Jake and the Quake

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A realistic adventure story about a boy finding science and himself amid the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989. When Jake finds an unusual rock in the cliffs under the Golden Gate bridge, he embarks on an adventure of discovery that will bring him new friends, new knowledge, and even the confidence to face a devastating earthquake.

Author: Cary Sneider
Age Range : 9-12
Grades: 3-6
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SKU: N/A Category: Product ID: 15999

Book Details:

  • ISBN: Hardcover: 9781943431427/Paperback: 9781943431403  
  • Genre: Children's Fiction: Earth Sciences/Geology
  • Page Count: 208
  • Age Range: 9-12
  • Grades: 3-6
  • Lexile Level: 870

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Cary Sneider is a Visiting Scholar at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon and a Consultant for charitable foundations that are working to solve environmental and educational problems. In recent years he served as lead for engineering on the writing team for A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts and Core Ideas. He played a similar role on the writing team for the Next Generation Science Standards. Until 2019 he served as a member of the National Assessment Governing Board, which sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as “The Nation’s Report Card.”  In 2018 Sneider received the Robert H. Carleton Award for national leadership in the field of science education, the National Science Teachers Association’s highest award for lifetime achievement.

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Cary Sneider is a Visiting Scholar at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, where until recently he taught research methodology in a Master of Science Teaching program. Dr. Sneider serves as a consultant on STEM Education for the STEM Next Opportunity Fund and the Stephen D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation, in support of their STEM initiatives. He was the lead consultant on engineering to the National Research Council committee that developed A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts and Core Ideas, and served in a similar role on the writing team for the Next Generation Science Standards. Since 2011 he has been a member of the National Assessment Governing Board, which sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as “The Nation’s Report Card.” Before moving to Oregon Dr. Sneider was Vice President for Programs at the Museum of Science in Boston, and prior to that he served as Director of Astronomy and Physics Education at Lawrence Hall of Science, U.C. Berkeley. Sneider earned a BA degree in Astronomy at Harvard College, and a California Secondary Teaching Credential, Master of Arts Degree, and PhD in Science Education at the University of California, Berkeley. Sneider has received numerous awards, including the 2018 Robert H. Carleton Award for national leadership in the field of science education, the National Science Teachers Association’s highest award for lifetime achievement.

“It’s 1989, and in San Francisco, everyone’s attention is focused on the World Series, where the Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants are meeting for the first time. However, another event of epic proportion is about to rock everyone’s world, literally. Jake Milkovsky, a 13-year-old white boy, loves baseball, but the very unusual rock he recently discovered is taking up more of his interest. On his quest to identify it, he makes friends with an older girl, learns a lot about geology, and faces terror when a giant earthquake strikes the Bay Area…”
– Kirkus Reviews