Science Companion for Library, School, and Home

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9780810844544: Science Companion for Library, School, and Home

Updated to include 2,100 new resources! Packed with more than 100 hands-on science activities.

Here is an extensively researched treasure trove of resources teachers can use NOW to improve and supplement their classes, saving them countless hours of research. As one reader put it, this book is "a godsend."

In this newly updated second edition, respected educator and author Dr. Phyllis J. Perry has compiled an impressive bibliography of more than 2,000 books in print on science and math for children in grades K-6. But that's not all.

Divided into 15 chapters and packed with ideas and activities, this enormously valuable guide turns everyday activities such as cooking, listening to music, and being outdoors into relevant lessons in the principles of science and math. And all activities involve inexpensive materials commonly found in the home or elementary school classroom.

Find Chapters on Exploring:
· Chemistry in the kitchen
· Physics
· Science in the back yard
· Botany
· Ethology
· Geology and paleontology
· Astronomy
· Geography and cartography
· Oceanography
· Science through the senses, writing, and art
· Science in the Library

Contains step-by-step instructions for simple science activities that are attractively illustrated, fun to do, and educational. Each chapter contains an annotated bibliography to help busy educators searching for additional print resources for more in-depth explorations. Resources for preschool children are highlighted for easy identification. Magazines, kits, videos, and other resources are also suggested.

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About the Author:

Phyllis J. Perry is the recipient of the Colorado Author's League 2002 Award for best children's nonfiction book. She has over 30 years experience as an elementary school teacher and administrator and has worked as an instructional design specialist, director of talented and gifted education, and has served in teacher training and supervision. She has won the Governor's Award for Excellence in Education and the Distinguished Leadership Award for her contributions to education.

Review:

Review of First Edition"Talk about Power! If you can only buy one book this year, consider Phyllis Perry's A Teacher's Science Companion. Perry provides an extensive bibliography of science books in print for grades K through 6. Our copy is already dog-eared with many margin notes. Couple this book with your public library card and an interlibrary loan system and you have unlocked a world of knowledge for you and your students." (Book Picks)

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