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Why is Seawater Salty?

From the Series Drip, Drip, Drop: Earth's Water

You're splashing around in the ocean on a hot day when you accidentally swallow a mouthful of salty seawater. Yuck! The water that comes out of a faucet doesn't taste salty. If you catch raindrops on your tongue, they don't taste of salt either. So what makes seawater taste salty? Readers will discover how tiny particles of salt from rocks on land are carried into Earth's oceans by rivers, and washed into the sea by ocean waves. They'll also learn the answers to these questions: Why is the ocean salty and rivers are not? How do underwater volcanoes help make oceans salty? Why is it unsafe to drink salt water? And how is the salt that we use to flavor our food taken from the sea? Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of an early elementary audience, this colorful, fact-filled volume gives readers a chance not only to learn, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. With its stunning photographs and surprising and high-interest facts, this book makes learning about water an engaging experience

Interest Level Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Subject Language Arts, Science
Copyright 2016
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2015-12-15
BISACS JNF037070
Dewey 551.46'5
Dimensions 10 x 8
Lexile 770
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 3.9
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated ReaderĀ® Points 0.5
Features Activities for further learning, Author/Illustrator biography, Glossary of key words, Index, Suggested websites, and Table of contents

Author: Ellen Lawrence