. WATER SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS USING ICE CUBES, SUPER SOAKERS, AND OTHER WET STUFF. New Jersey: Enslow Publishers, Inc., 2004.
    Texts, concepts, and projects focusing on water and designed for kids ages 12 and up with some background in the fundamentals of chemistry.

  • Green, Jen. SAVING WATER. Milwaukee: Gareth Stevens Audio, 2005.
    Tells what can be done to save the Earth's water.

  • Hayes, Jeri. WATER CONSERVATION: TEACHER RESOURCE GUIDE. Indiana: Dale Seymour Pub., 1999.
    Part of the "Environmental ACTION" series. Provides materials that emphasize personal responsibility and positive action in conservation efforts and other real-world problems.

  • Kielburger, Marc and Gage Learning Corporation Staff. TAKE ACTION!: A GUIDE TO ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP. New Jersey: Wiley, John & Sons, Inc., 2002.
    Shows how young people can become social involved and take on important issues in your community, school, your country, and around the world.

  • McKinney, Barbara Shaw and Michael S. Maydak. A DROP AROUND THE WORLD. California: Dawn Publications, 1998.
    Follows a raindrop as it travels through the water cycle in its liquid, solid, and vapor forms.

  • Nye, Bill and Ian G. Saunders. BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY'S BIG BLUE OCEAN. New York: Hyperion, 2003.
    Explains the ocean and its life forms and suggests related activities to help understand marine biology.

  • Postel, Sandra and Brian Richter. RIVERS FOR LIFE. Washington D.C.:Island Press, 2003.
    Explains why restoring preserving more natural river flows are imperative to sustaining freshwater biodiversity and healthy river systems. Evaluates ground-breaking policies, scientific approaches, and water management reforms.

  • Rybolt. Thomas R. and Robert Mebane. ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERIMENTS ABOUT WATER. New Jersey: Enslow Publishers, Inc., 1993.
    Presents experiments that focus on the properties of water, its cycle in nature, pollution problems, and methods of purification.

  • Stefanow, Jennifer. POLLUTED WATER. Oxford, UK: Raintree Publishers, 2004.
    Explains what is polluting the world's waters and what can be done to clean up and prevent future pollution.

  • Sayre, April Pulley. OCEAN. Minneapolis: Lerner Publishing Group, 1997.
    Describes the physical features of the ocean biome, as well as ocean life, human use, and conservation efforts.

  • Silverstein, Alvin and Virginia B. Silverstein. A WOLRD IN A DROP OF WATER: EXPLORING WITH A MICROSCOPE. Mineola, New York: Dover Publications, 1998.
    Investigates the structure and characteristics of single-cell organisms such as: amoeba, paramecia, hydra, and many more that live within a drop of water.

  • Wick, Walter. DROP OF WATER: A BOOK OF SCIENCE AND WONDER. New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1997.
    Explains the origins, characteristics, and many uses of water.


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