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Science of the Week
Guide with Curriculum suggestions for Kindergarten Ages 4 & 5

written and compiled by 
Katrina Lybbert

"Science of the Week" is a guide to reading the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science books, and includes suggestions for making this a science curriculum for the Kindergarten years.  (However this curriculum is adaptable to be used with children from ages 3 - 9.)

I have chosen to work with 80 different Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science books.  I chose the books based on their availability at my public library.  You can read up to 40 books each year.  You can go through the books in any order.  Encourage your child to choose what is interesting to him or her.

With my children (ages 4 & 8) I have been following a 3 term school year (12 weeks each term, for a total of 36 weeks).  I spend 2 - 3 days a week on science and therefore we are covering 6 books a term.

*Curriculum Information*
for
"My Science Journey Poster" and "My Science Journey Journal."

Stage 1 Books

Air is all Around You
Animals in Winter
Baby Whales Drink Milk
Big Tracks, Little Tracks
Bugs Are Insects
Dinosaurs Big & Small
Ducks Don't Get Wet
Fireflies in the Night
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
From Seed to Pumpkin
From Tadpole to Frog
How a Seed Grows
How Animal Babies Stay Safe
How Many Teeth?
My Five Senses
My Pet Hamster
A Nest Full of Eggs
POP! A Book About Bubbles
Sleep is For Everyone
Snow is Falling
Sounds All Around
Starfish
A Tree is a Plant
What Color is Camouflage?
What Lives in a Shell?
What Makes a Shadow?
What's Alive?
What's it Like to be a Fish?
Where Are the Night Animals?
Where Do Chicks Come From?

Stage 2 Books

Ant Cities
Archaeologists Dig for Clues
Be a Friend to Trees
Chirping Crickets
Day Light, Night Light
Dolphin Talk
Down Comes the Rain
A Drop of Blood
Earthquakes
Energy Makes Things Happen
Feel the Wind
Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll
Floating in Space
Follow the Water from Brook to Ocean
Germs Make Me Sick
Hear Your Heart
How Do Apples Grow?
How Do Birds Find Their Way?
How Mountains Are Made
The International Space Station
Let's Go Rock Collecting
Look Out for Turtles
Milk From Cow to Carton
Mission to Mars
My Visit to the Dinosaurs
Oil Spill!
Penguin Chick
The Planets in Our Solar System
Spinning Spiders
Sponges are Skeletons
The Sun, Our Nearest Star
Sunshine Makes the Seasons
Switch On, Switch Off
Tornado Alert
Volcanoes
What Happens to a Hamburger?
What is the World Made Of?
What Makes a Magnet?
What Makes Day & Night?
What the Moon is Like
What Will the Weather Be?
Where Does the Garbage Go?
Who Eats What?
Why do Leaves Change Color?
Why Frogs are Wet
Why I Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup & Yawn
Wiggling Worms at Work
You're Aboard Spaceship Earth
Your Skin & Mine
Zipping, Zapping, Zooming Bats
 



 

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