Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Science Picture Books

My son is loving science in third grade this year which got me thinking about how I need a lot more science books. Here are few of the latest fun ones:


Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs
Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs
This is a very kid friendly introduction to how a scientific theory is formed through the careful collection and analysis of evidence — and how new evidence can turn a theory upside down.

How to Think Like a Scientist
How to Think Like a Scientist
Using everyday situations as examples, the author shows kids how to ask the right questions and set up a valid experiment — two critical pieces of the scientific method.

I See Myself
I See Myself
The child becomes the scientist in this picture book for preschoolers — a young girl finds out about vision, light, and reflection by playing with a mirror, a flashlight, and a bouncing ball. Part of the Science Play series, which encourages hands-on discovery about the world.

The Magic School Bus and the Science Fair Expedition
The Magic School Bus and the Science Fair Expedition
Ms. Frizzle has a mission: her students need science fair projects. What better way to get ideas than to learn from some of the all-time greats? The class heads to the museum to see the exhibit Great Scientists Through the Ages, where — suddenly — Galileo comes to life! An excellent introduction to scientists and what they do.

The Simple Truth About Scientists
The Simple Truth About Scientists
Bust all those myths and find out how real scientists use their sharp observation and predicting skills, test, collect data, and describe what they learn.

Science Fair Bunnies
Science Fair Bunnies
This entertaining story featuring the inquisitive Clyde and Rosemary introduces children to scientific reasoning, logic, predicting, experimenting, recording observations, charting data, and analyzing results.

Why?
Why?
All scientific inquiry begins with a question, something at which Jack is quite adept. He wonders why crackers have holes, why feet stink, and why hair doesn't hurt when cut. This book is sure to generate even more inquisitiveness about children's everyday experiences.

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