Junior Zoologists

Suggested Books

  • "Hidden Wildlife" -Jim Arnosky He has written and illustrated a wonderful series of books about animals, this being just one of them. The kids will be inspired by the beautiful sketches & paintings as well as the fun facts!
  • "Many. The Diversity of Life on Earth" -Nicola Davies Terrific illustrations and with simple writing, the author weaves humans very simply into the web of life for all to easily understand.
  • "Song of the Wild. A First Book of Animals" -Nicola Davies I'm learning to LOVE this author's work. Check it out!
  • "Animals That Make Me Say EWWW!" -Dawn Cusick Don't turn your nose up yet before checking out this book. LOTS of fun animal information.
  • "The Salamander Room"  - Anne Mazer

Suggested Crafts

  • Fun with Play-doh:  This is Play-doh with a purpose: teaching form and function, anatomical studies & observation and fine motor skills.  Easy and inexpensive!
  • Bald Eagles Older kids like crafts too!  This is a great way to finish up a book, report or lesson on Bald Eagles or other birds
  • Paper Plate Owls looks like fun!
  • Pre K-1  Tissue Paper Bee  Simple & Inexpensive

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Weather Whatchamacallits

Suggested Books

  • "Feel the Wind" -Arthur Dorros (great book to explain how wind works)
  • "On the Same Day in March A Tour of the World's Weather:  -Marilyn Singer

Suggested Crafts

  • Tin Can Wind Chimes  Could be good to any age depending on degree of help and maybe modifying it for younger students; definitely appeals to older students too
  • Rain Paintings  Best for younger students but could certainly modify for older students

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