Joshua Sneideman is an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow with 10 years experience as a middle school science teacher. He founded ECO International, an intercollegiate Environmental Congress to help Costa Rican high schools develop environmental community action plans. Joshua lives in Arlington, Virginia. Erin Twamley is a professional adult educator and education specialist with over five years of experience providing research and communications support in education. Erin lives in Washington, DC. Mike Crosier holds an MFA from the Center for Cartoon Studies. He illustrated Entrepreneurship: Create Your Own Business for Nomad Press. Mike lives in White River Junction, Vermont.
Praise for Climate Change: Discover How It Impacts Spaceship Earth with 25 Projects Amazon 4/10/2014 #1 Hot New Release in Children's Earth Science Books Booklist Comparing Earth to a spaceship that relies on fresh water and clean air, this title in the Build It Yourself series focuses on how the planet's systems have become unbalanced, creating a climate change... chapters consider the numerous ways scientists can study climate change, inventions designed to restore Earth to its proper balance, and simple initiatives all humans can take in their own neighborhoods. Readers can explore these concepts in more depth through 25 accompanying activities, many of which highlight the scientific method... This hands-on approach will get students thinking about their own impact on climate change. Erica Daniels Champions Before and After School Programs ... Definitely one of the most interactive science texts geared towards middle-school students available... Climate Change: Discover How It Impacts Spaceship Earth with 25 Projects is a comprehensive, engaging, project-based book that would deepen the interest in and understanding of science for any young reader in today's modern, technology-driven culture. Anne Leonardi, Site Director, Market Mentor, Quality Achievement Award Winner, 2014 Knowledge Universe ... Climate Change: Discover How It Impacts Spaceship Earth is a must have for teaching environmental awareness and responsibility for young passengers on Spaceship Earth. Authors Joshua Sneideman and Erin Twamley have created a comprehensive, engaging and approachable text that will maintain interest as it introduces and integrates STEM activities. I am excited to bring this exceptional resource to my afterschool program where it will be integral in achieving our STEM objectives. Mark Partridge, Ph.D., Associate in Research, Florida State University Student engagement and learning in activities related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is of critical importance as we must encourage our students to pursue these fields later in life. Climate Change: Discover How It Impacts Spaceship Earth provides just the right amount of hands on student engagement relating to issues that are of critical importance in STEM fields. Students and teachers will love this text! Mark McCaffrey, Program and Policy Director, National Center for Science Education This graphically rich and friendly overview of climate change science includes an emphasis on how scientists know what they know about climate in general and human impacts on the climate system in particular. Michael Arquin, Director & Founder, KidWind Project This comprehensive book for young students will be a useful resource for KidWind as we help teachers define the role that renewable energy can play in helping combat climate change. I love how it weaves a narrative of how our planet arrived at this place in our climate history and how we understand what is happening. The NEED Project (National Energy Education Development) An excellent resource for helping students understand climate science and the basics of climate change. It supports critical thinking and inquiry processes and encourages interaction with primary sources. J. Drake Hamilton, Science Policy Director, Minnesota-based Fresh Energy With an engaging set of project-based STEM activities aligned with the scientific vocabulary, this book helps bring climate change to life. Students will learn how innovation and problem-solving can help shape the future. Michael Leifer, President & Co-Founder, Ecodads Bravo to the authors, who have taken the hard-to-articulate and difficult-to comprehend topic of climate change and translated it into a fun, experiential, and easy-to-digest exploration. Melinda Higgins, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow 2013--2014. I love that students are encouraged to be part of the solution! Praise for Garbage: Investigate What Happens When You Throw It Out 2012 Skipping Stones Honor Award, Nature and Ecology National Science Teachers Association Is it time for your students to go GAGA? They'll learn Garbage Awareness and (conclude that) Garbage is Awesome when reading and discovering the amazing investigations in this book. Praise for Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself 2008 Moonbeam Award 2008 Parent's Choice Foundation Recommended National Science Teachers Association This delightful and informative guide to the natural world is sure to captivate the attention of young readers. This book would be useful for leaders of enrichment groups, youth groups, scouts, and budding scientists and their families. Booklist Both comprehensive and approachable, this title in the 'Build It Yourself' series combines explanations of science concepts and environmental issues with hands-on projects. Extensive further readings and an eye-catching design filled with drawings complete a title that while educating kids about the environment steers them past despair with the reminder that every individual action helps: 'Some changes are better than none.'