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Overview

Modern, bright photography and age-appropriate text engage young learners in an exploration of everyday materials in this new series. Using simple, colorful, familiar objects to demonstrate the characteristics of such textiles as silk, cotton, wool, and nylon, each installment encourages readers to ask and answer questions and to plan and conduct simple investigations. Based on National Science Education Standards, this series is an ideal supplement for preschool and kindergarten teachers and offers parents a unique opportunity to prepare youngsters for formal education.

With such questions as How is cotton made? and What does cotton look and feel like?, this volume takes a closer look at this everyday material and how it relates to its textile counterparts.

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"This book from the 'Investigate Materials' series offers a good way to introduce the basics of cotton, where it comes from, what is made from it, and why we use it. The entire text is set up to answer questions about cotton and to allow readers to . . . gather information and learn new vocabulary." —www.clcd.com

"The awesome thing about this book is that it includes a section of challenge words to help kids explore independent learning. Little Fact: Did you know that dollar bills are made out of old denim jeans? Your kids will find this fascinating!" —www.MommasBacon.com

Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan Attebury
Cotton fabric is soft and feels good against a child's skin. However, most kids probably wear cotton and do not even know that is what it is. This book from the "Investigate Materials" series offers a good way to introduce the basics of cotton, where it comes from, what is made from it, and why we use it. The entire text is set up to answer questions about cotton and to allow readers to ask gather information and learn new vocabulary. Suggestions for using the book are offered to adults on the opening page and challenge words, or new vocabulary, precede the text. A variety of colored cotton sneakers sits on the top left corner of every spread. All illustrations are vivid photos of likeable youngsters learning about cotton. Pages about how cotton grows, how it is combined, how it is cleaned, combed, and dyed for thread help readers understand the basic steps needed to make cotton fabric for the clothing they wear. Text is kept to a minimum and this book, and others in the series, are meant to be used in guided reading. The book meets National Science Education Standards. This makes it a good supplement to have in early classrooms. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936313921
  • Publisher: Nomad Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Series: Investigate Materials
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 2.90 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Nomad Press is an educational publisher that is dedicated to sparking the interest of young readers in the fascinating world around them. With fun, hands-on projects that help kids explore the history and science behind a wide range of topics, Nomad Press's books bring the world to life in a unique way and promote independent and interactive learning.

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