Let's Try It Out in the Air: Hands-On Early-Learning Science Activities [NOOK Book]


Let's Try It Out: In the Air
. How do you know air is around you when you can't see it? Can you make a balloon fly through the air? How can you tell there's pizza in the oven when you haven't been in the kitchen? Charming and lively illustrations by New York Times best-selling illustrator, Doug Cushman, ensures that the Let's Try It Out series is as much fun to look at as it is to try out! (Ages 3 to 8).

In this innovative series for young ...

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Let's Try It Out: In the Air
. How do you know air is around you when you can't see it? Can you make a balloon fly through the air? How can you tell there's pizza in the oven when you haven't been in the kitchen? Charming and lively illustrations by New York Times best-selling illustrator, Doug Cushman, ensures that the Let's Try It Out series is as much fun to look at as it is to try out! (Ages 3 to 8).

In this innovative series for young children, acclaimed science writer Seymour Simon and Nicole Fauteux encourage children to explore the world around them as they play. Each book contains tips for parents and caregivers on how to create positive learning experiences for even the littlest of scientists.

Seymour Simon, whom the New York Times called "the dean of [children's science] writers," is the author of more than 250 highly acclaimed science books (many of which have been named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association), and is the recipient of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children's science literature. His Webby Award Honoree website, SeymourSimon.com, is chock full of interesting information for children and free, educational support materials for educators and families.

Presents simple activities and experiments that demonstrate the properties of air by observing the presence of air and the pressure it exerts.

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Publishers Weekly
Using an oblong format, brief text and simple hands-on activities, Seymour Simon and daughter-in-law Nicole Fauteux launch the Let's Try It Out series and teach basic science concepts with Let's Try It Out in the Air and Let's Try It Out in the Water, both illus. by Doug Cushman. In the first title, an illustration of a boy dangling a limp balloon in front of puzzled pets begs the question: "What happens when you fill a balloon with air?" A suggested activity blowing up a balloon and using it "to play volleyball with your friends" explains why the balloon stays aloft then floats to the ground. The second title asks kids to imagine a day at the beach but features activities they can try in a wading pool or bathtub. ( Nov.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
This total package educates not only the teacher/parent but helps the adult lead children through simple experiences and experiments that explore the properties of air. Young children are asked to inflate and keep balloons in the air, or to make an air tent, to look at dust motes in a sunbeam, and to drop various things. In this way, they see that air has weight, takes up space, and is full of things like smells and other floating particles. Experiences are common everyday things a child might do anyhow, but are organized here so as to lead to discussion and discovery. A helpful note in front explains the concepts. The simple text of two or three sentences per pages leads children to discover. An endnote reminds adults of not hurrying children to articulate concepts but to continue to take them on over time. It also suggests other "air" ideas children might explore. Cushman's watercolor and ink line illustrations stand out against the white of the page and are easily seen by a small group. This new book looks to be first in a laudable and useful series by the noted science writer and his daughter-in-law and will illuminate primary and preschool classroom instruction. 2001, Simon & Schuster, $15.00. Ages 4 to 8. Reviewer: Susan Hepler
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-These series titles offer fun-filled activities to use as introductions to basic scientific principles. Each book contains notes to parents, teachers, and child-care providers about the types of activities incorporated, readily available materials needed, and working with children to help them make observations with their "bodies and senses." Typically, the titles ask readers to imagine a particular scene, such as being at the beach or outside on a windy day. A series of questions then follows along with some clearly written information and suggestions for simple experiments. For instance, Air challenges readers to see how long they can keep a balloon moving by blowing underneath it. In Water, after imagining they are at the ocean and spot a ship, children are encouraged to make a boat out of foil and place objects on it that previously did not float and report their observations. Cheerful drawings of ethnically diverse youngsters complement the texts by effectively illustrating the concepts and activities. These titles for the youngest scientists will work well in conjunction with the "Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science" series (HarperCollins).-Lisa Gangemi Krapp, Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936503049
  • Publisher: Seymour Science
  • Publication date: 10/16/2011
  • Series: Let's Try It Out Series
  • Sold by: Seymour Science
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Sales rank: 1,490,455
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • File size: 21 MB
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2011

    Wonderful book for kids

    Explore the world around you with younger children with this excellent, read to me guide!

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