Hands-on nature: information and activities for exploring the environment with children

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Published by Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Oct 1, 2000 - Education - 329 pages
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Revised and Expanded Edition This long-awaited revision of a popular book provides information and activities to assist educators and parents in exploring the local environment with children. Grouped around five themes (Adaptations, Habitats, Cycles, Designs of Nature, and Earth and Sky), fact-filled essays introduce each subject, followed by field-tested, experiential activities that engage students in learning about the natural world. With complete instructions and background information for teaching over 40 natural science units, and scientifically accurate drawings illustrating each topic, this easy-to-use, beautifully illustrated, up-to-date environmental education handbook both enables novice leaders to teach nature subjects successfully and offers creative new approaches for experienced educators.

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Review: Hands-On Nature: Information and Activities for Exploring the Environment with Children

User Review  - Brigid - Goodreads

A good resources full of complete lesson plans covering all range of nature subjects. Most of the activities seem geared for ages 5-9 maybe. Read full review

Review: Hands-On Nature: Information and Activities for Exploring the Environment with Children

User Review  - Debra - Goodreads

Lots of great background information and activities appropriate for small groups or large classes/coops wanting to explore nature! I wished I owned this - I keep renewing it from the library... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Adaptations
11
Habitats
65
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

LISA PURCELL is a freelance editor who lives in New York City. She has also edited Classic Civil War Stories.

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