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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.”
“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."
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Let’s Investigate Spring!
The Sun Makes the Seasons!
Green, Green, Green!
Trees & Leaves
Animals on the Move
Spring is for Babies!