It also presents the reader with several puzzles, asking kids to analyze pictures of tracks. Helen Borten Arthur Dorres 1961 1986 Outer space Stage 2 What the Moon Is Like True Kelley 1963, 1986 Imagines sights and experiences on a moon visit. Newton Charles Robinson 1976 Discusses the physical characteristics and habits of those rodents of the far north whose periodic massive marches to the sea continue to baffle scientists looking for a reason. Find out the answers in this classic text that teaches young readers how to track animals by finding footprints and other clues. Then try to match with the single-sided foot print cards. Melvin Berger Marylin Hafner 1985 Human body Stage 2 Get Ready for Robots Patricia Lauber True Kelley 1989 Giraffes at Home Ann Cooke 1972 Glaciers Wendell V. I did an animal tracking unit with my preschool and kindergarten kiddos, and they had a ton of fun with it.
How many toes are there? Anne Rockwell Lizzy Rockwell 2006 Stage 2 Why Are the Icecaps Melting? Plants and animals Stage 2 Comets Giulio Maestro 1984 Outer space Stage 2 Corals Lili Ronai Arabelle Wheatley 1976 Clouds Anne Rockwell Frane Lessac 2008 Cockroaches: Here, There and Everywhere Laurence P. Urban children with little opportunity to observe animal tracks in the wild might have less interest. Waters 1974 Describes the physical characteristics of camels that enable them to withstand the heat of the desert for days at a time without water. Also, measure the distances between footprints. Pringle Peter Parnall 1973 Upstairs and Downstairs Ryerson Johnson Lisl Weil 1962 Use Your Brain Paul Showers Rosalind Fry 1971 Volcanoes 1985 Earth science Stage 2 Watch Honeybees with Me Judy Hawes Helen Stone 1964 Water for Dinosaurs and You Roma Gans Richard Gulfari 1972 Water Plants Laurence P.
The tracks in this book are well-described and well-drawn, but might frustrate some young scientists who have difficulty finding clear examples of animal tracks Animal tracks are distinct from one another -- some have claws showing in the print and some don't; some animals walk in their own tracks and some don't, and so forth. Using all their detective skills, children to look for clues and habitats of the various animals. Wonderful treasure of a book. Paul Showers True Kelley 1962 1991 Human body Stage 1 How Mountains Are Made Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld James Graham Hale 2003 How People Learned to Fly Fran Hodgkins True Kelley 2007 How To Be a Nature Detective Millicent E. Look at pictures of feet, too, and ask kids to consider these questions. One solution is to make a stamp pad by soaking a sponge in nontoxic poster paint. Bring along a ruler and a notebook.
Dinosaurs Stage 2 Wiggling Worms at Work Wendy Pfeffer Steve Jenkins 2003 You Can't Make a Move Without Your Muscles Paul Showers Harriett Barton 1982 You're Aboard Spaceship Earth Patricia Lauber Holly Keller 1996 Your Skin and Mine Paul Showers Kathleen Kuchera 1965 1991 Human body Stage 2 Zipping, Zooming, Zapping Bats Ann Earle Henry Cole 1995 Stage 2. What does a skunk smell like? What does the bottom surface of the foot look like? Great value for the money. New York : HarperCollins Pub. The tracks in this book are well-described and well-drawn, but might frustrate some young scientists who have difficulty finding clear examples of animal tracks. Does a cat use his claws when he walks? Plants and animals Stage 2 Ears Are for Hearing Paul Showers Holly Keller 1990 Human body Stage 2 Earthquakes Richard Rosenblum 1990 Earth science Stage 2 Eclipse 1973 1988 Outer space Stage 2 Elephant Families Arthur Dorros 1994 Describes the unique qualities, status as an endangered species, and familial behavior of elephants. Ideally, you want a modeling compound that is soft enough that kids can roll it out themselves with a rolling pin. Animal tracking is such a fun thing to learn about and can help improve a kid's spatial intelligence.
Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld Lucia Washburn 2010 Stage 2 Where Do Chicks Come From? Encourage kids to make prints with their hands and feet. Instead, start by giving kids the opportunity to discover for themselves how tracks are made. Adrienne Adams 1962 The world around us Stage 1 What Makes Day and Night? Ward Paul Meisel 2012 What I Like About Toads Judy Hawes Ruth McCrea 1969 What Is the World Made of? We suggest that you start with about the three keys to teaching science, which are the basis for our programs. Schindler 2005 An introduction to the behavior and life cycle of honeybees, with particular emphasis on the production of honey. But it is not common to find animal tracks in the wild that have not been walked over multiple times, often by multiple animals, unless you are walking in new-fallen snow. Food Chains and Food Webs Patricia Lauber Holly Keller 1995 2000 Stage 2 Who Lives In an Alligator Hole? Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Books are designed to help him acquire this feeling.
Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld Dadine Bernard Wescott 1995 Stage 1 What's It Like To Be a Fish? It includes a set of illustrated cards, as well as supplies for other wildlife activities. But the pictures make it a good reference for people of all ages. Salt dough or play dough is a good medium for making toy footprints. I even learned a few things! I only wish there were more information! Plants and animals Caves Roma Gans Giulio Maestro 1976 Chirping Crickets Melvin Berger Megan Lloyd 1998 Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and life cycle of crickets while giving particular emphasis to how they chirp. Camels: Ships of the Desert John E. Some advice on supplies If you want to use paint and paper, be sure to sample the paint first. Note the some clays and commercial play doughs are too stiff for young children to do this easily.
To play, arrange the double-sided cards on the table with the foot pictures face up. Animal tracks are distinct from one another -- some have claws showing in the print and some don't; some animals walk in their own tracks and some don't, and so forth. How does a rabbit run? Selsam ; illustrated by Marlene Hill Donnelly. To do this, make your own footprint cards. Davie 2002 Stage 2 Plants in Winter Joanna Cole Kazue Mizumura 1973 Pop! Or are the claws retracted as they are in cats? There are also many helpful articles about tracking. Let's Go Rock Collecting Roma Gans Holly Keller 1984 1997 Earth science Stage 2 Rockets and Satellites Al Nagy, Bill Sokol 1961 1970 Outer space Stage 2 Roots Are Food Finders Joseph Low 1975 Explains in simple terms the function and importance of roots and root hairs on a plant Plants and animals A Safe Home for Manatees Priscilla Belz Jenkins Martin Classen 1997 2002 Salt Augusta Goldin Robert Galster 1965 Sandpipers Edith Thacher Hurd Lucienne Bloch 1961 Seeds by Wind and Water Helene Jordan Niles Hogner 1962 Shells Are Skeletons Joan Berg Victor 1977 Describes how mollusks, such as clams, oysters, limpets, and snails, build their shells and use them.
Fossil Fuels and What They Do Anne Rockwell Paul Meisel 2009 Stage 2 When Birds Change Their Feathers Roma Gans Felicia Bond 1986 Where Are the Night Animals? Roma Gans Richard Rosenblum 1964 1987 Explains how icebergs are formed from glaciers, move into the ocean, create hazards to ships, and melt away. Resources: More information about tracking As noted above, bear-tracker. Me and My Family Tree Paul Showers Don Madden 1978 Meet the Computer Seymour Simon Barbara Emberley 1985 Millions and Millions of Crystals Roma Gans Giulio Maestro 1973 Describes the characteristics, formation, and uses of various types of crystals. It was not originally printed as a part of the Let's-Read-And-Find-Out series, and the original illustrations and layout of the book are far more charming. Marlene Donnellys lovely illustrations and Millicent Selsams gentle text make this a perfect first book for children with a budding interest in animals a Does a cat use his claws when he walks? Wet sand is fun, too. These freewheeling activities can be conducted with paint and paper, salt dough, or on outdoor surfaces like damp sand or dirt.
If there are claws, do they touch the ground when the animal walks as they do with dogs? It's presented in such an accessible way in this book. Betsy Maestro Loretta Krupinski 1994 stage 2 Why Frogs Are Wet Judy Hawes Don Madden 1968 2000 Stage 2 Why I Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup and Yawn Melvin Berger Paul Meisel 1983, 2000 An introduction to the reflex acts that explain why we sneeze, shiver, hiccup and yawn. Carolyn Otto Megan Lloyd 1996 What Happened to the Dinosaurs? And, we figured that we are not the only ones with this issue. What story do the tracks tell? It gives students clues and they guess which animal made each set of prints. Are their tracks similar, too? Does the foot have nails? If you plan to work with dirt, bring a little water and a spatula to prepare the surface, making it damp and smooth. Where to begin: Free exploration with print-making Experiments suggest that young children turn off their critical thinking skills So I think it's best to avoid presenting young children with principles and procedures to learn.
Questions to ask As kids make tracks with animal toys, have them look at the toy feet and consider these questions. Mary Ann Fraser 1998 Stage 1 Where Did Dinosaurs Come from? What do the feet look like? Wild and Woolly Mammoths Aliki 1998 An easy-to-read account of the woolly mammoth, a giant land mammal which has been extinct for over 11,000 years. Let's Read And Find Out Books For Science We are going to break these out by subject, so you can pick and choose which ones will go with our novels. You can reinforce these preschool and kindergarten science activities with some books about tracking. Plants and animals Stage 2 Energy from the Sun Melvin Berger Giulio Maestro 1976 Energy Makes Things Happen Kimberly Bradley Paul Meisel 2002 Evolution: The Story of How Life Developed on Earth Aliki 1987 Earth science Stage 2 Falcons Nest on Skyscrapers Priscilla Belz Jenkins Meagan Lloyd 1996 Fat and Skinny Philip Balestrino Pam Makie 1975 Feel the Wind Arthur Dorros 1989 Weather and the seasons Stage 2 Find Out by Touching Paul Showers Robert Galster 1961 Fireflies in the Night Judy Hawes Kazue Mizumura, Ellen Alexander 1963 1991 Plants and animals Stage 1 Flash, Crash, Rumble and Roll , True Kelley 1964 1985 Weather and the seasons Stage 2 Floating and Sinking Robert Galster 1967 Floating in Space True Kelley 1998 Stage 2 Flying Giants of Long Ago John Kaufmann 1984 An introduction to prehistoric insects, birds and reptiles that flew.