This is the title of a book by Janice VanCleave. It is a great book and one a few of us are enjoying right now.
The book is described as being for grades 4-8, but I think the activities are fun for younger children and can also be extended into research for older ones.
To my shame, I purchased the book four ( yes, four) years ago - from Border's in Adelaide - but only picked it up this month for our Science foucs. I should have picked it up sooner!
I need to use more of the resources we own - you know, the ones that sit on the shelf, pining to be used but that are often ignored.
Teaching the Fun of Science has dozens of activity pages, with ready-to-use reproducible activities and projects. None of these require elaborate pre-preparation or purchasing of many materials.
There are teaching tips, vocabulary, standards for different grades, extension activities for each mini topic.
The mini topics are grouped in sections - PHYSICAL SCIENCE, LIFE SCIENCE, EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCES.
A few of us are picking and choosing our way through the Life Science section.
Last week, we designed our own classification system. This week, we made models of cells, using zip lock bags ( cell membranes), lemon jelly ( Jello - cytoplasm) and peanut M and Ms (for the nuclei).
Yummy and fun - oh and learning too! Two of the kids wrote definitons and drew diagrams in their notebooks.