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Thu Apr 16, 2020, 04:29 PM

Anyone have any thoughts for an earth science book for two children age 6 & 7?

Last edited Thu Apr 16, 2020, 05:25 PM - Edit history (1)

Most of the books I find when searching are topic specific (bug, weather, etc.). Since there are no libraries open, I need to buy something to help supplement their home schooling. Thanks.

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Reply Anyone have any thoughts for an earth science book for two children age 6 & 7? (Original post)
efhmc Apr 2020 OP
redstatebluegirl Apr 2020 #1
efhmc Apr 2020 #2
chillfactor Apr 2020 #3
efhmc Apr 2020 #4
thehydrohunky Apr 2020 #5
efhmc Apr 2020 #8
abqtommy Apr 2020 #6
sinkingfeeling Apr 2020 #7
efhmc Apr 2020 #9
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2020 #10
efhmc Apr 2020 #11
NNadir Apr 2020 #12
efhmc Apr 2020 #13

Response to efhmc (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 04:36 PM

1. Tornadoes by Gail Gibbons is a good one on weather, I think it is appropriate for the 6 year old.

We used it in a summer program a few years ago.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 04:42 PM

2. Thanks for your help.

Tying to get something with lots of subjects since I'll be buying it. More of a textbook, I guess. They have tons at their school and of course at the public library but those places are all closed.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 05:00 PM

3. Hi

Plug into your browser...earth science for kids.......tons of links come up.

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 05:27 PM

4. I already did that and there are no generalized books to be found.

I did find one text book for grade three but those reviews were not good. Most if no all are topic specific. If you see something, I would love to know. Thanks for you help.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 06:27 PM

5. Answers about Rocks and Minerals

This is how I got started

Written by Frederick Smithkline 1968

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Response to thehydrohunky (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 12:01 AM

8. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 06:36 PM

6. My favorite science books as a child included dinosaurs. And don't neglect the Dr. Suess books.

Dr. Seuss was a positive influence for many of us back in the day. Also the comic-book style series
on science, history and literature. Your kids will let you know what they like...

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 06:41 PM

7. How the Earth Works by John Farndon.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 12:02 AM

9. I bought this. Thanks.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 12:22 AM

10. Grand Canyon by Jason Chin:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Canyon_(book)

Rivers wind through the earth, cutting down and eroding the soil for millions of years, creating a cavity in the ground 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and more than a mile deep known as the Grand Canyon. Home to an astonishing variety of plants and animals that have lived and evolved within its walls for millennia, the Grand Canyon is much more than just a hole in the ground.

Follow a father and daughter as they make their way through the cavernous wonder, discovering life both present and past. Weave in and out of time as perfectly placed die-cuts reveal that a fossil today was a creature long ago, perhaps in a completely different environment.


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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 10:10 AM

11. I want to read that. One of the things I miss most is the LIBRARY.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 11:21 AM

12. At that age, I was prone to use the wonderful Magic School Bus books with my sons.

They both grew up to be very well educated men.

(At the age of 21, my youngest is in line to graduate early with high honors as an engineer.)

At that age, science should be fun, I think, and the Magic School Bus books were wonderful at bed time.



I have very happy memories of that time with them.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 01:56 PM

13. Those are fun. Thanks for your feedback.

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