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Paperback Science Is Simple: Over 250 Activities for Children 3-6 Book

ISBN: 0876592728

ISBN13: 9780876592724

Science Is Simple: Over 250 Activities for Children 3-6

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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

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Not that simple

The book is great and I'm glad I bought it, though, if your child is under 4 or even 5 you might need to wait before you can actually enjoy this book.

A welcome addition to preschool, day-care center, elementary school, and homeschooling reference lib

Teaching science to preschoolers since 1998, Peggy Ashbrook draws upon her considerable experience and practical expertise in "Science Is Simple" to showcase 250 child-friendly activities spanning 39 fun and informative science concepts ranging from magnets, to bubbles, to insects, to volcanoes, to plant life, to physics. "Science Is Simple" features both solo projects and group projects; an invaluable appendix listing science websites and other resources; a bibliography of children's literature related to science concepts, letters for explaining to parents each concept to be studies by the child; open-ended questions for creativity and self-discovery; and child-involving experiments for every season. "Science Is Simple" will prove a welcome addition to preschool, day-care center, elementary school, and homeschooling reference libraries and curriculums.

Science is Simple, and so is this book!

What a fun book! My family and I have had a great time exploring the world around us through this engaging book. The book is very easy to follow, the instructions are clear, and best of all, the hands-on activities are wonderful! This book has offered my children a chance to work together and participate in a wide variety of fun projects. Making slime and blasting-off rockets -- it doesn't get any better than that!! Even though the book is aimed at preschoolers, my 8-year-old enjoys it just as much as my 4-year-old. They work together as a team. Because of the excellent illustrations, my 4-year-old looks through the book and points out activities that appeal to her. Then, my 8-year-old reads carefully through the directions and helps "supervise" the experiments. I've found the book to be a great source of fun activities for us to do indoors and out. My kids might not realize that they're learning about science -- they're just having a great time playing! I highly recommend this book for anyone who likes to do hands-on projects with their kids. It would also be a great gift, especially for a preschool teacher!

Simply Sensational!

"Crinkle, crinkle, crunchity, crunch, I love autumn leaves a bunch!" shout my preschoolers. We are in a nearby park gathering leaves and other material for upcoming activities at our classroom "sceince table." There we will be making leaf and tree bark rubbings along with nature collages. The students love this "sensory" walk, and so do I. Planning the lesson was a snap, thanks to Peggy Ashbrook and her excellent book, Science is Simple.The book contains so many wonderful experiments, ideas, suggestions, and possibilities it is hard to know where to begin. Each lesson includes objectives, hints, a list of materials needed, enrichment activities, resources, a list of books to read, ideas of "what to talk about," and, thoughtfully, a "Note Home to Families" which describes the concept under investigation. Unlike some other books of this type, Science is Simple includes a multitude of open-ended questions which guide the student toward self-discovery and creative thinking. If you have been looking for top-notch, sound, classroom-tested science lessons, this is the book. Highly Recommended.Reviewed by the Education Oasis staff.

Great science book has it all!

While working on a preschool science curriculum project, I have recently read through loads of books on this subject and I have to say this book is GREAT! Lots of FUN activities (arranged by theme) with concrete ideas for teaching scientific reasoning with each, suggested book lists, ideas for independent play at the science table, getting parents involved etc. Best of all, the activities encourage little ones to explore their world with curiosity and empowers them by showing them how to answer questions using "guess, test, observe, reflect".
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