Carnation Creation

Carnation Creation

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

Make Flour Tortillas

From The Science of Seeds

Wheat is a staple food for people worldwide. Many use wheat to make bread, cakes, pastries, bagels, muffins, tortillas, and more. In this activity, you will use wheat flour to make tortillas that you can eat!

Write a Fabulous Fish Book

Write a Fabulous Fish Book

From Antifreeze, Leaf Costumes, and Other Fabulous Fish Adaptations

Fish have many different fabulous adaptations that help them survive in environments all around the Earth. Write about them!

Build Your Own Bird

Build Your Own Bird

From Spit Nests, Puke Power, and Other Brilliant Bird Adaptations

Birds have beaks, wings, feathers, and interesting feet. Each of these features helps a bird to survive in its habitat.

Amphibians Near You

Amphibians Near You

From Sunscreen, Frogsicles, and Other Amazing Amphibian Adaptations

Amphibians are found all around the world, except Antarctica. That means there are amphibians living near you! And every amphibian has many adaptations that help it survive. They must be able to find food, take shelter, and stay safe.



A Parents' Choice 2007 Recommended Award Winner

A Moonbeam 2007 Silver Award Winner

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.”

Detailed Book Description

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."

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Paperback, $12.95
Includes: Table of Contents | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 8 x 10 size | black and white interior | 96 pages
Subject: Science
Content Focus: Life Science
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Let’s Investigate Spring!

Chapter 1
The Sun Makes the Seasons!

Chapter 2
Green, Green, Green!

Chapter 3
Trees & Leaves

Chapter 4
Animals on the Move

Chapter 5
Spring is for Babies!

Chapter 6
Spring Weather