Let's Investigate with Nate #4: The Life Cycle
Bill Nye the Science Guy meets the Magic School Bus in this new STEM-based picture book series from the Emmy Award-winning host of PBS’s Design Squad and Design Squad Nation, Nate Ball. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.
Ever stop to smell the roses and wonder how they got there? Ever think about how tadpoles become frogs and how caterpillars become butterflies? Or want to know how they’re all connected?
Follow Nate and his team of plucky scientists as they morph into tiny seeds, slippery tadpoles, and fuzzy caterpillars to learn about the life cycle.
While on this adventure, learn all about how plants make food from the sun, why some animals transform as they mature, and what truly defines a living thing in this brand-new adventure from everyone’s favorite fun-loving scientist and Emmy Award–winning PBS star, Nate Ball.
Featuring vibrant illustrations by Wes Hargis and a lively and a lovable cast of characters, the Let’s Investigate with Nate books align to grade-appropriate state-level learning standards and curriculum. With sidebars and charts and graphs and interactive elements—including a Do It Yourself experiment at the back of the book—The Life Cycle takes young readers on an adventure in learning and makes learning an adventure!
Featuring Nate Ball, the PBS reality show host of Design Squad, this series does a nice job of explaining scientific topics to youngsters with the help of exciting illustrations and a fun storyline. Each story takes place in a museum on Saturday before opening hours. Nate, a “daredevil scientist,” gives four young kids a guided tour through one of the museum’s mysterious portal doors. Once they go through a door, they are transported to a whole different part of the world. Sometimes, they even shrink to the size of a molecule! As they go on each adventure with Nate, the reader joins along, reading from the comic book-style dialogue. There are also many explanations of terms and processes throughout the book. Before the story, each book includes a brief letter from Nate. Each story is followed by an experiment for the reader to do on their own (with adult supervision). Each book is approximately 40 pgs, pb. ~ Brianna