ANIMAL BEHAVIOR*

 

Echols,J. C. (1996). Penguins and theiryoung: teacher'sguide. Berkeley, CA:GEMS Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California.
LHS GEMS and PEACHES book. Title applicable for preschool-1. Includes names of educators who have reviewed this title. The emperor penguin is used as the backdrop to present young children with activities and lesson plans that address animal behavior, life sciences, and mathematics. Background information is provided on other pengiun species, as well as a variety of penguin facts. Teacher discussion sections include lesson plan and activity overview, materials list, setting up activities.

QL 696 .S473 E24 1996

Echols, J. C. (1991). Animal defenses: a teacher's guide. Berkeley, CA:GEMS Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California.
LHS GEMS book. Title applicable for preschool and kindergarten; however, book supplies information on modifying lesson plans for first and second grades. Includes names of educators who have reviewed this title. Using dinosaurs as backdrop, the activities presented in this title examine animal defenses--physiological, behavioral, and structural. Teacher sections discuss lesson planning, material requirements and set up. Because this title is very visual, it is suggested that this book can be used with hearing impaired and aphasic children.
QL 759 .E254 1991

Echols, J. C.(1989). Buzzing a hive: a teacher's guide. Berkeley, CA:Berkeley, CA:GEMS Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California.
LHS GEMS book. Title applicable grades 1-3; however, title includes sections on modifying lesson plans for preschool and kindergarten aged children. Title applicable for preschool-1. Includes names of educators who have reviewed this title. Interesting book about bees that examines both biology and social structure of bees; the book also includes activities about bees. The teacher sections discuss how to set up activities.
QL 568 .A6 E34 1987

Echols, J. C. (1999). Ladybugs: a teacher's guide. Berkeley, CA:GEMS Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California.
LHS GEMS and PEACHES book. Title applicable for preschool-1. Includes names of educators who have reviewed this title. The introduction discusses educator strategies for each section and actitivity presented in the book. A section that lists age level appropriateness prefaces each activity; this section also includes an actitivity overview and material list. Ladybug introduces children to the world of animal behavior, mathematics, and biology.
QL 596 .C65 E24 1999

Echols, J. C. (1986). Hide a butterfly: a teacher's guide. Berkeley, CA:GEMS Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California.
LHS GEMS book. Title applicable for preschool and kindergarten; includes information for modification of activities and lesson plans for grades 1-3. Includes names of educators who have reviewed this title. Teacher section discusses how to set up activites. The goals of the title are to introduce a discussion of nature, biology, and animal behavior into the classroom by examining butterfly camouflage i.e. protective coloration, and predator/prey relationship with other animals in the butterflies environment. Activities include creating a paper meadow, and creating paper butterflies.
QL 767 .E34 1986

Echols, J. C., Housoume, K., & Kopp, J. (1996). Ant homes under the ground: a teacher's guide. Berkeley, CA:GEMS Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California.
LHS GEMS and PEACHES book. Title applicable for preschool and kindergarten. Includes names of educators who have reviewed this title.
QL 568 .F7 E26 1996

 

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Rockwell, R. E., Williams, R. A., & Sherwood, E. A. (1992). Everybody has a body: science from head to toe: activities for teachers of children ages 3-6. Mt. Rainer, Md:Gryphon House, Inc.
This book does not contain specific pedagogical information, but it does contain a preface and introduction section written by academic professionals in the field of early childhood development; there is also a section that discusses how to accomodate special needs children. Each chapter investigates the human body. Age appropriateness is given for each activity/experiment.
QM 27 .R63 1992

Flagg, A. (1995). Our bodies: early childhood. Huntington Beach, Ca:Teacher Created Materials, Inc.

This book is part of the Hands-on minds-on science series. The teacher information section of the book, which is written in a clear straightforward language, includes a multi-paged section examining the "scienctific method for young children." The science explanations are aimed at both children and adults; both explanations take complex scientific concepts and make them easily accessible. The numerous activities cover different anatomical regions and physiological repsonses of the human body: "nose, mouth, and lungs," "my heart is a pump," and "mouth watering science." QM 27 .F53 1995

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Picco, E.R. (1993). Baby basics: children's activities in how life begins. Santa Cruz, Ca:ETR Associates.

Geared to young children, this title explores the basics of human reproduction. The book provides an author introduction which discusses children, sexuality, and reproduction. There are numerous activity sections for children, all of which begin with a materials list and a discussion............................................. LB 1060 .J46 1998

Meredith, S. (1991). Where do babies come from? Tulsa, OK : EDC Publishing.

This book is appropriate for ages 4 and up. Some pictures may not be appropriate, so teachers need to select wisely what to show and what not to. HQ 53 .M47 1991

 

 

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*The majority of the titles within the topic of animal behavior are a product of the Lawrence Hall of Science's Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) Program. The Lawerence Hall of Science is a science center on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley. GEMS is currently publishing activity guides for young children published by the Primary Exploration for Adults, Children, and Educators in Science (PEACHES).

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