Young children love to explore. They love to learn about the world around them. We can encourage this learning with great books and fun activities.
The LET’S-READ-AND-FIND-OUT SCIENCE® series of books are a great place to start to cultivate a child’s desire to learn and explore. The LET’S-READ-AND-FIND-OUT SCIENCE® series offers books on a wide range of topics for ages 4-9.
I’m teaming up with some really fantastic bloggers to bring you a collection of blog posts dedicated to this wonderful series of books. Each participating blogger has selected a LET’S-READ-AND-FIND-OUT SCIENCE® book to feature, in a post, along with a related experiment, activity, or craft.
Each post will also include a list of additional resources related to the topic of the book such as additional books, videos, websites, and links to other activities around the web.
If you are a home educator or early education teacher, these books coupled with the activities below make for a great weekly science lesson and an introduction to the scientific method for kids. To record and document your child’s learning, print out the FREE journal page at the end of this post; print one out for each book/topic you do and you’ll have a nice little journal of what your child did and learned throughout the year (there is a printable journal cover too).
Our hope is that these posts will be a great science resource for parents of preschoolers and early-elementary-age children.
Here are the books that will be covered and the dates they will be published –
Once the post is live, the date will be removed and a link to the post/activity will be put in its place.
A Drop of Blood – Make a Blood Model – My Joy-Filled Life
Spinning Spiders – Salt-Painted Spider Web Craft & FREE Printable Spider Counting Mats – Homeschool Preschool
A Nest Full of Eggs – Bird Nest Yarn Craft & FREE American Robin Life Cycle Printables – Bookworm Treehouse
The Planets in Our Solar System – Solar System Matching Game – Homeschool Steamboat
Sounds All Around – Sounds Scavenger Hunt w/ FREE Printable – Amy’s Wandering
Gravity is a Mystery – Build a Marble Roller Coaster – Share It! Science
How People Learned to Fly – A Unit Study on Flight – Centered at Home
Dinosaurs Big and Small – Make Scale Model Dinosaurs – Beyond Mommying
Sunshine Makes the Seasons – Season Story Stones – That Bald Chick
Feel the Wind – Make a Wind Sock – Ranching with Kids
What the Moon Is Like – Moon Crater Science Experiment – Happy Brown House
Germs Make Me Sick – Learn About Germs with Glitter – Our Everyday Chaos
Down Comes the Rain – Rain in a Jar Science Experiment – Practically Hippie
Clouds – Weather Art – Sharing Life’s Moments
The Skeleton Inside You – DIY Robotic Hand – R.E.A.L. – World Learners
Volcanoes – Coming Soon
Honey in a Hive – Pollination Activity & FREE Honey Bee Printables – Simple Living Mama
How Mountains Are Made – Plate Tectonics with Kinetic Sand – Teach Beside Me
Dolphin Talk – Dolphin Crafts & Mini Unit – The Frugal Navy Wife
How Deep is the Ocean – Ocean Theme Experiment: See Sound Waves – Preschool Powol Packets
Where Do Chicks Come From? – Hatching and Raising Chicks – My Learning Table
Simple Machines – Simple Machines Scavenger Hunt – Talking Mom 2 Mom
The Moon Seems to Change – 4 Activities for Teaching the Phases of the Moon – The Learning Hypothesis
From Caterpillar to Butterfly – Coming Soon
*Dates and books subject to change
In order to claim this FREEBIE, you will need to go through the check out process by clicking the download button below. Once you complete the transaction (don’t worry, it’s free) you will be redirected to a page with the download link (you will also receive a link in your email).