Science Lending Library

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K-4 #20 & 20B I Fall Down Simple experiments introduce the basic concept of gravity and its .... starts from scratch to help make his breakfast pancakes. 3-5 #46  ...
Science Material Lending Library

These materials are available for checkout at ERC for a TWO WEEK period. The books will be sent inter-school mail and the bins will be available for PICK-UP @ ERC.

grades K-2 #1 Rising to the Challenge (of the National Science Education Standards) The Processes of Science Inquiry. This book has many “AIMs-like” activities and investigations.

K-5 #2A & 2B Everyday Science Mysteries (stories for inquire- based science teachings). These are science stories with the final chapter left out. Students are challenged to become “sleuths” and use their scientific problem solving to find the “whodunit”. The PDF with the concepts and stories are on the file server in the Science Folder. [2 available]

K-5 #3 Thinking Outside the BEAN (ALL you ever wanted to know about Mexican Jumping Beans and MORE).

K-5 #4 & 4B Lucas and his Loco Beans (Picture book used in the above resource). Learn about the life cycle of the Mexican jumping bean. [2 available]

2-5 #5A, 5B Using Science Notebooks in Elementary Classrooms and 5C This book features many different ways you can use a science notebook in the classroom. It has samples and includes rubrics you can use. [3 available]

3-5 #6A & 6B Integrating SCIENCE with Mathematics & Literacy Covers theory and then the application of integration of science, math and literacy. After each activity, there is a multiple choice quiz based on the activity and the science of the activity. There are also writing prompts. The Table of Contents is on the file server in the Science Folder. [2 available]

3-5 #7 Rising to the Challenge (of the National Science Education Standards) The Processes of Science Inquiry. This is the intermediate version that has great inquiry-based activities.

3-5 #8A & 8B Notebook Foldables (for Spirals, Binders and Composition Books). Strategies for all subjects that fit inside a composition book. Also recommended for ESL. [2 available]

1 grades K-5 #9 Leo Cockroach Toy Tester A book written in a fun way for children to embrace and explore inventions. This book is featured in Picture Perfect Science Lessons book activity ~ “Imaginative Inventions.”

K-5 #10 & 10B Our Tree Named STEVE A powerful reminder of the meaning of true friendship and a faultless piece of bibliotherapy for children working through loss. It goes with Picture Perfect Science activity ~ “Be a Friend to Trees.” [2 available]

2-5 #11 Between Earth & Sky Ten Legends of Native American Sacred Places. Poems inspired by America’s awesome natural landscapes.

2-5 #12 The Earth Under Sky Bear’s Feet Native American poems tell of what Sky Bear (also know as the Big Dipper) sees and hears as she travels the night skies. A theme of unity of all creatures and appreciation of the natural world.

2-5 #13A & 13B Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s Back Introduction to Native American culture with emphasis on the importance of nature. Celebration of the wonders of the changing seasons with the cycles of the moon and respect for our land. [2 available]

2-4 #14 & 14B How Big is a Foot? This book is featured in the More Picture Perfect Science Lessons ~ pages 45-54. [2 available]

2-4 #15 & 15B How Tall, How Short, How Faraway Also featured in More Picture Perfect Science Lessons ~ pages 45- 54. Explains the history of measurement from the ancient Egyptian system to the metric system. [2 available]

1-3 #16 Measuring Penny (Great introductory story on measurement).

1-3 #17 It’s Probably Penny (Great introduction to probability).

2-3 #18 Mapping Penny’s World This book explains map symbols and what to include on maps in a fun way.

K-4 #19 & 19B Roller Coasters Featured on pages 133-146 in More Picture Perfect Science Lessons. It is a great exploration activity about gravity. [2 available]

K-4 #20 & 20B I Fall Down Simple experiments introduce the basic concept of gravity and its relationship to weight. [2 available] 2

grades 3-5 #21 Sheep in a Jeep This cute rhyming book is ideal for simplifying the topic of force and motion.

3-5 #22 Butternut Hollow Pond How the hunter invariably becomes the hunted in a complex cycle that is much more than a simple food chain.

3-5 #23 Oil Spill Explains why oil spills occur, cleaned up and strategies for preventing oil spills in the future.

K-4 #24 Pop! A Book About Bubbles Explains how soap bubbles are made, why floating bubbles are always round, and what makes them pop.

K-4 #25 Wiggling Worms at Work Explains how earthworms eat, move, and reproduce and how they help plants grow.

K-4 #26 Be A Friend to Trees Importance of trees as sources of food, oxygen, and other essential things. Gives conserving tips for this important natural resource.

K-4 #27 Hear Your Heart Diagrams and hands-on activities this book provides a simple explanation of the structure of the heart and how it works.

3-5 #28 The Popcorn Book Full of information about popcorn ~ including its history, varieties, and recipes.

K-4 #29 Magnetic and Nonmagnetic Explains what magnets do, magnetic and nonmagnetic materials, and uses of magnets.

K-4 #30 Coral Reef Animals Describes coral reefs, where they are found, the animals that inhabit them, and how to protect them.

3-5 #31 Sound Explains that vibrations create sound, how high and low pitches are made, how the ear works, and how musical instruments make sound.

3-5 #32 Erosion Tells how water, wind, and ice change the surface of the Earth through erosion.

3-5 #33 Girls Think of Everything How women throughout the ages have responded to situations by inventing various items.

3-5 #34 Dr. Xargle’s Book of Earthlets A green, five-eyed alien, Dr. Xargle, teaches a lesson about the most mysterious of creatures: the human baby. 3

grades 3-5 #35 Seashells by the Seashore A counting book in which a girl and her companions collect a variety of seashells.

K-4 #36 If You Find a Rock Poetic text celebrates the variety of rocks ~ skipping rocks, chalk rocks, and splashing rocks

K-4 #37 The Important Book Simple poems describe everyday objects and the important thing about each of those objects.

3-5 #38 One Tiny Turtle Life cycle of the Loggerhead turtle. From the hatchlings race for their lives across the beach to the mysteries of this reclusive deep-sea creature.

3-5 #39 Somewhere In the World Right Now Describes what is happening in different places around the world at a particular time.

3-5 #40 The Moon Book Describes the movement, phases, and exploration of the Moon.

K-4 #41 Spots of Light Simple text and digitally generated illustrations explain the birth of stars, star colors, constellations, and galaxies.

K-4 #42 Sunshine On My Shoulders Celebrates the simple things in life such as sunshine, nature, and loving relationships.

K-4 #43 The Busy Body Book Introduction to the human body~colorful illustrations with detailed information of how the body works.

3-5 #44 Seven Blind Mice Retells the fable of the blind mice discovering the different parts of an elephant and arguing about its appearance.

3-5 #45 Pancakes, Pancakes! By cutting and grinding the wheat flour, Jack starts from scratch to help make his breakfast pancakes.

3-5 #46 A House for Hermit Crab A hermit crab who has outgrown his old shell moves into a new one, decorating it with sea creatures he meets in his travels.

K-4 #47 Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef Based on the traditional song “Over in the Meadow,” this ocean-animal counting book features vibrant polymer clay illustration

4 grades 3-5 #48 Weird Friends Details some of the amazing symbiotic relationships found in the animal kingdom.

K-4 #49 Diary of a Worm A young worm writes a hilarious journal about his daily adventures.

K-4 #50 I See Myself Learn why you can see yourself in shiny objects with this fun, interactive book about light.

3-5 #51 Imaginative Inventions The who, what, when, where, and why of roller skates, potato chips, marbles, and pie told in whimsical verse. 3-5 #52 The Remarkable Farkle McBride The musical prodigy Farkle McBride tries a number of instruments before discovering that conducting the orchestra makes him happy.

3-5 #53 Prince William On Prince William Sound in Alaska, Denny rescues a baby seal hurt by an oil spill and watches it recover in a nearby hospital.

K-4 #54 When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer Walt Whitman’s beautiful words are recast to tell the story of a boy’s fascination with the heavens.

3-5 #55 Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me Story of the Moon changing sizes.

Stop Faking It! Series [#56 - #62] Finally Understanding Science ~ So You Can Teach It

3-5 #56 Forces & Motion ~ background for teaching physical science.

3-5 #57 Light ~ help teach light with confidence and be scientifically accurate. 3-5 #58 Electricity & Magnetism ~ understanding the topic at a deeper level.

3-5 #59 Air, Water, & Weather ~ study of weather, basic properties of air and water, to form a foundation and understanding.

3-5 #60 Math ~ unique approach by focusing on the reasoning behind the rules, from math basics up to a brief intro to calculus.

3-5 #61 Sound ~ introduces sound waves and uses that model to explain sound-related occurrences.

3-5 #62 Energy ~ easy-to-grasp explanations of energy basics. 5


These are Science Activity Bins that have been made by teachers involved in the Land Lab Program. There are activities, suggestions and literature in most bins. Look on the file server in the Land Lab Folder to see what each bin contains. You will need to pick-up and deliver these tubs to the ERC. The Earth Science Bin and the Rocks and Minerals Bin are heavy. There are inventory sheets attached to each bin. Please be sure all items are returned and in the appropriate condition.

Bin #1 Senses Activity

Bin #2 Weather Activity (contains literature and activity guides)

Bin #3 Plant Activity

Bin #4 Geology Rocks and Minerals

Bin #5 Earth and Space Science

Bin #6 Science and Technology