“Scanning object….Snow globe. Pyro Duration rating of 0.03. \\ Not good enough. How about the dresser? \\ PD rating of 0.50. \\ Better. The other items? \\ The bed has a PD rating of 1.01. The assorted clothes rate in at 0.72.”
Aurora lives in a future world where the world has been blanketed in an ice age and humanity must survive by burning the ruins of their former civilization. While scanning a library, Aurora’s little sister Luna discovers a book about volcanic activity and begins to discover not only what got humanity into this mess, but also what might help them survive it and thrive again. The answer is geothermal heat form volcanos. Along the way, of course, the reader gets a comprehensive understanding as well.
Why should I read this book?
Because it is an interesting introduction to the science of volcanology and, more broadly, geology. A great way to grab student interest.
Who is this book best for?
Smart fourth-grade readers through open-minded eighth graders.
Challenge Rating: No Challenge
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