5a. Subject: nature | Science Books For Kids - Best Of 2011
Volcanoes for kids

Erupting volcanoVolcanoes are, with no doubt, among the most amazing phenomena in the world. From ancient myths to modern headlines, volcanoes are among the world’s most amazing phenomena. It is important for our little ones to understand the world around them, including a knowledge of science. If your child show interest in volcanoes, allow him or her to expand their interest with educational activities related to volcanoes for kids. And the variety of volcanoes for kids-related accessories is wide : toys, scientific kits, books or documentaries. For example, the Volcano Making Kit will allow you child to discover the wonderful world of volcanoes while developing his or her manual skills. The Volcano Making Kit is definitely an entertaining product, both for the child and the parent. Putting together the volcano is in itself a fun activities and the results, the volcano eruption (big, bubbly eruptions) will bring lots of ohhh and awwwws. The Mega Volcano is another great volcano kit to share with your children. The Mega Volcano is bigger than the Volcano Making Kit, but is also more expensive.

How about reading some informative books about volcanoes before or after building the volcano, to understand the concept but also watch the breathtaking pictures of volcanoes, which will fire up the interest in those natural phenomena even more. The volcanoes for kids books Volcanoes and Earthquakes from DK Eyewitness is a great book susceptible to interest young like adults. DK Eyewitness is well know science books for kids publisher and you and your child will be pleased with the quality of the book, information and illustrations. National Geographic carries a great documentary on DVD about volcanoes (National Geographic – Volcano!. If you like the Hollywood special effects, you and your kid will not be disappointed with the documentary on DVD : not only they are fantastic, but they are real! While both the DVD and the book are quite informative and have great images, if you are buying for a young child or toddler, you may want to start with a more basic introduction. Volcanoes (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) is a great basic book about volcanoes that will suit any child between 3-8 years of age. The volcanoes for kids book provides stunning pictures as well as good comprehensive information for younger children.

Interesting facts about volcanoes:

1. A volcano is a usually a mountain and acts as a hole that let liquid rock and gas erupt when active.
2. Magma vs lava. Magma is the liquid rock inside the volcano and lava is the magma that is flowing out of the volcano.
3. There are 1510 “active” volcanoes in the world.
4. Some volcanoes are under the water, deep in the oceans.
5. The Ring of Fire is a belt around the Pacific ocean that holds more than half of the world’s volcanoes.

For more fun topics, check our selection of science books for kids.

The New York Public Library Amazing World Geography: A Book of Answers for Kids (Paperback)

The New York Public Library Amazing World Geography: A Book of Answers for Kids
For: Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12
Subject: Nature, Planet Earth
Rating: N/A
Price: $12.95
Page: 176 PAGES
By: The New York Public Library & Andrea Sutcliffe

Follow the Ring of Fire from New Zealand to South America. Navigate the Blue Nile and walk the Great Wall of China. Meet the first person to reach the South Pole and witness the “Green Revolution” in India. Explore the people, landscapes, and languages of our fascinating planet and uncover the answers to all your questions about world geography . . . How old is the earth? See page 8. Can volcanoes form underwater? See page 14. What are maquiladoras? See page 50. (more…)

Janice Vancleave’s A+ Projects: Winning Experiments For Science Fair (School & Library Binding)

Janice Vancleave's A+ Projects In Astronomy: Winning Experiments For Science Fai
For: Grades 6-10 / Ages 10-15
Subject: Astronomy, Space
Rating: 5 stars (4 reviews)
Price: $14.95
Page: 160 pages
By: Janice VanCleave

Whether your favorite middle or high-school student is interested in the demonstrating the greenhouse effect (with shoeboxes, soil, and plastic food wrap), sympathetic vibration (with a couple of soda bottles), or the breathing rate of goldfish, former science teacher Janice VanCleave provides helpful advice for designing experiments to impress judges at the science fair. In the first section, the author explains the importance of understanding the scientific method, selecting a topic, identifying its category, research, overview, experimental data, project summaries, the display, and presentation and evaluation. The second part of the book offers project ideas for 35 science fair topics within the categories of astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics (more…)

The Complete Book of Science, Grades 5-6 (Paperback)

The Complete Book of Science, Grades 5-6
For: Grades 5-6 / Ages 10-12
Subject: Activity book / plants, animals, Earth, environment, air, water, sound, biology, etc
Rating: 4.5 stars (17 reviews)
Price: $14.95
Page: 352 pages
By: School Specialty Publishing

The Complete Book of Science for grades 5 to 6 teaches children important science skills! Children complete a variety of exercises that help them develop a number of skills in this 352 page workbook. Including a complete answer key this workbook features a user-friendly format perfect for browsing, research, and review. Over 4 million in print! The best-selling Complete Book series (more…)

The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown Ups (Hardcover)

The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown Ups
For: Grades 4-10 / Ages 9-15
Subject: Nature
Rating: 5 stars (3 reviews)
Price: $15.95
Page: 96 pages
By: Gina Ingoglia

The birds, the bees, the flowers and the…TREES! How do trees grow? Why do leaves change? What kind of tree is that? The acclaimed Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s newest guide answers all kids’ (and their parents’) tree-related questions in an easy-to-understand way. It features 33 different trees that grow in North America, from rural Georgia to the streets of New York City to the California suburbs. Each profile includes a beautiful botanical watercolor illustration by author Gina (more…)

The Complete Backyard Nature Activity Book: Fun Projects for Kids to Learn About the Wonders of Wildlife and Nature

The Complete Backyard Nature Activity Book: Fun Projects for Kids to Learn About the Wonders of Wildlife and Nature
For: Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-12
Subject: Nature and Animals / Activity book
Rating: 5 stars (2 reviews)
Price: N/A
Page: 64 pages
By: Robin Michal Krootz

From an apartment-rail hummingbird feeder to a backyard bat house. . .from a butterfly-friendly window box to a nest full of baby swallows. . .here are simple instructions for creating inviting, easy-to-make feeders and havitats that will attract insects, birds, squirrels, bats, frogs, and other small creatures. Many of the projects use recycled materials. These enjoyable science-based activities are accompanied by attractive illustrations and amazing anecdotes, facts, and insights (more…)

Janice VanCleave’s Biology For Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work

Janice VanCleave's Biology For Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work (Science for Every Kid Series)
For: Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-13
Subject: Biology / Activity book
Rating: 4.5 stars (3 reviews)
Price: $12.95
Page: 240 pages
By: Janice VanCleave

What’s the effect of osmosis on a raisin? How is water transported through plant stems? What’s the best way to grow penicillin? How are butterflies different from moths? Now you can discover answers to these and other fascinating questions about biologythe study of living organisms. In Biology for Every Kid, you’ll learn how to talk with fireflies, watch bacteria wage war in a glass of milk, discover how to tell the temperature by counting cricket chirps, and fi (more…)

Science books for kids : Nature

Teach your kids the value of nature.

Teaching your child about nature can ignite a life long love for the natural world. Children seem to have an inborn affinity for the growing things and creatures of the world. Teaching them how to carefully observe and care for the things found in nature will help them grow up respecting and valuing the world around them.

Bringing the wonders of nature into a child’s realm is easy. Even the busiest city has creeping, crawling creatures and things that bloom and bud. Venturing out to take a thoughtful look at the richness around us is part of our heritage as guardians of the natural world. (Reference: http://www.teachkidshow.com/teach-your-child-about-nature)

If you are looking into introducing your child into science books for kids, nature is a good place to start their interest for science.  We present here a pre-selection of the best and most popular books about nature for kids.


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preschool-nature-carrote-see-board-bookThe Carrot Seed Board Book
preschool-nature-planting-a-rainbowPlanting a Rainbow$6.95 preschool-nature-in-my-nestIn My Nest
preschool-nature-when-im-bigWhen I’m Big: A Guess How Much I Love You Storybook$7.99 .
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Age 4-8

8-nature-on-the-day-you-were-bornOn the Day You Were Born
$17.00 $11.56
8-nature-how-a-seed-growsHow a Seed Grows$5.99 8-nature-the-great-kapok-treeThe Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest
8-nature-why-should-i-recycleWhy Should I Recycle?
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Age 9-12

13-nature-how-we-know-what-we-know-about-our-changing-climate1How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate
$18.95 $12.89
13-nature-seedfolksSeedfolks (Joanna Colter Books)
13-nature-roots-shoots-buckets-and-bootsRoots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children
$13.95 $10.94
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Age 13+

older-nature-my-life-with-the-chimpanzeesMy Life with the Chimpanzees
older-nature-generation-greenGeneration Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life
$10.99 $8.61
older-nature-the-mount-st-helens-volcanic-eruptionsThe Mount St. Helens Volcanic Eruptions (Environmental Disasters)
Midnight Forests: A Story Of Gifford Pinchot And Our National Forests

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