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Archive for the ‘Astronomy and Space’ Category

Science Poetry

Comets, Stars, the Moon and Mars by Douglas Florian

Find some space-related science activities at these sites:

http://www.everythingpreschool.com/themes/space/science.htm

http://www.preschoolexpress.com/theme_station07/outer_space_jun07.shtml

Science Verse by Jon Sceiszka

Write a group verse about several of your upcoming science activities, for an extension project.

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Review: The Truth About Nature

The Truth About Nature: A Family’s Guide to 144 Common Myths about the Great Outdoors by Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer

This book could be a useful resource for those incorporating science into their storytimes. The 144 myths are arranged by season and are accompanied by forty strange-but-true nature facts, 32 assorted legends, and 16 activities/experiments. There are quick tips at the beginning of the book to help you use the book to best advantage and a great index in the back to help match your storytime topic to book topics. Check it out!

The Truth About Nature

What Is Science?

What is Science? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich

This title can be used to introduce the concept of science to young children. It shows them that almost anything can be looked at scientifically.

What is Science

Moon/Space

Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I’m Off to the Moon by Dan Yaccarino

Use a baking sheet and cover the surface with 1/2 inch of flour. Smooth it over completely and then have the children drop marbles and small pebbles into the flour to create craters. Drop the objects from various heights so the children can see the different effects.

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