Science: Not Just For Scientists
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Science: Not Just For Scientists

Gryphon House / 2015 / Paperback

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Even young children can start to understand the principles behind scientific thought and observation! Science: Not Just for Scientists asks the simple questions of "How? When? Where? Why?" in order to open up children to question, experiment, analyze, and develop abstract reasoning skills. Activities include photos, a sidebar with an essential question, objective, and list of materials required, along with step-by-step methods for conducting the experiment or activity. Chapters cover patterns, cause and effect, size and scale, change and growth, energy, systems, and how things work. 96 pages, softcover. For use with children PreK-Grade 1.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: Gryphon House
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 9.00 X 8.00 X 0.30 (inches)
ISBN: 0876594844
ISBN-13: 9780876594841

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Publisher's Description

Children are natural scientists, drawn to wonder, exploration, discovery, and analysis. Science—Not Just for Scientists! gives you simple ideas to open up the world of discovery to young children. Through open-ended explorations, you will discover how to cultivate children's natural curiosity by asking simple questions: How? When? Where? And the most famous of all children's questions: Why? The hands-on activities will empower children to question, experiment, and develop abstract reasoning skills. Children will explore patterns, cause and effect, size and scale, change and growth, energy, and how things work. Easy to follow, step-by-step activities lead children and their caregivers through a new world of discovery.

It's simple and fun to investigate:

  • Patterns in Our Neighborhood
  • Who Can Live Here?
  • Big, Small, and In Between
  • Simple Machines
  • The Water Cycle
  • Energy Path
  • and so much more!

Author Bio

Leonisa Ardizzone, EdD, has been a science educator for more than twenty years. After completing her doctorate at Columbia University, she was assistant professor at Adelphi University and Fordham University. She served as the executive director of the Salvadori Center, which does professional development for teachers in architecture and engineering. She is the owner of Storefront Science, a science exploration program in New York City. Every day, she helps children "explore outside their doors."

Editorial Reviews

"I love that this book reinforces what I already do with my kids and gives me new ideas to integrate science into our lives."

--Amy Pessolano, Umbrella Tree Cafe Blog

"This exciting, entertaining, and oh-so-effective book makes it easy for parents and educators to nurture the budding scientists that all children harbor within. With science and technology permeating our lives as never before, preparing children for a successful future is essential. The hands-on activities presented in this book encourage and empower children to question and experiment as they move through life. Each chapter is a treat to be savored and digested, and includes several easy-to-follow activities with clearly stated objectives and methods. Organized around themes from science education, the topics include patterns, cause and effect, size and scale, energy, systems, and more, and each is explored in a simple step-by-step fashion. The book is bursting with color photos and written in an engagingly concise manner that makes it easy for any parent or caregiver to shepherd their children into the world of knowledge and inquiry." - Tillywig Toy Awards

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