I have some fun science books from Timberdoodle to share with you today, Science Lessons and Investigations Grade 1 and Science Lessons and Investigations Grade 3. Timberdoodle currently has these available for Grades 1-6! G has been using the Grade 1 book and F has been using the Grade 3 book as their science curriculum this year.
Questions explored in this book include:
- How do animals use their body parts?
- Do animals have babies?
- Do plants have babies?
- Do animals from the same species always look the same?
- Do all roses look the same?
- Can we predict patterns for the sun, moon and stars?
- How do we communicate over long distances?
Everything you need to teach this book is included. There are miscellaneous supplies for various hand-on activities and such that are needed but we have had everything needed already on hand in our homeschool.
I like that our books contain teacher support pages and an answer key for worksheets. There are vocabulary/words to know pages, reading selections with visual examples along with reading comprehension activities, I wonder and research/writing prompts and of course the hands-on investigations (G's favorite)!
F's book similarly to G's covers life, earth, and physical science. His book contains 14 science units. F's book as expected is more advanced than G's book and is set up for students to learn based of the 5E model: engage, explore, explain, evaluate and extend. So students explore and connect with an idea through activities, build on prior knowledge and experience, construct meaning and then use or apply their concept understanding in a fun way. It's a fun way to learn.
Topics explored in this book include:
- Both Plant and Animal Life Cycles
- Group and Social Behavior
- Fossils of Ancestors
- Natural Processes and Hazards
- Predicting Motion from Patterns
- Magnetic Forces