Academic journal article Science and Children

Next Time You See a Maple Seed

Academic journal article Science and Children

Next Time You See a Maple Seed

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Next Time You See a Maple Seed

By Emily Morgan. $12.95. 32 pp. NSTA Kids. Arlington, VA. 2014. ISBN: 9781938946356.

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Do you remember as a child picking up winged maple seeds (which you might have called helicopters or whirlybirds) and sending them swirling through the air? When I was young, we had contests to see if ours could go highest, whirl the best, or hit the ground first. We dissected the seeds to see what was in them and took apart the veins in the wings, looking for secret structures.

Those are the kinds of activities you can do with your child and your students while you follow up your explorations with more information from Next Time You See a Maple Seed. There is an introductory note to parents and teachers. At the end of this engaging book, there are "Activities to Encourage a Sense of Wonder About Maple Seeds. …

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