Science is simple : over 250 activities for preschoolers /

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Ashbrook, Peggy.
Format: Book
Published: Beltsville, Md. : Gryphon House, c2003.
Table of Contents:
  • Everyday science lessons. Using children's literature to teach the scientific method : encouraging children to make predictions while reading a book
  • Magnets and testing hypotheses
  • Year-round gardening
  • Planting strawberry plants
  • What do seeds need to grow?
  • Why do some tree leaves change color?
  • Stretch your senses on a walk to a nearby park
  • Crickets and using magnifiers
  • Compost critters
  • Spring-flowering bulbs : are planted in the fall
  • Corn and an introduction to the globe
  • Winter birds
  • What is melting?
  • What can the wind do?
  • Planting peas on Presidents' Day
  • Waiting for mantises to hatch
  • A tree is nice
  • Dirt, what is it?
  • Butterflies change as they grow
  • Planting a butterfly garden
  • What is it?
  • Rocks made of tiny pieces (sedimentary rocks)
  • Rocks that were melted (igneous rocks) and volcanoes
  • Fossil discovery
  • Mirrors reflect
  • Working with pumps, siphons, and capillary action
  • Taking note of volume
  • Evaporation and condensation
  • Sound is vibration
  • Making a chemical reaction to create slime
  • Eating sunlight
  • Objects in motion
  • Our sense of touch
  • Mixing and separating colors
  • Our sense of smell
  • Wheels are tools
  • Bubbles
  • Recycling paper to use again
  • Rocket ships blasting off
  • Making solutions
  • Measuring hands
  • Writing additional lessons
  • Appendix.