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Curricula and Learning Links - Science

Living Science Books

Looking for an inexpensive and fun way to study science? Try "living" books! A "living" book is a book that brings the subject to life. In the science world, it could be a biography of a famous naturalist, a fictional story that discusses an animal's habitat and habits, or a field guide used in conjunction with a nature walk. Using gentle methods like "living" books, nature walks, and zoo visits, you can increase your child's interest in science dramatically! Below is a list of suggested "living" books to get you started. You can find many, many more by browsing your library's shelves.

Living Books to Get You Started

Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock. A field guide loaded with ideas!

Let's Read and Find Out series of science books. This series is set up in "stages" based upon age appropriateness. The books offer simple explanations and experiments.

Christian Liberty Nature Readers This series of five books is an outstanding interest builder! The books also terrific for the children to read aloud and narrate.

Janice VanCleave series These books are loaded with experiments and activities. Look for Science for Every Kid: Biology, Chemistry, Earth, Astronomy and Physics.

The Everyday Science Sourcebook by Lawrence Lowery. Ideas for teaching in the Elementary and Middle Schools

The Search for the Giant Squid, the Biology and Mythology of the World's Most Elusive Sea Creature by Richard Ellis

The Starry Sky by Patrick Moore. Astronomy for ages 4-8.

The Stars: A New Way to See Them by H.A. Rey.

Find the Constellations by H.A. Rey.

The Burgess Bird Book For Children by Thornton W. Burgess. Peter Rabbit meets his many bird friends in the woods.

The Burgess Animal Book for Children by Thornton W. Burgess.

The Burgess Seashore Book for Children by Thornton W. Burgess.

The Burgess Flower Book for Children by Thornton W. Burgess.

Parables from Nature by Mrs. Alfred Getty.

Out of Print Gems

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Soft As a Bunny by Lawrence Lowery.

Quiet As a Butterfly by Lawrence Lowery.

How Does the Wind Blow? by Lawrence Lowery.

Concepts And Experiences in Elementary School Science by Joseph Gega.

Weejack and His Neighbors by Carroll Lane Fenton.

Whitetail, the Story of a Deer by Robert McClung. Also, look for other books about animals by this author.

The Wahoo Bobcat by Joseph Wharton Lippincott. Also, look for other books about animals by this author.

Out of the Nest, Into the High Branches, and To Find A Way Home by P.M. Malone.

Gizmos and Gadgets: Creating Science Contraptions That Work by Jill Frankel Hauser. For grades 4-7. Learn principles of physics through hands-on activities!

Living Science Book Lists

Living Book List about Animals
Living Book List about Electrical Energy
Living Book List about Geology
Living Book List about Heat Energy
Living Book List about the Human Body and Nutrition
Living Book List about Light and Color
Living Book List about Simple Machines
Living Book List about Magnetism
Living Book List about Plants and the Environment
Living Book List about Sound Energy
Living Book List about Space
Living Book List about Weather and the Atmosphere
Readable Science: An Incomplete Book List
Living Science Books List

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