More Mudpies to Magnets

More Mudpies to Magnets

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Item #: 007638
ISBN: 9780876591505
Grades: PK-2

Product Description:

These are very helpful compendiums of science activities especially conceived for the youngest "scientist." Each has an introduction, materials list, detailed instructions for you (including discussion and conclusion), plus a "Want to do more?" extension activity to use if you want to expand on the activity. The original book is somewhat less useful than the sequel. Although activities are great, the organization makes it a little difficult to find activities to go with a particular study. Basic units of organization include: On Your Own (Science Center Activities), Building with Science (Construction and Measurement), Science for a Crowd, Paints and Prints, Wet and Messy, Science to Grow On (Health and Nutrition), Learning About Nature (Outdoor Science), and Acting Out Science in a Big Way. Use the index to locate activities on particular science topics. The second book has a more useful organization. Basic units include: Colors, Crystals and Creations (Chemistry); How Things Work (Physics); Digging in the Dirt (Geology); How Hot, How Cold, How Windy, How Wet (Weather); Aerial Acrobatics (Flight and Space); Roots and Shoots (Plants); Houses for Slugs, Hideouts for Hamsters (Zoology); and How Much, How Far, How Many (Mathematics). A most welcome feature of both is the inclusion of a suggested minimum age for each activity.
Category Description for Elemental Science:

If you prefer your science "outside the textbook" then you'll want to look at Elemental Science. Designed as a Classical science program "loosely based on the ideas for classical science education that are laid out in The Well-Trained Mind," this one may also appeal to Charlotte Mason home educators. The program itself provides a framework of science study while your science "text" and experiments are found in a selection of quality resource books including DK, Usborne, Kingfisher and Janice VanCleave


Category Description for Mudpies to Magnets:

These are very helpful compendiums of science activities especially conceived for the youngest "scientist." Each has an introduction, materials list, detailed instructions for you (including discussion and conclusion), plus a "Want to do more?" extension activity to use if you want to expand on the activity. The original book is somewhat less useful than the sequel. Although activities are great, the organization makes it a little difficult to find activities to go with a particular study. Basic units of organization include: On Your Own (Science Center Activities), Building with Science (Construction and Measurement), Science for a Crowd, Paints and Prints, Wet and Messy, Science to Grow On (Health and Nutrition), Learning About Nature (Outdoor Science), and Acting Out Science in a Big Way. Use the index to locate activities on particular science topics. The second book has a more useful organization. Basic units include: Colors, Crystals and Creations (Chemistry); How Things Work (Physics); Digging in the Dirt (Geology); How Hot, How Cold, How Windy, How Wet (Weather); Aerial Acrobatics (Flight and Space); Roots and Shoots (Plants); Houses for Slugs, Hideouts for Hamsters (Zoology); and How Much, How Far, How Many (Mathematics). A most welcome feature of both is the inclusion of a suggested minimum age for each activity.




Category Description for Intro to Science (Gr. K-1):

There are two Elementary Science programs for younger learners: Intro to Science for K-1 and Exploring Science for PK-K or K4/K5. These are structured similarly to the grammar stage programs, but simplified for younger learners. At this level, the program emphasizes observation, hands-on activities, nature studies, read-alouds from resource and library books - and lots of coloring (although I have already noted some concerns about the graphics with the upper levels, you may want to locate alternative coloring pages especially at this level, as young students may not be particularly eager to color some of these rough sketches). These are also 36-week courses, with weekly assignments provided in a bullet-point-like format and two scheduling options (2- and 5-day) provided. In Intro to Science, you'll spend six weeks each on chemistry, physics, geology, meteorology, botany and zoology. Exploring Science spends four weeks each on "the world around me," water, air, weather, plants, Earth, chemistry, sound, and motion. Recommended library books are listed for each week, and there are just a few primary resources you'll use all year long. For Intro to Science, these are More Mudpies to Magnets, Handbook of Nature Study, and Usborne First Encyclopedia of Science. Exploring Science uses only Science Play as a basis for experiments (reading selections are found in other resources). Student pages at this level provide very simple experiment record forms, coloring pages and blank pages to paste results from activities.




Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE SCIENCE PROGRAMS:

Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.


Category Description for Science General Instructional:

Less than a whole curriculum, but with a mix of instructional information and activities. Items here tend to cover a range of grades all areas in science.




Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
PK
Grade End
2
ISBN
9780876591505
Binding
Trade Paper
Pages
204
Edition
Illustrated
Language
English
Audience
General Adult
Contributor
Kathy Charner (Editor) ; Laurel Wesetman (Illustrator)
Author
Elizabeth A. Sherwood
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Gryphon House
Weight
1.3 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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This is a supplement for Elemental Science
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As a child I always found science difficult and boring I wanted my children to see science as a world of amazement More Mudpies to Magnets helps to do just that It is easy to use - just open it up and select which course of study you want to explore - Chemistry Physics weather etc Sound like too technical of concepts for young kids? How about these titles: "Dizzy Snake" "Kool-Aid Chemistry"? For each activity the materials needed are listed on the left hand side of the pages along with vocabulary and language topics The materials are easy to gather and for the most part are items you have in your home A brief introduction is given step by step instructions along with questions or ideas to get the children thinking and ideas for exploring more about the topic are included on the page I've used this book with my own children and in Co-op settings with children between the ages of 4 and 12 Every child I've ever taught with this book has loved the experiments learned something new or gained further insight into a topic and had fun with science! Even my older children request to be involved in the learning for little brother when I pull out More Mudpies to Magnets and enjoying telling about what they remember from using the book
July 10, 2007

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