More Mudpies to Magnets

Science for Young Children

More Mudpies to Magnets

Presents 112 science experiments for hands-on learning activities.

Mudpies to Magnets

A Preschool Science Curriculum

Mudpies to Magnets

224 hands-on science experiments and ideas with step-by-step instructions delight and amaze children as they experience nature, the human body, electricity, floating and sinking, and more. Children participate in projects such as making a tornado in a jar, creating constellations and growing crystals. Categorized by curriculum areas, each activity includes a list of vocabulary words and easily accessible materials.

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Third Edition)

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Third Edition)

A new edition of a forefront home-schooling reference shares step-by-step recommendations for providing a child with an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school, in a guide that incorporates updated resource listings, contact information, and Internet links. 20,000 first printing.

Activities for Science Centers, Grade K

Activities for Science Centers, Grade K

Daily discoveries with science centers! Activities for the Science Center helps students in grade K explore concepts in life science, earth science, and physical science through hands-on experiments. It also explains the scientific principles behind each experiment. This 80-page book aligns with Common Core State Standards, as well as state and national standards, and includes tips for setting up science centers and introducing new concepts, extension activities, and literature lists.

Science in the Early Years

Building Firm Foundations from Birth to Five

Science in the Early Years

Giving early years practitioners and students the confidence to effectively support scientific exploration and investigation with young children, this book explains the science behind young children’s knowledge and understanding of the world. Linking theory to practice and the Early Years Foundation Stage, the emphasis throughout the book is on recognizing young children as competent, creative thinkers, and building on their ideas. The book is packed with critical questions and opportunities for reflection, to encourage the reader to think carefully about the role of the adult in supporting child-initiated learning and discovery. The authors look at all the key areas of scientific knowledge, and provide practical ideas suitable for babies, children aged 2 years, and children aged 3 to 5 years. There is also advice on using observations to help with assessment, and for planning the next steps in children’s learning.

Activities for Science Centers, Grade 2

Activities for Science Centers, Grade 2

Daily discoveries with science centers! Activities for the Science Center helps students in grade 2 explore concepts in life science, earth science, and physical science through hands-on experiments. It also explains the scientific principles behind each experiment. This 80-page book aligns with Common Core State Standards, as well as state and national standards, and includes tips for setting up science centers and introducing new concepts, extension activities, and literature lists.

Good Earth Art

Environmental Art for Kids

Good Earth Art

"Good Earth Art" contains over 200 easy fun art projects that develop an awareness of the environment and a caring attitude towards the earth. Projects use common materials collected from nature or recycled. The book is filled with sensible creative ideas to help recycle and reuse through art, for all ages, and includes a charted Table of Contents, two indexes, and a great list of environmental resources. 1992 Benjamin Franklin Gold Award 1992 Midwest Book Association Gold Award for Excellence

Life Sciences

Curriculum Resources and Activities for School Librarians and Teachers

Life Sciences

Everything you need to create exciting thematic science units can be found in these handy guides. Developed for educators who want to take an integrated approach, these guides contain resource lists, reading selections, and activities that can be easily pulled together for units on virtually any science topic. Chapters identify and describe comprehensive teaching resources (nonfiction) and related fiction reading selections, then detail hands-on science and extension activities that help students learn the scientific method and build learning across the curriculum.

The Parents' Resource Almanac

Where to Write, who to Call, what to Buy, and how to Find Out Everything You Need to Know

The Parents' Resource Almanac

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