Explore Spring! 25 Great Ways to Learn About Spring

Explore Spring! 25 Great Ways to Learn About Spring

From tracking spring peepers and raising tadpoles to learning about seeds and recording plant growth, Explore Spring! invites young readers to explore the wonders of spring by becoming scientists in the field. Combining hands-on learning with solid science, trivia, riddles, and terrific illustrations, projects investigate “the reason for the season” and include identifying trees and measuring their growth, recording soil temperature, and observing the forest floor. Bird migration and nest building are covered, and the movement of air and water is studied with experiments in capillary action and in such activities as “Making Parachutes,” Making Kites,” and “Mapping Air Currents with Bubbles.”

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $12.95
  • eBook, $9.95

Grade Level 3–4

Ages 7–10

Subjects

  • Environmental Science
  • Life Science

Author
 

Illustrator
Alexis Frederick-Frost 

Specs

  • 8 x 10
  • black and white interior
  • 96 pages

Includes

  • Table of Contents
  • Glossary
  • Resources
  • Index

ISBN 13

  • Softcover, 9780978503741

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From tracking spring peepers and raising tadpoles to learning about seeds and recording plant growth, Explore Spring! invites young readers to explore the wonders of spring by becoming scientists in the field. Combining hands-on learning with solid science, trivia, riddles, and terrific illustrations, projects investigate “the reason for the season” and include identifying trees and measuring their growth, recording soil temperature, and observing the forest floor. Bird migration and nest building are covered, and the movement of air and water is studied with experiments in capillary action and in such activities as “Making Parachutes,” Making Kites,” and “Mapping Air Currents with Bubbles.”


Reviews

Somerville Journal Science
“Explore is packed with activities that children will enjoy…The Vermont-based publishing house is on a mission to educate young children about the natural world . . . ”

School Library Journal
“The information is sound, with engaging activities to test and illuminate spring events. With a heavy emphasis on keeping a journal to record observations, many of the activities can be developed into science projects. Explore Spring! is a fun and worthwhile book.”

Calgary Child
“Kids learn about how plants grow, habitats, animals traits, and many more memorable activities. Author Maxine Anderson has created a wonderful book to help keep kids age four to eight engaged and learning.”

Home Education Magazine
“Combining hands-on learning with fun facts, trivia, jokes and riddles, and terrific illustrations by cartoonist Alexis Frederick-Frost, Explore Spring! offers younger readers an opportunity to mix real science with real fun.”


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Projects

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Carnation Creation

Here is a really fun way to watch capillary action in action.

Click here to download a print-friendly PDF


Author-Illustrator

Lauri Berkenkamp

Lauri Berkenkamp is the author of six books for kids. Writing under the pen name Maxine Anderson she has written Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself, which was excerpted in the New York Times Book Review and Christian Science Monitor, chosen as the #7 BookSense Children’s Pick for Summer 2006 and named Book of the Year by the Society for School Librarians International in 2006; Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself, which was excerpted in Boys’ Life magazine and called “a fascinating gem of a book” by the New York Times Book Review; Explore Spring, and Explore Winter, which were chosen as Parents’ Choice Recommended Books for 2007, Discover the Amazon, as well as Discover the Oceans.


Alexis Frederick-Frost

Alexis Frederick-Frost is an award winning cartoonist and illustrator who lives with his wife in New Hampshire.



More Details

Grade Level: 3–4
Ages: 7–10
Subjects: Environmental Science, Life Science,
Specs: 8 x 10 , black and white interior , 96 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Glossary, Resources, Index,

Reviews

Somerville Journal Science
“Explore is packed with activities that children will enjoy…The Vermont-based publishing house is on a mission to educate young children about the natural world . . . ”

School Library Journal
“The information is sound, with engaging activities to test and illuminate spring events. With a heavy emphasis on keeping a journal to record observations, many of the activities can be developed into science projects. Explore Spring! is a fun and worthwhile book.”

Calgary Child
“Kids learn about how plants grow, habitats, animals traits, and many more memorable activities. Author Maxine Anderson has created a wonderful book to help keep kids age four to eight engaged and learning.”

Home Education Magazine
“Combining hands-on learning with fun facts, trivia, jokes and riddles, and terrific illustrations by cartoonist Alexis Frederick-Frost, Explore Spring! offers younger readers an opportunity to mix real science with real fun.”


Projects

project image

Carnation Creation

Here is a really fun way to watch capillary action in action.


Click here to download a print-friendly PDF

Author-Illustrator

Lauri Berkenkamp

Lauri Berkenkamp is the author of six books for kids. Writing under the pen name Maxine Anderson she has written Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself, which was excerpted in the New York Times Book Review and Christian Science Monitor, chosen as the #7 BookSense Children’s Pick for Summer 2006 and named Book of the Year by the Society for School Librarians International in 2006; Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself, which was excerpted in Boys’ Life magazine and called “a fascinating gem of a book” by the New York Times Book Review; Explore Spring, and Explore Winter, which were chosen as Parents’ Choice Recommended Books for 2007, Discover the Amazon, as well as Discover the Oceans.

Alexis Frederick-Frost

Alexis Frederick-Frost is an award winning cartoonist and illustrator who lives with his wife in New Hampshire.