SHAPES AND PATTERNS 9 ENVIRONMENT AND SPACES 41 EXPERIMENTS AND INQUIRY 69 SENSE AND MINDFULNESS 101 ACTION AND KAITIAKITANGA 131 Finding out more 167 Glossary 168 Thank you 173
* Companion volume to the successful Art Activity Book, also published by Te Papa Press * Packed with whimsical illustrations by Pippa Keel * Unique in the New Zealand market * Hours of educational fun.
Rachel Haydon is a qualified primary school teacher and scientist with a Bachelor's degree in Zoology and a Master's in Marine Science. She has more than 15 years' experience of teaching science to children of all ages in schools, museums, zoos and aquariums in Australia, South Korea, the United Kingdom and Aotearoa New Zealand. She has been lucky enough to work at the Natural History Museum (London), the Zoological Society of London, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and the National Aquarium of New Zealand. Rachel is committed to motivating children of all ages to get outside and explore, and to enjoy and protect the natural world and all that lives within it.
'It's absolutely perfect for stretched parents, lockdowns and school holidays. It would be a fabulous resource for ECE and primary schools, and I think younger teens would also be fascinated by some of the activities and the scientific framework that drives even the simplest of ideas here' - The Spinoff; 'The journal style format is perfect for dipping in and out of over time. Packed with 99 ideas for experiments, crafts, observation and other activities, it promises to keep children busy for hours and seems bound to spark other imaginative investigations and inquiries' - Otago Daily Times; 'This book will awaken children's writing and drawing skills in their hunt to understand their environment' - Good magazine; 'The Nature Activity Book is exquisitely written, beautifully illustrated and lovingly crafted. It is a book that opens our understanding of and relations with the natural world. If you love discovering, testing out, exploring, making, collecting, drawing this is the book for you!' - NZ Poetry Box