Mission: Save the Planet

Things YOU Can Do to Help Fight Global Warming!

Sally Ride and Tam O'Shaughnessy

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PRACTICAL STEPS TO SAVE THE PLANET
 
A how-to companion packed with simple things kids can do to have an impact.
 
From simple measures like turning off the water while you brush your teeth, to bigger challenges like MAKING SOME NOISE in the larger community, this simple guide helps lay a conceptual foundation for kids to become responsible energy consumers in the years to come.

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Mission: Save the Planet
CHAPTER 1GLOBAL WARNINGWhen I was an astronaut, one of my favorite things to do was to float over to one of the small windows in the space shuttle and look down on Earth. From space, Earth's atmosphere looks like a fuzzy blue line ringing our planet--like someone took a blue crayon and drew a blue line all around it. But that thin blue band--our air--is Earth's space suit. It's all that protects us from the extreme conditions of space. It keeps us warm. It shields us from the Sun's harmful rays. It provides us with the oxygen we breathe.

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“The authors' background in science education is evident, as the writing style is clear, precise, and kid-friendly. Black-and-white cartoon illustrations provide excellent visuals for many of the recommendations.” —School Library Journal

"Switch.  Conserve.  Make some noise...A sturdy, strategic framework for budding eco-activists with a range of suggestions designed to spark a 'go-green' mindset." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS


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Sally Ride and Tam O'Shaughnessy

In 1983, SALLY RIDE became the first American woman to travel into space. She has remained in the limelight as an astronaut, astrophysicist, and advocate for encouraging girls in the sciences.

TAM O'SHAUGHNESSY is a professor of school psychology and children's science. She has co-authored four award-winning books with Sally Ride.

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Mission: Save the Planet
Things YOU Can Do to Help Fight Global Warming!
Sally Ride and Tam O'Shaughnessy

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Roaring Brook Press
Flash Point
March 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429939119
ISBN10: 1429939117
Middle-Grade Nonfiction64 pages, Black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 9 to 14
Grade Range: 4 to 9
$7.99

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Trade Paperback
Roaring Brook Press
Flash Point
March 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781596433793
ISBN10: 1596433795
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
7 1/2 x 9 inches, 64 pages, Black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 9 to 14
Grade Range: 4 to 9
$7.99
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