Night Science for Kids

Night Science for Kids

Author: Terry Krautwurst

Publisher: Lark Books

Published: 2005

Total Pages: 156

ISBN-13: 9781579906702

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Kids will want to grab a flashlight and start discovering the night world with the help of this safety-minded, abundantly illustrated and exciting combination of nature guide and fun activity book. Staying up late is just part of the fun, because children will also find the answers to many of the most intriguing questions: Why is the nighttime dark? Why does the length of the night change with the seasons? Why is darkness important to plant and animal life? Youngsters will meet fascinating nocturnal creatures, build a bat house, and begin to recognize different owl hoots. The stars will beckon as kids learn how to read the night sky, recognize constellations, and understand how Earth fits into the big picture. And these new night explorers can construct a camouflage blind, and garden by moonlight, too. Plenty of parent-friendly safety considerations are included.


In the Dark

In the Dark

Author: Lisa Deresti Betik

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

Published: 2020-09-01

Total Pages: 48

ISBN-13: 1525305956

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An entertaining, fact-packed introduction to the science of night. What happens when we go to sleep at night? Kids can find out in this fun exploration of the world after dark. This nonfiction book covers the surprising amount of activity going on at night with animals, plants, celestial objects and even our own bodies! Here are answers to all the questions kids have about nighttime — and many they have never thought of! — including: Why do we dream? How do bats use echolocation? What blooms in the moonlight? Why do stars twinkle? There’s so much here to investigate, kids will be up all night!


99 Jumpstarts for Kids' Science Research

99 Jumpstarts for Kids' Science Research

Author: Peggy Whitley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Published: 2005-12-30

Total Pages: 262

ISBN-13: 0897899563

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This third entry in the Jumpstarts series focuses on Science topics for upper elementary and middle school students. Maintaining the 99 Jumpstarts format of the two previous books, 99 Jumpstarts for Kids Science Research is divided into ten broad topical sections. Each topic is arranged in alphabetical order under its section. Topics include Body Parts, Energy, Animals, Heavens, Weather, Matter, Medicine, Technology, Environment, and Geology. This pathfinder approach aides students in the research process, helping them define important terms, offer beginning questions to help narrow their topic, furnish source ideas and some fun activities to explore each topic. Grades 4-8.


The Big Book of Children's Reading Lists

The Big Book of Children's Reading Lists

Author: Nancy J. Keane

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Published: 2006-04-30

Total Pages: 287

ISBN-13: 0897899881

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Use these 100 handy reproducible book lists to instantly create hand-outs for teachers and parents (as well as for older readers), to add to your newsletter, or to post on your Web site or bulletin board. Based on the most common needs of educators and librarians who work with young readers, these lists focus on new titles, as well as classics that are still in print and readily available for purchase. Fiction and nonfiction titles for ages 5-14 are covered. Bibliographic information and a brief description are given for each title. A dozen bookmarks are also included. This is a great time-saving tool and a good source for finding extended reading lists and read-alikes! Looking for folktales from China for elementary children? An informational children's book for a middle school science class? A list of books on the topic of compassion? A sampling of ABC books? These lists and more can be found in Nancy Keane's treasury of great reading lists for children. This versatile guide provides reproducible book lists based on the most common needs of educators and librarians who work with young readers. There are lists for standard curriculum areas (e.g., math, social studies, science), other areas of study such as character education and values, genres (e.g., pop-up, memoirs, ABC books), themes (e.g., animals, food, sports), and read-alikes (on bookmarks). You'll find 100 reproducible lists of fiction and nonfiction books for ages 5-14 (elementary/middle) that you can use to create hand-outs for teachers and parents (as well as for older readers), put in your newsletter, or post on your Web site or bulletin board. Focus is on new titles and classics that are still in print and readily available for purchase. On each list, titles are grouped according to grade level. Room to customize with your library logo or clipart is provided on each reproducible sheet. Bibliographic information and a brief description are given for each title. A dozen bookmarks are also included. This is a great time-saving tool and a good source for finding extended reading lists and read-alikes! Grades K-8.


The Moon Changes Shape

The Moon Changes Shape

Author: Kathryn Beaton

Publisher: Cherry Lake

Published: 2015-01-01

Total Pages: 24

ISBN-13: 1633620786

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Young children are naturally curious about the world around them. Tell Me Why The Moon Changes Shape t offers answers to their most compelling questions about the lunar phases. Age-appropriate explanations and appealing photos encourage readers to continue their quest for knowledge. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.


Lights Out!

Lights Out!

Author: Chad Cramer

Publisher: WestBow Press

Published: 2014-12-22

Total Pages: 212

ISBN-13: 1490862668

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Lights Out! is packed with real-life examples from the author’s life as well as his children’s, as he challenges the prevalent fear of the dark in a courageous duel. After dealing with this fear for over a decade and then again with his children, Chad determined to help others overcome this fear from the things he learned. If you’ve ever struggled with this fear or your children currently do, then dive in and discover how your children can win through Scripture and the scores of “fearbusters” listed at the end of each chapter. Victory can start immediately, and your children don’t have to wait any longer to enjoy the wonders of the night instead of being afraid of them. They’ll learn to rely on the “God who sees” and the one who created darkness for a reason. Whether your children are in their toddler years or in college, this book delivers the message in an amusing yet strategic way, to help your children trample fear with faith. Sweet dreams and peaceful nights await the courageous child who learns to rest in the shadow of the Almighty!


Thank You, Moon

Thank You, Moon

Author: Melissa Stewart

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Published: 2023-10-10

Total Pages: 26

ISBN-13: 0593435095

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With the soothing rhythm of a bedtime story and the scientific wonder of a nature doc, comes a celebration of the moon and all the creatures who rely on its light to find their way home. Under the glow of a shimmering moon, creatures great and small creep out of their dens, using its light to hunt, fend off predators, build their nests or build families. As the moon changes phases these animals adapt their behavior to match its waxing and waning—while human animals look on in wonder. As Earth's closest companion in space, the moon has fascinated humankind for generations, and this nonfiction picture book sheds light on the mysterious ways it affects life on Earth. With luminous illustrations by Jessica Lanan and a lyrical text that is part lullaby and part scientific resource, Thank You, Moon is a treasure for all ages to enjoy.


A Girl's Guide to the Wild

A Girl's Guide to the Wild

Author: Ruby McConnell

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

Published: 2019-05-21

Total Pages: 273

ISBN-13: 1632171724

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Girls belong outdoors! This handbook covers everything you need to get outside, including ideas for what to do, camping and hiking basics, body stuff in the wilderness, advanced skills like maps, weather, and first aid, as well as recipes, projects, activities, and profiles of inspiring outdoorswomen. Your definitive guide to getting outside--for girls ages 9-12! In addition to basic outdoor skills, this entertaining guidebook includes easy camping recipes, outdoor projects including science experiments and crafts, fun activity suggestions, and inspiring stories of diverse historical and contemporary outdoorswomen (such as Arunima Sinha, the first amputee woman to summit Mount Everest; Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts; and Libby Riddles, first woman to win the Iditarod). The goal is to improve the quality of girls' outdoor time by increasing participation and independence, making them feel comfortable and safe, and giving them essential skills and knowledge. Charming and approachable, this book will encourage both reluctant campers and budding naturalists to go wild and embrace the outdoors.


Lights Day and Night

Lights Day and Night

Author: Susan Hughes

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

Published: 2021-09-07

Total Pages: 32

ISBN-13: 1525309293

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A charming and captivating exploration of the science of light. Where does light come from? How does it work? What is it made of? A girl and her cat find answers to these questions on a summertime journey of scientific discovery. The pair identify loads of examples of light, while exploring many fascinating topics: natural and artificial light; uses of light; opaque, translucent and transparent objects; absorbed, reflected and refracted light; and how the eye sees light. It’s a gentle yet comprehensive introduction to light and all its mysteries. From stars in the sky to fireworks over a lake, our inquisitive guides shine a light on … light!