Discover Massachusetts Bay

From the Set Learn About Earth's Systems: Bays

Discover Massachusetts Bay takes readers to the water's edge, where they will learn about the bay's atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Surrounded by some of America's oldest cities, Massachusetts Bay is home to shipping and fishing, and is a top tourist destination. Explore life in the bay's waters and along its shores, and gain a better understanding of how humans have impacted the bay since the first colonists arrived from England in 1620. Colorful maps, diagrams, and photos provide a close-up view of Massachusetts 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
Lexile 830L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level U
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781534159570), Paperback (9781534161870), PDF (9781534160729), ePub (9781534166493), Hosted ebook (9781534163027), Kindle (9781534165144)
Copyright 2020
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7 x 9
Graphics Full-color photographs

School Library Journal - Discover Massachusetts 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

  • Introduction to Massachusetts Bay
  • The Massachusetts Bay Watershed
  • Plants and Animals of Massachusetts Bay
  • Threats to Native Plants
  • 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