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Last Updated: Mar 24, 2013
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Uncovering Student Ideas in Life Science
Call Number: 570.71 KEE (Juvenile Parent Teacher section)
Provides K–12 teachers with a highly usable and popular formula for uncovering and addressing the preconceptions that students bring to the classroom. Teachers can easily move students from where they are in their current thinking to where they need to be to achieve scientific understanding.
Dig In! Hands-On Soil Investigations
Call Number: 631.4 DIG (Juvenile Parent Teacher collection)
Give students the dirt on soil with a practical book that brings new meaning to the term "hands-on." Using these 12 activities and two original stories as guides, kids will soon be up to their elbows in the study of soil formation, habitats and land use, animals that depend on soil, plants that grow in soil, soil science, and soil conservation.
Hop into Action: The Amphibian Curriculum Guide for Grades K-4
The perfect introduction to environmental science for young learners. Twenty hands-on learning lessons such as “Frog Pond Lifeguard” and “Camouflaged Critters” can be used individually or as a yearlong curriculum. The activities can easily be integrated into other disciplines—such as language arts, physical education, art, and math—and are adaptable to informal learning environments.
Science the "Write" Way
Call Number: 507.12 SCI (Juvenile Parent Teacher collection)
Outlining both the process and the methods for teaching science writing. Covers lab reports, science journals, field guides, interactive science notebooks, blogs, and even creative nonfiction and environmental poetry.
Stop Faking It! (series)
Call Number: various (Juvenile Parent Teacher collection)
Humorous and conversation, this series provides an overview of science and math concepts for elementary, middle, and high school teachers, parents, and home schoolers.
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Call Number: 629.45 STO (Juvenile Non-Fiction)
The fascinating, dramatic story of the "Mercury 13," a group of women aviators who proved to be as courageous, intelligent and fit as any man, but who were nonetheless barred from NASA's astronaut program because of their gender.
How They Croaked
A look at the deaths of several famous people throughout history and the circumstances surrounding those deaths.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Call Number: 621.453 KAM (Juvenile Non-Fiction)
When 14-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought in 2001, everyone's crops began to fail. William came across a book on windmills and figured out how to build a windmill that could bring electricity to his village. Everyone thought he was crazy but William persevered and managed to create a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps.
The Boy Who Invented TV
Call Number: B FARNSWORTH PHILO (Juvenile Biography)
This picture-book biography explains how Farnsworth held on to his dream to develop television and the scientific concepts behind it.
The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs
Call Number: 597.87 MAR (Juvenile Non-Fiction)
Looks at the Panamanian golden frog, the national symbol of Panama, which has been vanishing due to a fungus infection, and follows a team of scientists working to save these frogs and protect frog populations worldwide.