This is a non-solicited review of Your Backyard (Discovering Nature)
which you can find on Amazon or at your local library. It is an excellent supplemental science text for young children which involves easy, hands on experiments using household items.
Coryn loves hands on science. One way to get her excited about school is telling her we will do what she calls a "science experience."
While I was searching for nature books at her level I came across Your Backyard: Discovering Nature by Sally Hewitt. It looked like fun so I brought it home and this morning we tried out the first of the activities.
|Coryn looks so cute in natural light|
We can't wait to continue using this book. Some upcoming experiments involve composting items to see what breaks down and what doesn't, putting a stalk of celery in water with food coloring to see how it absorbs water, and making an earthworm farm. Pretty cool stuff.