Whether mapping the solar system or mapping their own backyard, young readers will be able to understand mapping technologies and see the world in new and exciting ways with this interactive, educational book. Detailing how ancient map-making techniques used by the Romans and Greeks have influenced the satellite and GPS technologies used today, this book shows how the history of map-making is full of remarkable characters who charted the unknown with an ever-changing set of tools. From studying ancient maps and charting the seas and skies to exploring deep-sea volcanoes and discovering new planets and stars, this resource explains mapping and navigational ideas through hands-on experiments and an assortment of interesting facts.
School Library Journal
“The book has many good ideas for teachers to implement.”
Dr. Ian Muehlenhaus, Department of Geography and Earth Science, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
“Mapping and Navigation is written in an exciting manner that children will immediately gravitate toward. I highly recommend this book for any child that is curious about geography, maps, and exploring the world around them. My daughters will certainly be reading it in the near future!”
Marla Conn, Educational Consultant
“Mapping and Navigation is a perfect STEM title and a wonderful resource for students in grades 4-7. It encourages students to draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.”