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Level 6 Readers
Aquarium on Wheels by People often visit aquariums to see sea creatures in their natural environment, but a program in Baltimore brings aquarium exhibits to people. Local teenagers travel to schools and libraries to educate children about sea life and conservation. How do people react to the project? What do teens learn from their work?
Call Number: 597.073 Aq35 2009 (Level 6 red)
The Black Diamonds of Provence by In France, some people earn money by selling a special food called a 'truffle.' Truffles can be found in the woods, however, they are very rare and expensive. That's why they are sometimes called 'black diamonds.' What is unusual food, and why is it so expensive?
Call Number: 944 B561 2009 (Level 6 red)
Cheetahs in Focus by A National Geographic team in Botswana sets out to photograph one of the most beautiful creatures on Earth, the cheetah. Cheetahs are presently endangered and the team's goal is to emphasize their importance through photographs
Call Number: 513.214 C415 2009 (Level 6 red)
A Chinese Artist in Harlem by Introduces Mingliang Lu, an artist who was born in China, but who now teaches public school students in Harlem about Chinese art and culture.
Call Number: 951 C441 2009 (Level 6 red)
Extreme Sky Diving by Most people enjoy the sport of skydiving because they get to fall through the sky at extremely high speeds, but some people want to go even faster. One man, a speed skydiver, is experimenting with various methods of increasing his speed. What is he doing to go faster--is it working?
Call Number: 797.5 Ex89 2009 (Level 6 red)
The Gauchos of Argentina by In Argentina, there is a group of men who live a unique life: the life of a gaucho. This special type of cowboy has been continuing the old traditions for centuries. What type of lifestyle do these men have and what does it mean to be a gaucho?
Call Number: 982 G231 2009 (Level 6 red)
The Great Kite Fight by Every year, the city of Shirone, Japan, goes 'kite crazy.' During a five-day local festival, teams fight to force each other's kites from the sky. This tradition began 250 years ago and people of all ages still enjoy the celebration. How do teams fight with kites? What does it take to win?
Call Number: 629.133 G798 2009 (Level 6 red)
How's the Weather? by The weather on Earth is always changing. One day it's cloudy, the next day it's sunny, and the day after that--who knows? Meteorologists are scientists that can predict the weather. But how do they do it?
Call Number: 551.6 H83 2009 (Level 6 red)
Polar Bears in Trouble by Polar bears are one of the largest and most dangerous hunters in the North. Their bodies are built for winter and they do best in colder areas. Unfortunately, polar bears are now threatened by recent climate changes. What must be done to save them?
Call Number: 599.786 P757 2009 (Level 6 red)
Shark Alley by In Shark Alley, South Africa, people often go underwater in protected environments to watch sharks in their natural surroundings. Some people believe this makes sharks more violent. Others feel their is no change in their behavior. Two researchers want to find the truth.
Call Number: 597.3 Sh23 2009 (Level 6 red)