Academic journal article Science and Children

Teacher's Picks

Academic journal article Science and Children

Teacher's Picks

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Books

For Teachers

Life on a Little-Known Planet. Howard Ensign Evans. 1993. The Lyons Press.

This book highlights the wonderfully strange habits of insects and is richly described by an entomologist and naturalist.

The Handbook of Nature Study. Anna Botsford Comstock. 1986. Comstock.

Found a preying mantis, a walking stick, or firefly and want to know what it eats, where it lives, how it defends itself? This is a great book for you to demonstrate to your students what it means to "look it up." It also has terrific ideas for investigations.

For Students

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! Bob Barner. 1999. Chronicle Books. Even the youngest bug enthusiast will find these colorful collage rendered illustrations and the rhyming text engaging. Eight common "bugs" are featured. The final pages list details and real-life-sized renderings for students fascinated by the facts.

From Caterpillar to Butterfly. Deborah Heiligman. 1996. HarperTrophy.

Butterflies may be the most easily appreciated of all insects. This book follows the growth of a Painted Lady butterfly raised in a classroom, from caterpillar to adult flying out the window. …

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