100 Facts Explorers is bursting with exactly 100 awesome facts, mind-blowing images and fun activities to help children aged 7+ learn everything they need to know about voyages of discovery.
• Kids learn more easily with bitesized information.
• Photographs and artworks aid children who learn through visual prompts.
• Activities allow children to put what they have learned into practice.
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100 Facts Explorers covers key topics about the history of world travel and famous explorers in concise numbered facts. Information is accompanied by amazing illustrations and photographs that put unbelievable facts into context for young learners. This title is one of our top explorers books for kids aged 7+.
Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Explorers:
• The first explorers and ancient adventures
• Famous expeditions such as those of Marco Polo to Asia
• Exploring below sea level and up in space
Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts:
• Sailors were afraid to sail around Africa because of a myth that said if you went too far south in the Atlantic Ocean, the Sun would burn you to ashes.
• Captain Cook was the first European to discover Hawaii in 1778. He called it the Sandwich Islands.
• Some experts think Peary didn't actually reach the North Pole. If this is true then the first person at the North Pole was Wally Herbert, who walked there in 1969.
Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include:
• Make a totem pole using a cardboard tube, paper, felt-tip pens and glue
• Quiz question: Which of these foods would have helped save Magellan's men from scurvy?
• Make a compass using a large bowl filled with water, a magnet, a piece of wood and a real compass
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