40 Hands-On Activities to Explore the Insect World
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|Format:||Paperback, 144 pages|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 31 August 2005|
For ages 4-8. From butterflies and beetles to crickets and katydids, these experiments, art projects, and games will bring out the entomologist in every kid. Activities include collecting and sketching insects, making a terrarium for observation, raising mealworms, using math to measure bug strength, gardening to attract butterflies and other insects, and making an insect amplifier. A unique insect board game helps kids learn fascinating bug facts while they play. Sidebars offer a look into the world of professional entomology, as well as gross facts about insects that will provide great playground trivia, including the USDA's guidelines for allowable insect parts per cup of food. Kids will learn that science is not just something to read about, but something they can observe and study in the world around them.
About the Author
Cindy Blobaum has designed science-based programs and teacher workshops for nature organizations throughout the United States. She is currently working with the Iowa Department of Education to design and implement curriculum-related enrichment programs for grades K-12. She is the author of "Geology Rocks" and a contributor to "Highlights," "Hopscotch for Girls," and "Plays "magazines.
"Fun and informative." --"Connect"
|Publisher: ||Chicago Review Press|
|Dimensions: ||28.0 x 21.0 x 0.0 centimeters (0.35 kg)|