The kids and I loved reviewing Water & Weather: From the Flood to Forecasts by Tom DeRosa and Carolyn Reeves. This is the newest addition in the Investigate the Possibilities series.
The book has 20 investigations with facts, solid science, and fun simple experiments.
I love the learning pyramid at the beginning in How to Use This Book:
- Think About This (Engage)
- The Investigative Problems
- Gather These Things
- Procedures and Observations (Investigate)
- The Science Stuff (Explain)
- Making Connections (Apply)
- Dig Deeper (Expand)
- What Did You Learn? (Assessment)
Beginning with The Flood and ending with climatic change, this book discusses dinosaurs, fossils, rocks, ocean currents, the water cycle, seasons, weather instruments, and more.
This book is a great addition to our science shelf. The kids love the lessons and experiments.
We especially like Lesson 11 about the Continental Divide. We took a trip to Yellowstone in August and we studied maps and rivers and the journey of Lewis and Clark. This is perfect with our history studies.
Alex tuned in for the dinosaur lessons in the beginning, then played with his toy dinosaurs. He really enjoyed that part, but the rest of the book is definitely for older kids.
Recommended for 3rd through 6th grades.
Purchase for $12.99