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Author Ashbrook, Peggy.
Title Science is simple : over 250 activities for preschoolers / Peggy Ashbrook ; illustrations, Marie Ferrante-Doyle.
Pub Info Beltsville, Md. : Gryphon House, c2003.
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 Brooks(Harwich)-Children  J TEACHER 372.3 ASH     AVAILABLE
 Mashpee-Children's Coll.  J 507.8 ASH     AVAILABLE
Descript 255 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Everyday science lessons. Using children's literature to teach the scientific method : encouraging children to make predictions while reading a book -- Magnets and testing hypotheses -- Year-round gardening -- Planting strawberry plants -- What do seeds need to grow? -- Why do some tree leaves change color? -- Stretch your senses on a walk to a nearby park -- Crickets and using magnifiers -- Compost critters -- Spring-flowering bulbs : are planted in the fall -- Corn and an introduction to the globe -- Winter birds -- What is melting? -- What can the wind do? -- Planting peas on Presidents' Day -- Waiting for mantises to hatch -- A tree is nice -- Dirt, what is it? -- Butterflies change as they grow -- Planting a butterfly garden -- What is it? -- Rocks made of tiny pieces (sedimentary rocks) -- Rocks that were melted (igneous rocks) and volcanoes -- Fossil discovery -- Mirrors reflect -- Working with pumps, siphons, and capillary action -- Taking note of volume -- Evaporation and condensation -- Sound is vibration -- Making a chemical reaction to create slime -- Eating sunlight -- Objects in motion -- Our sense of touch -- Mixing and separating colors -- Our sense of smell -- Wheels are tools -- Bubbles -- Recycling paper to use again -- Rocket ships blasting off -- Making solutions -- Measuring hands -- Writing additional lessons -- Appendix.
Subject Science -- Study and teaching (Early childhood) -- Activity programs.
ISBN 0876592728