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Posts tagged with "Hands-On Science"

  • Outside: A Guide to Discovering Nature
    Maria Ana Peixe Dias and Ines Texeira do Rosario

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    Budding naturalists: head outdoors!

    Age Range: 8 – 12 years Grade Level: 3 – 6 Turn off your electronics and open the door. What’s out there? These authors want you to go outside and look for yourself. A few pages of the book are set aside for full-color paintings of plants and animals, but most pages offer muted but… Read More
  • Treecology: 30 Activities and Observations for Exploring the World of Trees and Forests
    Monica Russo

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    Hands-on science for tree huggers

    Age Range: 7 – 12 years Grade Level: 2 and up Trees are the stuff of childhood memories. They provide nature’s monkey bars, ample matter for leaf-pile fun, reprieve from the summer heat, and home for myriad creatures of the animal world. In Treecology, author Monica Russo and photographer Kevin Byron present almost everything a… Read More
  • Recycled Science: Bring Out Your Science Genius with Soda Bottles, Potato Chip Bags, and More Unexpected Stuff
    Tammy Enz and Jod Wheeler-Toppen

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    One kid’s trash is another kid’s experiment

    Age Range: 9 – 15 years Grade Level: 3 – 4 Popsicle sticks, toilet paper tubes, food packaging, and plastic bottles are great resources for school craft projects or children’s activities for a rainy day, but with a bit of knowledge and planning, they can also be used to explain a range of scientific concepts. Read More
  • Outdoor Science Lab for Kids: 52 Family-Friendly Experiments for the Yard, Garden, Playground, and Park
    Liz Lee Heinecke

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    DIY science fun for everyone

    Age Range: 8 – 12 years Grade Level: 2 – 5 Add one part adventure, one part scientific method, and one copy of Outdoor Science Lab for Kids, and the result will be hours of educational exploration. Organized by 12 scientific themes, including Driveway Physics, Picnic Table Chemistry, and Glorious Gardening, each of the book’s… Read More
  • Ricky's Atlas: Mapping a Land on Fire
    Judith L. Li

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    Fire in the forest

    Age Range: 8 – 12 years Grade Level: 3 – 6 Maps, field notes, and illustrations enrich the body text in Ricky’s Atlas, offering much to be unpackaged and explored for readers of all ages. At the book’s heart is the narrative of Ricky Zamora, who is visiting his uncle’s ranch in Oregon, east of… Read More
  • Amazing (Mostly) Edible Science: A Family Guide to Fun Experiments in the Kitchen
    Andrew Schloss

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    Taste testers wanted

    Age Range: 7 – 10 years Grade Level: 2 – 5 Professional chef Andrew Schloss brings a culinary flare to kitchen experiments in this diverse and colorful recipe collection. It reads like a souped-up cookbook: Each project contains a list of ingredients and instructions, followed by a section called “How did that happen?” that introduces… Read More