Synopses & Reviews
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.
"...quite simply the best science resource book I have discovered." Kidsphere
"Sally Kneidel, through her 'map into a tiny wonderland,' takes learners on many (114) exciting adventures." Science Books and Films
"...made me want to do science experiments with my students and had me exploring under rocks and dead leaves to find some of the fascinating creatures she profiles." NJEA Review
Science Books and Films Best Books Award
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.
A collection of hands-on experiments and discussions on crawling creatures and scientific methodology.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-215) and index.
About the Author
Sally Kneidel, PhD, grew up next to a small creek and experienced crawling creatures at an early age. Her interest led her to pursue a Ph.D. in biology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She currently works as a reading and writing teacher and as a natural science presenter at various conventions. Sally is the author of 11 books on various topics involving wildlife, science education, sustainable living, and social responsibility, including coauthor of Veggie Revolution and Going Green. (Fulcrum). She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband.