Hands-On Nature: Information and Activities for Exploring the Environment with Children

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Revised and Expanded Edition

This long-awaited revision of a popular book provides information and activities to assist educators and parents in exploring the local environment with children. Grouped around five themes (Adaptations, Habitats, Cycles, Designs of Nature, and Earth and Sky), fact-filled essays introduce each subject, followed by field-tested, experiential activities that engage students in learning about the natural world.

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Overview

Revised and Expanded Edition

This long-awaited revision of a popular book provides information and activities to assist educators and parents in exploring the local environment with children. Grouped around five themes (Adaptations, Habitats, Cycles, Designs of Nature, and Earth and Sky), fact-filled essays introduce each subject, followed by field-tested, experiential activities that engage students in learning about the natural world.

With complete instructions and background information for teaching over 40 natural science units, and scientifically accurate drawings illustrating each topic, this easy-to-use, beautifully illustrated, up-to-date environmental education handbook both enables novice leaders to teach nature subjects successfully and offers creative new approaches for experienced educators.

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"Clearly written, and plentifully illustrated with line drawings and photographs, this is an interesting, accessible introduction to nature that belongs on the family bookshelf, as well as in schools and public libraries." —Vermont Sunday Magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584650782
  • Publisher: Vermont Institute of Natural Science
  • Publication date: 11/1/2000
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,419,177
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2007

    Interacting With Nature

    This Revised and Expanded Edition of Hands-On Nature is an engaging how-to activity bookâ¿¿for children and for anyone looking to bring them before nature, whether at home, school, camp, playground, hiking, a workshop, or other pursuit. Here is a practical guide for the environmental enthusiast. Page after page it exhibits a wide range of detailed illustrations in black and white, many that appear as works of art. The text is well-written and easy to follow and understand with keywords that are highlighted in bold type, easily directing the attention of the reader to an order of valuable terms and particulars on nature. The book is divided into chapters, namely: Adaptations, Habitats, Cycles, Designs of Nature, and Earth and Sky, with related subjects like birds, insects, plants, flowers, streams, earth, deer, logs, and clouds. The chapters are organized into two sections, starting with an informational essay to introduce each chapter, followed by an activity and experiment segment that may include a brief script for a puppet show or play, and a suggested reading list. This book was made possible with the help of a large group of teachers, professionals, students, and volunteers. It should be included in every familyâ¿¿s collection of books to read and share.

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