Let's Try It Out with Towers and Bridges: Hands-On Early-Learning Science Activities

Let's Try It Out with Towers and Bridges: Hands-On Early-Learning Science Activities

5.0 1
by Seymour Simon
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions


Let's Try It Out with Towers and Bridges
. Fun-filled activities that encourage young children to use familiar and safe objects found in their homes or classrooms to make observations about how things work. Whether building a sturdy tower of blocks, creating a solid foundation with clay, or making a paper bridge span short and long distances without falling

Overview


Let's Try It Out with Towers and Bridges
. Fun-filled activities that encourage young children to use familiar and safe objects found in their homes or classrooms to make observations about how things work. Whether building a sturdy tower of blocks, creating a solid foundation with clay, or making a paper bridge span short and long distances without falling down, children will have fun while they begin to learn important and basic science concepts. (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.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
As they did for air and water, Simon and his daughter-in-law explore the properties of towers and bridges and their abilities to support weight. The text, directed at young children, asks them to make structures that are sturdy, have a foundation that supports walls, and add a roof. Various shaped roofs�curved, pleated, folded, and flat with figures placed on top�make children aware of how corrugated cardboard supports great weight. The adult advice, front and back, helps parents and teachers be responsive to exploration and other ways of understanding the concept of supporting weight. Cushman uses a pair of romping cats for visual interest and the pictures demonstrate the explorations without giving away the results so that readers are further encouraged to mess around. Commonly found objects are used for these science activities, which are easily translatable to preschool and kindergarten curriculums. Part of the "Let's Try It Out" series. 2003, Simon & Schuster, Ages 4 to 8.
— Susan Hepler, Ph.D.
Kirkus Reviews
For the future engineer, architect, or construction work, this latest in the Let�s Try It Out series may fuel her interest, or spark a new one. Various building, tower, and bridge designs familiar to children are introduced as readers explore the way they are constructed to withstand wind, snow, and rain. Activities emphasize the use of the scientific method and include making a wooden-block pyramid, a tower with clay foundation, and experimenting with arched or folded paper bridges. Beginning and end notes for parents, teachers, and caregivers provide creative suggestions in using the activities with young children. Cushman�s artwork is delightful, seamlessly illustrating both the building examples used in the text, and the children who are modeling the activities. The children are reminiscent of the Fisher-Price Little People, with their expressive, pudgy faces and their brightly colored clothing. They are also representative of several different cultures. A wonderful resource for encouraging imaginative and educational play in children. (Picture book. 5-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936503179
Publisher:
Seymour Science
Publication date:
10/18/2011
Series:
Let's Try It Out Series
Sold by:
Seymour Science
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
22 MB
Note:
This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Read an Excerpt


What keeps trees from falling over?
How do skyscrapers stand so tall?
What makes a bridge strong?

Let's try it out!

Let's Try It Out with Towers and Bridges contains fun-filled activities that encourage young children to use familiar and safe objects found in their homes or classrooms to make observations about how things work. Whether building a sturdy tower of blocks, creating a solid foundation with clay, or making a paper bridge span short and long distances without falling down, children will have fun while they begin to learn important and basic science concepts.

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.

Charming and lively illustrations by New York Times best-selling illustrator Doug Cushman ensure that the LET'S TRY IT OUT series is as much fun to look at as it is to try out!

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Let's Try It Out with Towers and Bridges 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is wonderful! Not kid tested yet, but I can already imagine my 5 and 2 year old doing these activities in their playtime.