R. E., Sherwood, E. A., & Williams, R. A. (1986). Hug a tree
: and other things to do outdoors with your children. Mt. Rainer,
Md.:Gryphon House, Inc.
By the same authors who wrote Everybody has a body: science
from head to toe. Age appropriateness is given for each
activity /experiment. The introduction section details how to use
the book to achieve the best results. The text, and the complementary
illustrations, make this title accessible to both educators and
parents. Chapters such as "expanding the outdoor experience" include
information about lesson plans, composing a school release form,
and materials list. There is also a resource page, which lists books
and magazines on the topic of nature--aimed at young children--for
educators and parents.
1532 .R63 1983
M. (1989). Nature for the very young: a handbook of indoor &
outdoor activities. New York:John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
This title is divided into four sections. Each section examines
a specific season, and each season contains a series of topics that
examines nature in both indoor and outdoor activities. The detailed
black and white drawings facilitate animal and plant identification.
Each topic section suggests how best an adult can further the learning
process by organization and activity planning.
1140.5 .S35 B68 1989
VanCleave, J. P.(1997).
Janice VanCleave's play and find out about nature : easy experiments
for young children. New York : Wiley.
Kids age 4 and up will enjoy
this simple nature experiments and activities of plants and animals
which includes easy instructions. A total of fifty experiments that
covers basic life-forms; predators and prey; body temperature; animal
movement; plant growth; plant parts; and flowers. QH
316.5 .V366 1997
Wyler, R. (1986). Science
fun with mud and dirt. New York:Simon & Schuster.
This book provides a variety
of activities that examine the properties of dirt and mud. The text,
which is written in simple, accessible language, includes an introduction
section on "What dirt is made of." Activities range from
an examination of animals in the natural world who dig and tunnel
in dirt and mud to building a replica of house made of mud and sticks.
164 .W84 1986
Freeman, M. B. (1970).
Do you know about water? New York, Random House.
Do you know where does water comes from and how it's formed? Why
do we need it? An easy concept for ages 3-5.
661 .F74 1970
Yee, B. S. (1999). Sand
castle. New York : Greenwillow Books.
Jen starts to build a sand castle at the beach, and others come
along to help make the moat, path wall, and road around it.
865 .Y44 1999
Maestro, B. (1990).
Temperature and you. New York : Lodestar Books.
Discusses what temperature is and how it is measured. Learning temperature
through daily life of four seasons. Body temperature, boiling point,
celsius, fahrenheit, freezing point, shivering, sweating. QC
271.4 .M34 1990
Bains, R. (1982). Wonders
of rivers. Mahwah, N.J. : Troll Associates. Briefly discusses
the characteristics, origins, formation, and uses of river. GB
1203.8 .B34 1982
Taylor, B. (1992). Green
thumbs up!: the science of growing plants. New York:Random House.
This book is part of the Step
into science series (Hear!Hear! is also part of this series). Colorful
illlustrations and a simple text support numerous activities. Activity
sections include potting potatoes and creating stem cuttings.
731 .T33 1992
Hillen, J. editor. (1990).
Primarily plants : a plant study for K-3. Fresno, Calif.
: AIMS Education Foundation.
Created by the non-profit Project
AIMS (Activities to integrate Mathematics and Science), which publishes
hands-on instructional materials that integrate curricular disciplines
such as mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies.
This is an activity book all about plants that will allow hands
on experiences for ages 4 and up. Kids will learn the importance
of plants and the concept of a seed through activities in growing
plants. "Little brown seeds way down below up through the earth
they grow, grow, grow...." QK
52.6 .P75 1990