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Big Science for Little People: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Child Discover the Wonders of Science

Magazine article Montessori Life

Big Science for Little People: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Child Discover the Wonders of Science

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BIG SCIENCE FOR LITTLE PEOPLE: 52 ACTIVITIES TO HELP YOU AND YOUR CHILD DISCOVER THE WONDERS OF SCIENCE By Lynn Brunelle Hardcover, $14.95 Roost Books Ages 4-8

The subtitle-52 Activities to Help You and Your Child Discover the Wonders of Science-aptly describes the tenor of this book. It is clearly written with the enthusiasm of an adult who loves science experiments that create remarkable outcomes. Many of the included activities are science experiments where an adult and child test, observe, modify, and retest, often with interesting extensions included beyond the initial test (e.g., experimenting with friction and sliding speed using different materials and then repeating the experiment adding varying wetness as another factor). However, most of these activities are less about science per se than about detailing adult-driven recipes for activities that will produce exciting, surprising outcomes. …

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