Explore Winter! 25 Great Ways to Learn About Winter

Explore Winter! 25 Great Ways to Learn About Winter

Young readers become scientists in the field when Explore Winter! sends them off to answer the question “Why do we have winter?” with experiments and projects that mix real science with real fun. Combining hands-on learning with trivia, jokes, riddles, and terrific illustrations, chapters start with the “tools” of science—the scientific method and how to keep a science journal—and then investigate the winter constellations, long nights and long shadows, animal tracking in snow, and food-gathering behavior in birds.

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, 9780978503758

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Young readers become scientists in the field when Explore Winter! sends them off to answer the question “Why do we have winter?” with experiments and projects that mix real science with real fun. Combining hands-on learning with trivia, jokes, riddles, and terrific illustrations, chapters start with the “tools” of science—the scientific method and how to keep a science journal—and then investigate the winter constellations, long nights and long shadows, animal tracking in snow, and food-gathering behavior in birds.


Reviews

A Parents’ Choice 2007 Recommended Award Winner
“This entertaining, ecology-conscious book (printed on 50% post-consumer recycled paper) has enough facts and fun inside to keep budding scientists from getting cabin fever through an entire winter season.”

Kids VT
“Get ready to lean about the season! Mix real science with real fun.”

Bookbuds
“Explore Winter! and Explore Spring! are chock-a-block with facts and info-boxes on animal habitats, migration patterns, nesting habits, foraging, etc. Most [projects] looked simple, using stuff already cluttering your kitchen or family room, and could be done by a supervised five-year old or independent seven-to-nine year old. Take your kids hiking through the woods and look for signs of chewed acorns or nibbled branches. Deer! How cool.”

School Librarian’s Workshop
“For those not living in such cold climates, Maxine Anderson offers Gr. 1-4 an opportunity to Explore Winter! Interspersed within each chapter is at least one silly riddle ‘Just of Laughs’ and assorted quick facts.”


Look Inside

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Projects

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How Far Can You Go?

Why do some animals migrate so far, and some stay so close to home? This activity will help you think about why different kinds of animals travel different distances when they migrate. For this activity you will need a few people: one to call out animal names, and the others to be migrating animals.

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

A Parents’ Choice 2007 Recommended Award Winner
“This entertaining, ecology-conscious book (printed on 50% post-consumer recycled paper) has enough facts and fun inside to keep budding scientists from getting cabin fever through an entire winter season.”

Kids VT
“Get ready to lean about the season! Mix real science with real fun.”

Bookbuds
“Explore Winter! and Explore Spring! are chock-a-block with facts and info-boxes on animal habitats, migration patterns, nesting habits, foraging, etc. Most [projects] looked simple, using stuff already cluttering your kitchen or family room, and could be done by a supervised five-year old or independent seven-to-nine year old. Take your kids hiking through the woods and look for signs of chewed acorns or nibbled branches. Deer! How cool.”

School Librarian’s Workshop
“For those not living in such cold climates, Maxine Anderson offers Gr. 1-4 an opportunity to Explore Winter! Interspersed within each chapter is at least one silly riddle ‘Just of Laughs’ and assorted quick facts.”


Projects

project image

How Far Can You Go?

Why do some animals migrate so far, and some stay so close to home? This activity will help you think about why different kinds of animals travel different distances when they migrate. For this activity you will need a few people: one to call out animal names, and the others to be migrating animals.


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.