The Confounding Case of the Climate Crisis

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In Benson and Anita’s third adventure with the Galactic Academy of Science, Quarkum Phonon sends them on a mission to learn the truth about climate change: What is it, how do we know, how is it affecting people around the world, and what can we do about it? With stops around the world, from a Hawaiian volcano to the river deltas of Bangladesh, dry plains of Kenya, coral reefs of the Philippines and more, Benson and Anita gain a worldwide view of concern and hope. This is a fun way to introduce young readers to the science of climate change.

The Galactic Academy of Science is a secret organization run by teenagers from the future. Its mission is to defend the integrity of science through the ages. Members travel through time to interact with scientists of the past.

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Confounding Case of The Climate CrisisThe Confounding Case of the Climate Crisis 

ON SALE NOW – January 2015 Release!

by Owen Liu and Barbara Tinker

With time travel and mysteries that need solving, the Galactic Academy of Science (G.A.S.) series instructs readers on how to think like scientists. Under the guidance of a Dude or Dudette from the future, the middle school characters are faced with treacherous, present-day crimes that require a historical knowledge of science in order to be solved. From investigating problems to analyzing data and constructing explanations and solutions, this series blends elements of sci-fi with educational methods that distill the key thinking habits of scientists and engineers.

An adventure that investigates the causes and consequences of climate change…

Something strange is going on during Anita and Benson’s field trip to a greenhouse as their guide is making wild claims about carbon dioxide and their science teacher, Mr. Fazmel, has mysteriously disappeared. That’s when Quarkum Phonon, a Dude from the future, sends Anita and Benson on a Galactic Academy of Science mission to learn about the origins of climate change and the ways communities around the world are dealing with its impact. With stops around the world—from a Hawaiian volcano to Greenland and Geneva—Anita and Benson sift through the evidence for climate change. On their return home, the students face the question: what can a couple of kids do to reduce CO2 emissions and slow down climate change? A portion of all profits from this book will go to support local projects helping people in the developing world adapt to climate change.

 

 

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In Benson and Anita’s third adventure with the Galactic Academy of Science, Quarkum Phonon sends them on a mission to learn the truth about climate change: What is it, how do we know, how is it affecting people around the world, and what can we do about it? With stops around the world, from a Hawaiian volcano to the river deltas of Bangladesh, dry plains of Kenya, coral reefs of the Philippines and more, Benson and Anita gain a worldwide view of concern and hope. This is a fun way to introduce young readers to the science of climate change. The Galactic Academy of Science is a secret organization run by teenagers from the future. Its mission is to defend the integrity of science through the ages. Members travel through time to interact with scientists of the past.

Author Biography:

Owen R. Liu is a PhD student in environmental science and management at the University of California–Santa Barbara. He lives in Santa Barbara, California. Barbara Tinker is a PhD clinical psychologist and a cofounder of the Concord Consortium, a pioneer in using technology to enhance inquiry in science education. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Book Details:

GALACTIC ACADEMY OF SCIENCE SERIES, BOOK #8

JUVENILE FICTION, SCIENCE ADVENTURE/MYSTERY

160 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.5, 20+ COLOR PICTURES

FORMATS: TRADE PAPER

TRADE PAPER, $9.95 (US $9.95) (CA $11.99)

PUBLICATION DATE: JANUARY 2015

ISBN: 9780989792448