Wonders of the Sea by Kendall Haven


Wonders of the Sea by Kendall Haven

Renowned story teller, Kendall Haven brings his expertise as an oceanographer to the authorship of this third book in a four- book series intended for teachers to use with students in the upper elementary and middle school grades. It focuses on natural phenomena of the sea (tides, tsunamis, sea spouts, giant squid, killer whales) through the eyes of ancient myth and looks at the modern day science that explains each myth, using the interdisciplinary style of teaching. Haven, bringing his knowledge of the science of oceanography, integrates various scientific fields of oceanic study-Physical Oceanography, Geologic Oceanography, Biological and Chemical Oceanography, etc.-to further integrate science curricular areas with the study of myth. Students will not only be encouraged to appreciate the magic in myth and science, but to understand the commonality of all human experience with nature over all time. The book contains myths from several different cultures along with accompanying scientific explanations to use with students. Included are bibliographies, recommended Web sites, student projects, and discussion and activity ideas. Illustrations and diagrams enhance student interest. The book is to be used by teachers and librarians with students and by students in libraries and classrooms. Grades 4-8.


Storytelling in the science classroom and science in the library's storytelling--this is a perfect guide to join literature with science by a master storywriter and storyteller. Highly Recommended. - Teacher Librarian This book is wide ranging and covers diverse areas, from the origins of seas through ocean tides to ocean mammals....This book is genuinely interesting both from a scientific content point of view and also because the stories from around the world are often very entertaining. If you are at all curious as to the derivation of the words hurricane or shark, then this book could be for you! The book is certainly refreshing in the way it mixes science and myth. - School Science Review

About the Author

Kendall Haven is an award-winning master storyteller and the author of many books for Libraries Unlimited and Teacher Idea Press.

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200 pages


Kendall Haven
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Libraries Unlimited Inc an imprint of ABC-CLIO

Publication date

30th July 2005



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