Nature in a nutshell for kids: over 100 activities you can do in ten minutes or less

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Wiley, Jan 23, 1995 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 144 pages
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Make bubbles that bounce! Stir up a tornado in a jar! Make elastic from a dandelion! Predict weather from cloud formations! Discover the beauty and wonder of nature all year round with these quick, easy experiments and activities from Jean Potter. You can complete each activity in ten fun-filled minutes or less, and the clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations help you get it right every time. The projects are organized by season and help you learn about everything from why grass is green to how seals stay warm in icy arctic waters. You will find most of the materials already in your home, backyard, or neighborhood. The 112 activities in this book cover every aspect of the natural world, including plant and animal life, weather, ecology, rocks and minerals, the senses, the stars, and much more. You'll build a mountain the same way the earth does, find out whether your neighborhood ants prefer sugar or artificial sweetener, discover why maple seeds act like tiny helicopters, and explore the effects of acid rain on plants--all with the help of a leading educator. Children Ages 8-12

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User Review  - connas01 - LibraryThing

This book is for children ages 8-12, I chose this book because it is a focus on Nature, gives you this entire tree and leaves activities and all different season activities. I think this would be a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mandi - Goodreads

What a great little book that requires little to no preparation and mostly just items found in nature...most of the activities are meant for your child to do the observing and thinking and reasoning ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Closed Cones
7
Easy Ecosystem
13
Investigating Eggs
19
Chlorophyll Test
36
Ground Temperature
42
Night Sounds
48
Maple Flight
80
Winter
95
Ice Space 08
108
Nature and Environmental Organizations
125
Copyright

About the author (1995)

JEAN POTTER has taught children of all ages and served as Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education for the United States. She is an award-winning author of books and educational materials for young children, including Science in Seconds for Kids, also available from Wiley.

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