Personal materials to bring to class each day:
- Pencils with erasers
- Colored pencils or pens
- A science notebook with at least 60 pages. You may use a composition notebook or a blank sketchbook. My personal preference is a sketchbook with heavy blank pages for older students, and pages that are half blank and half lined for younger students.
- Glue stick
- Scissors (type should be age appropriate)
*If you prefer, these materials can be stored in our science classroom during the week in a bag labeled with your child’s name.
If you’d like to supplement at home with additional activities and worksheets, there are MANY options out there. I like R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Earth & Space, or Earth & Environment, or Astronomy. If you prefer a text that reads more like literature, check out Sassafras Science (they have both Geology and Earth Science materials). I will be utilizing all of the above periodically in class.
Check out Elemental Science.
Any Age (optional):
Ancient Science: 40 Time-Traveling, World-Exploring, History-Making Activities for Kids by Jim Weiss
Archimedes and the Door to Science by Jeanne Bendick
Science Year by Year: A Visual History, From Stone Tools to Space Travel by DK and Smithsonian
Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World by Julia Rothman (her other books are wonderful too!)
The Way Science Works by DK Publishing
The Usborne Science Encyclopedia
The Usborne Complete Book of the Human Body
History of Science Timeline by Rea Berg (bfbooks.com)
5th Grade & Up (optional):
The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way by Joy Hakim
Student’s Quest Guide: Aristotle Leads the Way by Johns Hopkins University
Timelines of Science: The Ultimate Visual Guide to the Discoveries That Shaped the World by DK and Smithsonian