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Science and Craft Projects with Rocks and Soil

Get Crafty Outdoors

By Ruth Owen

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Format: Paperback, 32 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 January 2013
Readers will learn how to transform rocks and soil into new and exciting things in this educational book. Easy-to-follow text ties in fascinating science facts with the fun of making crafts. This is a great addition to any readers library.


K-Gr 3-These titles mix craft and science in equal measure. After an introductory spread, the titles follow the same pattern: science topic, craft project, science topic, etc. The titles indicate the introductory content, although Wildlife limits itself to common neighborhood critters like raccoons, frogs, and birds. The crafts correspond to the preceding spread either by theme or the materials used. The activities break no new ground: seed collages (Plants), rock sculptures (Rocks), leaf wreaths (Trees), and animal masks (Wildlife). Adult help is suggested for cutting, photographing, and mixing borax to make crystals (Rocks), but not for the plaster of Paris cast activity in each title except Plants. Photos accompany numbered directions, although occasionally, steps are assumed. (The addition of patterns might ease the mask making in Wildlife.) Carefully chosen and well-executed photographs are used for backgrounds, spots, insets, and overlays on the generous spreads, resulting in an attractive presentation. Useful resources for teachers and youth leaders.-Carol S. Surges, formerly at Longfellow Middle School, Wauwatosa, WI (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

EAN: 9781477702550
ISBN: 1477702555
Publisher: PowerKids Press
Dimensions: 27.43 x 20.83 x 0.76 centimetres (0.23 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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