Super Simple Earth Investigations
Introduce young readers to easy and fun projects with the Super Simple Earth Investigations series! Kids will learn about Earth science as they complete activities related to some of the planet's most amazing phenomena. Sidebars and infographics bring key scientific concepts to life, while easy-to-read text explores the history and methods of each scientific field. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
- Spring 2020
- Fall 2019
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|BISACS||JNF037050, JNF051100, JNF015000|
|Subject||Arts, Crafts & Makerspace, Science & Technology|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 7.75|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Note to parents and educators, Reviewed, and Table of contents|
Super Simple Fossil Projects: Science Activities for Future Paleontologists (Super Simple Earth Investigations) – Booklist
Introductory material covers fossils, fossil types, how, where, when, why, and so what. Once these basics are addressed, using engaging and accessible language, pages progress into satisfyingly simple, gooey, and fun art projects. Six activities, requiring anywhere from about an hour to a couple days to complete (the longer time requirements are mostly spent waiting for results to harden), include a list of needed ingredients, step-by-step directions, and full-color photos that align perfectly with instructions. Required materials are pretty standard: clay, food coloring, sponges, plaster of paris, and so on, with an occasional surprise, such as Borax Detergent Booster. Younger children will require supervision, but upperelementary students should be able to proceed independently. Kids learn what kind of modern-day fossil they’re creating, imitate natural processes, and most important, get gratifying results (the amber fossil slime seems especially intriguing). Whether to supplement classroom science units or for use at home by burgeoning paleontologists, this is a handy and worthwhile guide.