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Science and nature books for third graders

From great whites to garbage, let these books spark your child's interest in science by presenting a range of natural (and not so natural) phenomena. Learn how predators use camouflage to hunt more effectively, for example, or how to keep trash out of landfills. Your...

Science and nature books for first graders

Help first graders learn about the natural world around them. This book list will not only spark their curiosity about creatures as varied as beetles, sea turtles, and polar bears, but also offer important lessons about becoming an involved citizen.

Science and nature books for middle schoolers

Tired of the dry, academic tomes that purport to teach science? GreatSchools rounds out our grade-by-grade recommendations for science and nature books with this excellent, irrevent collection by artist Simon Basher, plus topical picks on the environment and global warming.

Making Bread: A Tasty Way to Do Science

Making bread provides opportunities to measure, question and observe.

Cool kitchen science: Handmade ice cream

Give your first- or second-grader a beginner's lesson in chemistry with a favorite, frozen childhood treat.

What Do The State Science Standards Say About Evolution and Intelligent Design?

Most state standards include teaching evolution in science classes.

What's All the Fuss About? Evolution, Intelligent Design and Science Education

Where states, school boards and the courts stand on the place of evolution in the science curriculum.

What do Wii remotes have to do with science? Ask these sixth graders.

What do Wii remotes have to do with science? Ask these sixth graders, who are making roller coasters and balloon-powered cars and conducting experiments.

Create a noisemaker

How you can help at home: This easy-to-make noisemaker reinforces the science skills of observation.

Create a mummy

How you can help at home: Make shawabtis, small mummy-like statues, to introduce your child to the art of ancient Egypt.

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