Father and son tell how to turn children into scientists at beach; A book review

Posted In Book Reviews, Celebrate
Jun
5

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An illustration of the authors, Orrin Pilkey and Charles Pilkey©.
Their new book “Lessons From the Sand,” is an extension of the father and son’s shared passion-Charles Pilkey

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Orrin Pilkey and Charles Pilkey’s new book “Lessons From the Sand” is an extension of the father and son’s shared passion. It’s focused on beaches, with scientific experiments designed to be done by children and their parents. Each experiment, in true scientific form, is designed to lead to more questions.This father and son invite children to use the scientific method to draw their own conclusions.

As scientists, the Pilkeys know the sea is rising and that beaches are in danger. As authors, they want children to come to these conclusions themselves…

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“Lessons From the Sand” Previews on Coastal Care: See First Preview – Activity 1: “Wave Height” And Activity 4: “Longshore Currents”
These activities are excerpted from “Lessons From The Sand: Family-Friendly Science You Can Do On a Carolina Beach” a book by Charles O. Pilkey and Orrin H. Pilkey.

“Lessons From the Sand” Previews on Coastal Care: See 2nd Preview – Activity 10: “Beach Erosion” And Activity 14: “Barking Sand”

“Lessons From the Sand” Previews on Coastal Care: See 3rd Preview – Activity 17: “Volcanoes On The Beach” And Activity 25: “Shell Orientation”

“Lessons From the Sand” Previews on Coastal Care: See Final Preview – Activity 30: “Murder Mystery” And Activity 32: “Concrete Beaches”

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