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Marine science living books for 6th grade?

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My younger dd is very interested in marine biology too. Here are some that I have saved:

Tidal Pool Life:

Pagoo by Holling C. Holling

Life in a Tidal Pool by Alvin and Virginia Silverstein

One Small Square: Seashore by Donald Silver

Along the Seashore by M. Buck

Marine Biology:
Interrupted Journey: Saving Endangered Sea Turtles by Kathryn Lasky

Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle by Claire A. Nivola

Far From Shore: Chronicles of an Open Ocean Voyage by Sophie Webb

ETA: This one may be more age appropriate....Sylvia Earle: Guardian of the Sea by Beth Baker

The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson

Sea Change: A Message of the Oceans by Sylvia Earle

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I started looking for more books for this topic. My younger dd is a strong reader and I know that your son is older and also a strong reader, so these resources might be more helpful... :)


http://www.amazon.co...=marine biology



http://www.amazon.co...=marine biology



http://www.amazon.co...=marine biology



These look good. I'll have to look at The Sea Around Us and Sea Change: A Message of the Oceans, but I think these may work for her.


ETA: Here is a thread I found with some good suggestions too: http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/247460-living-book-marine-biology-suggestions-please/

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I have no books to recommend, but my older ds did an oceanography investigation last year and learned so much!! The hands on nature and required problem solving were invaluable to his understanding of the topic. You probably have already seen it, but here's the link if you haven't: http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/361740-scientific-inquiry/


Ruth in NZ

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  • 2 months later...

Sorry to bring up this topic so late, but I had a couple of ideas to add.


Have you looked at The Boy Who Sailed Around the World Alone by Robin Graham?  This is the young person's version of the book, Dove. 


One more thing I had in mind was anything by Jacques Cousteau.  I have one of his books, The Silent World


Oh, a couple of more things.....


Our Living World of Nature, Life of the Ocean


The JASON Project

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  • 3 weeks later...

Just found this thread and wanted to add a few things on that we are using this semester:


Teaching Company- The Great Courses: Oceanography

The Blue Planet - Seas of Life by Andrew Byatt, Alastair Fothergill, Martha Holmes (large, beautiful book - exceptional photography)

Oceans for Every Kid - Janice Van Cleave


Also thinking of this although haven't purchased it yet:

Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist by Maddalina Bearzi



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