Can a worm smell different foods? How much weight can a super-strong bess beetle carry? Are crickets happier alone or with a friend? Would you touch a spider or keep one for a pet?
100 Backyard Activities That Are the Dirtiest, Coolest, Creepy-Crawliest Ever! will teach you how to find the answers to these questions and more, and have tons of fun while you do it! Forget big-city museums, boring books and science games on your computer or tablet―with this book your backyard is your new museum, and grown-ups are only your assistants. You’ll become an expert on bugs, reptiles, birds and plants by getting to know them up close and personal. How cool is that?
Colleen Kessler is a teacher and mom whose mission is to share unique and effective ways to ignite a passion in kids for hands-on learning, experimentation, science and creativity. This book does all of that and more―you’ll have fun catching bugs, and your parents will love that you’re gaining important critical-thinking skills and knowledge about science that will help you do well in school.
There’s a whole world out there waiting to be discovered . . . take this book with you, go exploring and have a blast spending hours outside.
Real-Life Science Mysteries puts an exciting new spin on scientific thinking by profiling real-life scientists, showing students in grades 5–8 ways they can use science in their everyday lives. From a biologist studying the habits of garter snakes in Manitoba, Canada, to a landscape designer and greenhouse owner in Ohio, the scientists in this book share information and solutions to the thorniest problems they face in their scientific careers.
With the more than 20 mysteries posed in Real-Life Science Mysteries, students will be required to try their hand at solving common science problems and performing experiments while learning about real people from diverse backgrounds, all of whom share a love for discovering how things work, why things work, and how they can work better. This book is perfect for any science classroom or young scientists looking to increase their knowledge!
Children naturally are fascinated by the world around them, exploring the make-up of their world, including the animals, plants, and organisms that inhabit it, at an early age. Hands-On Ecology develops children’s fascination with their world by giving them a front-row seat in the exploration of various ecological habitats. The book gives teachers the tools they need to create an extensive, in-depth study of ecology, including background information on ecosystems, how to set up a hands-on study of their local ecosystem, a look at how human populations affect the environment, and viable ways classrooms can contribute to conservationism.
Teachers spend hundreds of their own dollars on classroom materials every year. From basic supplies to resources for improving their lessons and engaging their students, their hard-earned money is poured back into their jobs. “Free Resources for Elementary Teachers” can help ease the strain on an educator’s pocketbook. Chock-full of free and almost free lesson plans, samples, curriculum, background information teachers can use in preparing lessons, ebooks, virtual field trips, webquests, and more, “Free Resources for Elementary Teachers” will provide educators with an easy-to-use guide for scoring these materials for their own classroom.