Sun, May 02, 2021 11:49 PM
Accessible, but packed with information
This E-Book was a wonderful resource for elementary teachers who are looking to brush up on some of their earth sciences, or even to gain new background knowledge. I love the organization of the E-Book — it progresses in a way that is very easy to follow along and builds on what the previous chapters have explained. I also think it is easily accessible and effective to use, especially having the table of contents (with live links to move to different chapters and sections so you can pinpoint exactly where to go based on a specific topic) being actively present at the bottom of the page, rather than needed to flip all the way back to the front. This is so effective and a time-saver if you want to go back and reread a specific section, and I wish more online texts utilized this feature. Additionally, the text has a plethora of different graphic organizers, images, and even working simulations that make the learning experience all that more interactive. I was impressed by how thoroughly it covered each topic (but in a digestible way for teachers who may not have learned about some of the concepts in college-level depth), and I especially appreciated including Chapter 7, with pedagogical implications differentiated for grades K-12. I definitely recommend this E-Book who is looking for a reputable resource to research an earth/weather/climate based lesson for their students!