George Washington Carver for Kids-His Life and Discoveries, with 21 Activities
Hands-on activities enhance this history of the innovative ideas of George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver was a scientist, educator, artist, inventor, and humanitarian. Born into slavery during the Civil War, he later pursued an education and would become the first black graduate from Iowa Agricultural College. Carver then took a teaching position at the Tuskegee Institute, founded by Booker T. Washington. There, Carver taught poor Southern farmers how to nourish the soil, conserve resources, and feed their families. He also developed hundreds of new products from the sweet potato, peanut, and other crops, and his discoveries gained him a place in the national spotlight. George Washington Carver for Kids tells the inspiring story of this remarkable American. It includes a time line, resources for further research, and 21 hands-on activities to help better appreciate Carver's genius. Kids will: "Turn a gourd into a decorative bowl"Construct a model of a sod house"Brew ginger tea"Create paints using items found in nature"Grow sweet potatoes"Build a compost bin for kitchen and yard waste"Learn how to pickle watermelon rinds"And more!