Perfect for using along with a Charlotte Mason nature study approach, or any nature-based inquiry, The Secret Clocks features the illustrations of Jan Brett alongside detailed, gently written chapters that explain the cycles that other animals and plants follow. Chapters also illustrate the process of scientific discovery by including the stories of how multiple scientists, studying different aspects of a topic, help us to reach a conclusion. Learn how Fiddler Crabs change color throughout the day, how birds know when to start making their way south, and even why you might perform better at different points of the day, with this fascinating children's book. 74 indexed pages, softcover.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 80 Vendor: Dover Publications Publication Date: 2012 Dimensions: 9.00 X 7.50 (inches)
Why do some plants blossom only during the day? How do certain birds know when and where to migrate? Why are some people "early birds" and others "night owls"? In this easy-to-read volume, Seymour Simon examines the inner biological clocks of people, animals, and plants and explains what makes them tick. The Secret Clocks was praised by School Library Journal as "a fascinating subject, well handled through Simon's open-ended questions and try-and-see approach." Readers of all ages, from students to their teachers and parents, will be captivated by these illustrated glimpses of the internal workings of their own bodies, as well as the secret lives of fish, insects, and other living things.