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Reviewer Wendy Thomas. Wendy lives in Southern New Hampshire with her husband and six children, ages 9-17 and has been published in various regional magazines and newspapers. She writes a weekly column, Simple Thrift for the Nashua Telegraph.

 
By Wendy Thomas
Published on November 10, 2009
 


Authors: Ann Benbow, Colin Mably
Illustrator: Tom Labaff
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN:–978-0-7660-3151-7
ISBN:-10: 0-7660-3148-9

Master the Scientific Method with Fun Life Science Projects is one of the clearest tools I’ve seen that teaches and explains to children exactly how to methodically move from query to investigative conclusion using the scientific method.


Authors: Ann Benbow, Colin Mably
Illustrator: Tom Labaff
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN:–978-0-7660-3151-7
ISBN:-10: 0-7660-3148-9

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Master the Scientific Method with Fun Life Science Projects is one of the clearest tools I’ve seen that teaches and explains to children exactly how to methodically move from query to investigative conclusion using the scientific method.

In clearly designed, brightly illustrated chapters the reader is taught how to think and work like a scientist. Topics covered include: Coming up with a Question, Making Observations, Making Predictions, Designing Fair Scientific Tests, Controlling Variables, Controlling Data in Different Ways. Organizing your Data, Finding Patterns in Your Data, Making Conclusions, and Communicating your Findings.

Each chapter starts with a question designed to illustrate the information presented in the current chapter and which builds on pervious topics. For example in the controlling variables section the book explores “Do plants grow toward light or away from light?” The reader is asked to make some predictions and is then led through an experiment where variables are controlled. The question builds on the previous topics of what constitutes a valid question for investigation. Each chapter experiment is accompanied by a list of things needed, a nice touch for teachers and parents working along with the kids, as well as colorful illustrations showing stages of the experiments.

The text then goes on to explain how to interpret and use any results obtained from the experiments. Lastly each chapter ends with a great list of ideas for Science Fairs.

For increased educational value, also included is a Glossary of words to know and lists of books and internet addresses where you can go for more information.

Master the Scientific Method with Fun Life Science Projects takes what can be a complicated subject for young children to understand and presents it in such an informative and precise manner that anyone would be able to follow and understand the scientific principals.

Ann Benbow is a biologist, a former elementary science methods teacher and former editor-in-chief of a children’s science magazine. Colin Mably, her husband, has also been a teacher and has developed numerous products in science education from print to video.

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