Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Book K is a fun way for little scientists to begin learning basic science concepts. Activities such as making observations, performing simple experiments, drawing, coloring, and filling in the blanks make it easy to introduce young kids to science. Basic concepts are covered in an easy to understand manner and include: atoms, molecules, chemical bonding, living and non-living things, viruses and bacteria, sorting animals into groups (taxonomy), static electricity, force, work, waves, light, observing the local environment, the size of Earth, volcanoes and earthquakes, planets, the Moon and the Sun, stars, galaxies, and more. Book K contains activities for the five core science subjects: chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy, and geology.
Tess and the Mystery Rock is a science literature storybook that offers a perfect introduction to the scientific method. Children will meet Tess, a very curious girl who wants to grow up to be a scientist, just like her mom. Asking questions is a great way to find out about the world around us, and Tess is very good at asking questions. When a mysterious rock falls from the sky, Tess begins a quest to find out what it could be. What she learns is amazing!
With the accompanying field notebook that’s based on Tess’ story, students are encouraged to think about the world around them in relation to all five science disciplines. There are experiments to perform, facts to learn, and space for recording observations along with Tess. The science reader becomes a complete unit study with the addition of the field notebook.