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Explore Winter!: 25 Great Ways to Learn about Winter

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Young readers become scientists in the field when this activity book sends them off to answer the question “Why do we have winter?” with experiments and projects that mix real science with real fun. Combining hands-on learning with trivia, jokes, riddles, and terrific illustrations, chapters start with the “tools” of science—the scientific method and how to keep a science journal—and then investigate the winter constellations, long nights and long shadows, animal tracking in ...
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Overview


Young readers become scientists in the field when this activity book sends them off to answer the question “Why do we have winter?” with experiments and projects that mix real science with real fun. Combining hands-on learning with trivia, jokes, riddles, and terrific illustrations, chapters start with the “tools” of science—the scientific method and how to keep a science journal—and then investigate the winter constellations, long nights and long shadows, animal tracking in snow, and food-gathering behavior in birds.
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Editorial Reviews

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A Parents' Choice 2007 Recommended Award Winner
“This entertaining, ecology-conscious book (printed on 50% post-consumer recycled paper) has enough facts and fun inside to keep budding scientists from getting cabin fever through an entire winter season.

Kids VT
"Get ready to lean about the season! Mix real science with real fun."

Bookbuds
Explore Winter! and Explore Spring! are chock-a-block with facts and info-boxes on animal habitats, migration patterns, nesting habits, foraging, etc. Most [projects] looked simple, using stuff already cluttering your kitchen or family room, and could be done by a supervised five-year old or independent seven-to-nine year old. Take your kids hiking through the woods and look for signs of chewed acorns or nibbled branches. Deer! How cool.”

School Librarian’s Workshop
"For those not living in such cold climates, Maxine Anderson offers Gr. 1-4 an opportunity to Explore Winter! Interspersed within each chapter is at least one silly riddle “Just of Laughs” and assorted quick facts."

Kids VT
Lots of fun projects that will help you understand why we have winter and what happens during the cold season.
School Library Journal

Gr 2-5
Filled with facts and activities, this book immerses readers in seasonal details in order to understand winter's mysteries. Pages of basic information are interspersed with "Wow" facts, black-and-white cartoon illustrations, and jokes. Vocabulary is introduced in "Words 2 Know" sections and in a glossary. Curious readers will gain a new level of understanding about winter after reading, laughing at, and experimenting with this book.
—Christine MarkleyCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780978503758
  • Publisher: Nomad Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Series: Explore Your World series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,401,779
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Meet the Author


Lauri Berkenkamp: Author of six books for kids. Writing under the pen name Maxine Anderson she has written Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself, which was excerpted in the New York Times Book Review and Christian Science Monitor, chosen as the #7 BookSense Children’s Pick for Summer 2006.

Alexis Frederick-Frost: Alexis Frederick-Frost is an award winning cartoonist and illustrator who lives with his wife in New Hampshire.

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  • Posted May 24, 2012

    Great way for children to learn about the season

    Particularly enjoyed the cartoon characters that spiked interest and memory for the projects, activities and experiments written about in the book

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