Explorations in Backyard Biology,
Students will discover a world of learning in their own backyards with this resource. Exciting classroom and field activities offer the opportunity for hands-on exploration of life science and other subjects across the curriculum. Using drawing and writing skills, they record their observations and experiences in a naturalist’s notebook, which leads to further learning discoveries.
Focusing on four areas of natural history—size and scale, predator-prey relationships, animal communications, and ecology—these activities can be integrated with other curricula, supplement the science program, or be used as spring-boards for science projects. By combining the process of drawing with the study of science, this book offers a fun approach to a sometimes challenging subject area.
Honorable Mention for the Learning Teachers’ Choice Award, 1996
"By emphasizing the process of drawing and combining it with study of an area that some students may think difficult, this book offers a fun and user-friendly approach to science." -- Gifted Child Today Magazine, Vol. 19 No. 5, Sept/Oct 1996
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