Introduce children to nature in the Northeast through fun activities and hands-on science projects.
With 11 states, four distinct seasons, and a wide range of habitats, plants, and animals, the Northeast is a wonderful region for getting outside and discovering nature. There is so much to see and appreciate--even in your backyard or at a nearby park. Teach your children to love and protect the great outdoors.
This workbook by naturalist Susan D. Schenck features more than 20 simple, fun introductions to astronomy, birds, geology, and more. Plus, over a dozen activities help kids to make hypotheses, experiment, and observe. The 19 hands-on science projects--such as raising native caterpillars, making mushroom spore prints, and attracting moths with an ultraviolet light--put students in control of their own learning
You never know what your children will uncover in their outdoor classroom. Every day is a little treasure hunt. If they keep good records and share what they find, their observations can even help scientists learn more about nature in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. So get the Backyard Science & Discovery Workbook: Northeast, and get started on a lifetime of discovery.
Author: Susan D. Schenck
Publisher: Adventure Publications
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 10.90h x 8.40w x 0.50d
About the Author
Susan D. Schenck is a naturalist, educator, and artist. After earning an undergraduate degree in biology, Susan taught at several residential outdoor schools throughout the US. She earned an environmental education teaching certificate while teaching in northern Minnesota. She recently moved to Pennsylvania from Rhode Island, where she taught classes at Casey Farm and co-founded the Ocean State Bird Club's Youth Birding Initiative. Susan loves exploring all the different ecosystems with her students! She and her husband, Matt, call Northwestern Pennsylvania home. She enjoys birding, keeping a nature journal, and is currently training for a century bike ride.