Teachers are experts at making the most of slim resources. A paper bag, some bath tissue, a few markers, and a little imagination, and they can sweep students on a journey between the stars or diving down through the deepest, darkest depths of the sea. Like modern-day alchemy, the process of turning trash into treasure is called upcycling... and there is a whole lot more to it than simply saving a buck.
Here in New England, we're cold. Really cold. We've had about a week of sub-zero temperatures, cold enough for school to be delayed opening, cold enough for ski areas to be far less populated than usual on school holiday, cold enough for outdoor cats to become temporary indoor cats. It's even cold enough to affect the sharks!
In Great Escapes: Real Tales of Harrowing Getaways, readers meet five ingenious fugitives and freedom seekers who all shared one common goal: escape. The book includes the story of the Far Eastern Party pictured here, who spent months in Antarctica, trying desperately to make their way back to camp and to safety.
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Check out a fun, COOL book trailer for Explore the Ice Age! With 25 Great Projects!