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Every Minute on Earth

Every Minute on Earth

by Steve Murrie, Matthew Murrie Illustrated by Mary Anne Lloyd

In the minute it could take you to read this page, the Earth will be hit by 6,000 lightning strikes; 2,137 pounds of popcorn will be eaten; 10,000 pieces of skin will be lost from your body; 21,000 pizzas will be baked; 954 camera phones will be sold worldwide; the International Space Station will travel 289 miles in its orbit around the Earth; and 750,000 gallons of water will tumble over Niagara Falls.

The Earth and its inhabitants are active every minute of the day. Isn't it amazing what can happen in such a short amount of time?

The content for Every Minute on Earth is organized into eight chapters: Earth, Space, The Human Body, Technology, Animals, Food, Sports, and Pop Culture. Each page contains an illustrated fact.

The father-and-son team of Steve and Matt Murrie have developed a list of approximately 200 unbelievable facts. For 34 years, Steve taught science to children in grades 6-12. The content for Every Minute on Earth comes from the material Steve created to use in his classrooms to make learning fun and help his students understand the magnitude of what can occur in just a minute around the world.

9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 4 - 7
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
Informational Text

About the Authors and Illustrator

Steve Murrie Steve Murrie is the coauthor of "Every Minute on Earth," along with his son Matthew Murrie.
Matthew Murrie Matthew Murrie is the coauthor of "Every Minute on Earth," along with his father Steve Murrie.
Mary Anne Lloyd Mary Anne Lloyd is the illustrator of Every Minute on Earth, a book of fun facts about our planet, written by Steve and Matthew Murrie.

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