The book so nice that I received it twice. I’ve got two copies of this what we in the home school world call a “living science” book to give away!
I’ll give one copy away on Instagram and one on Facebook. Just like the post and page. I’ll enter you twice if you share the post. We’ll draw a name on Thursday October 18 around noon Central time.
Acadia Greene is extremely curious about the outdoor world we live in and this book is a journal of both her questions and answers. The book starts with five stories of Fall and then is followed by her journal where Acadia “does science”. It’s a busy layout which usually bugs me, but the graphics are cute and the science shines through so strongly that I ended up liking it a bunch.
The science covered in this volume includes: Where do frogs go in the Winter? Time Zones, the water cycle, Why do leaves change color?, How do germs infect us? At first glance it sounds simplistic for the older end of the age range but my thirteen year old enjoyed it as the nonfiction it is. There were tidbits that he didn’t know.
The publisher puts the age range at grades 4-7, but I think younger kids will be fine with this, bringing it at more like K-3 as a read aloud and with the older range of 4-7 reading it themselves.
Even if your science list is planned consider adding this as a bedtime story or to your morning basket, I’m pretty sure it will be a hit. There is also a book one Summer Science if you want to pick that up for the end of the school year. I also heard that there is a Winter Volume in the works, but I don’t have a release date for that.
The Acadia Files: Book Two, Autumn Science by Katie Coppens