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Eco kids self-sufficiency handbook / Alan and Gill Bridgewater.

By: Bridgewater, Alan [author.].
Contributor(s): Bridgewater, Gill [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Mount Joy, PA : Happy Fox Books, an imprint of Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Inc., [2019]Description: 168 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781641240307; 164124030X.Subject(s): Environmental protection -- Citizen participation -- Juvenile literature | Environmental responsibility -- Juvenile literature | Environmental protection -- Citizen participation | Environmental responsibilityGenre/Form: Juvenile works.DDC classification: 363.7/0525
Contents:
Eco homestead -- Eco den -- Picnic table -- Campfire circle -- Adirondack chair -- Eco food -- Herbs and salad greens -- Tomatoes -- Low tunnel for crops -- Runner beans -- Potatoes -- Backyard chicken coop -- Butter -- Foraged berry milkshake -- Mealtime! -- Eco energy and water -- Wind turbine -- Photovoltaic cells -- Solar-powered buggy -- Solar-heated pool -- Rain barrel -- Weather station -- Eco go -- Eco bicycling -- Eco go-kart -- Eco accessories, home d�cor, and gifts -- Eco bangles -- Native american button wristlet -- Felt shoulder bag -- Patchwork rag bag -- Postage-stamp bowl -- Knitted bedspread -- Furoshiki wrap -- Eco glossary -- Eco action plan -- Letter template.
Summary: This exciting project book for children aged 7-14 combines creative play with eco-awareness, while supporting STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, art, maths). Thirty fun ideas range from building a wind turbine and a go-kart to creating light, growing vegetables, making green gifts, and more. By cleverly combining creativity with eco-awareness, this timely book encourages children aged 7-14 to put down their mobile devices and get involved. From building a wind turbine and a go-kart to creating light, growing vegetables, and making green gifts, Eco Kids Self Sufficiency Handbook offers a wide range of ways to capture the imagination and make a positive contribution to the world around us. Thirty exciting projects support integrated STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, art, maths). With easy to follow step-by-step instructions and photographs, no project is too difficult for children to complete with adult supervision.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Everyone's interested in becoming more green these days--why should kids miss out on the fun? By cleverly combining creativity with eco-awareness, this timely book encourages children aged 7-14 to put down their mobile devices and get involved. From building a wind turbine and a go-kart to creating light, growing vegetables, and making green gifts, Eco Kids Self Sufficiency Handbook offers a wide range of ways to capture the imagination and make a positive contribution to the world around us. Twenty-eight exciting projects support integrated STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, art, math). With easy to follow step-by-step instructions and photographs, no project is too difficult for children to complete with adult supervision.

Age 7-14.

Includes index.

Eco homestead -- Eco den -- Picnic table -- Campfire circle -- Adirondack chair -- Eco food -- Herbs and salad greens -- Tomatoes -- Low tunnel for crops -- Runner beans -- Potatoes -- Backyard chicken coop -- Butter -- Foraged berry milkshake -- Mealtime! -- Eco energy and water -- Wind turbine -- Photovoltaic cells -- Solar-powered buggy -- Solar-heated pool -- Rain barrel -- Weather station -- Eco go -- Eco bicycling -- Eco go-kart -- Eco accessories, home d�cor, and gifts -- Eco bangles -- Native american button wristlet -- Felt shoulder bag -- Patchwork rag bag -- Postage-stamp bowl -- Knitted bedspread -- Furoshiki wrap -- Eco glossary -- Eco action plan -- Letter template.

This exciting project book for children aged 7-14 combines creative play with eco-awareness, while supporting STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, art, maths). Thirty fun ideas range from building a wind turbine and a go-kart to creating light, growing vegetables, making green gifts, and more. By cleverly combining creativity with eco-awareness, this timely book encourages children aged 7-14 to put down their mobile devices and get involved. From building a wind turbine and a go-kart to creating light, growing vegetables, and making green gifts, Eco Kids Self Sufficiency Handbook offers a wide range of ways to capture the imagination and make a positive contribution to the world around us. Thirty exciting projects support integrated STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, art, maths). With easy to follow step-by-step instructions and photographs, no project is too difficult for children to complete with adult supervision.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • How to Use Tools Safely and Properly (p. 8)
  • Introduction (p. 12)
  • Eco Homestead
  • Eco Den (p. 18)
  • Picnic Table (p. 32)
  • Campfire Circle (p. 38)
  • Adirondack Chair (p. 42)
  • Eco Food
  • Herbs and Salad Greens (p. 50)
  • Tomatoes (p. 54)
  • Low Tunnel for Crops (p. 58)
  • Runner Beans (p. 62)
  • Potatoes (p. 68)
  • Backyard Chicken Coop (p. 72)
  • Butter (p. 78)
  • Foraged Berry Milkshake (p. 80)
  • Mealtime! (p. 84)
  • Eco Energy and Water
  • Wind Turbine (p. 90)
  • Photovoltaic Cells (p. 96)
  • Solar-Powered Buggy (p. 98)
  • Solar-Heated Pool (p. 104)
  • Rain Barrel (p. 106)
  • Weather Station (p. 112)
  • Eco Go
  • Eco Bicycling (p. 118)
  • Eco Go-Kart (p. 134)
  • Eco Accessories, Home Décor, and Gifts
  • Eco Bangles (p. 142)
  • Native American Button Bracelet (p. 144)
  • Felt Shoulder Bag (p. 148)
  • Patchwork Rag Bag (p. 152)
  • Postage-Stamp Bowl (p. 156)
  • Knitted Bedspread (p. 158)
  • Furoshiki Wrap (p. 164)
  • Index (p. 168)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-This title contains 28 DIY STEAM projects, ranging from complicated constructions to sewing projects-a solar-powered buggy along with a patchwork rag bag. There is a distinct homespun feel to these projects. The volume has pages of inspirational quotes and grounding ecology principles mixed in; however, the quotes do not tie into the book's theme immediately, and the ecology principles lack depth and support for further research. A standout activity is the a furoshiki wrap, a traditional Japanese cloth gift-wrapping. Most of the projects require adult help, significant outdoor space, and a generous budget. A shed-building project lists materials and suggests researching online newspapers or resources to find salvaged building materials. At times, the section on tools addresses adults; at others, it's targeted to kids. The authors argue that self-sufficiency will lead to ecological improvements but don't fully explain or cite images depicting ecological concepts, and fail to explore in depth the idea of self-sufficiency. The section on learning how to knit starts with finding leftover wool and tells readers to find an adult to teach them how to knit. The Native American button bracelet is patronizing in its nonspecificity, stating that kids should do a "quick look on the Internet at pictures of Native American costumes." There is only one person of color photographed in the book. The images of projects are all set in bucolic green backyards. All the craft projects lack step-by-step instruction. VERDICT A strictly additional purchase for libraries serving those with an interest in self-sufficient living.-Vi Ha, Los Angeles Public Library © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.