Item description for Creepy Crawlies and the Scientific Method: More Than 100 Hands-On Science Experiments for Children by Sally Kneidel...
Overview A collection of experiments to engage the interest of youngsters, to introduce them to the scientific method and to encourage them to understand science by observing small animals in their natural surroundings. Experiments accompanied by easily copied charts and tables encourage scientific understanding as children fill them out. Illustrations.
Publishers Description From beetles to bugs, ant lions to slime molds, praying mantises to earthworms, "Creepy Crawlies and the Scientific Method" shows teachers and parents how to use a full spectrum of insects and other crawling creatures to teach children the five steps of the scientific method: question, hypothesis, methods, result, and conclusion. Focusing on fun as well as education, and operating on the premise that doing is learning, "Creepy Crawlies" offers more than 100 different experiments. This classroom-tested collection of experiments and discussions on crawling creatures and scientific methodology is a perfect resource for teachers or just an afternoon of educational fun at home.
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Sally Kneidel, PhD, is the author of ten books on various nature and science topics, including coauthor of Veggie Revolution (Fulcrum). She has taught either biology or writing for more than 15 years in a variety of schools and colleges and has taught rain-forest biology on student trips to Costa Rica.
Sally Kneidel currently resides in Charlotte. Sally Kneidel has an academic affiliation as follows - Charlotte, North Carolina.
Reviews - What do customers think about Creepy Crawlies and the Scientific Method: More Than 100 Hands-On Science Experiments for Children?
This is a MUST-HAVE for teachers!! Jul 23, 1999
This book offers detailed information about different critters that are "common" to a classroom in an interesting and "easy to read" way. It provides terrific experiements to conduct, and values following the chid's lead and interests- creating experiments from their questions! WONDERFUL!
I highly recommend this book to k-12 science teachers! Jul 10, 1999
This is an excellent book for anyone interested in science experiments and the scientific method. It is appropriate for any child grades k-12, with minor adaptations. The writing is clear, concise and accurate. Most of the experiments involve insects. Materials are inexpensive and easy to obtain. The book contains lists of suppliers and references. Data charts and tables are included and need only be copied by a teacher.