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Science Is Simpleby Peggy Ashbrook
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What do seeds need to grow? What can the wind do? What is dirt?
Like learning to count or read, understanding the fascinating world of science is an essential skill. This innovative book encourages three-to-six-year olds to predict outcomes, ask questions, and investigate answers. Watch preschoolers develop essential observational and analytical skills as they eagerly jump into the hands-on, interactive process that is science.
Science Is Simple contains 250 activities spanning 39 kid-pleasing science concepts. From magnets to bubbles, insects to volcanoes, there are experiments to interest each and every child. Budding scientists will "have a ball" learning about objects in motion or feeling the texture of their own homemade paper. Future astronauts will immerse themselves in making a rocket ship and watching it blast off! Children will be captivated as they learn about science and the role it plays in their everyday lives.
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Science Is Simple encourages children to experience our world fully, and gives teachers learning objectives, items for discovery, related books and follow-up activities. This comprehensive resource will help you teach simple science concepts—simply!
Teach simple science concepts--simply!
This comprehensive resource gives teachers learning objectives, items for discovery, related books and follow-up activities to interest their students to help them teach simple science concepts.
About the Author
Based on her experiences as a preschool teacher, family child care provider, and workshop presenter, Ms. Ashbrook developed and teaches a preschool science course to introduce two-, three-, and four-year-old children to scientific inquiry. This is her first book with Gryphon House.
Table of Contents
Everyday science lessons. Using children's literature to teach the scientific method : encouraging children to make predictions while reading a book — Magnets and testing hypotheses — Year-round gardening — Planting strawberry plants — What do seeds need to grow? — Why do some tree leaves change color? — Stretch your senses on a walk to a nearby park — Crickets and using magnifiers — Compost critters — Spring-flowering bulbs : are planted in the fall — Corn and an introduction to the globe — Winter birds — What is melting? — What can the wind do? — Planting peas on Presidents' Day — Waiting for mantises to hatch — A tree is nice — Dirt, what is it? — Butterflies change as they grow — Planting a butterfly garden — What is it? — Rocks made of tiny pieces (sedimentary rocks) — Rocks that were melted (igneous rocks) and volcanoes — Fossil discovery — Mirrors reflect — Working with pumps, siphons, and capillary action — Taking note of volume — Evaporation and condensation — Sound is vibration — Making a chemical reaction to create slime — Eating sunlight — Objects in motion — Our sense of touch — Mixing and separating colors — Our sense of smell — Wheels are tools — Bubbles — Recycling paper to use again — Rocket ships blasting off — Making solutions — Measuring hands — Writing additional lessons — Appendix.
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