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BOOK REVIEW: Mudpies to Magnets

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Another terrific preschool curriculum book! This book is divided into topic areas…”Science Center Activities,” “Construction & Measurement,” “Circle Time…” etc…Age appropriateness is mentioned, as well as words to introduce, things you’ll need, what to do, & what to do for more. A good book for bringing science into the preschool classroom! Many of the activities can also be adjusted for older kids, also.

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BOOK REVIEW: Science is: A source of fascinating facts, projects and activities

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Man did this book ever come in handy! This has every possible type of science activity you can imagine in it…most are very neat! (And for those that aren’t…well, I’ve gotten quite good at tweaking things to suit me…) And it’s so user-friendly, with charts dividing it into sections and subject areas. According to the book, it’s designed for 6-14 yr olds…but can easily be adjusted for other ages too!

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BOOK REVIEW: Rain Forest: Interactive Geography Kit

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Some of the activities in this book I had to adjust to make it more “hands-on” and less “teacher-directed, cookie cutter art”…but there is some fantastic ideas in here if you are doing a unit on the rain forest! It comes with a really terrific poster, & copyable pages for games and such. This was designed for grades 2-5, but I’m sure can be adjusted…I used some of this during “Habitats Week” at Summer Science Camp at a local science center years ago, & the kids (all ages) really dug it! (I highly recommend turning your room into a jungle to help with the effect…the kids really get into the process & jungle nature tapes are not hard to find to add to the mood!)

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