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Preschool Science Books

1. More Than Magnets: Exploring the Wonders of Science in Preschool and Kindergarten by Sally Moomaw, Brenda Hieronymus, Paperback: 308 pages, Publisher: Redleaf Press
Children are explorers. Early child care providers, educators and parents are all aware of the strong, inherent desire children have to learn how their world works. Many current science curriculum, however, focus on the memorization of facts or the teacher-directed experiments rather than a more hands on technique for children. Parents and teachers are finding a need for new and different ways to stimulate scientific learning in the minds of young children. Created to give parents, child care providers and teachers some alternative methods of offering science to children, More Than Magnets: is filled with more than a hundred activities that make science an interactive experience for children. Each chapter begins by answering the questions commonly asked by teachers and then offering a variety of activities for children to explore. Each of the activities is accompanied by a photograph and detailed explanation of how to set up the activity or construct materials.

2. Science is Simple : Over 250 Activities for Children 3-6 by Peggy Ashbrook, Paperback: 208 pages, Publisher: Gryphon House
Science Is Simple encourages children to experience our world fully, and gives teachers learning objectives, items for discovery, related books and follow-up activities. This comprehensive resource will help you teach simple science concepts simply.

3. Mudpies to Magnets: A Preschool Science Curriculum by Robert A. Williams, Robert E. Rockwell, Elizabeth Sherwood, Paperback: 156 pages, Publisher: Gryphon House

224 hands-on science experiments and ideas with step-by-step instructions delight and amaze children as they experience nature, the human body, electricity, floating and sinking, and more.

4. What's It Like to Be a Fish? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) by Wendy Pfeffer, Holly Keller (Illustrator), Reading level: Ages 4-8, Paperback: 32 pages, Publisher: HarperTrophy

How can fish live in water? Why don't they drown? The answer to this fishy question and more can be found in this latest addition to the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. The book clearly explains how a fish's body is perfectly suited to life underwater, just as our bodies are suited for life on land. 5. Science Play!: Beginning Discoveries for 2-To 6-Year-Olds (Williamson Little Hands Series) by Jill Frankel Hauser, Michael P. Kline, Reading level: Ages 4-8, Paperback: 135 pages, Publisher: Williamson Publishing
This guide contains 65 activities to encourage children to "Guess," "Test," and "Find out." Intended to help them discover more about their everyday world, the projects utilize simple and safe household items. Activities such as making a wiggly water necklace out of a clear film canister, taking a walk in socks to pick up seeds, and constructing kites and spinners are a few of the fun ideas offered. Black-&-white drawings decorate and clarify the text. Preschool-K- teachers will find this title especially useful.