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  • Item #: 002541
    ISBN: 9781930092532
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    ISBN: 9781416925491
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  • Item #: 028448
    ISBN: 9780794517380
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    The updated version of Usborne's popular Mysteries and Marvels of Nature has been reorganized, has traded in many of its detailed illustrations for eye-catching full-color photos, and now also features internet links where readers can see nature in action. While the original version organized its six chapters around different species, such as "Ocean Life," "Plant Life," and "Bird Life," the updated version focuses on particular life science topics, such as feeding, movement, communication, and relationships, and examines each topic through each group of organisms. For example, under "Feeding," readers flip through the section to see how (carnivorous) plants, fish, reptiles, birds, mammals and insects all find or capture the food they need to survive. While this approach makes it more difficult to see each aspect of a group of organisms side-by-side, it does make for interesting comparison with other groups of organisms. In general, I would say that there is a little less text in this version than in the older one, since more page space is occupied by the photographs. Some animal examples used are similar to the ones in the original book, but plenty of new material has been included as well. One other small difference here is the lack of the "True or False" quiz questions scattered throughout the original version. Instead, with this version (and internet access) readers can listen to humpback whales sing, find out what the world looks like to a bee, and go on a safari in the Kalahari Desert by visiting the suggested internet links. I'd venture to guess this one would hold the attention of young readers longer, with its abundance of huge, sharp, dramatic animal photos to enjoy! 128 pgs, hc. - Jess

  • Item #: 024098
    ISBN: 9781402777851
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  • Item #: 024159
    ISBN: 9781402777936
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    ISBN: 9781402777837
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    ISBN: 9781402777912
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  • Item #: 009713
    ISBN: 9780756697938
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       What do you think of when you hear the words, “Super Nature?” Do you cautiously peer out the window in search of Godzilla or other larger than life creatures? Or maybe you are like me and find all of nature, super. This amazing resource from Smithsonian looks at the 100 most incredible creatures on the planet. Each 2-page spread identifies the unique trait that sets them apart from the rest, an ‘at a glance’ summary of facts, stats and facts, concise background info, vibrant photographs and colorful graphs.  For example, the longest living animal is the Aldabra Tortoise. Descriptive narrative gives students a base understanding of the tortoise with an emphasis on the Aldabra Tortoise. “At A Glance” showcases the size, habitat, location and diet. (Males can grow up to 4 feet long! Fun science project. Ask your child to lie down so you can measure him. Put a mark at 4 ft. and have him stand up. Is the Aldabra Tortoise taller or shorter?) Stats and Facts provide a simple line graph of average age and weight, including record weight (792 lbs!). and estimated life span (255 years). With this specific page, the tortoise shell is “cut away” to identify internal organs. The photograph also notes physical characteristics of the tortoise body.       

      Chapters include Amazing Anatomy, Animal Athletes, Life Stories and Supernatural Senses. Within each chapter examples are given in 3 categories: mammals, birds, invertebrates, with additional content on fish and invertebrates in the first 3 chapters. Introductory content contains a cursory overview of evolution and overview on animal bodies and shapes/sizes and habitats and animal lifestyles.

    This book presents fascinating information in an engaging and visually appealing manner which will appeal to reluctant readers, or those who think Science is ‘boring.’ I strongly suspect this would have been the most sought after book on our homeschool bookshelf—especially during those long winter months when we needed boredom busters! Glossary and Index. 256 pgs. HC. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 010791
    ISBN: 9781580174930
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    Learn to slow down and enjoy life as you observe and reflect upon the world around you. In Part One of this book, you will learn what it means to keep a nature journal, how to start exploring, and how to express your thoughts using the written word and drawings. If you're not a great artist, don't panic! This book will help you lay aside your fears as it encourages you to improve your skills through practice.

    Part Two of this manual focuses on the ongoing journal, providing ideas to keep your journal active throughout the changing seasons. Centering a portion of your seasonal observations on a stationary object or place such as the tree across the street, an easily observed park or street corner, or even the moon will lend a sense of continuity to your entries.

    The final section is entitled "Learning and Teaching Nature Journaling." This segment consists of a number of exercises to help the reader gain confidence with basic drawing skills including contour, capturing basic shapes, foreshortening, perspective, and shading. The author has also provided helpful tips to simplify drawing flowers, landscapes, weather, reptiles and amphibians, birds, and other objects which may prove difficult to capture on paper.

    The last few chapters of this section are devoted to the idea of teaching the art of nature journaling to people of all ages, and adapting nature journaling to a group activity. This portion stresses the role of the teacher in creating learning situations that stimulate learners to begin writing or drawing in a journal.

    The book has just a bit of evolutionary content in it, but nothing that can't be avoided. A helpful appendix at the back of the book gives suggested reading, additional resources, and a suggested scale for teachers to assess nature journaling skills. Complete index. - Rachel

  • Item #: 024091
    ISBN: 9781402777882
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  • Item #: MPKPSP
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    This package includes:

    Animal Alphabet Coloring Book

    Primary Phonics 1 Set of 10 Storybooks

    Primary Phonics 2 Set of 10 Storybooks

    Primary Phonics 3 Set of 10 Storybooks

    Primary Phonics 4 Set of 10 Storybooks

    Core Skills: Phonics 2014 Grade 1

    Core Skills: Phonics 2014 Grade K

    Nature Reader Book K

    Fun in the Sun (ALS Kindergarten Readers)

    Scamp & Tramp (ALS Kindergarten Readers)

    Soft & White (ALS Kindergarten Readers)

    Classical Phonics: Child's Gd to Word Mastery

    Kindergarten Phonics Lesson Plans

    Phonics Flashcards

    First Start Reading Complete Package

  • Item #: 024095
    ISBN: 9781402777905
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  • Item #: 052089
    ISBN: 9780756662929
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    Filled with large-scale full-color photos, interesting facts and hands-on activities, this book is a compilation of six previously-published Nature Activities books from DK. It contains most of the content from Birdwatcher, Bug Hunter, Star Gazer, Rock & Fossil Hunter, Nature Ranger and Weather Watcher. Each two-page spread introduces a different area of study or topic in each subject, providing some background information, photos with explanatory captions, and a related activity or a suggestion for further observation. For example, in the "Bug Hunter" chapter, pages 60-61 discuss moths and step-by-step instructions are provided for making a moth trap. In "Star Gazer," one spread invites readers to "star hop" across the northern sky and provides instructions on how to use the Big Dipper to find and identify Polaris, Cephus, Cassiopeia, Draco and the galaxy M81. With an extensive range of topics from weather to mammals, this is your one-stop shop for outdoor learning adventures! 256 pgs, sturdy paperback. – Jess

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  • Item #: 040887
    ISBN: 9781623991357
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    ISBN: 9781481435758
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    ISBN: 9781465438089
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  • Item #: 045027
    ISBN: 9780976291886
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    Barbara Shukin, creator of the History Portfolios, has assembled another delightful notebooking study, this time a nature study organized by the seasons of the year. Inside the sturdy binder you'll find student notebooking pages, notebooking materials and a parent guide. The pages are divided into three-month blocks: September, October and November; December, January and February; March, April and May; and June, July and August (yes, you can do nature study year-round!). Within each three-month block, there are five habitats, each with three subjects to study. The habitats include yards and gardens, woods and fields, ponds and streams, desert, and seashore. So, for example, in March, April and May you would study frogs, dragonflies and wild flowers in the "Ponds and Streams" habitat. There are 48 notebooking pages in all, with at least one facing two-page spread for each group of three subjects in a habitat. To use this as a year-long nature study you would need to complete 1-2 notebooking pages per week. Now before you jump in, there is just a bit of organization you will need to do. First you need to locate your resources for reading about the nature topics. A very helpful reading guide is included at the very end of the binder to aid you. This includes a detailed chart divided by season, habitat and subject, with recommended readings noted from Handbook of Nature Study, Take-Along Guides, Wonders of Nature Sketchbook, and other recommended picture books and readers. Although you can enjoy the course just as much by utilizing any other resources of your choosing, the author recommends these three resources in particular which you will be able to use throughout the study. You will also need to look at the parent guide pages and decide which activities you will want to complete from the list suggested, and if you need to make copies of any reproducible forms. Activity suggestions include ideas for observation of the subject, copywork from related writings on the topic, narrations based on the reading material you have chosen, classifying the topic by answering questions based on physical characteristics, and learning related vocabulary. When you have gathered your resources, it's time to have fun. You'll read about the topics, go outdoors and observe firsthand, then fill in the sturdy notebooking pages with the activities that you chose. The suggested activities, pictures and forms are recommendations, but you may also come up with your own ideas to fill in the blank areas on the notebooking pages. At the end of each season, you'll find a coloring page and a decorative page for copywork. Poems of the appropriate length are included in the parent's section if you choose to use them. I can't imagine a cozier, more open-ended way to study nature than spending a year with the Nature Portfolio. I love that the chosen nature topics are all common creatures that should be fairly easy to observe, and the study is very open-ended as far as how you fill the pages. The resources the author recommends will be a joy to read together as well. – Jess

  • Item #: 071817
    ISBN: 9781416925514
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    ISBN: 9781416925538
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