Follow Those Zebras
Solving a Migration Mystery
From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries
Every year in Namibia, about two thousand zebras suddenly disappear from their grazing area along the Chobe River. Months later, the herd returns. Where do they go? And why? Thanks to satellite-tracking collars, scientists were able to solve the mystery, but several questions remain. Award-winning science author Sandra Markle reveals the process scientists used to study the zebras, and she also delves into the science of migration, exploring how animals know where to go, how to get there, and when to leave.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Category||Animals, Science, STEM, STEM: Life Science/Animals|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||40|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|BISACS||JNF003220, JNF037020, JNF003110|
|Dimensions||9.75 x 9.75|
|Guided Reading Level||T|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Source notes, and Teaching Guides|
“The well-organized and interesting subject matter makes this a solid choice, and the realistic glimpse into how scientists problem-solve and conduct field research adds to its value.”—Booklist
School Library Journal
“A solid and readable addition to school library collections.”—School Library Journal
“A hopeful and helpful addition to any nature library.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author: Sandra Markle
Sandra Markle is the author of numerous award-winning books for children. A former elementary science teacher, she is a nationally-known science education consultant. Markle has received many honors for her series Animal Predators, Animal Scavengers, and Animal Prey. Several titles have been named as National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)/Children’s Book Council (CBC) Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, and Animal Predators was honored as a Top 10 Youth Nonfiction Series by Booklist. Markle is also the author of the Insect World series and several single titles. Her book Rescues! was named a Best Book by the Society of School Librarians International and a Recommended Title of Outstanding Nonfiction by the National Council of Teachers of English’s (NCTE) Orbis Pictus Award committee; Animal Heroes was named a 2008 Lasting Connections title by Book Links. Markle lives in Lakewood Ranch, Florida with her husband, photographer Skip Jeffery.
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Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries
Join award-winning science author Sandra Markle as she sheds light on some of the most fascinating scientific investigations in the animal kingdom. Solve real-life science mysteries alongside the teams of scientists dedicated to saving vanishing species or discovering new ones. And see… View available downloads →