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Science and Craft Projects with Wildlife (Get Crafty Outdoors


By Ruth Owen

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Format: Paperback, 32 pages
Other Information: illustrations
Published In: United States, 15 January 2013
Readers will want to learn more about the wildlife that surrounds them after doing fun craft projects that are supplemented by informative text. Step-by-step instructions make projects accessible to all readers. This is a great way to introduce science themes in an entertaining and enjoyable way.


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: 9781477702499
ISBN: 1477702490
Publisher: PowerKids Press
Dimensions: 27.4 x 21.1 x 0.5 centimetres (0.14 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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