Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Science Living Books

Here are some of the great books we have enjoyed reading to learn about science:

These are good for young children (K-3rd grade)

Animal Adventure Books by Thornton W Burgess
More Animal Adventure Books by Thornton W Burgess

Crinkleroot's Guide to Knowing the Birds by Jim Arnosky
Crinkleroot's Book of Animal Tracking by Jim Arnosky 

How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World by Faith McNutty

These are a little more challenging (2nd grade-5th grade)

The Burgess Animal Book for Children by Thornton W Burgess
The Burgess Seashore Book for Children by Thornton W Burgess
The Burgess Bird Book for Children by Thornton W Burgess

My Life With Chimpanzees by Jane Goodall

The Toothpaste Millionaire by Jean Merril - Light Science - great for entrepreneurs

The Story of Inventions by McHugh and Bachman

* I did not receive any compensation for this recommendation. I'm just a homeschooling mom who has found many products that I like. If you're interested in the products I recommend on this blog I want to make it easy for you to find them. 
** I am an Amazon associate and receive a small portion of the sales on orders made after clicking in from this site, which I promptly spend on homeschooling books and supplies for my children. 

Science Experiment Curriculum

Science is both fun and entertaining with the Discover & Do Video Series. The kids watch a short video of a young (high school) science guy which explains and does a simple science experiment. Then the kids repeat the experiment. I like it because we usually have everything required to do the experiments and the experiments take a relatively short time to complete. Plus it is all explained so the kids can do most of it on their own.


Some of the videos are available used on amazon. (Although they are very new, I believe the names have changed slightly from Volume 1 to Level K, etc.)
Discover & Do Level K DVD: Air, in the Kitchen, Plants
Discover & Do Level 1 DVD: Water, Magnets, Light and Mirrors
Discover & Do Level 2 DVD: Batteries, Your Body, Weather

The videos are also available through
Sonlight
On the Sonlight website you can see Sample Videos from the DVD's.

Favorite Resource This Week

* I did not receive any compensation for this recommendation. I'm just a homeschooling mom who has found many products that I like. If you're interested in the products I recommend on this blog I want to make it easy for you to find them. 
** I am an Amazon associate and receive a small portion of the sales on orders made after clicking in from this site, which I promptly spend on homeschooling books and supplies for my children. 
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