How do you know air is all around you when you can't see it?
Can you make a balloon fly through the air?
How can you tell there's pizza in the oven when you haven't been in the kitchen?
Let's try it out!
Let's Try It Out in the Air contains fun-filled activities that encourage young children to use familiar and safe objects found in their homes or classrooms to make observations about the world around them. Whether keeping balloons up in the air with a game of volleyball, or pretending to set up a campsite by making a tent out of a sheet, children will be entertained while they begin to learn important and basic science concepts.
In this innovative new series for young children, acclaimed science writer Seymour Simon and Nicole Fauteux encourage children to think about the world around them by engaging kids in fun and simple activities. Each book contains tips for parents and caregivers on how to create positive learning experiences for even the littlest of scientists.
Charming and lively illustrations by New York Times best-selling illustrator Doug Cushman ensure that the books in the Let's Try It Out series are as much fun to look at as they are to try out!
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Doug Cushman is best known for his illustrations in the Can't Do series. He created the lovable dinosaur characters you see in this series. He simply can't wait for the next Can't Do book, called What Grandmas Can't Do.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2-These series titles offer fun-filled activities to use as introductions to basic scientific principles. Each book contains notes to parents, teachers, and child-care providers about the types of activities incorporated, readily available materials needed, and working with children to help them make observations with their "bodies and senses." Typically, the titles ask readers to imagine a particular scene, such as being at the beach or outside on a windy day. A series of questions then follows along with some clearly written information and suggestions for simple experiments. For instance, Air challenges readers to see how long they can keep a balloon moving by blowing underneath it. In Water, after imagining they are at the ocean and spot a ship, children are encouraged to make a boat out of foil and place objects on it that previously did not float and report their observations. Cheerful drawings of ethnically diverse youngsters complement the texts by effectively illustrating the concepts and activities. These titles for the youngest scientists will work well in conjunction with the "Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science" series (HarperCollins).
Lisa Gangemi Krapp, Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY
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Book Description Scholastic, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110439409136
Book Description Scholastic, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0439409136