Discover Galveston Bay

From the Set Learn About Earth's Systems: Bays

Discover Galveston Bay takes readers to the water's edge, where they will learn about the bay's atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Galveston Bay is the largest estuary in Texas, and the Galveston Bay area is home to around half the population of Texas. It also houses the Christmas Bay Coastal Preserve, which is untouched by human activity. Rich in shellfish, including the majority of oysters harvested in Texas, Galveston Bay is one of Texas's most vital geographical areas. Colorful maps, diagrams, and photos provide readers with a close-up view of Galveston 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 760L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level U
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781534159587), Paperback (9781534161887), PDF (9781534160736), ePub (9781534166509), Hosted ebook (9781534163034), Kindle (9781534165151)
Copyright 2020
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7 x 9
Graphics Full-color photographs

School Library Journal - Discover Galveston 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: M. Weber

  • The Systems of Galveston Bay
  • The Galveston Bay Watershed
  • Plants and Animals of Galveston Bay
  • Impact on Plants From Estuariesand Tributaries
  • 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