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Creepy Crawlies and the Scientific Method: More Than 100 Hands-On Science Experiments for Childrenby Sally Kneidel
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From beetles to bugs, ant lions to slime molds, praying mantises to earthworms, Creepy Crawlies and the Scientific Method shows teachers and parents how to use a full spectrum of insects and other crawling creatures to teach children the five steps of the scientific method: question, hypothesis, methods, result, and conclusion. Focusing on fun as well as education, and operating on the premise that doing is learning, Creepy Crawlies offers more than 100 different experiments. This classroom-tested collection of experiments and discussions on crawling creatures and scientific methodology is a perfect resource for teachers or just an afternoon of educational fun at home.
A collection of hands-on experiments and discussions on crawling creatures and scientific methodology.
A collection of experiments to engage the interest of youngsters, to introduce them to the scientific method and to encourage them to understand science by observing small animals in their natural surroundings. Experiments accompanied by easily copied charts and tables encourage scientific understanding as children fill them out. Illustrations.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-215) and index.
About the Author
Sally Kneidel, PhD, is the author of ten books on various nature and science topics, including coauthor of Veggie Revolution (Fulcrum). She has taught either biology or writing for more than 15 years in a variety of schools and colleges and has taught rain-forest biology on student trips to Costa Rica.
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