Discover Chesapeake Bay

From the Set Learn About Earth's Systems: Bays

Discover Chesapeake Bay takes readers to the water's edge, where they will learn about the bay's atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. These four very different systems create a unique environment in and around Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States. Readers will experience 200 miles of shoreline teeming with more than 3,600 species of animals and plants. Colorful maps, diagrams, and photos provide a close-up view of Chesapeake Bay. Book is aligned to curriculum standards and includes sidebar, activity, glossary, index, and additional resources.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Dewey 551.46/1347
Lexile 840L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level U
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781534159556), Paperback (9781534161856), PDF (9781534160705), ePub (9781534166479), Hosted ebook (9781534163003), Kindle (9781534165120)
Copyright 2020
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7 x 9
Graphics Full-color photographs

School Library Journal - Discover Chesapeake Bay

Gr 3-8–Middle grade readers will love this series focusing exclusively on major bays throughout the United States, including recognizable bays (Massachusetts Bay, San Francisco Bay) as well as those that might be less familiar (Apalachicola Bay and Grand Traverse Bay). These comprehensive volumes are divided into five chapters that focus on each bay’s geographic, environmental, historic, and ecosystemic elements. Their contributions to their local economies and the environmental threats caused by human intervention are covered. New vocabulary, like estuaries and tributaries, floodplain, and geosphere, are defined in a glossary. An exercise that asks readers to pretend they are a loggerhead sea turtle will encourage engagement. Bonus: Future activists will love the short passage in the back of each book that provides practical tips on how they can be environmental advocates. VERDICT This series, containing colorful photographs and rich information, champions bays as some of our most important environmental resources. Ideal for larger collections.

Author: Leah Kaminski

  • The Systems of the Chesapeake Bay
  • The Chesapeake Bay Watershed
  • Plants and Animals of the Chesapeake Bay
  • Disrupting Chesapeake Bay Grasses
  • Humans and the Bay
  • Activity
  • Glossary
  • For More Information
  • Index
Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Informative sidebars
Table of contents
Full-color photographs