Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Few Science Options

While I'm sharing resources, I thought I'd throw out some science book ideas. These are just a few of the ones I have. Some are more teacher resource materials like the Janice VanCleave books and other experiment manuals. I had quite a collection to supplement my curriculum guide when I taught science in a public school classroom. I was always on the lookout for a simpler way to show a concept that was full proof. Nothing like 35 kids waiting on something to happen...and it doesn't! I pulled these because some kids would have a great time working on activities from these books and they would make great ideas for the workboxes. Try checking them out of your library to see how they fit for your kids.

I have an older covered version of this title. Great for nature study- once again my copy is from our local libary sale (which is coming up in May...)

One of E10's choices from last year's Usborne Show. They have a lot of fun choosing from this book.

There used to be a red version too, but I don't have it. This book is a combined volume of many smaller books on science topics with activities.

LOVE this series! Second graders on up can easily follow these directions for science fun.

There are three books in each volume of Science Activities.

Worth it to have these as a basic collection of experiments that cover fundamental science concepts in different disciplines.

For the little guys- just some fun activities to intoduce concepts of things like weather and motion.

Picked this one up at book sale. MaryAnn Kohl puts together some really fun art experiences.

Science is my thing so we have a lot on hand, but if you are not may I suggest having bunches of resources may build up your confidence?

These workboxes sure have been fun to put together and I'm still getting it all sorted out. It's been fun to survey our homeschooling materials to see what we can use and what we might have forgotten about.

I'll keep posting as I remember things and put them together.


Julie said...

Great ideas Heather. We also like the Sonlight Discover and Do DVDs and kits that go along with the Usborne Science Activity books.

Deanna said...

Thanks, Heather, for the science helps. I feel the weakest in science; it was never my "thing," and I refuse to let my reluctance color my student's attitudes toward all things scientific. In other words, I need all the help I can get!!

Angela said...

Very cool list! Our FIAR science day is tomorrow and I was just looking through our science books to see what we could do. I'll be sure to check out some of these you listed, we love our books!