Science Education for children

Resources (part 2)

5. Applied science:

Macaulay, David. Pyramid, Cathedral, and The New Way Things Work.

Munro, Roxie. Blimps. Dutton, New York.

6. Fiction incorporating science:

George, Jean Craighead, (1972). Julie of the Wolves. Harper & Row, New York.

Holling, Holling C., (1971). Paddle-to-the-Sea. Houghton Mifflin, Boston.

Law, Felicia, (1985). Darwin and the Voyage of the Beagle. (A fictionalized account of the voyage to Galapagos), Andre Deutsch, Bergenfield, N.J.

7. Biographical Figures:

Miller, Jonathan. Darwin for Beginners.

Schwartz, Joseph. Einstein for Beginners.

Look for books about people such as:

Nathaniel Bowditch, the early 19th century American mathematician and astronomer and author of the best book on navigation of his time;

George Washington Carver, the agricultural scientist who discovered over 300 uses for the peanut;

Marie Curie, the Polish-born French physicist famous for work on radioactivity;

Amelia Earhart, the aviation pioneer;

Louis Pasteur, one of the world's foremost early microbiologist whose research led to pasteurization;

Sally Ride, the American astronaut and scientist; or

John Augustus and Washington Augustus Roebling, U.S. civil engineers and designers of the Brooklyn Bridge.

8. Science Experiments and other science related books:

Barr, George (1989). Science Projects for Young People. Dover Publications, Inc., New York.

Cobb, Vicki. Science Experiments You Can Eat.

Haught, James. Science in a Nanosecond : Illustrated Answers to 100 Basic Science Questions.

Hauser, Jill, (1998). Science Play! : Beginning Discoveries for 2-To 6-Year-Olds.

Herbert, Don. Mr. Wizard's Experiments for Young Scientists. Doubleday, Inc., Garden City, N.Y.

Ruchlis, Hyman. How Do You Know It's True? : Discovering the Difference Between Science and Superstition.

Shermer, Michael, (1995). Teach Your Child Science: Making Science Fun for the Both of You. Lowell House, Los Angeles.

Van Cleave, Janice Pratt, (1989). Chemistry for Every Kid. Wiley, New York.

Zubrowski, Bernie, (1981). Messing Around with Drinking Straw Construction. Little, Brown and Company, Boston, Toronto.

9. Magazines and periodicals:

3-2-1 Contact, Children's Television Workshop, One Lincoln Plaza, New York, NY 10023. Provides puzzles, projects, experiments.

Chickadee, Young Naturalist Foundation, P.O. Box 11314, Des Moines, IA 50340. Information, activities about nature-related topics.

Cricket, the Magazine for Children, Box 52961, Boulder, CO 80322-2961. Stories and experiments for elementary school children.

Ladybug, Cricket Country Lane, Box 50284, Boulder, CO 80321-0284. Stories and activities for preschoolers and beginning readers.

National Geographic World, National Geogrpahic Society, 17th and M Streets NW, Washington, DC 20036. Excellent photographs, art, narratives.

Odyssey, Kalmbach Publishing Company, 1027 North Seventh Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233. Describes concepts and principles of astronomy.

Owl, Young Naturalist Foundation, P.O. Box 11314, Des Moines, Iowa 50304. Answers Children's questions about nature and science.

Ranger Rick, National Wildlife Federation, 1412 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036-2266. Helps children enjoy nature and appreciate need for conservation through indoor and outdoor activities.

Science weekly, Subscription Department, Science Weekly, P.O. Box 70154, Washington, DC 20088-0154. Focuses on topics in science, math, and technology.

Scienceland, Scienceland, Inc., 501 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017- 6165. Each volume focuses on a scientific topic.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) reviews science books for children in Science Books and Films. For a subscription, write to SB & F Subscriptions, AAAS, Room 814, 1333 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

Science Fare by Wendy Saul and Alan R. Newman includes listings. It was published by Harper & Row, New York, in 1986.

The Children's Book Council and the National Science Teachers Association each year cite outstanding science trade books for children. A list is available by writing to the National Science Teachers Association, Public Information Office, 1742 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009. Send a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

"Books for Children" from CIC is an annual listing from the Library of Congress of the best books recently published for preschool through junior high school-age children. It includes books on science and nature. Send $1.00 to Consumer Information Center, Pueblo, CO 81009.

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